Tallinn: COVID-19 updates for travel professionals
What should I know about travelling to Estonia during the global coronavirus epidemic? Here are some frequently asked questions about visiting Tallinn.
Below is a summary of the latest restrictions and guidelines in place in Tallinn, Estonia. The most precise and up-to-date information is available on the website of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (travelling) and on the official coronavirus crisis portal Kriis.ee.
What to know before your arrival to Tallinn, Estonia?
Do I have to self-isolate upon arrival?
Estonia's borders are open to passengers with no symptoms arriving from the European Union and the Schengen Area and selected non-European countries.
You must fill an electronic declaration of health no later than 72 hours before your arrival to Estonia. The declaration can be filled online beforehand or at the border.
You do not have to self-isolate upon arrival if:
The relative coronavirus infection rate (cases per 100 000 habitants) in your country of origin is less than 150.
You have recovered from COVID-19, and no more than six months have passed since you have been declared cured.
You have received the COVID-19 vaccination, and no more than 12 months have passed since its completion.
Detailed information on entry and self-isolation requirements is available on the website of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the infection rates are updated every Friday afternoon and come into force on Monday of the following week).
Can I take a test to reduce the compulsory self-isolation period?
You can reduce the compulsory self-isolation period (ten days) by taking two tests:
A PCR-test no earlier than 72 hours before your arrival to Estonia or immediately after your arrival at the public testing centres at Tallinn Airport and the Port of Tallinn (terminals A and D). If you arrive by car or by bus, you can pre-book your testing time by phone: +372 678 0000 (Mo-Su from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
A second test in Estonia, no earlier than on the sixth day after the first test
If both tests are negative, your self-isolation period is considered completed.
Remember that testing negative does not automatically exempt you from the compulsory self-isolation but can shorten it. Between the two tests, you have to avoid all unnecessary contacts and maintain physical distance in public areas.
What else should I know about travelling to Estonia?
You can transit through Estonia to your home country if you have no symptoms of COVID-19.
There are no restrictions on exiting the country.
Read more about travelling to Estonia and crossing the border on the crisis information portal kriis.ee (in English, Russian, and Estonian) or call the crisis hotline 1247 (+372 600 1247).
If you need consular information or have questions about travel restrictions in other countries, you can find the contacts of diplomatic representations in Tallinn on the website of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (24h-helpline: +372 53 01 9999)
What to know about the safety measures in place in Tallinn, Estonia?
Physical distancing is essential to stop the spread of the virus. Please try to keep a reasonable distance (approximately two metres (6,6 ft)) from others, both outside and inside.
Wear a face mask or cover your mouth and nose
Wearing a mask or covering your mouth and nose is not obligatory but recommended in crowded public indoor spaces, including public transport.
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
Museums, shops, services, restaurants, and entertainment establishments are open, provided they disperse people and comply with the rules on hygiene.
Many tourism service providers have also joined our Goodwill Agreement and have the customer label 'Covid-19 Safe'.
Operating is limited to no more than 1000 people indoors and 5000 people in attendance outdoors at a time in:
Museums, galleries, and other similar attractions
Churches and other places for worship
Theatres, cinemas, and other similar entertainment establishments
Restaurants, cafés, bars, and other similar catering establishments
Spas, swimming pools, and other similar facilities
Public events and group activities
Indoor events (including theatre performances, concerts, movie screenings, conferences, religious services etc.): no more than 1000 participants
Outdoor events: a maximum of 5000 participants per event
Exceptions to limitations can be applied for events where all the participants are either fully vaccinated, equipped with a negative test result, or have recently recovered from COVID-19.
Coronavirus contact tracing app HOIA
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.
The staff at Tallinn's conveniently located Tourist Information Centre are always happy to assist you! The centre is open daily from 09:00 to 18:00.
You can contact us by phone, e-mail or via social media. When in Tallinn, you can also simply drop by to ask questions, take free maps and brochures, or use the centre's free Wi-Fi to do your own research.
Address: Niguliste 2, 10146 Tallinn, Estonia (map)
We are committed to acting responsibly to minimise the spread of the coronavirus.
Useful contacts and links
Medical help in Estonia
Family doctor advice line: +372 634 6630 (or 1220 if you have an Estonian number). A doctor answers your health questions in English every day from 15:00 to 17:00 (24h/7 in Estonian and Russian) and can also redirect you to the emergency line 112 if necessary.