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Estonia. Get in, getting around. Documents, mail, bank, telephone


Tallin, a world heritage site, an authentic Baltic gem, with its perfectly preserved medieval center. Tartu, a lively university center of great cultural and intellectual renown. Coastal cities. Beautiful villages with majestic castles, fortresses and ruins. Suggestive islands and splendid green lungs. This, and more, awaits you in Estonia.


The plane is the most practical and convenient solution to reach the country. The international airport of Tallinn is well connected, with direct flights, to the main European destinations.
The airport, not far from the center, is perfectly integrated into the public transport system. In a short time, you can reach the capital, and from here, you can move around the country.
The alternatives are represented by the Baltic airports of Vilnius and Riga. Tartu’s small airport, on the other hand, is limited only to connections with Helsinki and, therefore, is not very practical.

By bus, and car, you can easily reach and move around the country.
The E67, also known as Baltic Road, is the main artery that connects Poland to Helsinki, with the last part by ferry. On the eastern side, the E20 reaches St. Petersburg.
The streets, although little trafficked, often hide pitfalls due to the presence of wild animals, poor lighting and missing signs. The section of the E67 is exclusively on the State Road with a single carriageway.
By bus, you can take advantage of low-cost and extremely low-cost fares to reach the country. Connections are guaranteed from the Baltic, Russia, Ukraine, and even from Germany. Obviously, in this case, travel times can be quite long.

By ferry, you can arrive in the country from Helsinki. Several shipping companies offer crossings to Tallinn in a couple of hours, with prices starting from around €15 per person. There are over 10 daily connections to the Estonian capital.



Cars and buses remain the best solutions for getting around the country. South-North and North-East are the best connected areas. In general, all the main centers and points of interest are crossed by a State Road. In the car, caution is advised, categorically avoiding getting behind the wheel after having taken alcohol.
Traffic is fairly smooth, but you only travel on single lane roads.

Tpilet, Peatus and the most famous international transport companies offer bus connections with Tallinn and the main Estonian cities. On the buses you will pay the ticket directly on board the vehicle.
Are the prices cheap and competitive? And the quality of the means beyond the sufficiency.


Estonia has joined the Schenghen Agreements; therefore, for citizens of European countries adhering to this Agreement, there is no obligation to produce documents at the border; you are always required to bring an Identity Card or passport with you. It is recommended, above all, to bring the C.I. of their minor children, even if you travel by car or train. Consult our special section in this regard.
Dogs and cats enter freely, provided they have a health record and a recent certificate from the ASL residence veterinarian, attesting to good health. Dogs must have been vaccinated against rabies for at least 21 days.
Please note that the appropriate microchip must be applied to the animals. On public transport, animals must travel with a muzzle.
To fly with animals, please consult the section on individual airlines.


The official Estonian currency is the Euro. From 1 January 2011 it replaced the old Estonian Crown (Kroon).
In circulation you will find coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents, and 1 and 2 euros. The banknotes, on the other hand, are available in 7 different denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500.
Now, almost everywhere, you can pay by credit card directly and withdraw cash at ATMs. Keep in mind, however, that in some small towns, and less touristy places, you may find it difficult to make payments by credit card. A cash reserve is always recommended.

Those who need to enter the bank, keep in mind that it is generally open from Monday, from 09:00 to 16:00. In large cities, closure is set at 17:00. Everywhere, weekends and holidays are closed.



In Estonia, the hands of the clock are placed two hours ahead, compared to the Greenwich meridian.
Time Time: UTC / GMT +2.
Time difference GMT: UTC / GMT +3.

Daylight saving time begins on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October.


Across the country, the voltage is 220 volts, with 50Hz frequency. The electrical outlets are type C, also known as Eurospina. This is the standard 2-pin European socket. As always, we recommend using a special adapter during your travels. We recommend taking a look at this link for the more provident ones.

Electric outlet Type C


Omniva is the international mail and logistics company that owes all the Baltic countries. In Estonia, however, it still retains the name of Eesti Post, the old company founded in the seventeenth century.
Outside, the doors are identified by an orange background, with logo and white or blue characters.
The company offers all common shipping services throughout the country.
Post offices, with some exceptions, are open Monday to Friday, from 08:00 to 18:00; Saturdays, from 09:00 to 14:00. Always closed on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and public holidays. Times vary depending on the area and offices.


The shops are open from Monday to Friday, all day, from 09:00 to 20:00. Saturdays, from 09:00 to 17:00.
Variations, more or less significant, can be found in small towns and villages.
Businesses everywhere are closed on Sundays and public holidays.


Pharmacies are identified on the outside by the APTEEK sign, and, almost always, by the symbol of the cross. Many medicines are issued without prescription.
Generally, they observe the same shop hours, and are closed on Sundays and holidays.
In Tallin, many pharmacies, especially far from the historic center, close at 8.30pm.
Medicines, even without a prescription, are sold exclusively in pharmacies.

Hospitals and emergency rooms have average quality standards. Don’t forget to take your health card with you, which is necessary for treatment in public facilities. Before leaving, it is advisable to take out medical insurance, which includes total health coverage. We invite you to read the information folder to learn about costs and coverage.


In the country, the frequencies GSM 800/1800 Mhz and W-CDMA 2100 are used, the same as in the main European countries. So you can easily use your smartphone.
To call phones in Estonia, the international dialing code 00372 must be entered, followed by the telephone number.
The main Estonian telephone operators are Telia, Tele2 and Elisa.
With the reduction of roaming costs, you can easily call from Estonia using your national rate. Alternatively, you can use the classic VoIP calls, or make video calls, using a free WI-FI line.

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