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Estonia travel insurance: set off now for one of the most delightful countries in Europe

During any trip to Europe, choosing to visit Estonia is an excellent idea. While the capital, Tallinn, has plenty to offer in terms of architecture and cuisine, Estonia is also full of areas with superb landscapes and traditional villages. Take advantage of your Schengen visa to discover a country that truly deserves having time devoted to it.

Do you need a Schengen visa to visit Estonia

If you live in a country that isn’t part of the Schengen Area (consisting of 25 countries, not to be confused with the European Union), you’ll need to do some research to find out the conditions of entering Estonia. In general, in order to enter the Schengen Area from a non-member country and move around freely within, you will require a Schengen visa. This is issued by the country through which you enter the Schengen Area.

A number of documents are required to obtain your Schengen visa for a visit to Europe, and you will also have to explain your reasons for travelling.


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Enjoy effective protection with your Estonia travel insurance

Schengen travel insurance will also be required: it must be able to cover costs of repatriation and emergency medical expenses up to a minimum of 30,000 Euros. Evidence of travel insurance for Estonia will be requested upon issuance of your visa.

 As well as enabling you to obtain your visa, it may also prove very useful in the event of accident or illness, for example. You can also combine it with specific coverage options: care for children under the age of 18, assistance with sending urgent messages, advance emergency return of the insured party, etc. You will be able to travel with full peace of mind and take full advantage of your stay.

How to get to Estonia

By car: you can easily get to Estonia from Germany, Denmark and Sweden (from Helsinki or Stockholm), and then take a ferry to Tallinn. Night crossings are available, allowing you to arrive in Estonia well-rested.


By plane: allow around 2 hrs 55 from Paris and 1 hr 50 from Berlin to get to Tallinn. The airport is located very close to the city centre (4km) and plenty of airlines serve Estonia from European cities. The airline airBaltic in particular provides several flights a week to Tallinn. 

Advice on health and vaccinations

There are no compulsory vaccinations for visiting Estonia. However, the following vaccinations are advised: hepatitis A and B, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis-polio and typhoid. In addition, if you are considering taking a trip to the countryside, it is recommended that you be vaccinated against Central European tick-borne encephalitis.


The best season for visiting Estonia is summer, especially between mid-June and the end of August. Situated close to the Baltic Sea, Estonia rarely experiences extremely cold winters. Nevertheless, during this season the days are very short (6 hrs in late December).


It can be very hot in summer, even upwards of 30°C, and during this season Estonians spend most of their time outside.

Discover Estonia

Visitors from all over the world are slowly discovering the magic of Estonia. For many years ignored, the country is now opening itself up to tourism and revealing its wonders. During your stay, there are certain features of this fascinating destination that you cannot miss.

-Tallinn: the Estonian capital has a lot to offer. The city centre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and you will love just strolling around, discovering the little shops and beautiful façades. Immerse yourself in the history of this mediaeval city and take the time to find a table on a terrace in Town Hall Square (Raekoja Plats) in order to sample the local cuisine. Among the monuments that should not be missed are, of course, the 13th century ramparts, but also the baroque Kadriorg Palce and the sublime Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

-Estonia’s biggest island, Saaremaa, is perfect for a stay in nature. Walk along its beaches and go in search of its traditional villages. Another island ready to welcome you for an equally peaceful visit is Hiiumaa; located 22km from the mainland, it is especially known for its sizable bird sanctuary.

-Get your fill of nature at the heart of the Lahemaa National Park, situated in the north of Estonia. Allow plenty of time for the trip in order to enjoy a complete change of scenery and some magnificent landscapes. There you will be able to see huge waterfalls, lakes, rivers and marshes. Another national park worth a visit is Soomaa. According to legend, witches hide in the heart of the marshes. It is possible to camp there. Note that canoes and haabjas (traditional boats) are the only means of reaching the park.       

-Do you like nature? Then you absolutely must visit Abruka. This island notably features a zoological park and botanical reserve (only open in summer).


It is recommended that you remain constantly vigilant with regards to pickpockets, particularly in the cities, and especially in tourist areas: stations, markets, etc.


It is also advised that you exercise caution in certain outlying areas of Tallinn: the industrial sub-district of Kopli, the neighbourhood of Lasnamaë, and the areas surrounding the port and railway station (especially at night).

Practical information

The Estonian currency is the Euro.

Note that there is a zero-tolerance policy regarding drink-driving (the legal limit is zero).


Large commercial centres are open every day from 10am to 9pm. Shops in the towns are generally open on weekdays between 10am and 7pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to 5pm.