The latter’s authorities have confirmed that travelers from Spain and Andorra will be subject to restrictions on freedom of movement when planning to enter Estonia from 12 July.
The decision was made in order to prevent an increase in the number of COVID-19 infections, as both of the aforementioned regions were recently seriously affected by the disease, TheSchengen.com reports.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs urges all international travelers to fully familiarize themselves with the border-crossing requirements of the country of transit and destination and to assess the necessity of their journey,” the statement published by the government of Estonia emphasized.
Besides Spain and Andorra, on July 4, the authorities in Estonia imposed a mandatory quarantine rule for arrivals from the United Kingdom, Portugal and Cyprus, due to the epidemiological situation in these countries.
The decision is scheduled to remain in effect until July 11. However, the growing number of infections has prompted the government of Estonia to continue to enforce mandatory self-isolation requirements for travelers from the UK, Portugal and Cyprus until July 18.
The government of the Baltic state has made it clear 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 government of Estonia, citizens of the following countries can enter the quarantine-free Baltic state; 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.
Moreover, since June 21, immunized 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 an infection rate of less than 75 infected per 100,000 residents in the past two weeks.
Changes made 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, Macau, Montenegro, Moldova, Canada,