European Travel Information and Authorization for Estonia

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In 2022, the European Union will introduce ETIAS, a new Travel Information and Authorisation System. ETIAS will become a requirement to travel to Estonia and most European countries. Once available, you will be able to find more information on this website. The European Union official website is https://europa.eu/, and a specific ETIAS website will soon be launched.

Estonian ETIAS Visa Waiver Information

The ETIAS for Estonia is an electronic travel authorization that will allow eligible citizens to travel to Estonia and all of the 26 Schengen Area countries for short stays. It is due to become a mandatory requirement for visa-exempt citizens for Europe by the end of 2022.

The ETIAS European visa waiver for Estonia is not a visa, but a multiple entry travel authorization that will permit a total stay of 90 days with each entry to the Schengen Area. It is valid for a total of 3 years from the date of approval.

The ETIAS visa waiver for Estonia was approved by the European Parliament in 2016 and the system will take roughly 4 years to implement. The European Commission is introducing ETIAS Estonia in order to pre-screen all visa-exempt travelers before they reach European borders, to help to improve security within the Schengen Area.

It will be possible to submit an ETIAS Estonia application form exclusively online, without having to visit an embassy or consulate. Eligible applicants will be able to complete the ETIAS application form for Estonia in just a few minutes with personal, passport, and travel information, and answer a few security-related questions, to receive an approved ETIAS via email.

Those who apply for the ETIAS to Estonia will be able to travel to the Schengen Area for purposes of tourism, business, medical treatment, or transit. To visit Estonia for other purposes, travelers should contact the nearest Estonian Embassy or Consulate for further information.

Highlights
Online visa waiver valid for multiple entries to Schengen countries
Travel for purposes of tourism, business, transit, or medical reasons
Stay 90 days with each entry
Valid for 3 years in total
What is Necessary?

Passport valid for at least 3 months from the intended arrival

Current email address

Information about the trip (country of first intended entry)

Valid debit/credit card

ETIAS Requirements for Estonia

Applicants must meet all of the ETIAS Requirements for traveling to Estonia in order to submit an ETIAS application online.

Estonia ETIAS visa waiver requirements for documents involve the applicant having a passport with a minimum validity of 3 months from the intended date of arrival in the Schengen Area, from an ETIAS-eligible country.

Those with multiple passports due to dual nationality must take care to use the same passport to complete the ETIAS application which they will later use to travel to Estonia and the Schengen Area.

Other requirements for an ETIAS for Estonia involve:

  • Paying the ETIAS fee with a valid credit or debit card
  • Supplying a current email address at which to receive a copy of the approved ETIAS.

ETIAS requirements for Estonia state that it will not be mandatory for travelers to print a paper copy of the approved ETIAS to present to transportation carriers or Schengen Area border control. They will simply be able to present their passport, as ETIAS visa waiver to Estonia is linked to the individual travel document used to complete the application.

For this reason, if the traveler’s passport expires before the ETIAS visa waiver does, it is necessary to submit a new application for an ETIAS for Estonia.

Countries Eligible for ETIAS

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica
  • El Salvador
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Georgia
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kiribati
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Timor Leste
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Covid Update for Estonia

Last update: 01/07/2021

Estonia has reopened its borders to citizens and residents of the EU, EFTA, UK, and European microstates (Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican) as well as residents of Australia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, and Thailand. Foreigners with long-term visas for EU or EFTA countries may enter Estonia from third countries. Passengers who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before arriving in Estonia and have a certificate to prove it may also enter. Foreign students may also enter to study in Estonia. Estonian nationals, foreign residents of Estonia, and their families (including unmarried partners of Estonian nationals or residents with written confirmation) may return to the country. Travelers without COVID-19 symptoms may transit through Estonia to return to their home country. Travelers may be required to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival in Estonia, with the exception of passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued at most 6 months before arrival. International passengers must complete a “Travellers Questionnaire for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19” and present it at check-in and/or on arrival.

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Estonia Visa Policy

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Do I Need to Complete an ETIAS Application before Traveling to Estonia?

As Estonia has signed the Schengen Agreement and shares the Schengen visa policy, all citizens of the 26 Schengen Countries are granted free movement over its borders and do not require a travel authorization or visa to travel to Estonia.

There are currently a number of other nationalities who are able to travel to Estonia and the Schengen Area for up to 90 days without a visa. However, by the end of 2022, these same visa-exempt citizens will be required to complete an ETIAS Application before traveling to Estonia and the Schengen zone for short stays.

The ETIAS Europe visa waiver for Estonia is a multiple-entry electronic travel authorization available through a simple online application. It is not a visa and is far easier to obtain.

It allows a total stay of 90 consecutive days with each entry to Estonia and the Schengen Area, within every 180-day period.

An approved ETIAS Estonia visa waiver is valid for a total of 3 years and permits multiple entries to Schengen countries during its validity, meaning that there is no need to complete an ETIAS application before every trip to Estonia.

However, ETIAS Europe visa waiver requirements state that it is necessary to submit a new application if the traveler’s passport expires during the validity of the approved ETIAS Estonia. This is because an approved ETIAS for Estonia is electronically linked to an individual passport.

Those not eligible to apply for ETIAS need a visa to travel to Estonia. As Estonia is one of the Schengen visa countries, it is necessary to apply for a Schengen visa from the nearest Estonian diplomatic office.

Applicants are required to make a visa appointment at the Estonian consulate and then download, print, and complete the Schengen visa application for Estonia to bring to the visa interview. It is also necessary to bring a range of supporting documentation which varies depending on the purpose of the intended stay in Estonia.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Estonia Visa FAQ

  • What is the ETIAS for Estonia?

    The ETIAS for Estonia is an electronic travel authorization for Estonia and the Schengen Area. ETIAS stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System. It is expected to become a mandatory requirement for visa-exempt travelers to Europe by the end of 2022.

  • How long is an ETIAS for Estonia valid for?

    ETIAS for Estonia is valid for 3 years from the date of approval and allows multiple entries during its validity.

  • How long can I stay in Estonia with the ETIAS?

    The holder of an ETIAS Estonia can stay for a total of 90 days within every 180-day period, with each entry to Estonia and the Schengen Area.

  • Can I get an ETIAS to Estonia ASAP?

    It may take up to 72 hours for an ETIAS to Estonia to be approved. Therefore, applicants are advised to submit an application at least 3 days before the intended date of departure for Europe.

  • How do I get started with my Estonia ETIAS application?

    In order to complete an Estonia ETIAS application, it is necessary to fill the online form with personal, passport, and travel information, which only takes a few minutes. It is also necessary to answer a few security-related questions in order to submit the application form.

  • Do minors need to fill out an online ETIAS application for Estonia?

    Yes, it is necessary for all citizens from visa-exempt countries to have a separate ETIAS in order to travel to Estonia and the Schengen Area, including all minors under the age of 18.

  • How will I be contacted for my Estonian ETIAS application?

    Applicants will be sent any updates and notifications about the Estonian ETIAS application to the current email address provided on the form.

  • What is the approval process for the ETIAS to Estonia?

    Once successfully processed, a copy of the approved ETIAS to Estonia will be sent to the applicant’s email address.

  • What should I do If my Estonian ETIAS is rejected?

    If the Estonian ETIAS is rejected, it is expected that applicants will be able to submit a new application. It will be necessary to make sure all of the information provided on the form is correct before submitting the application, as even small mistakes can result in the rejection of the ETIAS.

  • What should I do to travel to Estonia if I have dual nationality?

    Those with dual nationality should take care to use the same passport to complete the ETIAS application as that which they will later use to travel to Estonia and the Schengen Area, as the ETIAS visa waiver for Estonia is electronically linked to an individual travel document.

  • Are there any restrictions for my ETIAS to Estonia?

    The ETIAS to Estonia allows multiple short stays of 90 days in the Schengen Area during its 3-year validity, or until the associated passport expires, whichever comes first. Those who wish to spend longer than 90 consecutive days in Estonia will be required to apply for a Schengen visa from an Estonian embassy or consulate.

  • Do I need to have a flight booked to Estonia before applying for the ETIAS?

    No, it is not necessary to have a flight booked before applying for the ETIAS for Estonia, although it is required to indicate the Schengen country of first intended entry on the application form.

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