Estonia Travel Information
Estonia has declared a crisis situation and
implemented measures against the spread of the
coronavirus, including a ban on entry for non-resident
foreigners and a 14-day quarantine order for anyone
arriving in Estonia. For more information about
coronavirus, see the section Health.
Estonia is mainly a safe destination for tourists and
other visitors, but you should generally be aware and
take precautions, especially in places where there are
The Norwegian Embassy in Tallinn is located on the
outskirts of the old town, right by the Freedom Square (Vabaduse
Kiesak). Contact information for the embassy is
The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tallinn
Harju 6, 15054 Tallinn
Phone: +372 627 1000
Social media: Facebook
Monday - Friday 9: 00 - 16:00
Lunch: 12:30 - 13:00
The terrorist threat in Estonia is considered low. It
is safe for foreigners to travel in the country, but be
aware of pickpockets and take common precautions,
especially in places where many tourists are staying.
Violent crime can occur. The frequency of accidents in
traffic is somewhat higher than in Norway, but one of
the lowest in the EU. The car park is modern.
Demonstrations occur, but are usually peaceful.
- Countryaah: Tallinn is the capital
of Estonia. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Estonia has a long coastline, a lot of forest and
Nordic climate. Estonia itself does not have active
nuclear power plants, but could be exposed to accidents
in neighboring countries if the wind conditions are
unfavorable. There is no great danger to natural
disasters in Estonia. However, follow directions and
recommendations from local authorities.
Norwegian citizens staying for a shorter or longer
period in Estonia are encouraged to register at http://www.reiseregistrering.no/.
Norwegian citizens are encouraged to have valid travel
Emergency telephone for police, fire and ambulance is
For inquiries, police can be contacted on +372 6123
000 every day from 08:00 to 19:00 (http://www.politsei.ee/).
East Tallinn Central Hospital +372 6207040. North
Estonia Medical Center (Mustamäe Hospital) +372 617
In case of car assistance, Falck can be called on
In the event of a crisis or emergency, it is urged to
contact the embassy:
Royal Norwegian Embassy
Phone: (+372) 627 1000
When contacted after the embassy's opening hours, it
will be set over to the Operations Center of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Outside the embassy's opening hours, the public can
contact the UD's 24-hour operating center on tel: +47 23
95 0000 or by e-mail: UDops@mfa.no
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
As a member of Schengen, Norwegians travel visa-free
in Estonia. A visa is not required for Norwegian
citizens upon entry into Estonia. More information can
be found here.
Foreign nationals with a residence permit in Norway
should contact the Estonian Embassy in Oslo to determine
if there is a visa requirement upon entry into Estonia.
Passports are the only valid identification documents
for Norwegians and must be brought even though Estonia
is a member of Schengen. Driver's license and/ or bank
card are not sufficient. More information can be found
on the Estonian Foreign Ministry's website.
Coronavirus (covid-19): There have
been cases of coronavirus infection in Estonia. The
infected are cared for by Estonian health authorities. A
crisis situation has been declared and measures have
been taken to prevent the spread of the virus, including
entry bans for non-resident foreigners and a 14-day
quarantine order for anyone arriving in Estonia.
Information on the situation in Estonia and advice to
the public is available on the health care website
You can find more information and guidance from the
Norwegian health authorities on the website of the
Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's
answers to frequently asked questions about travel and
The health situation in Estonia and the standard of
health care are generally good. Infectious ticks are
found in coastal areas (vaccine possible).
The standard in hospitals is generally good.
Norwegian citizens should have a European health
insurance card. Some private clinics are available.
Drinking water can be purchased, but it is not
Hepatitis A may be appropriate. See the website of
the Public Health Institute.
As a member of the EEA, Norwegians are entitled to
health services in Estonia on a par with Estonian
nationals. European health insurance card documents this
right and should be brought.
Other useful websites:
- World Health Organization.
- The American Center for Disease Control and
- Estonian contact point for cross-border health
- Estonian health authority (mainly in Estonian).
- The National Institute of Health Development in
- The Estonian Statistics Agency's health page.
- Estonian vaccine information (in Estonian only)
The area code for Estonia is +372 and the internet
domain is.ee The
time difference to Norway is + 1 hour (UTC +2). Estonia
has summer time as in Norway.
Power is 220V/50Hz (as in Norway). Local currency is
There is good mobile and internet coverage. Most
cafes, bars and hotels have wireless internet.
Visa and MasterCard are accepted in most places and
can be used for withdrawing local currency at ATM.
Banks are open on weekdays 10-18, some banks are also
open on Saturdays. Public offices are open from 9am to
5pm. Grocery stores are open 9-22 (21) every day.
There are large price differences in the taxi market.
Two of the larger and more serious taxi companies are
Tulika and Tallink.
There is a direct flight to Tallinn-Oslo. Ferry
service to Helsinki, Stockholm and St. Petersburg. The
bus network is well developed. International car rental
companies are represented.
English is widely used, especially among the younger
population. Russian is still spoken by the majority of
the adult population, but many Estonian native speakers
speak English to tourists. The interest in Scandinavian
languages is great. Some esters speak Swedish.
Estonian legislation is adapted to EU standards.