Physical distancing: 2+2 rule
Physical distancing is essential to stop the spread of the virus. Please follow the basic rule, both outside and inside:
- 2+2*: in indoor and outdoor public areas (including shops, various service points, beauty salons, parks, playgrounds etc.), please keep a safe distance of at least two metres (6,6 ft) and move in groups of no more than two people*
*The limitations on the number of people in groups do not apply to families.
Wear a face mask or cover your mouth and nose
Wearing a mask or covering your mouth and nose is mandatory in public indoor spaces, including public transport, different service points, restaurants, and during various recreational activities.
Children under 12 and people whose medical condition prevents them from wearing a mask do not have to wear a face covering. They should, however, keep a safe distance (2+2) from others.
You can find more information about when and where to use a mask in Estonia on the kriis.ee website
Public spaces: museums, attractions, restaurants, theatres, spas etc. in Tallinn and Harjumaa
The following shops, services, and entertainment establishments are open, provided they comply with the rules on physical distancing (2+2), maximum capacity, and hygiene:
- Grocery shops, pharmacies, optical stores, pet stores, and other businesses that provide essential services (e.g. telecommunication companies, petrol stations etc.).
- Service points (e.g. post offices, banks, libraries, car repair shops, beauty salons, hairdressers etc.). Operating is limited to 25 per cent of maximum capacity.
- Outdoor spaces of selected attractions, for example, the Tallinn Zoo, the Botanic Garden, Maarjamäe Palace - Estonian History Museum, and the Estonian Open Air Museum. Operating is limited to 25 per cent of maximum capacity.
- Churches and other places for worship (only for individual prayer).
- Public playgrounds and outdoor sports grounds.
Please keep in mind that wearing a mask or covering your mouth and nose is mandatory in public indoor spaces, including public transport.
NB! As a temporary measure, the sale of alcohol at entertainment and catering establishments is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m.
If you have a smartphone, download the HOIA contact tracing application. The app notifies you when you have been in close contact with a COVID-19 infected person.