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Who does not need a visa to visit Estonia?

Nationals of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and any third-country national holding a residence permit of a Schengen State do not need a visa to enter Estonia.

EU and EEA States are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Switzerland.

A family member of an EU/EEA/EFTA national, who in addition to the valid passport of the country of his/her nationality, present a residence card, which has been issued pursuant to the Directive 2004/38/EC bearing the text "Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA National ", may enter Estonia without a visa, provided that the family member is traveling together with the EU/EEA/EFTA national or to the EU/EEA/EFTA national. This directive shall apply to an EU/EEA/EFTA national, who moves to or resides in a member state other than that of which he/she is a national.

Schengen area consists of 26 European countries (of which 22 are EU States): Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy,  Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and The Netherlands along with Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Although travel documents are not checked at internal Schengen borders, it is still necessary to carry a travel document (a passport or national ID card) when crossing internal Schengen borders. Competent authorities like police or immigration officials of relevant Schengen State have the right to check travel documents if needed. We draw your attention to the fact that driving licences, post, bank or tax cards are not accepted as valid travel documents or proof of identity.

In addition to the citizens from  EU, EEA  and  Schengen area following citizens do not need a visa to enter a Schengen area (incl. Estonia) for stays of no more than 90 days in any 180-day period:

  STATE
A

Albania*

Andorra

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Australia

B

Bahamas

Barbados

Bosnia and Herzegovina*

Brazil

Brunei Darussalam

C

Canada

Chile

Costa Rica

Colombia

D Dominica
E El Salvador
G

Grenada

Guatemala

H

Holy See

Honduras

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

I Israel
J Japan
K Kiribati
M

Macao Special Administrative Region of China

Macedonia*

Malaysia

Marshall islands

Mauritius

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova*

Monaco

Montenegro*

N

New Zealand

Nicaragua

P

Palau

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

S

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

San Marino

Serbia*

Seychelles

Singapore

Solomon Islands

South Korea

St Kitts-Nevis

St. Lucia

T

Taiwan**

Tonga

Timor-Leste

Trinidad and Tobago

Tuvalu

U

United Arab Emirates

United States of America

Uruguay

V

Vanuatu

Venezuela

* Only for the biometrical passports holders
** Passports issued by Taiwan which include an identity card number

 

In addition the following countries’ citizens holding diplomatic-, service- or special passport do not need a visa to enter Estonia for stays of no more than 90 days in any 180-day period:

State  
Armenia Diplomatic passports
Azerbaijan Diplomatic passports
Bolivia Diplomatic and service passports
Cabo Verde Diplomatic and service passports
Jordan Diplomatic passports
Georgia Diplomatic passports
Kazakhstan Diplomatic passports
Kuwait Diplomatic passports
Kyrgyzstan Diplomatic passports
Mongolia Biometric diplomatic passports
Morocco Diplomatic and official passports
People's Republic of China Diplomatic passports
Philippines Diplomatic and service passports
Russia Diplomatic passports
Thailand Diplomatic and official passports
Tunisia Diplomatic passports
Turkey Diplomatic, special and service passports
Turkmenistan Diplomatic passports
Ukraine Diplomatic and service passports
Holders of the Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations  

 

Last updated: 7 October 2016

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