Authorities in Estonia have decided to abolish the requirement to provide proof of a COVID-19 certificate as part of efforts to make travel easier.
This decision was confirmed by the country’s government and was taken after making sure that the epidemiological situation allows such a decision to be made, TheSchengen.com reports.
In addition, the authorities in Estonia also announced that the restrictions imposed after 23:00 have been lifted.
However, the authorities in the Baltic state announced that the requirement to wear a face mask indoors still applies. In addition, they explained that travel isolation rules will also apply while emphasizing that travel restrictions must also be taken into account when traveling.
We promised that the corona restrictions would not apply in Estonia for more than a day. I know many have been waiting for the repeal of the COVID certification requirements and the 11 p.m. restrictions on entertainment establishments. Many have contributed to this common goal. “He is here now,” said Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas.
Kallas stressed that wearing a muzzle and completing the immunization process against the virus, as well as taking a booster dose, plays an important role at the present time, while she thanked all citizens for their responsible behavior.
Authorities in Estonia have recorded a total of 532,089 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, while 2,359 people have died during the same period, based on data provided by the World Health Organization.
The same source shows that in the past seven days, authorities in Estonia have reported a total of 14,987 cases of COVID-19 and a total of 66 deaths.
However, despite these figures, the authorities in Estonia decided to consider the virus more like an endemic disease, thus relaxing the rules imposed to stop its spread, similar to other European countries.
Last month, the government of Estonia announced it was letting in arrivals from European Union countries by submitting a COVID-19 certificate showing they have been vaccinated against the virus.
At the same time, the authorities in Estonia announced that those who have not been vaccinated against the virus will be allowed to enter the country by submitting a negative result of a Coronavirus test taken before departure or undergoing a COVID-19 test upon entering Estonia and follow the quarantine rules until a result is released the test.
However, after confirming the improvement of the epidemiological situation in many European countries, the authorities in Estonia decided to ease entry rules and other restrictions imposed due to the Corona virus and its new strains.