Bulgaria, San Marino, Norway & Slovenia Added to Estonia’s Red List Due to High Rates of COVID-19 Infections

Unvaccinated travelers from Norway, Bulgaria, San Marino and Slovenia are required to undergo a ten-day quarantine upon arrival in Estonia, as countries have been added to Estonia’s epidemiological red list.

According to a press release from the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, taking a test on arrival, as well as a second test taken on the sixth day or later, could reduce the requirements for a ten-day quarantine, TheSchengen.com reports.

However, these rules do not apply to EU COVID-19 Digital Certificate holders who have been fully vaccinated with one of the EMA approved vaccines (Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Janssen) and travelers who have recovered from the COVID-19 virus.

Furthermore, the rest of Estonia’s Red List, which is made up of countries that have reported an average rate of 201 and more positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the past 14 days, includes the following, which also indicates its incidence rate:

Belgium 241.45 Bulgaria 264.19 Cyprus 496.06 Denmark 225.22 France 403.23 Greece 412.28 Iceland 309.50 Ireland 504.11 Liechtenstein 252.92 Lithuania 288.43 Monaco 315.97 Norway 233.92 Portugal 306.42 San Marino 261.23 Slovenia 257.36 Spain 270.49 United Kingdom 681.73 Switzerland 417.11

On the other hand, the list of countries with a fairly high risk (yellow list) includes countries that have reported a rate of 75-200 coronavirus infections per 100,000 people for a period of 14 days, as the following list indicates, :

Andorra 102.39 Austria 193.57 Croatia 154.31 Finland 154.96 Germany 137.03 Italy 150.19 Latvia 115.17 Luxembourg 172.02 Malta 144.39 Netherlands 199.99 Sweden 127.23

Furthermore, entrants from those countries who can present a valid vaccination or refund certificate are exempt from the entry requirement. However, a test performed within 72 hours prior to arrival in the country must be submitted for PCR tests or 48 hours for antigen tests from unvaccinated travelers. If a test taken prior to arrival in Estonia cannot be submitted, travelers must take the test on arrival and self-isolate until the result is released.

On the other hand, no entry restrictions are applied for travelers from green countries, which have had 75 or fewer positive cases with COVID-19 per 100,000 in the past two weeks. However, they must complete an online Passenger Entry Form prior to arrival.

The green nations of Estonia include:

Czech Republic 24.75 Hungary 17.64 Poland 7.7 Romania 31.44 Slovakia 28.97 Vatican 0.0

According to the epidemiological situation in Estonia, the country has reported 255 positive cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, while four have died of the virus. WHO data further reveals that 1,301 people in Estonia have died from the infection since the pandemic hit, while 143,788 have tested positive for the disease.

Statistics from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control revealed that the health authorities in Estonia have vaccinated with the first dose of the COVID vaccine about 64.3 percent of the population, while 57.1 percent have been fully immunized against the virus.

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