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Travel to Estonia in 2021

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Last updated October 26, 2021

Yes, Estonia is open to American tourists

Estonia reopened to non-essential (tourist) travel from the US on Monday June 21 2021, ending a period of over a year during which American travelers were unable to visit the country.

Entry Requirements

Entry to Estonia without quarantine is ONLY permitted for travelers who have completed a course of vaccination against covid-19 and are asymptomatic, or can provide proof of having recovered from Covid-19 in the past year. Before arriving in Estonia you must submit a Traveller Questionnaire.

Antigen or PCR Testing for Returning Home

If you need to get tested for your journey home, whether it is required by the airline or for re-entry into the U.S. we will help you schedule that at the most convenient location possible, at the appropriate time. For re-entry to the US you need to have a negative result from a Covid-19 viral test up to 3 days before departure (not counting the day of departure, so for a flight at 1pm on a Friday, you could board with a negative test that was taken any time on the prior Tuesday or after.) Since May 12 2021, the CDC have approved Antigen tests for travel. Antigen tests are quicker (results in 30 minutes, not 24 hours) and cheaper (around 1/3 the price or less) than PCR tests and often more readily available. If you are flying direct back to the US, the only test you’ll need is an Antigen test. If you are transferring in another country on the way back to the US other requirements may apply. We advise to check with the airline in this case.

General COVID-19 measures to be aware of

  • maintain physical distance (1.5 meters)
  • maintain hand hygiene and disinfection (we will provide a personal bottle of hand sanitiser to you upon arrival)
  • wearing protective masks is mandatory in all closed and crowded spaces throughout the country (we will provide one disposable mask per day of your vacation)

Curfews and Movement Restrictions

There is no curfew in place.


Restaurants, bars, cafes, and other catering establishments are open for indoor and outdoor dining with a 50% occupancy limit indoors.

Please note walk-ins are possible but we advise making reservations due to limited capacities. We are happy to make recommendations and help with reservations.

Shops and Services

Stores may open with a maximum of 50% occupancy.

Updates from JayWay’s Locals

From Moonika in Tallinn
Things are open now and not many restrictions are in place. The weather is amazing so people are enjoying the terraces. I love climbing so it’s great being able to visit climbing walls again. Going out a staying out in a bar after 10pm feels special still. Not having to wear a mask all the time, and being able to go to the cinema – just those normal life things that are coming back!

Estimate for next change in measures

The government approved the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, which enter into force on 28 June. Adhering to the dispersion requirement and the 50 per cent occupancy requirement, up to 1000 people may participate in events and activities under indoor conditions, with up to 5000 people allowed to participate outdoors.

Useful Links

US Embassy in Estonia’s Covid-19 Info Page (not frequently updated)
Updated Entry Requirements from Estonian Foreign Ministry (updated June 18)

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