Register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive important information from the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions not answered here.
Last updated: 01/24/22
*** Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
- All services in Estonia are available. Masks are required in indoor public spaces such as stores, shopping centers, banks, etc. Restaurants, entertainment venues, etc. are open but anyone over age 18 must present proof of COVID vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.Detailed information can be found here.
- 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)
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Estonia? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
- Individuals wishing to request a COVID test, antibody testing, or are in need of a certificate for travel may contact a private laboratory, such as Synlab, Confido, Medicum, or Qvalitas, directly for an appointment. Costs at private facilities are approximately €78 to €81 for nasopharyngeal/PCR testing, €45 for rapid antigen testing, €18 to €23.50 for anti-body testing, and €13 for a medical certificate.
- Testing is available at the Tallinn airport. Note: advance booking is recommended and testing at the airport is not available 24 hours. PCR testing is available for arriving passengers and rapid antigen testing is available for departing passengers. Travelers planning to use the rapid antigen test prior to departure should check directly with their airline to ensure this type of test will be accepted for travel to their final destination.
- A coronavirus testing website has been created with information on different testing options available in Estonia.
- Information on options for obtaining a certificate of COVID-19 testing results can be found on the coronavirus testing website.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the government of Estonia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
- Are vaccines available in Estonia for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes – if resident in Estonia. COVID-19 vaccines are not available for short-term visitors..
- Which vaccines are available in Estonia? Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are currently authorized for use in Estonia. More details are available here.
- Official information on COVID-19 vaccinations in Estonia and the order of distribution can be found on the Estonian government’s Vaktsineeri website. Vaccinations are voluntary, free, and available for anyone living in Estonia, including those without healthcare. Additional information can be found here.
- There are several walk-in COVID-19 counseling and vaccination centers throughout Estonia that provide some testing and vaccination services free of charge. More information can be found here.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
- Travelers entering Estonia are required to complete a declaration of health prior to entering the country. This form can be completed online, up to 72 hours prior to entry. Fines may be imposed for those who fail to complete the declaration. More details can be found on the Estonian Health Board’s website.
- Questions about entering Estonia, can be found here.
- Travelers are reminded to check the border crossing conditions of the destination country and transit countries, as the rules may vary. Additionally, countries may impose measures to prevent new strains of the virus on short notice.
- Restricted border crossings remain at the Estonian-Russian border.
- There are no legal restrictions on exiting Estonia.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Not for vaccinated travelers.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? If unvaccinated, yes.
- Arrivals from South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Egypt, and Turkey must do a PCR test immediately after entering Estonia. People who refuse testing must stay in 10-day isolation.
- Is a curfew in place? No.
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes.
- Passenger flights from Tallinn Airport continue to remain limited. However, airlines have begun to resume many previous flight paths. See the Tallinn Airport website for the current list of available destinations.
- Americans interested in departing Estonia for the United States are encouraged to look at the contact information for airlines at Tallinn Airport here.
- Is public transportation operating? Yes.
Fines for Non-Compliance:
- Failure to comply with restrictions can result in fines up to 9,600 Euros.
- All visitors to the Consular Section are required to wear masks. Any visitors who subject to a restriction of movement will not be admitted for their appointment and will be asked to reschedule for a future date. Additionally, visitors experiencing flu-like symptoms, or believed to have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, are required to postpone their appointment by at least 10 days.
- The U.S. Embassy Tallinn is currently offering all routine American Citizen Services, but appointments are limited. American citizens should contact us at email@example.com if assistance is needed.
- U.S. Embassy Tallinn is accepting immigrant visa appointments.
- The U.S. Embassy Tallinn has limited non-immigrant visa appointments for all visa categories.
- More information can be found here.
- U.S. Citizens seeking information on the CARES Act, including stimulus checks for individuals and assistance for small business owners, are encouraged to visit the IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payment site for more information.
- The Estonian Health Board (in English): https://www.terviseamet.ee/en/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-previously-known-2019-ncov. The Estonian Alarm Center has established a helpline aimed at addressing key questions regarding COVID-19 by simply dialing 1247 from Estonia. The helpline operates 24/7, is free to call, and information is available in English, Estonian, and Russian. You can also contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Visitors to Estonia can get health advice by calling the family doctor’s information line by dialing 1220. Doctors and nurses provide answers 24/7 in English and Russian. Advice in English is offered daily from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. More information can be found here.
- Estonian Police and Border Guard Board’s information, including for questions about entering Estonia, can be found here.
- The Estonian Government’s Crisis website has extensive information related to the pandemic.
- The Health Board’s has created this website with information on the COVID-19 vaccination in Estonia.
- Information on public and private COVID-19 testing options in Estonia can be found here.
- The Estonian Tourism Board has a summary of COVID information here.