TRAVELLING AND COVID-19
All travellers who arrive in Estonia by plane (including children whose details must be submitted by a parent on their behalf) must fill in the cross-border traveller’s declaration and should be prepared to present the declaration upon boarding their plane.
Anyone who are arriving into Estonia by ship, coach, train, or passenger car must fill in a cross-border traveller’s declaration if their country of departure is a ‘red’ country (please see the list of countries here) or an equivalent country (and will be subject to restrictions being placed on their freedom of movement, pursuant to order No 282 which was issued by the Estonian government).
Upon arrival in Estonia, travellers are required to submit the following information to the Health Board:
the traveller’s personal details (first name and surname, personal identification code or date of birth, travel document number, gender, and citizenship);
the personal details of any minors who are travelling with the traveller (including first name and surname, plus citizenship);
the traveller’s contact details (email address, telephone number, and postal address for their permanent place of residence or current place of abode);
details concerning their travels (the country from which they departed to arrive in Estonia, their date of arrival, and any countries which were visited during the course of their travels, including any layover countries even if the individual concerned did not exit the transit zone, as well as details of their accommodation in Estonia in the case of foreign nationals);
details about immunisation and testing (including details about having had COVID-19, and details about having been vaccinated against COVID-19).
The traveller's declaration form can be submitted up to three days prior to arrival in Estonia or upon the day of arrival at: iseteenindus.terviseamet.ee.
After submitting the declaration, the completed declaration form will be emailed to you. Please keep your completed declaration form in digital format or on paper so that you will be able to present it at the border if you are required to do so.
Frequently asked questions
1. What do I do if I get a red error message when submitting my declaration?
Firstly, please make sure that you have properly filled in all of the fields. For example, your address must be specified in the following format: street name, house number, town, and county.
If all fields have indeed been properly filled in but it is still not possible to submit the declaration, please wait a while and try again. If your second attempt is still not successful, please notify us by sending an email to email@example.com
2. How can I delete my address, date of arrival, or the entire journey?
If your date or arrival or your address changes before your arrival in Estonia, you can make the required changes by resubmitting your declaration at https://iseteenindus.terviseamet.ee and using the new, correct details.
3. My journey was cancelled, so how can I delete my declaration?
If your journey was cancelled and you would like to delete your declaration, please notify us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. I have had COVID-19 within the past six months or have been vaccinated against COVID-19 within the past year outside of Estonia. How can I prove this at the border?
If you have had the disease in a foreign country, to prove this you are required to submit an officially-verified certificate (which may consist of an excerpt from a relevant database in that country), or an excerpt from a treatment document in the Latin or Cyrillic alphabet and in the Estonia, Russian, or English language. A positive antibody test is not sufficient proof of having had the disease.
The document must specify the following information:
- your personal details;
- the period during which you were ill;
- the clinical bases for a diagnosis of your having recovered from the disease;
- in the event of having been tested:
- the analysis methodology;
- the results;
- the time at which the test was taken and the location at which the test was carried out;
- details of the individual who carried out the test.
Anyone who has been vaccinated abroad can prove that they have been vaccinated by presenting one of the following documents:
- a vaccine passport, a copy of such a passport, or a relevant certificate (including a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate which is compliant with EU requirements);
- an officially-verified excerpt from a relevant database from the foreign country;
- a vaccine passport (healthcare providers can issue such passports in a paper format).
The document which proves that you have been vaccinated in a foreign country must be in the Latin or Cyrillic alphabet and in the Estonia, Russian, or English language, and should contain the following information:
- the disease against which the individual was vaccinated;
- the date upon which immunisation was provided;
- the preparation which was used for immunisation;
- the number of doses administered to the individual;
- details of the issuer of the certificate.
5. I have had COVID-19 within the past six months or have been vaccinated against COVID-19 within the past year within the European Union. How can I prove this at the border?
As of 10 June 2021, patients can create digital COVID certificates for themselves via the ‘Patient Portal’. Certificates will be compliant with the European Union standard. Three new and different types of certificate can be created which involve proof of vaccination, proof of having had COVID-19, or proof of a negative coronavirus test result.
The forgery-resistant certificates will make travelling around the European Union safer in the future. The certificates can either be used in smart devices or they can be printed out. The authenticity of EU digital COVID certificates can be verified by visiting kontroll.digilugu.ee.
Any previously-created national vaccination certificates will remain valid for the time being, and will still be available via the patient portal. The European Union’s digital COVID certificate system will be fully implemented from July onwards.
European Union digital COVID certificates cannot be used in lieu of passports or travel documents. They will also not become a prerequisite for crossing state borders but they may, for example, exempt the holder from the requirement to self-isolate depending upon the specific rules which are applicable in the destination country. Travellers should always pay attention to those requirements which are applicable in the destination country. Further information about such requirements can be found on the following website: reisitargalt.vm.ee.
Questions and answers about the EU digital COVID certificates are available at the following website: kkk.kriis.ee/en.