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Only Vatican City State & 4 Third Countries Remain on Estonia’s Green List

Updating the list of countries affected by the COVID-19 disease, the Estonian authorities announced that the Vatican State and four third countries – Indonesia, New Zealand, Rwanda and Taiwan – are currently part of the green list.

Rwanda was not on the green list last week. However, since the country has been recording low infection rates, its citizens can now enter Estonia under concessional measures.

Under Estonia’s current entry rules, travelers from the Vatican City country, Indonesia, New Zealand, Rwanda and Taiwan can enter the country without undergoing testing and quarantine requirements regardless of their vaccination status.

This means that all travelers from one of the five countries listed above, even those who have not been vaccinated or recovered from the virus, can enter Estonia without being subject to additional entry rules, TheSchengen.com reports.

On the other hand, all other EU countries and Schengen area are currently part of Estonia’s red list.

Travelers from the red-listed EU/Schengen area countries can enter Estonia without restrictions unless they have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from the virus.

Non-vaccinated and non-exempt travelers from the EU/Schengen area can also travel to Estonia. However, they are required to follow a seven-day quarantine period upon arrival.

Data provided by the Estonian government shows that Andorra, Austria, Belgium and Bulgaria are currently the hardest-hit countries, and thus top the red list.

Travelers from Bahrain, Chile, Colombia, Kuwait, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and Uruguay can enter Estonia without restrictions provided they have been vaccinated or recovered from the virus.

On the other hand, non-vaccinated and non-exempt travelers from one of the 11 non-EU countries mentioned above can only enter Estonia if they follow the 7-day quarantine requirements upon arrival.

Regardless of the above procedures, all travelers must complete a cross-border declaration form regardless of their vaccination status. The form must be filled out within three days prior to arrival and must include specific traveler information, such as country of origin and other transit countries.

“Any individuals traveling to Estonia other than those subject to exceptions are required to complete a cross-border traveler’s permit,” the statement from the Estonian authorities said.

Previously, the Estonian authorities announced that from February 1, the validity of vaccination certificates for minors will be extended. The government indicated that the validity of the vaccination will extend from nine to 15 months for minors between the ages of 12 and 18 years.

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