Authorities in Estonia have relaxed entry rules for people from Cyprus and Norway as the COVID-19 situation in both regions has improved recently.
This decision was confirmed by a statement from the Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs that will be effective from Monday, October 11 and will remain in effect until October 17, TheSchengen.com reports.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, the authorities in Estonia have divided other countries into green, yellow and red categories based on their epidemiological situation.
According to the authorities in Estonia, the green list consists of countries considered safe in terms of the case of COVID-19, which recently reported low rates of coronavirus infection.
Currently, Estonia’s Green List includes the following regions, travelers from which countries are exempt from additional requirements such as testing and quarantine rules when planning to enter the Baltic state;
Czech Republic Holy See Hungary Liechtenstein Malta Monaco Poland San Marino Spain
At the same time, the orange category in Estonia, which consists of countries with medium risk in terms of the case of COVID-19, includes the following regions;
Andorra Netherlands Iceland Italy Cyprus Luxembourg Norway Portugal France Sweden Germany Finland Denmark
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has clarified that all travelers from any of the above-mentioned countries will be required to submit a negative coronavirus test result upon arrival in the northern European country.
As for the regions considered highly affected by the virus included in the red category, the list currently consists of the following countries;
Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Ireland Greece Lithuania Latvia Romania Slovakia Slovenia Switzerland United Kingdom
Travelers from Estonia’s Red List countries will be required to follow testing and quarantine rules when planning entry to that country.
However, the State Department also made it clear that all people who obtain valid proof of vaccination will be exempted from entry rules and additional requirements such as testing and quarantine.
According to figures published by the World Health Organization, Estonia has recorded a total of 162,735 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the beginning of the pandemic. Moreover, the same source states that 1,391 people died from the deadly virus during the same period.
Based on data provided by the World Health Organization, the Baltic country has recorded a total of 954 cases in the past 24 hours and four deaths.
Last week, authorities in Estonia announced that they had put Liechtenstein and San Marino in the orange category after confirming that both regions had recently reported fewer cases of COVID-19.