Starting from May 11, the city of Tallinn will begin easing restrictions set in place during the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic.
Starting from May 11, the city of Tallinn will begin easing
restrictions set in place during the beginning of the
coronavirus epidemic. The city’s step-by-step plan to open
various venues and services to the public was developed in
accordance with the recent decision by the government of
Estonia to gradually begin easing previously set restrictions.
Here are the most important developments according to the City
of Tallinn and the Government of Estonia:
Travelling to Estonia
- The borders between the three Baltic countries Estonia,
Latvia and Lithuania, will open on May 15.
No compulsory quarantine period will be imposed on people
travelling between the three countries.
- The Government of Finland has confirmed that work-related
and unavoidable travel to Finland will begin again
on May 14. Travel will be allowed for
people from the Schengen area, who need to travel for work
and have a valid Finnish work contract.
has remained open throughout
the special circumstances and has seen weekly flights between
Frankfurt, Minsk and Helsinki. The airport has released an
assessment that the number of flights and destinations will
begin to rise from the second half of May, when both Finnair
and AirBaltic are planning to open connections between Helsinki
and Riga, respectively.
Museums and public spaces
- Shops, restaurants and service providers in shopping
centres will be allowed to open again on May
11. This does not include children’s playrooms and
entertainment providers such as cinemas, bowling alleys etc.
- Starting from May
11, museums and exhibition areas in
Estonia are allowed to reopen.
- Tallinn City Government confirmed that most
museums in Tallinn would open on May
19. Currently set safety precautions must be adhered
to, which means visitors will be let into the exhibitions in
groups of 10, hand sanitizers must be made available to all
guests and touchable surfaces must be disinfected regularly.
- Tallinn Botanic Garden will open its outdoor exhibit
already on May 11.
- Tallinn Zoo will open its outdoor areas
on May 18. Indoor areas, including
shops and restaurants, will open on June
- Public beaches will be opened on June
1 (social distancing rules will still apply)
Even though certain restrictions are lifted in various
countries in Europe, safety and responsibility remain as
important as ever. Therefore, we urge everyone planning to
travel, whether it is to Tallinn or elsewhere abroad, to stay
safe and follow rules set by local governments. We hope to see
you again in Tallinn soon, but don’t forget that our city has
stood for over 800 years – it can wait a little while longer.