Information on countries and restriction on freedom of movement requirements for passengers

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs asks all International travellers to check the border crossing conditions of both the destination and transit country and to assess whether travelling is necessary. States may impose measures to prevent the spread of new strains of the virus at a short notice (including interruption of direct flights, changes in border crossing conditions, etc.). The electronic declaration of health for those arriving in Estonia must be filled before the actual arrival to Estonia. You can fill the declaration 72h before the arrival. This makes border crossing smoother and people do not have to stand in line to fill out a declaration on paper. The confirmation of the border crossing declaration sent to your e-mail may be asked on the border or by the airline company. You can show it electronically or print it out before your travel.Those individuals who have already had COVID-19 or who have been vaccinated, or any other individuals who are not subject to restrictions on their freedom of movement pursuant to the respective order by the government of the republic of Estonia are not required to submit the declaration if they are able to provide proof of the grounds for their exemption.

Travelling to Estonia is possible for the following persons

  • Estonian citizens, residents and their family members. Estonian citizens and residents are allowed entry regardless of whether or not they show symptoms of the disease.
  • Citizens and residents of the European Union, the Schengen area, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican, and asymptomatic individuals with a long-stay visa and their family members. Read the list here.
  • Citizens of countries listed in Annex 1 of the recommendation of the Council of the European Union.
  • Vaccinated third country nationals, for any purpose, if they have a valid Schengen visa.
  • Asymptomatic citizens of foreign states arriving in Estonia from states not named above for work or studies, and family members of a high-level specialist coming to work in Estonia with a visa and family members of a foreign national coming to work in a start-up company or in the field of ICT in Estonia.
  • Exemptions apply for people transporting goods and raw materials, people involved in international freight or passenger transport, people performing technical tasks for companies based in Estonia, providers of healthcare services, diplomats, people arriving for the purpose of international military cooperation and people with a special entry permission.

Who is required to restrict their freedom of movement?

Arriving from the European Union, the European Economic Area or the Schengen area

A 10-day restriction on the freedom of movement applies on entering Estonia from a country in the European Union, European Economic Area and the Schengen area with an infection rate above 150 persons per 100 000 inhabitants in the past 14 days.

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