Cyprus and the Netherlands have been added to Estonia’s Red List, which includes regions that have been hit hard by the coronavirus in the past two weeks; Therefore, travelers from both countries are required to follow testing and self-isolation requirements when planning to enter the Baltic state.
The latest decision confirmed by Estonia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs that will take effect from today, October 25, will remain in effect until October 31, TheSchengen.com reports.
Besides Cyprus and the Netherlands, Estonia’s red list also includes the following territories;
Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Greece Ireland Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Romania Slovakia Slovenia United Kingdom
Estonia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made clear that travelers from red-listed countries will be subject to stricter entry requirements, such as testing and quarantine rules.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, the authorities in Estonia have classified other countries into green, yellow and red groups, based on their epidemiological situation.
At the moment, the yellow list of Estonia, which consists of medium-risk regions in terms of the status of the Coronavirus, includes the following countries:
Andorra Czech Republic Denmark France Finland Germany Hungary Iceland Liechtenstein Monaco Norway Poland Portugal San Marino Switzerland
The same ministry confirmed that all travelers from countries included in the yellow category are obliged to submit a negative result for the Corona virus test upon arrival.
As for the green list, it currently includes the following regions:
Holy See, Italy, Malta, Spain
The above countries are considered safe, based on their epidemiological situation, having recently recorded low infection rates of COVID-19, and therefore travelers from these areas are exempted from entry rules.
In addition, the government of Estonia has made it clear that all people who hold a valid document proving that they have completed their vaccination process will also be exempted from entry rules when planning travel to the Baltic country.
According to figures published by the World Health Organization, Estonia has recorded a total of 176,610 cases of COVID-19 and 1,444 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
The same source shows that a total of 1,323 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Estonia in the past 24 hours.
TheSchengen.com recently reported that authorities in Estonia have imposed stricter entry rules for travelers from Luxembourg, with this region being placed on the red list. At the same time, after confirming the improvement of the COVID-19 situation in Switzerland, the country was moved to the yellow category. These changes were introduced on October 18 and were to remain in effect until October 24.