Estonia opens up for cruises

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 16:34 by tallinn

From 1 July, people will be allowed to visit Estonia for up to 24 hours without the obligation to self-isolate on the condition that the person has been tested for the coronavirus with a PCR test up to 72 hours before arrival in Estonia or an antigen RDT test 24 hours before arrival in Estonia and received a negative test result. Persons who have recovered from COVID-19, have been vaccinated, or are considered equivalent to a vaccinee do not need to be tested. Children under the age of 12 also do not need to be tested. In addition, the current rules pursuant to which people from countries with a low infection rate ( less than 150) do not need to be tested will remain in force.

Tourists arriving on cruise ships, as well as those coming from Helsinki or Stockholm on day trips, and people who come to Estonia for one day by air, bus, or car can also visit Estonia for up to 24 hours.

The restrictions are eased taking into account that the risk level of coronavirus spreading in Estonia has dropped to moderate or yellow. The number of cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days is on a downward trend, as are infection and hospital occupancy rates and other critical indicators of the healthcare system. At the same time, it is important to keep in mind the guidelines to follow when the risk level is moderate, which can be read in more detail here: One important recommendation to follow when the level of risk is moderate is to wear a mask in closed, poorly ventilated, and crowded rooms.

Port of Tallinn welcomes cruise ships at Tallinn Old City Harbour and in Saaremaa harbour. Please contact for further details Ingrid Berezin ( or Sirle Arro (

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