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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Government of Ireland continues to advise against all non-essential travel overseas. You can find detailed and up to date information on the Overview Tab on the Travel Advice page of our website.

 

Citizens are reminded that they should monitor developments regularly and follow the advice of local authorities. More information can be found at the links below:

 

Estonian Health Board

WHO 

HSE

HPSC

ECDC

 

Be alert to common signs of infection: respiratory problems, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Seek medical advice if you experience these symptoms.

 

HSE medical advice to protect yourself from getting COVID-19 is below:

 

Do:

-          Wash your hands properly and often;

-          Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough and sneeze;

-          Put used tissues into a bin and wash your hands;

-          Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

 

Don't:

-          Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean;

-          Do not share objects that touch your mouth – for example, bottles, cups.

 

The emergency situation in Estonia, introduced to combat the spread COVID-19 (Coronavirus), ended on Sunday, May 17. Restrictions on movement, commercial and other activities are being gradually eased. However, maintaining physical distance is still required.

From 1 June to 30 June, public events may be organised with no more than 100 participants. For indoor events a 50% occupancy limit applies and the 2+2 rule must be observed.

Further easing of restrictions is expected from 1 July - movies, performances, concerts, conferences, fairs, festivals, and other public events will be allowed, including indoor and outdoor sports competitions without spectators, if the 2+2 rule is observed and the indoor premises are filled to no more than 50% capacity. In total, no more than 500 people can participate in any indoor event, even if the 50% exceeds 500. The number of participants in outdoor events limited to 1000 people.

From June 1, the Estonian government reopened the borders to passengers (with no symptoms) arriving from the EU/EEA, Schengen and the UK. Anyone arriving from countries that have a coronavirus infection rate above 15 per 100,000 inhabitants will be subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days. Information on countries and quarantine requirements is updated every Friday and can be found here.

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