Travel facts


Passport and Visa Regulations

As of 21 December 2007, Estonia is a part of the Schengen visa area.

Nationals of the member states of EU and EEA - Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom - and Switzerland. The bases for their stay in Estonia are regulated by the Citizen of European Union Act (the text is available on the homepage of Estonian Legal Language Centre). Schengen States - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Greece, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta.

Although documents are not checked when one crosses an internal Schengen border, it is still necessary for EU citizens (including Estonians) to carry a passport or ID card. Authorities (police, immigration officials) in Schengen states do have the right to check identifying documents, if necessary.

The holders of passports of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Estonia for stays of no more than three months in a 6 month period:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Israel, Japan, Macao Special Administrative Region, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela

Citizens of countries NOT mentioned above require a visa to enter Estonia.




Border Crossing Points

The biggest land crossing points in Estonia are located in Narva and Luhamaa (Russian border). Border crossings are open 24 hours a day.

Further information about border crossings can be found at



Customs Regulations

Customs regulations and the list of goods allowed to be brought into Estonia can be found at



Student Travel

International visitors who have a valid ISIC card are entitled to discounted travel. There are many other discounts for students when buying food, drink or accommodation.



Estonian Embassies and Consular Services and Foreign Representations in Estonia

Information about Estonian embassies and foreign representations in Estonia can be found at