Authorities in Estonia have eased entry rules for arrivals from Cyprus and Norway as the COVID-19 situation in both territories has recently ameliorated.
Such a decision confirmed through a statement issued by Cyprus’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be effective from Monday, October 11 and will be kept in place until October 17, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, authorities in Estonia have divided other countries into green, yellow and red categories based on their epidemiological situation.
According to authorities in Estonia, the green list consists of countries considered safe in terms of the COVID-19 situation, which have recently reported low rates of Coronavirus infection.
At present, Estonia’s green list includes the following territories, travellers from which countries are exempted from additional requirements such as testing and quarantine rules when planning to enter the Baltic State;
- Czech Republic
- Holy See
- San Marino
At the same time, Estonia’s orange category, which consists of medium-risk countries in terms of the COVID-19 situation, includes the following territories;
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has clarified that all travellers from any of the countries mentioned above would be required to present a negative result of the Coronavirus test upon their arrival in the Northern European country.
As for the territories considered highly affected by the virus included in the red category, the list currently consists of the following countries;
- The United Kingdom
Travellers from countries included in Estonia’s red list will be obliged to follow testing and quarantine rules when planning to enter this country.
However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also clarified that all persons who obtain a valid proof of vaccination would be exempted from entry rules and additional requirements such as testing and quarantine.
According to the figures published by the World Health Organization, Estonia has registered a total of 162,735 cases of COVID-19 infections since the start of the pandemic. Furthermore, the same source shows that 1,391 people have lost their lives due to the deadly virus during the same period.
Based on the data provided by WHO, the Baltic State has recorded a total of 954 cases in the last 24 hours and four deaths.