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UPDATED: Estonia to open its borders to passengers arriving from 24 countries without the quarantine requirement

Estonia is on 1 June opening its borders to the passengers arriving from European countries –  the country will admit people with no coronavirus symptoms arriving from the European Union, the Schengen area and the United Kingdom; asymptomatic passengers arriving from 24 European countries will not need to stay in quarantine. …

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Estonian World bestowed Open Estonia Foundation’s Concord Award

On 27 May, the Open Estonia Foundation bestowed its 23rd Concord Award to the English-language independent online magazine, Estonian World; the keywords of this year’s award are global Estonians and citizen-driven journalism. The Open Estonia Foundation, celebrating its 30th birthday this year, founded the Concord Award in 1997 with the …

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One of the first coronavirus patients in Estonia: It was scary

Estonian World interviewed one of the first patients to have fallen ill with COVID-19 in Estonia; the patient, a Tallinn-based expat, has now recovered and shares his experience. As of 25 May, there were 1,824 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Estonia and over 76,000 tests had been conducted. …

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The Baltic Bubble – 15 unique places to visit in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

The Baltic states reopened their internal borders on 15 May and now allow their citizens, residents and other people who legally reside in these countries to travel around in the so-called Baltic Bubble without having to submit themselves to a 14-day self-isolation; Estonian World has compiled a list of 15 …

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Estonia eases some restrictions after the end of the emergency; keeps others in effect

The Estonian government has eased some of the coronavirus emergency restrictions and is keeping some of them in effect; the government approved the measures on the last day of the emergency situation, 17 May, when it still had the emergency situation powers. The government approved the order to continue to …

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Expats in Estonia share their verdict on the country’s crisis handling

Estonian World asked several Tallinn-based expats, originally from around the world, how the coronavirus crisis had impacted their lives and how did they rate Estonia’s handling of the emergency situation. Charm Echiverri Age: 30 Country: The Philippines Job: Recruiter Been in Estonia for: Less than one year How are you …

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