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All actual information about COVID-19 (prevention, statistics, symptoms and more) you can find on WHO website and in Google feed.

2019 divided the history of most countries into «before» and «after». We are talking about a pandemic that has swept the whole world. The SARS-CoV-2 virus was first identified among residents of Hubei province (China). In just a few months, a disease called Covid-19 has spread to the inhabitants of the entire planet. Estonia and Germany were not an exception.

Why is covid so dangerous? Regardless of the level of development of a particular state, medical care and other factors, millions of people have become victims of the coronavirus. According to the latest data, this figure is 184 554 025 people, among the total — 3 991 923 deaths. The main symptoms of the disease are: shortness of breath, high fever, dry cough, loss of taste and smell. The world’s leading countries have developed or are working on the production of their own vaccines that protect against COVID-19. Naturally, vaccination is not a 100% guarantee of protection against coronavirus, however, when infected, the disease is transferred much easier.

According to current data (statistics for Wednesday, 7 July 2021), the number of cases in Germany is 3 740 815 people, total deaths are 91 706, and 17 743 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of Germany to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter Germany from Estonia?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Germany:

  • Open to citizens: Yes
  • Open to s: Partially
  • Open to foreigners and tourists: Partially
  • Quarantine (lockdown) in Germany: Partial

During the most «acute» periods of the pandemic, the following restrictions are applied in Germany:

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of Germany only if absolutely necessary: study in Germany, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the government: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/DEU/6001
  2. Availability of the test: COVID-19 test required for some countries.

All countries are divided into 3 main categories by the Ministry of Health:

  • «Green» (low rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Orange» (average rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Red» (high rate of spread of coronavirus)

In this regard, the government acts in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Association. The distribution of states into separate categories is updated regularly. At the moment, Estonia ranks among the states of the «Orange» category.

The main reasons for the introduction of new restrictions are coronavirus mutations, an increase in the number of cases, and insufficient vaccination rates.

Rules for entering Germany from Estonia in 2021

At the moment, Germany is partially opened to foreigners, including s. Quarantine measures are applied to tourism and trade.

Before travelling to Germany, s must pass the PCR test no earlier than 72 hours in advance and submit a written document of an international standard (in English). Also, at the time of arrival, there should be no signs of SARS (fever, chills, runny nose, cough, etc.).

Is it necessary to comply with quarantine and take a PCR test when entering Germany?

COVID-19 test required for some countries.

Self-quarantine for 10 days for some countries.

For which countries are the borders with Germany open?

Today (Wednesday, 7 July 2021) the borders of Germany are fully open for 28/ 38 countries, partially open for 23/ 38 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Estonia are partially or completely open:

In Germany, bars and restaurants work only for takeout and delivery, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:

Residents of one of the countries listed at BMI (bund.de bit.ly/3djGrPU) are allowed to enter Germany also for non-essential purposes like tourism, regardless of their vaccination status. However, proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19, or a negative test result is still required for entry via air travel.Residents of other non-EU countries are only permitted to enter Germany if they have an urgent need to travel (https://bit.ly/3qwAkNa) or if they are fully vaccinated. A person is considered a resident of a country if they have their domicile or habitual residence there.German citizens, citizens of EU Member States or Schengen Associated countries, and their family members are exempted from travel restrictions. The same applies to third-country nationals who have a long-term right of residence in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country (residence permit or long-term visa), and to members of their family.First-time entry by citizens of non-EU countries, however, is only permitted if they demonstrate that one of the exceptions to the entry restrictions applies to them.Starting from 25 June 2021, fully vaccinated travellers from third-country (with the exclusion of those arriving from «virus variant areas» bit.ly/35Y76xA) are eligible to enter Germany, even for non-essential purposes like tourism, if 14 days have elapsed since the second dose of a Coronavirus vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (or single dose for Janssen/Johnson&Johnson). The vaccines approved by EMA are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Janssen.Travellers reaching the country by plane will have to prove their vaccinated status.Travellers reaching the country by plane will have to prove their vaccinated status.The proof of vaccination should be an «EU Digital COVID certificate» or a comparable certificate issued by the travellers' country of residence, either in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish.Unmarried couplesUnmarried partners may enter Germany from third countries that are not included in the above list, for short-term visits to the partner living in Germany when the general entry requirements (passport and visa, if applicable) are met, under the condition that the couple is in a long-term relationship/partnership and both partners have met in person in Germany at least once, or the couple had a previously shared residence in another country until recently.See declaration of the existence of the relationship bit.ly/2UETx3v.Provided that the general entry requirements are met, unmarried couples travelling together may enter Germany for short-term visits for urgent reasons from third countries that are not included in the above list:their relationship is a long-term relationship between a third-country national and a German, or EU+ citizen or national and the couple has a shared residence abroad and there is an important reason for both partners to enter Germany. This is generally the case for births, weddings, bereavements/funerals or other exceptional cases in which there is an urgent family reason (e.g. serious illness of a first- or second-degree relative who therefore urgently needs help). The urgent reason for the joint entry of both partners is to be submitted in writing on entering Germany, together with a declaration of the existence of the relationship. Additional documentation such as photos, social media posts, postal/email correspondence may also be provided.The decision of whether to allow entry at the border is at the discretion of the border officials. All travellers must additionally follow the quarantine rules of the relevant federal state of Germany.For all persons residing in a third country that is not mentioned above, restrictions on travel continue to apply and these persons may enter Germany only for urgent reasons.

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entering the territory of Germany. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

For which countries are the borders with Estonia open?

Today (Wednesday, 7 July 2021) Estonia’s borders are fully open to 21/ 38 countries, partially open — to 30/ 38 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Estonia are partially or completely open:

In Estonia, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:



At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entry into Estonia. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

The cheapest flights to Germany from Estonia

The resumption of full-fledged air communication is gradual. At the moment, direct flights to Germany are limited, so it is possible to get to Germany with transfers. We offer the best air fares from Estonia to Germany. Today you have the opportunity to book tickets at an affordable price. A pandemic is not a barrier to business and travel.

We constantly monitor the situation with the spread of coronavirus and are always ready to provide you with up-to-date information.

Actual data of COVID-19 in Germany

Current coronavirus statistics in Germany:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 3 740 815
  • Sick right now: 17 743
  • Number of deaths: 91 706
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Germany:

A so-called «emergency brake» is automatically activated if the number of new infections in a district or city exceeds 100 per 100,000 inhabitants for 3 days in a row. In such case, the following restrictions will apply:-Overnight curfew from 22:00 to 05:00; -A jog or a walk would be allowed until midnight; -Schools should close and switch to online learning when the incidence rate reaches 165 in 100,000 people; -Non-essential shops will be allowed «click-and-collect» operations if the incidence rate is between 100 and 150; -Sport must be limited to members of a household or in pairs if the incidence rate reaches 100; -Children under 14 can still play sport in small groupsCurrent curfews and contact restrictions do not apply to fully vaccinated (people who have received the final vaccine dose at least 14 days ago) and to anyone who has recovered from COVID-19 between 28 days and 6 months ago (and has a PCR test to prove it). This includes the lifting of restrictions on private meetings between eligible people. In shops, they will be treated the same as people who have tested negative.Everybody aged above 6 must wear a face mask in public transport, public buildings and shops. Medical masks (surgical masks, KN95, or FFP2 masks) are required. Face masks should also be worn in places where social distance (1.5 metres) cannot be maintained. Mask wearing is obligatory in schools for pupils from the seventh grade (12−13 years) upwards.In public, wherever possible, a minimum distance of 1.5 metres from others should be kept.
Source:https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/DEU/6001

Actual data of COVID-19 in Russia

Current statistics on coronavirus in Russia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 131 299
  • Sick right now: 2310
  • Number of deaths: 1270
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Russia:

Hotels and other accommodation facilities. Can operate and offer breakfast, but some hotels are still closed either due to restrictions and lack of visitors or renovation.Shops and services. Shops and service points must ensure that the requirement for dispersal is adhered to with occupancy not allowed to exceed 50%.Catering services. Indoor occupancy of up to 50% is permitted and the requirement for dispersal must be considered. There is no limit on the number of people in one table. The doors must be closed at 22.00 for customers eating-drinking on the spot. From 14 June, the on-site time for eating-drinking will be extended until midnight with the occupancy restriction and requirement for dispersal remaining the same.Training. Allowed indoors for up to 200 people and from 14 June for up to 600 people, the requirement for dispersal and for 50% occupancy must be considered throughout.Saunas, spas, water parks, indoor swimming pools. The 50% occupancy and dispersal requirement must be considered. The number of participants allowed outdoors is up to 250 and up to 200 indoors, closing time at 22.00. From 14 June, a maximum of 600 people can be indoors and a maximum of 1,000 people in outdoors areas. The requirement for room occupancy and dispersal remains the same indoors. Both indoors and outdoors, the facilities need to be closed for customers by midnight.Events and entertainment. From 31 May, up to 200 people are allowed to take part in a public meeting and event indoors, such as a conference, theatre performance, concert, cinema screening, as well as entertainment and public worship or religious services. The requirement for room occupancy of up to 50% must be considered. Events must end at 22.00, but if, for example, a theatre performance, cinema screening or concert has not ended by that time, the doors may be closed for visitors within a reasonable time after 22.00.From 14 June, up to 600 people can participate in indoor events and up to 1,000 people in outdoor events. The event must end no later than by midnight. It is possible to organise events with a number of participants higher than required with the general requirements if these are attended only by people who have tested negative for COVID-19, have had COVID-19 or have vaccinated against COVID-19. Up to 3,000 people per day may participate in indoor activities and up to 9,000 people per day in outdoor activities, provided that the infection safety of all participants is ensured.Participants have to take a rapid antigen test up to 24 hours or a PCR test up to 72 hours before the start of the event. The organiser is also obligated to provide the option for a rapid antigen test on site immediately before the start of the event.People who have had the complete set of vaccines against COVID-19 in the last 12 months are allowed to participate in the event without taking the test. They will be exempted from the moment they have received maximum protection after vaccination, i.e. for vaccines currently in use, 7 to 15 days after the last injection, depending on the manufacturer. In addition, people who have had COVID-19 in the last year and later received a single dose of vaccine, or who have had COVID-19 after receiving the first dose of vaccine are also exempted from taking the test. Those people who have had COVID-19 and been declared healthy but have not received an additional dose of vaccine will be exempted from taking the test for six months after being declared healthy.In museums and exhibition facilities room occupancy may not exceed 50% and no more than 200 people can be in one room. From 14 June, up to 600 people may stay indoors in museums and exhibition facilities with a 50% dispersal requirement per room being in force. Outdoor museums and exhibition facilities will continue to have a 50% occupancy limit per visitor area. From 14 June, both indoor and outdoor areas must be closed for visitors no later than by midnight.
Source:https://www.visitestonia.com/en/why-estonia/coronavirus-and-travelling-to-estonia

Thus, the restrictions associated with the coronavirus dictate living conditions in 2021. Each state has developed its own border crossing rules and entry rules. It all depends on the general situation with the spread of COVID-19.

However, even in a pandemic, you can leave Estonia for Germany with the necessary permits:

COVID-19 test required for some countries.

Self-quarantine for 10 days for some countries.

When will Germany open its borders to Estonia and  during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021?