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. According to Abbreviationfinder, EST stands for Estonia in geography.
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 many tourists.
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 insurance.
Emergency telephone for police, fire and ambulance is 112.
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 1300.
In case of car assistance, Falck can be called on 1888.
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 coronavirus.
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 necessary.
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 Prevention.
- Estonian contact point for cross-border health services.
- Estonian health authority (mainly in Estonian).
- The National Institute of Health Development in Estonia
- The Estonian Statistics Agency’s health page.
- Estonian vaccine information (in Estonian only)
According to allcitycodes, 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 euro.
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.