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The Estonian foreign ministry recommends avoiding all but essential international travel

The Estonian foreign ministry is recommending avoiding all but essential international travel due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The data from the Estonian Health Board shows that as of 3 September, Estonia’s COVID-19 infection rate is 16.1 per 100,000 inhabitants. The foreign ministry “would like to point out …

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People arriving in Estonia from high coronavirus risk countries can get tested upon arrival

From 1 September, people returning to Estonia from high coronavirus risk countries will have the opportunity to be tested for the novel coronavirus at the airport and the port in order to shorten the 14-day self-isolation period and allow them to return to work sooner. The testing is free of …

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People arriving in Estonia from 27 European countries must self-isolate

Based on the novel coronavirus infection rate, starting from Monday, 31 August, people arriving in Estonia from 27 European countries will have to self-isolate for 14 days. These countries are: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, …

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Estonians live longer

Life expectancy in Estonia has increased for both genders – and slightly more for males, the latest statistics shows. According to Statistics Estonia, the country’s official statistics agency, in 2019, life expectancy at birth was 74.4 years for males and 82.8 years for females. Life expectancy in the country has increased …

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An American non-profit is looking for a scientist to help find anti-Jewish official acts in Estonia’s history

A California-based non-profit organisation, called the A-Mark Foundation, is looking for a scientist in Estonia who could help with finding anti-Jewish official acts that had been valid in Estonia at any time through the end of the 20th century. The project is collecting all the official anti-Jewish acts from around …

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Where to go for vegan in Tallinn?

Noora Laine-Müller, a Finnish blogger and vegan nutritionist who has lived in Tallinn for four years, gives an overview of the Estonian capital’s vegan scene. This is an edited version of the article originally published in Noora Laine-Müller’s blog, Wonderworld of Noora. The Tallinn vegan restaurant scene is absolutely booming …

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People arriving in Estonia from 24 European countries will need to self-isolate

As of Monday, 24 August, people arriving in Estonia from 24 European countries will have to self-isolate for two weeks. Based on the coronavirus infection rate, starting from Monday, 24 August, a two-week restriction on freedom of movement will apply to passengers arriving in Estonia from the following European countries: …

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Estonia celebrates the day of restoration of independence

On 20 August 1991, Estonia declared formal independence during the Soviet military coup attempt in Moscow, reconstituting the pre-1940 state; every year, 20 August is celebrated as the day of Restoration of Independence.* In the evening of 20 August 1991, Estonian politicians declared the nation’s independence – even as Soviet tanks were rolling through the countryside to …

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Top 12 most outstanding Estonian statespeople

On the occasion of the day celebrating the restoration of independence, Estonian World has chosen 12 of Estonia’s most outstanding statespeople in recent times.* In the evening of 20 August 1991, Estonian parliamentarians decided to take advantage of the chaos in Moscow – the conservative Soviet hardliners had gone on offensive against …

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