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Estonia uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
The languages that are typically spoken are Estonian
Estonia uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
Automatic teller machines are very common in Estonia. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Estonia is on average 11.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Estonia is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.
You can buy a SIM card for about €8.40, which includes 15 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Elisa, Tele2 or Telia. Estonia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Estonia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
In Estonia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 20 km/h (12 mph) in residential areas, 50-70 km/h (31-43 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.02%.
Road assistance is available at 1888 (Falck). For general news on Estonia's traffic use Tarktee or Tarktee. Most popular petrol stations in Estonia are Circle K, Favora, Premiun 7, Neste, Alexela and Olerex. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called Pliivaba (95/98) or pliivaba. Petrol costs about €1.05 per liter.Diesel option is called Diislikütus.
Import and export information
All items on the prohibited import list.
There are no restrictions on the export of currency if leaving for another EU country. Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared when leaving the EU.
Protected species and products protected under CITES. A permit is required for export.
Objects of cultural value require an export permit from the National Heritage Board.
Tobacco:50g of smoking tobacco;
Tobacco:1 package of smokeless tobacco product (max 50g); or
Tobacco:A proportional combination of these goods (such as 20 cigarettes and 50 cigarillos).
Alcohol:There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
Alcohol:Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Currency:There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
Currency:Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Other items:Medicinal products for personal use, subject to certain restrictions. For further information, please visit theState Agency of Medicines.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €430 when travelling by air or sea.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €300 when travelling by land.
Dangerous cut-and-thrust weapons, firearms, and electric shock devices.
Counterfeit and pirated goods.
Narcotic and psychotropic substances.
Indecent or pornographic materials featuring minors.
Alien species endangering fundamental ecological balances in Estonia.
Animals are subject to a mandatory health inspection at the first point of entry on EU territory. They must also have a microchip or tattoo, and have been properly vaccinated against rabies. A Common Veterinary Entry Document certifying the healthy inspection must be provided with the customs declaration. Pets travelling within the EU must have a valid pet passport. For further information, please visit theVeterinary and Food Board.
Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits. For further information, please visit the Ministry of the Environment.
Weapons and ammunition require an acquisition permit and a single special permit from theEstonian Police and Border Guard Board.
Travellers 18 years of age or older may bring from the European Economic Area (EEA) into Estonia pyrotechnics of Class I and II, the authorisation for use of which is registered in the registry of the Estonian Technical Surveillance Authority in quantity up to 2 kg. An import licence is required for bringing explosives from third countries into Estonia. For further information, please visit theEstonian Technical Regulatory Authority.
Plants and plant products are subject to restrictions on the amount and type that may be brought into Estonia. Some may require a phytosanitary certificate, and permit from theAgricultural Board.
Food products, including those of animal origin, may be brought into Estonia in reasonable quantities from EU countries and Norway, Andorra, San Marino, Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Animal products such as meat, milk, and honey may be brought in from the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland up to 10kg.
Fish and fishery products may be brought along up to 20kg per person from both EU and non-EU countries.
Meat and milk products may not be brought into Estonia from non-EU countries.
Infant formula, baby food, and food for medical purposes can be brought in baggage as long as they are still packaged and do not require refrigeration.
Food of non-animal origin may be brought to Estonia in reasonable quantities for personal consumption.
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Estonia, regardless of where they are eating or staying.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals such as veterinarians and researchers, for those who are taking a long trip or moving to Estonia, and children as they are more likely to receive animal bites.
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is often reported in Europe between April and November. For further information, please visit the CDCTick-borne Encephalitis Advice.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a risk in Estonia. For further information, please visit the CDCTuberculosis Advice.
HIV is a risk in Estonia. For further information, please visit the CDCHIV Advice.