Can I travel to Tallinn?
The most precise and up-to-date information about travelling to Estonia is available on the website of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The information below is a short summary of the latest regulations; if you are planning on visiting Tallinn, please read the full and official information available at the URL above.
Estonia's borders are open to passengers with no symptoms arriving from the European Union, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, and selected non-European countries.
Until January 24, you will not have to self-isolate if you are arriving from one of the abovementioned areas with an infection rate below 150 people per 100 000 inhabitants in the past 14 days.
If the infection rate is higher, you will be subject to a mandatory 10-day self-isolation period. This self-isolation period can be shortened, if you arrive with a negative Covid-19 test result or if you take a test immediately after arriving.
Is it safe in Tallinn?
The City of Tallinn is following the recommendations of the Health Board and the orders of the Government in containing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
All local tourism companies have implemented safety precautions to make sure that both their employees and guests feel safe.
Do I need to wear a mask in Tallinn?
Masks must be worn in indoor public spaces (cinema, theatre, shopping malls), and must also be worn on public transport during peak times. Masks are sold in every pharmacy, and there is sufficient stock.
Physical distancing: 2+2 and 10+2 rules
Physical distancing is essential to stop the spread of the virus. Please follow the basic rules:
- 2+2: in shops, shopping centres and other indoor public areas, please keep a safe distance of at least two metres (6,6 ft) and move in groups of no more than two people*.
- 10+2: groups of up to 10 people* are allowed together in restaurants, cafés, nightclubs, concert halls and other similar entertainment facilities. Please keep a safe distance of at least two metres (6,6 ft) between the groups. The rule does not apply in areas with clearly marked fixed seating.
*The limitations on the number of people in groups do not apply to families.
Are tourist attractions opened in Tallinn?
Museums and exhibition facilities are open to the public. Indoors, the 2+2 rule must be followed and the venue capacity must be under 50% of the maximum. At outdoor venues, groups the size of up to 10 are allowed to visit together (10+2 rule).
Is it safe to use public transport in Tallinn?
The public transport vehicles are disinfected twice per day, but the passengers can contribute to the safety of all on board by following some simple safety measures
. There is no entrance from the front door of buses and trolleys, and there is a sanitary zone from the front door to the front seat row, you can not use the front row seats.
Can I come to Tallinn with a group?
There is no specific ban on travelling for groups. But for some services, restrictions may apply, for example, in the number of participants or keeping a safe distance.
Is organising public events allowed in Tallinn?
Until February 1, it is not allowed to hold public meetings and events, including conferences, theatre performances, concerts, and indoor cinema viewings. Up to 10 people can take part in public events and meetings outdoors.
Is high-quality medical care available in Tallinn?
Medical care in Estonia is effectively organised. If you need medical advice while in Tallinn, please contact the family doctor helpline at +372 634 6630
(or 1220 if you have an Estonian SIM-card).
A doctor answers your health questions in English every day from 15:00 to 17:00 (24/7 in Estonian and Russian) and can also redirect you to the emergency line 112 if necessary.
Should your situation get worse, call 112 for an ambulance.