As of August 26, a COVID certificate must be presented by individuals 18 and over for most organized activities, including public meetings, sports competitions, theater, cinema, museums, entertainment services, eating and drinking on site at catering establishments, etc.
As of August 26, masks are required in public indoor spaces in Estonia where COVID certificates are not checked. In addition to public transportation, masks are now required in shopping centers and shops, as well as in banks, post offices, etc.
When checking COVID certificates, event organizers may also ask for identification. More information can be found at https://www.kriis.ee/en.
A COVID certificate shows a person has been vaccinated, has a negative test, or has recovered from the coronavirus.
Anyone who has been vaccinated abroad can prove they have been vaccinated by presenting a vaccine passport, a copy of the passport, or an officially verified excerpt from a database in a foreign country. The document must be in the Latin or Cyrillic alphabet and in Estonian, Russian, or English and must contain the following information:
The disease against which the individual was vaccinated
The date of immunization
The brand name of the vaccine
The number of doses administered
Information on the certificate issuer (i.e. the CDC)
More information about acceptable vaccine certificates can be found on the Estonian Health Board’s website https://www.terviseamet.ee/en/travelling-and-covid-19.
For individuals enrolled in the Estonian health system you can create a digital COVID certificate on the Patient Portal at https://www.terviseamet.ee/en/digital-covid-certificate.
People who need help with creating a digital COVID certificate can contact their nearest Estonian Social Insurance Board office https://sotsiaalkindlustusamet.ee/et/organisatsioon-kontaktid/kontaktid/sotsiaalkindlustusameti-klienditeenindused.
Actions to Take:
Remember to bring a COVID certificate and a form of identification if trying to access many establishments open to the public.
Remember to bring a mask to most public spaces.
Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Estonia.
Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
U.S. Embassy Tallinn
+372 668 8100
After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +372 509 2129
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Estonia Country Information
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