Flights can be taken to the following destinations:
- Amsterdam (Air Baltic)*
- Berlin (Air Baltic)*
- Copenhagen (Air Baltic)*
- Frankfurt (Lufthansa)*
- Helsinki (Finnair)**
- London (Air Baltic, Ryanair)*
- Oslo (Air Baltic)*
- Paphos (Ryanair)*
- Riga (Air Baltic)**
- Stockholm (Air Baltic, SAS)*
- Warsaw (LOT)*
*A self-quarantine requirement of 10 days applies when returning from the destination. More detailed information about the infection rates of countries is available on the website of the Foreign Ministry.
**Pursuant to the decision of the Government of 15 October, in situations where the infection rate of countries is higher than 1.1x the Estonian average, or above 50, a person is allowed to come to Estonia from Latvia, Lithuania or Finland without the self-isolation obligation even, if the person has taken a coronavirus test within 48 hours before arriving to Estonia, and the result of the test has been negative. At that, it must be taken into account that the person must not have travelled outside the Baltic states or Finland in the past two weeks.
At its cabinet meeting on August 28, the Government decided on the exceptions concerning Warsaw, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Riga, Helsinki and London. It is possible to open routes with these destinations from Estonia regardless of the infection rate for the last 14 days.
At the cabinet meeting of 29 September, the government supported the proposal to allow future flights to and from countries where the infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days is below double the EU average shown on the website of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. As at 6 November, the average infection rate in the European Union was 582,9.
Starting from 12 October, the self-isolation requirement does not extend to people arriving in Estonia from countries, where the infection rate is below 25 per 100,000 inhabitants. If the infection rate is between 25 and 50, self-isolation depends on the fact whether it is lower or higher than the 1.1-times rate of Estonia. If the infection rate is lower than that in Estonia, there is no need for self-quarantine, if higher, the 10-day isolation requirement shall apply. If people come to Estonia from a country, where the infection rate is 50 and more per 100,000 inhabitants, the self-isolation is a must.
When travelling, we advise keeping the following in mind:
- Consult the Foreign Ministry websitefor the infection rate in your country of destination before planning the trip.
- Stay up to date with possible travel restrictions in your country of destination – consult the Reisi Targaltwebsite, the ReOpen portal of the European Union, and, if necessary, contact the foreign mission of the country of destination for details.
- Register your trip at the Foreign Ministry’s Reisi Targaltwebsite to allow the ministry to notify you of possible travel restrictions;
- Follow the recommendationsof the Estonian Health Board for a safe flight to protect your health and that of others – if you show symptoms, please postpone your trip and contact your GP;
- Obtain travel insurance and carefully read the conditions of your insurance (including for travel interruptions caused by COVID-19);
- In the country of destination, follow the instructions of local authorities and keep up to date with possible new restrictions;
- Before return flight, print out the “Confirmation of compliance with movement restriction”, if you arrive from a destination to which self-isolation requirement applies. Upon arrival, the Police and Border Guard Board will check the form.
- On your return, follow the rules introduced in Estonia, monitor your health, and if you suspect you have been infected with the virus, contact your GP.
Starting from 1 September, all passengers arriving in the country via the airport can take a free initial coronavirus test at the airport (it is free for Estonian citizens, foreigners can take the test for a fee).