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People arriving in Estonia from 19 countries will need to self-isolate

Based on the coronavirus infection rate, starting from Monday, 10 August, a two-week restriction on freedom of movement will apply to people arriving in Estonia from Sweden, Luxembourg, Romania, Bulgaria, Andorra, Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Belgium, Monaco, Czech Republic, France, Malta, Austria, Switzerland, Iceland, Poland, the Netherlands and San Marino. Starting …

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The British government launches an information campaign to support UK nationals in Estonia

The British government’s foreign office has launched an information campaign targeting more than one million Brits across Europe, including Estonia, with support and advice on steps to protect their rights after the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020. Over the course of the upcoming months, UK nationals living …

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People arriving in Estonia from 18 countries will need to self-isolate

Based on the novel coronavirus infection rate, starting from Monday, 3 August, people arriving in Estonia from 18 countries will need to self-isolate for 14 days. These European countries are Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Malta, Monaco, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. From the …

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Estonia contributes to an EU project to help the elderly and people with special needs in Russia

Estonia is participating in the joint project of the European Union, “EU solidarity with the Russian civil society: assistance to elderly people and adults with disabilities”, and is contributing €15,000. According to the Estonian foreign ministry, it is an initiative aimed at supporting the vulnerable members of society in Russia …

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A black Mercedes SUV with Estonian licence plates drove into a crowd in the German capital, Berlin, in the morning of 26 July, injuring seven people, three of whom seriously. Screenshot from a video by the Bild magazine.

UPDATED: A car with Estonian licence plates drives into a crowd in Berlin, injuring six

THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN CONSIDERABLY UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION. A black Mercedes SUV with Estonian licence plates drove into a crowd in the German capital, Berlin, in the morning of 26 July, injuring six people, three of whom seriously; it later emerged the man had broken up with his girlfriend …

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The beach promenade in the town of Pärnu, a well-known resort town in southwestern Estonia. Photo by Ave Maria Mõistlik, shared under the CC BY-SA 2.5 licence.

People arriving in Estonia from eleven countries will need to self-isolate

Based on the novel coronavirus infection rate, starting from Monday, 27 July, people arriving in Estonia from eleven countries will need to self-isolate for 14 days. These countries are Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Monaco, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the Czech Republic. The self-isolation requirement means that a person …

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Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash.

A covidiot in Estonia visits a spa, a nightclub and multiple stores

An individual with a positive coronavirus test and symptoms – colloquially called a covidiot (COVID-19 + idiot) – either out of sheer stupidity or intentionally visited a spa, a nightclub, a movie theatre and multiple stores in the southern Estonian town of Tartu; the Estonian Health Board warns that this …

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A sunset in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Photo by Peter Cordes on Unsplash.

England and Scotland lift the mandatory quarantine requirement for people arriving from Estonia

The government of the United Kingdom and the Scottish government have lifted the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine requirement for people arriving in England and Scotland from Estonia. From Tuesday, 28 July, people arriving in England and Scotland from Estonia will no longer have to self-quarantine for 14 days; this also applies …

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Lennart Meri, the president many loved, and everybody respected

Today, the former president and foreign minister, Lennart Meri, would’ve celebrated his 90th birthday; a Statesman with a capital S, he’s one of the founding fathers of the Estonian post-occupation success story, and one of the politicians in Estonia that everybody truly respected.* My best friend celebrates his birthday on …

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