Estonia has begun easing restrictions in place since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic. However, you should still remain vigilant about social distancing, hand washing, and follow the safety guidelines in place in different establishments.
Read more about the safety measures in Tallinn's public spaces, the step-by-step opening plan, and the ongoing travel restrictions below. Let's all help keep each other safe!
For the latest instructions and additional information related to the coronavirus epidemic in Estonia, consult the official crisis portal www.kriis.ee (in Estonian, English, and Russian) or call the crisis hotline at 1247 (+372 600 1247). For medical advice, please call the family doctors' helpline at 1220 (+372 634 6630, open 24h/7).
Social distancing: the 2+2 rule
In public areas, both outside and inside, please keep a distance of at least two metres (6,6 ft) and move in individual groups of no more than two people. This rule does not apply to families moving together or people carrying out public duties.
Tallinn is opening: public spaces and events
Public spaces: museums, attractions, shops etc.
The following attractions, shops, and entertainment establishments are allowed to open their doors:
As a temporary measure, Estonia has reintroduced border control.
Who can enter the country?
Estonian citizens and holders of an Estonian residency permit or right of residence
Foreign nationals who have close relatives in Estonia
Diplomats and their family members posted to Estonia
People providing vital services, foreign nationals needing to enter in the framework of international military cooperation, and international cargo.
Finnish citizens and residents for work, study, or an important family event
Latvian and Lithuanian citizens and residents - free travel has been restored between the three Baltic States.
Please bear in mind that if you enter the country, you are asked to self-isolate for 14 days (not applicable to Estonian, Finnish, Latvian, and Lithuanian citizens).
What else should you 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.
Many flight, bus, and ferry connections have temporarily stopped or reduced their services - for details about your travel connection, please contact your travel company or service provider.
International cruises: the start of the cruise ship season at the ports of Estonia has been delayed.
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.
Travelling to Estonia: important phone numbers and contacts