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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. July 2020 at 07:23 AM

Estonia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Estonia

Local Situation: 3.2 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Estonia. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.3 / 5

Estonia shares land borders with Russia and Russia. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.4 (Russia) and 3.2 (Latvia).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Estonia

There are currently 1,995 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Estonia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 69 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Estonia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Estonia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Estonia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Estonia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.2 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 Exercise normal precautions in Estonia.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/estonia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Anvisningar och begränsningar gällande coronapandemin finns i artikeln på ambassadens webbplats: https://finlandabroad.fi/web/est/aktuellt Då du reser i Estland måste du beakta de lokala myndigheternas aktuella anvisningar och begränsningar i fråga om coronaviruspandemin.Det förekommer rätt mycket fickstölder, särskilt i hamnen och i Gamla stan i Tallinn.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/EE

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Hvis du rejser til Estland, bør du være ekstra forsigtig for at minimere risikoen for at blive smittet med coronavirus/COVID-19.  Du udviser ekstra forsigtighed ved bl.a. at følge vores rejseråd i en tid med COVID-19. Hvis du rejser til Estland, bør du også orientere dig om lokale restriktioner forud for rejsen. Den danske ambassade i Tallinn har de seneste ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/estland/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/estonia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 are easing in Estonia. From 1 June, you're able to enter Estonia from most countries of the European Union, the Schengen Zone, and the United Kingdom, if you have no symptoms. Depending on the country you have travelled from, you may be required to self-quarantine for 14 days (see Travel). If you want to return to Australia, ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/estonia

Individual rating changes for Estonia

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Estonia. Most recent events first.

Changes from June 27th 2020

The total rating for Estonia changed from 3.3 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government decreased their existing warning for Estonia to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Estonia changed from 3.2 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Estonia with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Estonia changed from 2.8 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Estonia to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Estonia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Estonia changed from 2.5 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Estonia with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Estonia changed from 2.0 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Estonia to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Estonia changed from 1.8 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Estonia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 8th 2020

The total rating for Estonia changed from 1.5 to 1.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Estonia to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Estonia changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Estonia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Estonia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Estonia with a rating of 2.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Estonia with a rating of 2.0.

About Estonia

Estonia with its capital Tallinn is a country in Europe (Northern Europe), slightly smaller than New Hampshire and Vermont combined (45,226 km²). The country is located Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland, between Latvia and Russia. The climate can be described as maritime; wet, moderate winters, cool summers. The landscape is marshy, lowlands; flat in the north, hilly in the south. With a population of about 1.31 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Tallinn
Population about 1.31 million
Size 45.226 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than New Hampshire and Vermont combined
Common languages Estonian, Russian
Currency Kroon (short: EEK)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +372
Internet Top Level Domain .ee
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 EE
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 EST
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 233

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Estonia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • 400 natural and manmade lakes
  • air polluted with sulfur dioxide from oil-shale burning power plants in northeast
  • coastal seawater is polluted in certain locations
  • Estonia has more than 1
  • however
  • the amounts of pollutants emitted to the air have fallen dramatically and the pollution load of wastewater at purification plants has decreased substantially due to improved technology and environmental monitoring
  • the smaller of which in agricultural areas need to be monitored

Natural hazzards

  • sometimes flooding occurs in the spring

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Estonia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. electronics
  2. engineering
  3. food
  4. information technology
  5. telecommunications
  6. textiles
  7. wood
  8. wood products

Agriculture products

  1. dairy products
  2. fish
  3. grain
  4. livestock
  5. potatoes
  6. vegetables

Estonian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Estonia.

Export products

  1. articles of base metals
  2. bedding
  3. beverages
  4. chemicals
  5. electrical equipment
  6. food products
  7. furniture
  8. machinery
  9. mineral fuels
  10. parts

Import products

  1. chemical products
  2. electrical equipment
  3. food
  4. food products
  5. machinery
  6. metals
  7. mineral fuels
  8. vehicles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Estonia?

Estonia is currently rated at 3,2 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Estonia.

Is it safe to travel Estonia in 2020?

Visiting the country Estonia is usually fine. The score is at 3,2 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Estonia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Estonia.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Estonia?

There are currently 1,995 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Estonia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 69 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Estonia.

What is the size of Estonia?

Estonia has a size of 45,226 km² or 17,462 mi² which is slightly smaller than New Hampshire and Vermont combined.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.