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A British think tank ranks Estonia’s prosperity 21st highest in the world

The Legatum Institute, a British think tank, ranks Estonia’s prosperity 21st in the world among 167 ranked countries. According to the think tank, Estonia performs highly in the natural environment and the economic quality categories of the index, but is the weakest in the health category. However, the institute says …

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People arriving in Estonia from four European countries don’t have to self-isolate

In the week of 12 April, people arriving in Estonia from four European countries don’t need to self-isolate to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. These countries are Denmark, Finland, Portugal and the United Kingdom. A 10-day self-isolation requirement applies on entering Estonia from a country in the European …

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The US COVID-19 vaccination card where the administering pharmacist or other medical professional handwrites the vaccination record.

Estonia recognises US COVID-19 vaccination cards, most others

The Estonian social ministry has confirmed to Estonian World that the country does recognise the handwritten US coronavirus vaccination cards as proof of inoculation that will waive the travellers’ obligation to self-isolate; Estonia also recognises most other vaccination records. People who have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus in the …

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Mental health matters – where to turn for help in Estonia?

Recommendations on where to turn for help in Estonia when feeling depressed or anxious. This is an edited version of the article originally published by the Settle in Estonia website. The symptoms of problems with mental health may start disrupting the person’s daily life at some point. If you are …

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Less blah blah blah and more action – the local World Cleanup Day leaders share their experiences

Despite the challenging times, the last World Cleanup Day – a movement that has its roots in Estonia – was a success around the globe; we asked six local leaders of the Let’s Do It World! – Holger Holland from Germany, Agustina Iskandar from Indonesia, Virginie Guerin from France, Nima …

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People arriving in Estonia from only five European countries don’t need to isolate

Between 5 and 11 April, people arriving in Estonia from only five European countries don’t need to self-isolate. The self-isolation requirement does not apply to people arriving from a country with a coronavirus infection rate below 150 per 100,000 inhabitants in the past 14 days. For the week of 5 …

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Easter in Estonia – cleaning, predicting the weather and painting eggs

Estonia may be one of the least religious countries in the world, but when it comes to religious holidays, Estonians generally give the nod or combine it with one of their own folk traditions. Easter, commemorating the crucifixion and celebrating the resurrection of Jesus – a Jewish preacher and religious leader who …

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Survey: Estonians living abroad want to contribute to their native country’s development

According to a survey, conducted by the Estonian foreign ministry among Estonians living abroad, over three quarters of them are keen to contribute to their native country’s development. The Estonian foreign ministry conducted a survey among Estonians living abroad to find out how prominent a place their land of origin …

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