Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, students arriving to Estonia from other countries may need to follow self-isolation requirements when arriving in Tallinn to begin their studies in Tallinn University. Please read the following information to make sure which requirements apply to you once you arrive in Estonia. 

Students travelling from EU/EEA countries

  • Check the Estonian Foreign Ministry's web site before you begin your travel to Estonia. The list is updated every week. Please keep an eye on the list and check if you will need to self-isolate once you arrive in Estonia. If you are travelling through several countries, you will need to check those countries' infection rates as well. 

  • If the country you are travelling from is not listed or the infection rate (infections per 100 000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) is over 16, you will need self-isolate for 14 days once you arrive in Estonia. 

  • We advise that you arrive in Estonia at least two weeks before the beginning of the academic year so that self-isolation does not interfere with your studies. 

  • You are responsible for following the self-isolation requirements if applicable to you. The university has the right to exmatriculate students who do not follow self-isolation requirements and they will have to leave Estonia. Please read the self-isolation requirements here

  • Please do not begin your journey to Estonia unless you are healthy (you have no symptoms of an infectious disease). You may also only participate in classroom lectures and seminars only if you are healthy. Self-isolation is mandatory for everyone showing symptoms of an infectious disease. 

  • Please note that Tallinn University's dormitory is not suitable for self-isolation. 

You may only begin your travel to Estonia if you are healthy (you have no symptoms of an infectious disease). You may also only participate in classroom lectures and seminars if you are healthy. 

Students travelling from Non-EU/EEA countries

Tallinn University will issue official acceptance letters to citizens of Non-EU/EEA countries that are listed on the Estonian Foreign Ministry's web site as countries with a low infection rate as of the 3rd of August. The list is updated every week. Please keep an eye on the list and make sure your country is still listed as one with a low infection rate at the time your are planning to arrive in Estonia. If you are travelling through several countries, you will need to check those countries' infection rates as well. 

  • When applying for a D-Visa, you must take into account that your health insurance, among other things, must cover all health cost that may arise when infected with Covid-19. 
  • Once you have received the D-Visa and set a date for travelling to Estonia, information on when you will arrive to Estonia, which route you are taking and the address of where you will be staying once you arrive, needs to be sent to admissions@tlu.ee
  • Before you begin the journey to Estonia, please check on the Estonian Foreign Ministry's web page, whether a 14-day self-isolation requirement applies to people arriving from the country you have been staying in. 
  • If the infection rate of the country you have been staying in, is more that 16 infections per 100 000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) or your country is not on the list, you will need to stay in self-isolation for 14 days once you arrive in Estonia. 
  • Please do not begin your journey to Estonia unless you are healthy (you have no symptoms of an infectious disease). You may also only participate in classroom lectures and seminars only if you are healthy.

Once you arrive in Estonia and need to stay in self-isolation for 14 days:

  • Once you arrive in Estonia, you must take a taxi to take you to where you will be staying for the next 14 days. Be sure to wear a mask. If you are arriving at night, the taxi must be ordered in advance.
  • You are responsible for following the self-isolation requirements if applicable to you. The university has the right to exmatriculate students who do not follow self-isolation requirements and they will have to leave Estonia. Please read the self-isolation requirements here
  • Once you arrive in Estonia you will need to take a Covid-19 test within the first 24 hours of your arrival. You will also need to take a second Covid-19 test two weeks after the first test. Once this confirmation has been signed and you have received your D-Visa, Tallinn University will send you information on testing facilities. One test costs about 80 euros. You will pay for the test at the testing facility. You will need to inform the university of when you having taken the test.
  • Once you have arrived in Estonia, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days. Tallinn University’s dormitory is not suitable for self-isolation. You are required to book accommodation suitable for self-isolation before arriving in Estonia. Staying in self-isolation means that a person may not leave his or her place of residence within 14 days, except on the instructions of a healthcare professional or a police officer, or for unavoidable reasons.
  • If you get sick while in self-isolation, you are obligated to let the university know immediately at admissions@tlu.ee. Costs related to being sick, including  costs for food and medicine must be covered by the student.
  • We advise that you arrive in Estonia at least 14 days before the start of the academic year so that self-isolation does not interfere with your studies.
  • The university has the right to exmatriculate students who do not follow self-isolation requirements and they will have to leave Estonia. Please read the self-isolation requirements here and here
  • The Health Board of the Republic of Estonia has the right to impose a €9600 fine to people not following the rules of self-isolation.
  • Self-isolation is mandatory for everyone showing symptoms of an infectious disease. 
  • Please do not begin your journey to Estonia unless you are healthy (you have no symptoms of an infectious disease). You may also only participate in classroom lectures and seminars only if you are healthy.

In order to apply for a D-Visa and confirm that you agree to fulfil the requirements of self-isolation (if applicable), students must sign a "Confirmation of following the rules of self-isolation" and send it to admissions@tlu.ee. Once we have received the confirmation, an official acceptance letter for applying for a visa will be issued. Please find the Confirmation here: 

Confirmation of following the rules of self-isolation