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Estonian government eases restrictions related to COVID-19

BC, Tallinn, 28.05.2020.Print version
The Estonian government on Thursday decided to ease restrictions related to COVID-19 in the field of travel, public events, the organization of sporting events, and education, reports LETA/BNS.

The government approved a decision enabling people arriving here from a member state of the European Union or the Schengen convention or from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to cross the Estonian state border from June 1, government spokespeople said. The person may enter Estonia if they have no signs of illness and have been in those countries for at least the last 14 days, that is the duration of the incubation period of the COVID-19 illness.


Upon arrival in Estonia, a person must be quarantined for 14 days if they have arrived here from a country where the number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days is more than 15. If the person comes from a country with a smaller number of cases, they do not have to be quarantined.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs must publish on its website a list of countries with the corresponding statistics, which is reviewed once a week.


From June 1 to 30, public events may be organized with the participation of 100 people instead of a maximum of 50 people. Indoors, 50 percent occupancy and the 2+2 requirement must be met.

This applies to public events such as cinemas, theaters and concerts, as well as to meetings and visits to casinos and slot machines in the entertainment sector.


The requirements for public events are similarly applied in basic schools, high schools, vocational schools and institutions of higher education and in the organization of refresher training institutions, open youth centers and hobby activities and hobby education, with the exception of the research and development activities of universities and research institutes.


Until June 30, the 2+2 rule and the limit of up to 100 participants also apply to indoor sports competitions without spectators.


Outdoor sports competitions may be organized with spectators, taking into account that there may also be a total of 100 participants. The organizer must ensure that disinfectants are available.






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