International students and staff arriving in Estonia from third countries are required to present a negative coronavirus test

On 7 July, the government of Estonia approved an order pursuant to which foreigners from countries with a high risk of infection outside the European Union can enter Estonia only if they take a coronavirus test before arriving in Estonia and the result is negative. Pursuant to the order, a coronavirus test must be taken before arrival in Estonia in the case of entering the country from the third countries that are not included in the so-called green list of the European Union (countries outside the European Union from which it is possible to travel to Estonia, including for tourism, according to the list in Annex 1 of the recommendation of the Council of the European Union).

Citizens of the third countries not included in the green list who want to travel to Estonia to work, study, stay with their families or on the basis of a special permit, may enter Estonia only if they have taken a PCR test for the coronavirus up to 72 hours before entering the country or a rapid antigen test up to 48 hours before entering the country, and they present a certificate confirming a negative test. This requirement is not valid for persons who have undergone full Covid-19 vaccination and present the respective certificate.

Pursuant to the order, citizens or permanent residents of Estonia and citizens of the European Union are not required to take the test. For more detailed information on travelling to Estonia, please visit COVID-19 FAQs

Read the government order.