All passengers arriving in Estonia by plane (including children for whom the data is provided by their parent) must fill in the traveller’s questionnaire before arriving in Estonia. You can do this up to three days before arriving in Estonia. The border guard or the airline may ask for confirmation of the border crossing declaration sent by e-mail either electronically or on paper. Those arriving by ship, bus, or car are obliged to fill in the traveller’s questionnaire when arriving from a country marked in red in the table or an equivalent country.
Crossing of the state border for the purpose of entering Estonia is allowed for
- Estonian citizens and residents and their family members. Estonian citizens and residents are admitted to the country regardless of whether they are symptomatic or not;
- citizens and residents of the European Union, the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City, and long-stay visa holders and their family members if they are asymptomatic;
- citizens of countries on the list in Annex 1 to the recommendation of the Council of the European Union;
- vaccinated third-country citizens for any purpose;
- third country citizens who have not completed a course of vaccination and who come to Estonia to work, study, see their family, or on a special permit if they have taken a coronavirus PCR-test 72 hours before entering Estonia or a rapid antigen test 48 hours before and can provide a certificate of a negative result.
- other exceptions remain, pursuant to which, for example, transporters of goods and raw materials, people involved in international freight and passenger transport, people involved in the technological work of a company operating in Estonia, health care providers, diplomats, people arriving in Estonia in the framework of international military cooperation, and people with special entry permits do not have to take a test.
Restrictions do not apply to persons (arriving from inside or outside Europe) who:
- have previously been infected with the COVID-19 disease and no more than 180 days have passed since the positive result of the test or the date the diagnosis was confirmed by a doctor;
- have completed a course of vaccination against COVID-19 and no more than one year has passed from the date of its completion; The vaccination course is considered completed when the time of full immunity is reached.
- are minors travelling with a parent / accompanying person and are therefore not subject to the requirements of the 10-day restriction on freedom of movement if they do not apply to their parent / the person accompanying them. Testing requirements do not apply to children under 12 years of age;
- are passing through the territory of the Republic of Estonia (transit);
- are an employee of a diplomatic mission or consular post of a foreign state or the Republic of Estonia or a member of their family member or hold a diplomatic passport of the Republic of Estonia; are arriving in Estonia in the framework of international military cooperation; are arriving as a member of a foreign delegation at the invitation of state or local government authorities to perform work duties;
- are directly involved in the transport of goods and raw materials, including the loading of goods or raw materials, and are arriving in Estonia to perform work duties;
- are arriving to provide health care services or other services necessary to deal with the emergency situation; are directly involved in the international transport of goods and passengers, including a member of the team or crew serving an international means of transport and a person performing repair, warranty, or maintenance work on the means of transport, and are arriving in Estonia to perform work duties;
- are arriving to provide a passenger transport service and are serving groups of passengers; whose purpose is to ensure the operation of a vital service.
- arrive in Estonia for tourism for up to 24 hours, who have been tested for COVID-19 by a health care provider using the SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test up to 72 hours before arrival in Estonia and received a negative result, or who have been tested for COVID-19 by a health care provider using the SARS-CoV-2 antigen-RDT test up to 48 hours before arrival to Estonia and received a negative result, unless the person is exempt from the obligation to undergo testing in other cases provided for in this order;
You can find more information about the required certificates on the website kriis.ee.