No quarantine in Estonia for recovered or vaccinated travelers

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3 February 2021

By | 3 February 2021

Those who recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months won’t have to self-isolate 

Could Estonia be the next destination for travelers who have presumably acquired immunity against the coronavirus? The Eastern European country has eased restrictions on arriving travelers, who have previously been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19.

From 2 February, the local government has made changes in the process of allowing foreign individuals into the country — the quarantine rule has been lifted for those who have proof of vaccination no older than six months after its completion or have contracted and recovered from the virus in the past six months.

Vaccinations will be accepted from any of the nine global suppliers, including but not limited to the EU-approved ones of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Oxford-AstraZeneca.

The vaccination certificates will have to meet certain criteria

Could Estonia be the next destination for travelers who have presumably acquired immunity against the coronavirus?Could Estonia be the next destination for travelers who have presumably acquired immunity against the coronavirus? — Shutterstock

The vaccination certificates must meet a set of criteria before being accepted. For one, they will have to be in Estonian, Russian, or English and either in the Roman or Cyrillic alphabets. Apart from meeting the language requirement, the certificate will have to state information about the vaccine itself, such as the date of its administration, manufacturer, and batch number.

Similar to the vaccination certificate, recovered visitors will need to supply a doctor’s certificate containing the details on the time, location, used methodology, the result of the testing, and details of the institution. 

Another European country, Georgia, lifts restrictions for arrivals

Georgia will lift all its travel restrictions this month for travelers who arrive by airGeorgia will lift all its travel restrictions this month for travelers who arrive by air — Shutterstock

The European country of Georgia will lift all its travel restrictions this month for travelers who arrive by air and can show proof of having completed a two-dose vaccination process.

“Citizens of all countries, traveling by air from any country may enter Georgia if they present the document confirming the full course (two doses) of any COVID-19 vaccination at the border checkpoints of Georgia,” states the government website.

Non-vaccinated visitors to Georgia will still need to present a PCR test not older than 72 hours. They will need to take another test at their own expense on the third day of their stay in the country.

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Jana Brnáková

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