The quarantine is not mandatory for countries with an infection rate of 50 or lower.

A view over the skyline of the Estonian capital, Tallinn. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today
A view over the skyline of the Estonian capital, Tallinn. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today

Travelers from Finland can enter Estonia without quarantining from Monday, November 2. The new regulations have been reported, for example, by visitestonia.com (currently only in Finnish).

Finland is one of the few countries that have currently been granted quarantine-free permission of entry because its infection rate per 100,000 people in the past 14 days was 48.5 on October 30. The corresponding number in Estonia was 53.4, and the current infection rate cannot be exceeded by more than 10%. (Starting from November 2, the limit concerning restrictions on the freedom of movement in Estonia is 50.)

The limit is reviewed weekly on Fridays, and the new limit will take force the following Monday.

Travelers to Estonia from the majority of other European countries need to self-isolate for 10 days.

When traveling from Finland to Estonia, it’s worth taking into consideration that when returning, a self-isolation period of 10 days is recommended. Those who take a shopping cruise to Tallinn and never leave the boat before returning to Finland are an exemption to the rule.

In Estonia, wearing a mask is not mandatory but everyone is recommended to keep a safe distance from others. The majority of food restaurants are allowed to stay open but alcohol cannot be served between 00:00–10:00. The rule is in force until November 16.

Photograph on the front page: Dennis Sylvester Hurd