COVID-19 rules

FOR NON EU PLAYERS / ACCOMPANIED PERSONS

Border crossing information

ONLY NON EU PLAYERS / ACCOMPANIED PERSONS

Updated 14.06.2021

For a person who:

• Has been infected with the COVID-19 virus and the recovery has gone by since no more than six months. 

 
You need to have an official document or an extract from your medical record to prove your recovery (which must be in Latin/Slavic alphabet, in Estonian/Russian/English)
 
In the document there has to be the following information:
1. Personal information ( including first name and surname)
2. Period of illness 
3. Relevant epicrisis
4. In case of covid testing:
a. Method of analysis
b. The results
c. Time and place
d. The name and other details of the individual who carried out the test
 

• Is fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and no more than a year has gone by since the last shot

 
You must have with you the documents that prove you have been vaccinated in case they check them at the border. Vaccination documents must be in Latin/Slavic alphabet, in Estonian/Russian/English and contain the following information:
1. First and last name of the vaccinated
2. The dates of the shots
3. Type of vaccine and the dose
4. Vaccine batch number
5. Number of doses
6. Person who performed the vaccination and their information
Estonia accepts all vaccines that are legally accepted in the participants’ departure country. The vaccine process needs to be officially completed, which needs to be proved in writing.
• Follow the specific travel requirements of your airline or bus company. Is it necessary to perform additional tests or complete documents
• Fill in the „Traveller’s questionnaire“ up to 24 hours before arriving in Estonia
Please fill in all fields correctly to avoid queuing on arrival at the airport.
The border guard or the airline may ask for confirmation of the „Traveller’s questionnaire“ (if you fill it, it will be sent to you by e-mail) either electronically or on paper. If for some reason it is not possible to fill in the „Traveller’s questionnaire“  electronically, it can also be done on paper. You can find the document here.
• Perform a PCR test up to 72 hours before arriving in Estonia (if possible in your home country) to avoid being in self-isolation upon arrival in Estonia. The negative result of the test must be proved by an extract from the test result in Latin or Slavic alphabet, in Estonian, Russian or English, indicating the place, time, performer and details of the test, test methodology (PCR) and test result. Keep this document handy throughout the journey, as it may be checked by both the airline and the border inspection post. People who have not taken the test up to 72 hours before arriving in Estonia can take it in Estonia immediately after arriving in the country (60 EUR). In this case, self-isolation should be maintained until a negative test result is obtained.
• take out travel insurance and read the insurance conditions carefully. Be sure to take out travel insurance that also covers compensation for travel disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and treatment for coronavirus disease abroad
• before the start of the trip, get acquainted with the situation and restrictions of Covid in Estonia  https://www.kriis.ee/en/travelling-estonia-foreigners https://vm.ee/en/information-countries-and-self-isolation-requirements-passengers
 and check the WC2021 website  (draughts2021.com) for updates.
• If you become ill, stay home and inform the competition organizers.
 

• For people who have not been infected with the Covid virus, who have not been vaccinated or whose vaccination course has not been completed.

 
• Follow the specific travel requirements of your airline or bus company. Is it necessary to perform additional tests or complete documents
• Fill in the „Traveller’s questionnaire“ up to 24 hours before arriving in Estonia
Please fill in all fields correctly to avoid queuing on arrival at the airport.
The border guard or the airline may ask for confirmation of the „Traveller’s questionnaire“ (if you fill it, it will be sent to you by e-mail) either electronically or on paper. If for some reason it is not possible to fill in the „Traveller’s questionnaire“  electronically, it can also be done on paper. You can find the document here.
• Perform a PCR test up to 72 hours before arriving in Estonia (if possible in your home country) to avoid being in self-isolation upon arrival in Estonia.
The negative result of the test must be proved by an extract from the test result in Latin or Slavic alphabet, in Estonian, Russian or English, indicating the place, time, performer and details of the test, test methodology (PCR) and test result.
 Keep this document handy throughout the journey, as it may be checked by both the airline and the border inspection post.
 People who have not taken the test up to 72 hours before arriving in Estonia (all competitors and support staff) must perform a COVID-19 test (in the airport) using the PCR method and stay in self-isolation until the test result arrives ( Original Sokos Hotel Viru, Viru väljak 4, 10111 Tallinn ); only card payments are accepted. Testing costs €60.
Although the first PCR test has been performed on arrival in the country or 72 h before arrival in Estonia and the result is negative, the first 6 days (from the time of the first test) must be limited to self-isolation, ie the so-called Covid “bubble”. For complete freedom of movement, retesting must be performed no earlier than 6 days after the first negative test.
• take out travel insurance and read the insurance conditions carefully. Be sure to take out travel insurance that also covers compensation for travel disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and treatment for coronavirus disease abroad
• before the start of the trip, get acquainted with the situation and restrictions of Covid in Estonia  https://www.kriis.ee/en/travelling-estonia-foreigners https://vm.ee/en/information-countries-and-self-isolation-requirements-passengers
 and check the WC2021 website  (draughts2021.com) for updates.
• If you become ill, stay home and inform the competition organizers.