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FAQs: Living in Estonia

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Estonia: Visas, Healthcare and Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some frequently asked questions about living in Estonia, below.

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Transiting through Estonia

All Australians can transit through Estonia

We are doing our best to provide you with accurate and timely advice on our social media pages, but governments around the world are introducing new measures and restrictions with little or no notice.

For those transiting through Estonia:

  • No matter where you’re travelling from, you will 𝙣𝙤𝙩 be able to leave the transit area of Tallinn Airport.
  • The Tallinn Airport transit area does have accommodation options, but they are limited. The cost for a room per night, per person is AUD180.
  • Tallinn Airport advises travellers, to carry any essential medication and food stuffs in your carry-on. Stores may be closed and options may be limited.


Questions regarding the possibility of extending stay in Estonia

Important information for Australian travellers from the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (PBGB):

Australians who have a legal basis for staying in Estonia as of 12 March, and whose return to Australia is restricted, have a legal basis for continuing to stay in Estonia temporarily. PBGP have advised there is no need to submit an application regarding the extension of stay to the Police.

The Estonian PBGB will continue processing applications for short-term employment for foreigners who are currently staying in Estonia.

Applications for short-term employment can be submitted by using the police self service portal:

To ask for additional information please contact the Estonian PBGB on +372 612 3500 (M-F 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) or by email [email protected].

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