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Capital City: Tallinn
Official language: Estonian
Currency: Euro
Population: 1.33 million
EU member state since: 2004

Estonia is a member of the Schengen Zone. This implies that travellers having an authorised ETIAS visa waiver can travel to any of the Schengen nations. ETIAS will also be valid for visits to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, and Romania, all of which are in the process of becoming members of the Schengen Area.

Latvia borders Estonia and is easily accessible by car or bus. Sweden and Finland are also close by and may be reached by boat or air.

Tallinn Airport is well connected to major cities in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, among others.

Estonia has a border with Russia, however because it is not a member of the Schengen Zone, visitors must verify the visa requirements for their nationality.

Passport holders from visa-free third countries will soon require ETIAS in order to enter Estonia. The European Travel Information and Authorisation System, which will become a required entrance requirement in 2023, will be unveiled.

The ETIAS Estonia application is entirely online, and if approved, the authorization is connected to the chip within the applicant’s electronic passport, which is scanned and authenticated at the border.

Foreigners who want to stay in Estonia for more than 90 days or for reasons other than business, tourism, or transit must apply for a visa.

Overseas visitors from non-EU nations must get a Schengen visa before visiting Estonia. Depending on the reason for the stay, many types of visas are available.

Citizens from outside the EU require an ETIAS visa waiver to visit Estonia for tourism or business, or to transit through an Estonian airport visa-free.

A biometric passport valid for at least three months after the scheduled date of departure from the Schengen Area is the sole document necessary to receive ETIAS. There is no need to carry a paper permission while crossing the border because the travel authorization is connected to the chip in the passport.

Passport holders who do not qualify for ETIAS must get a Schengen visa for Estonia as well as supporting documentation such as proof of medical insurance, financial means, and onward travel.