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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 Netherlands 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 Netherlands is 1 696 480 people, total deaths are 17 760, and 62 158 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of Netherlands to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter Netherlands from Estonia?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Netherlands:

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

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

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of Netherlands only if absolutely necessary: study in Netherlands, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the government: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-test/entry-testing-for-events-and-activities
  2. Availability of the test: Negative PCR test is 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 Netherlands from Estonia in 2021

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

Before travelling to Netherlands, 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 Netherlands?

Negative PCR test is required for some countries.

Quarantine for 10 days required for some countries.

For which countries are the borders with Netherlands open?

Today (Wednesday, 7 July 2021) the borders of Netherlands are fully open for 25/ 38 countries, partially open for 26/ 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 Netherlands, 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:

If you are not a national of an EU or Schengen area country, the EU entry ban applies to you. You can only travel to the Netherlands if you fall into one of the exemption categories (https://bit.ly/3x3mzrq) or if your country is on the list of safe countries outside the EU/Schengen area (https://bit.ly/2S74kmp).Only travellers from the following third countries are allowed to enter the Netherlands without being subject to the testing or self-isolation requirement: Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, China, and Israel.Dutch nationals are always permitted to return to the Netherlands.Travellers aged 13 or above from a high-risk country are subject to a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement.Accepted tests are PCR (taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure) and rapid antigen test (taken no more than 24 hours prior to departure).After arrival, travellers must self-quarantine for 10 days. The quarantine period can be ended by a negative result to a COVID-19 test performed on day 5. You can self-quarantine at home or in temporary or holiday accommodation. To prepare for your journey you can do the Quarantine Check for Travellers. This is a checklist of steps to take before and after your journey.Some travellers do not have to self-quarantine, for example, workers in the transport sector, and those travelling from low-risk countries.

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entering the territory of Netherlands. 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 Netherlands from Estonia

The resumption of full-fledged air communication is gradual. At the moment, direct flights to Netherlands are limited, so it is possible to get to Netherlands with transfers. We offer the best air fares from Estonia to Netherlands. 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 Netherlands

Current coronavirus statistics in Netherlands:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 1 696 480
  • Sick right now: 62 158
  • Number of deaths: 17 760
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Netherlands:

As of 26 June 2021, most outdoor and indoor activities will be permitted again, as long as 1.5 metres social distancing is observed. For large-scale activities or activities where 1.5 metres social distancing cannot be maintained, venues might ask visitors for proof of a negative PCR test taken within the last 40 hours, proof of being fully vaccinated, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last 6 months. See the Dutch Government’s website for further information on these measures.There will no longer be limits on group sizes indoors and outdoors, as long as 1.5metres social distancing is observed. Mandatory reservations, health checks and maximum capacity limits are in place for public venues, such as restaurants, cafes, museums, theatres, amusement parks and zoos.You must stay 1.5 metres away from other people. This applies to everyone over the age of 18, in the street, in shops and other buildings. It does not apply to members of your household and it does not apply if you are providing assistance to someone, for example pushing a wheelchair. If you notice that it is becoming difficult to keep a distance of 1.5 metres, you should leave. The Dutch government continues to advise people to avoid busy places. If a gathering poses a safety or public health risk, enforcement officers can take action.
Source:https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-test/entry-testing-for-events-and-activities

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 Netherlands with the necessary permits:

Negative PCR test is required for some countries.

Quarantine for 10 days required for some countries.

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