Estonia imposes a mandatory 10-day quarantine for arrivals from Spain and Andorra
Travelers from Spain and Andorra will be subject to restrictions on freedom of movement when considering entering Estonia from July 12, the latter’s authorities have confirmed.
The decision was taken in order to avoid an increase in the number of COVID-19 infections, as the two territories mentioned above have recently been severely affected by the disease, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs urges all international travelers to familiarize themselves with the border crossing requirements of the country of transit and destination and to assess the necessity of their travel”, underlined the statement issued by the Estonian government.
In addition to Spain and Andorra, the Estonian authorities imposed on July 4 a mandatory quarantine rule for arrivals from the United Kingdom, Portugal and Cyprus, due to the epidemiological situation in these countries.
The decision was to remain in effect until July 11; However, the rise in the number of infections has prompted the Estonian government to continue enforcing mandatory self-isolation requirements for travelers from the UK, Portugal and Cyprus until July 18.
The Baltic state government has clarified that countries that have reported an infection rate of less than 150 people per 100,000 population in the past two weeks will be allowed to enter Estonia without having to follow quarantine rules.
According to the Estonian government, citizens of the following countries can enter the Baltic state without quarantine; Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Ireland, Croatia, Iceland, Greece, Lithuania, Italy, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Luxembourg Malta, Norway, Monaco, Poland, Sweden, France, Romania, San Marino, Germany, Slovakia, Finland , Slovenia, Switzerland, Denmark, Hungary, Czech Republic.
In addition, since June 21, vaccinated travelers from third countries can enter Estonia, even for non-essential purposes, without being subject to restrictions on freedom of movement if their country of origin has recorded a rate of infection less than 75 people infected per 100,000 population in the last two weeks.
The changes introduced on June 21 apply to arrivals from the following states; Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, United States, Brunei, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hong Kong, Japan, Israel, Jordan, South Korea, Lebanon, Macao, Montenegro, Moldova, Canada,