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Travel Warnings

United States: Department of State International Travel Information

Latest advice,

Reissued with obsolete COVID-19 page links removed.

Exercise normal precautions in Estonia.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Estonia.

If you decide to travel to Estonia:

  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Country Security Report for Estonia.
  • Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. 
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.


Australia: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Travel Advice

Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue travel warnings for specific countries, but issues travel advice for every country. The information below is excerpted from its summary assessments of Estonia

Current as of: 12 December 2022
Last Reviewed: 4 October 2022
Latest Advice: Exercise normal safety precautions in Estonia.
Civil unrest and political tension

Civil unrest is generally not a problem in Estonia.

However, you should monitor local media for updates during public protests and events that draw large groups of people. If you're in an area affected by protests, follow the advice of local authorities.

More information:

  • Demonstrations and civil unrest

Street crime includes:

  • bag snatching
  • pickpocketing
  • mugging
  • petty theft

Airports, train stations, parks, routes to major hotels and the Old Town in Tallinn are popular locations for pickpockets.

Pickpockets often work together in small groups. Keep a close eye on your belongings.

Drink spiking happens in bars and casinos. Don't leave drinks unattended.

Car theft is common, especially in Tallinn. Use secure and well-lit carparks. Don't leave valuables in vehicles.

Credit card fraud happens in tourist areas. Locations include shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Keep an eye on your credit card at all times.

Internet crimes have been reported. These include online dating and scams involving money.

Be wary of online contact from people you don't know.

Don't send money until you've checked who you're sending it to.


While there have been no recent terrorist attacks in Estonia, they can still happen.

There's an ongoing threat of terrorism in Europe. Terrorists have staged attacks in European cities.

Terrorism is a threat worldwide.

More information:

  • Terrorism

Climate and natural disasters

Estonia can experience natural disasters or severe weather across the country, including:

  • extremely cold winters
  • heavy snowfalls

These affect major metropolitan areas.

Winter weather can severely delay transport and temporarily shut down services and roads.

Flooding may happen in spring, from March to May.

If there's a natural disaster or severe weather:

  • monitor the media and local sources for updates
  • follow the advice of local authorities

United Kingdom: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Foreign Travel Advice


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