People arriving in Estonia from 10 countries must stay in quarantine

  • 2020-07-20
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Based on the coronavirus infection rate, starting from Monday, a two-week self-isolation requirement applies to people arriving in Estonia from Sweden, Portugal, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Iceland, Luxembourg, Spain, San Marino and Andorra. 

According to the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, starting from July 20, self-isolation is not compulsory for passengers arriving from the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Norway, Poland, France, Malta, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Switzerland, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

Additionally, based on the recommendation of the Council of the European Union, Estonia's borders are open to countries outside the European Union that have a low infection rate. Residents of Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay can travel to Estonia. 

Information about countries and requirements is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: https://vm.ee/en/information-countries-and-quarantine-requirements-passengers .

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs urges that travel be avoided, except to European countries where there have been 16 or fewer infected people per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days and that are on the list of countries from which people arriving in Estonia are not required to self-isolate.