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Only people arriving in Estonia from Iceland don’t need to self-isolate

As the Estonian foreign ministry has stated for the past multiple weeks, the only people arriving in Estonia from Europe who don’t need to self-isolate upon arrival are the ones who are coming from Iceland; people arriving in Estonia from the rest of Europe will need to self-quarantine for 10 …

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The Cato Institute: Estonia is one of the freest countries in the world

According to the Human Freedom Index 2020, compiled by the Cato Institute, an American libertarian think tank, Estonia is one of the freest countries in the world, ranking the eighth freest among 162 countries. Estonia is scoring very high in the Cato Institute’s Human Freedom Index 2020 in every category. …

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People arriving in Estonia from Iceland don’t need to self-isolate

As of 21 December, Iceland is the only European country from where people can arrive in Estonia and don’t need to self-isolate. Starting from Monday, 21 December, the mandatory self-isolation applies to people arriving in Estonia from a country, where an infection rate is above 50 persons per 100,000 inhabitants. …

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Christmas traditions in Estonia

Christmas time is still the most important holiday celebrated in Estonia. For Estonians, Christmas is a mixture of the traditional, the modern, the secular and the religious.* Like in other Nordic countries, Estonia’s celebration of Christmas mostly falls on Christmas Eve; however, Christmas season starts from the first Advent with …

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Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to organise a special flight from the UK

The foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on 23 December agreed on organising a special flight for those citizens of the Baltic states who urgently need to return to their homeland from the United Kingdom; regular flights from the UK to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will be suspended at …

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The Estonian government imposes additional restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

In order to control the epidemic spread of the novel coronavirus, the Estonian government is imposing restrictions concerning education, hobby education and sports throughout the country. In Ida-Viru County, restrictions apply to leisure, entertainment, cultural and accommodation services and all public events will be prohibited in the county. The government …

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