New rules as of January 15, 2021 for travelling to Estonia

Starting from 15 January, people who seek to exempted from the requirement to self-isolate for 10 days upon their arrival in Estonia, must undergo coronavirus PCR testing up to 72 hours before arriving to Estonia. A second test can be taken in Estonia no earlier than on the sixth day from the first test taken abroad. The person will be exempt from the 10-day self-isolation obligation if the results of both tests are negative.

People who have not been tested for the COVID-19 up to 72 hours before arriving in Estonia can take their first test immediately after their arrival in the state and their second test no earlier than on the sixth day after the first test. Their 10-day self-isolation can be terminated early if the results of both tests are negative.

From 15 January the “high infection rate” definition will be changed to 150 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants. All persons arriving from high infection rate countries must self-isolate for 14 days. The obligation also applies to citizens and residents of Estonia arriving from such states. People arriving from states where the infection rate is below 150 will not be required to self-isolate.

Other currently valid exemptions (working, medical reasons, studies) to the isolation and testing obligations pertaining to traveling between Estonia and Lithuania will remain in force.

For the practical information about the COVID-19 testing at the border please see:

The electronic declaration of health for those arriving in Estonia can be filled out as early as 24 hours before 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. You can show it electronically or print it out before your travel. Read more information here.