Estonia removes all entry requirements and opens its doors completely

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It was announced on Wednesday that the Baltic State Estonia will remove all of its entry requirements for international travelersfully reopened after more than two years.

Officials were announced on Wednesday, and the changes took effect immediately. Which means that from June 16, 2022, travelers will not be subject to any other entry requirements related to Covid In order to enter Estonia, including a pre-departure test, proof of vaccination, or quarantine.

Top view of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn on a sunny day

Estonia’s new travel rules will apply to all international arrivals, including those from outside the European Union.

“Repealing the order governing border crossing will remove restrictions on third-country nationals coming from outside the European Union, the European Economic Area, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican,” the official government statement on Wednesday’s announcement said.

Folkloric dancers from Teston traditionally dressed at the Beretta Song Festival Square during the Song Festival

It was announced on Wednesday that the Baltic State Estonia will remove all of its entry requirements for international travelersfully reopened after more than two years.

Before Wednesday’s announcement, there were still restrictions on entry to Estonia for all non-EU travelers.

According to the entry guidelines, any non-EU/EEA traveler was required to provide proof of Covid vaccination, certificate of full virus recovery or negative test result or the traveler had to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival.

A narrow street in the old town of Tallinn, Estonia

According to the guidelines on the official Visit Estonia website, masks are not mandatory in indoor or outdoor public places across the country. All services such as restaurants, bars, shops, hotels, etc. are open to all persons regardless of vaccination status.

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Lifting all Covid-related entry requirements appeared to have a domino effect last spring when countries around the world began announcing that they would reopen their doors to international travelers without restrictions.

New countries have been added to the list of countries that have fully reopened almost every week since the beginning of 2022.

As for Europe, Only 7 countries left that still have entry requirements for international arrivals. Countries include:

  • Holland
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • France
  • Luxembourg
  • Finland
  • Malta

At the time of writing, more than 70% of Europe is open to travelers without any Covid-related entry requirements, concealment rules or any other travel restrictions related to the pandemic.

Close-up of a flower basket on a windowsill on an old street in Tallinn, Estonia, cobbled roads

While it is less well known than its Western European counterparts, Estonia is a unique country on the Baltic Sea with a lot to offer travelers. Its capital, Tallinn, is where you’ll find the stunning Old Town that dates back to the 13th century and is one of the most well-preserved of its kind.

You can easily spend a few days in Tallinn exploring the old city gates, castles, orthodox churches and cathedrals, the city port and much more.

In many ways, Tallinn is the cultural heart of the country, but travelers also enjoy heading into the Estonian countryside to enjoy rocky beaches, lakes, and national parks perfect for nature lovers.

There are a huge number of small towns to explore in Estonia once you venture across the coast. In particular, the cities of Toila and Pärnu are famous for their wonderful pools and spas.

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Estonia got more buzz in the world of international travel when the country announced that it would create a digital nomadic visa for remote workers, while more countries announce a visa for so-called digital nomads, Estonia was a pioneer in the field as it was. The first to announce such an opportunity.

The visa is essentially a one-year (temporary) residency program for remote workers and self-employed workers. In order to be accepted for the visa, applicants must receive at least 3504 euros per month as a gross salary.

Estonia digital traveler visa

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