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Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel advice for Tallinn, Estonia

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What to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tallinn? Estonia has declared an emergency situation to fight the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The restricitions will be in effect until 1 May 2020, or until the situation changes. The necessity of these measures will be assessed every two weeks. Let's all help keep each other safe!

As a temporary measure, Estonia has reintroduced border control. Only Estonian citizens and holders of an Estonian residency permit or right of residence are allowed to enter. Foreign nationals who have close relatives in Estonia can also access the country, provided they have no symptoms of COVID-19 and have special authorisation from the police. 

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. Please read more about the border control and its exceptions on the webpages of the Estonian Government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 
The Health Board of Estonia monitors the situation daily and adjusts the level of risk as necessary. Check their webpage (in EstonianEnglish and Russian) for the most up to date information on the coronavirus spread in Estonia and how to protect yourself.

For different instructions and general information related to the coronavirus outbreak in Estonia, please call the crisis hotline 1247 (+372 600 1247). The line is open 24h/7 (languages: Estonian, English, and Russian). For medical advice, please call the family doctors' helpline at 1220 (+372 634 6630). 

What should you know about the state of emergency measures in Estonia, Tallinn? 

Public events and spaces, public gatherings, social distancing: 

  • All public events are cancelled, including concerts, conferences, other performances, and sports competitions. If you were planning to attend an event in Tallinn, Estonia, please follow the instructions and information given by the event organiser.  
  • Museums, theatres, and cinemas are closed; libraries remain open at a limited extent. Malls and shopping centres (except for supermarkets, grocery stores, pharmacies, telecommunications companies, and stores selling medical supplies, postal self-service kiosks, and post offices) are closed. 
  • Schools and universities are closed.
  • Gyms, spas, saunas, pools, sports centres, casinos, and other similar recreational establishments are closed. As an additional measure, the city of Tallinn has also closed public playgrounds and sports grounds. 
  • Nightclubs, bowling alleys, billiard halls, and other similar entertainment establishments are closed. 
  • You cannot buy alcohol in shops, bars, restaurants, hotels, and other similar establishments between 10 p.m. and 10 a.m. 
  • Bars, restaurants, and cafés close at 10 p.m (does not apply to take-out and delivery). 
  • In public areas, both outside and inside, you must keep a distance of at least two metres (6,6 ft).
  • Public gatherings of more than two people are forbidden. This rule does not apply to families moving together or people carrying out public duties. 

Travel restrictions and border crossings:

  • As a temporary measure, Estonia has reintroduced border control. Only Estonian citizens and holders of an Estonian residency permit or right of residence are allowed to enter. Foreign nationals who have close relatives in Estonia can also access the country, provided they have no symptoms of COVID-19 and have special authorisation from the police. 
  • Access is also granted people providing vital services, foreign nationals needing to enter in the framework of international miliaty cooperation, and international cargo.
  • 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.
  • Health controls take place at all border crossings, ports, and airports to identify people with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms. You also may have to fill a questionnaire about the details of your itinerary to Estonia. Please bear in mind that if you enter the country, you are asked to self-isolate for 14 days and may be placed in quarantine. 
  • The sale of passenger ship tickets on the Tallinn-Stockholm-Tallinn route is halted. Tallink will stop the Tallinn-Stockholm passenger connections (vessels Baltic Queen and Victoria I) from Sunday, 15 March 2020 until further notice. Many other flight, bus, and ferry connections have also temporarily stopped their services - for details about your travel connection, please contact your travel company or service provider. 
  • Saaremaa, Hiiumaa, Muhu, Vormsi, Kihnu, Ruhnu are closed for travel. Only permanent residents have access to the islands.  
  • The start of the cruise ship season at the ports of Estonia has been delayed until 1 May 2020.
Read more about the state of emegency in Estonia on the webpage of the Estonian Government

Tallinn Tourist Information Centre

Tallinn Tourist Information Centre is closed, but we are happy to answer all your questions online daily from 09:00 until 18:00: 

  • Phone: +372 645 7777 E-mail: visit@tallinn.ee 
  • Chat: www.visittallinn.ee   
  • Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @visittallinn 

Tallinn Tourist Information Centre has no known COVID-19 cases. We are trying to do our outmost to minimise risk and the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding! 

Tallinn Card

As all the museums are closed, we have stopped selling the Tallinn Card until 1 May 2020, or until the threat subsides. If you have already purchased our city sightseeing pass for this period, please contact tallinncard@tallinnlv.ee.

Practical information about safety measures in Tallinn, including public transport

To minimise close contacts, using public transport in Tallinn is temporarily free for everyone. You do not need a ticket to use the public transport system in Tallinn.

Where to get medical advice in Tallinn? 

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 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.  

Should your situation get worse, call 112 for an ambulance. 

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What to do if you have been travelling in or are arriving from a coronavirus risk area? 

If you have been travelling in a coronavirus risk area, please follow the instructions from the Health Board of Estonia
  • Within 14 days since your return, self-isolate: stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
  • If you suddenly develop fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call the family doctor advice line (+372 634 6630).
  • Should your condition get worse, call an ambulance (112).

Where to get up to date information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)? 

Where to find information about travelling to Tallinn, Estonia, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) global outbreak? 

Important medical phone numbers in Estonia 

  • Family doctor advice line: +372 634 6630 (or 1220 if you have an Estonian number)
  • Emergency: 112

Consular information 


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