In this Summer edition of our COVID-19 series, e-Residency is happy to report some news about loosening travel restrictions to Estonia from certain countries and share a few other updates of interest for e-residents.
As we reported last month, since 1 June, Estonia is allowing residents from countries from the EU, the Schengen Zone and the UK who are showing no symptoms of COVID-19 to travel to Estonia. Travellers from certain countries within these regions are required to quarantine. This list is subject to change depending on a country’s infection rate, so it is recommended to check your country’s reported infection rate before planning any travel.
Additionally, based on the recommendation of the Council of the European Union, Estonia’s borders are now open to people with no symptoms travelling from countries outside the European Union that have a low infection rate. Residents of Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay can travel to Estonia.
This is good news for e-residents wanting to travel to Estonia from these countries for business, leisure, or to pick up their cards! If you do decide to travel to Estonia, make sure you are aware of all relevant health measures in place. Comprehensive information and FAQs about COVID-19-related measures are available on the Government of Estonia webpage.
Regarding the remaining countries of the world, it is possible to come to Estonia for studies or work, but only with a special permit of the Police and Border Guard. Read more here.
Otherwise, travel to Estonia is restricted. You can find continuously updated information here.
Read the detailed coronavirus statistics available for Estonia on this webpage.
Latitude59 is Estonia’s flagship startup and tech event. It’s taking place on 27–28 August 2020 in Tallinn and online. E-Residency will be there along with some brilliant e-residents.
You’re welcome to join in-person (if you’re able to travel here) or online! Visit the L59 website for information on tickets!
Digital Nomad Visa
Applications for the long-awaited digital nomad visa will open this weekend on 1 August. Look out for more information about the application process in your inbox in the next 24 hours.
Also, we are continuously updating our website and FAQs with the latest information regarding the visa, so be sure to check in to these regularly. And if you haven’t already, be sure to sign up to our newsletter on our website for updates!
Digital Culture in Estonia
If you’re looking for some interesting content to read about Estonian digital culture, discover local music, or visit some online exhibitions or performances curated in Estonia, be sure to check out the Digital Culture blog.
I’m taking a much-needed vacation in August so there won’t be too many articles being published on the blog for the next few weeks.
If you’re looking for information or specific resources you might find this blog post helpful.
Also, check out our back catalogue of webinars and other informative videos at our newly created dedicated webpage.
And of course, you can contact our support team for personalised help too.
I hope everyone is staying healthy and enjoying their Summers or Winters depending where you are in the world!