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Estonia to require negative test for COVID to enter country

10:08, 08 January 2021
Estonia to require negative test for COVID to enter country Photo: Monika Skolimowska/ZB/Global Look Press

The Estonian government at a meeting has decided to limit the number of people who are allowed to visit the republic from January 15, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said at a press conference, Interfax reports.


This will be one of the additional measures aimed at preserving the people’s health, said Reinsalu.

Only those who tested for coronavirus and received a negative result will be able to enter Estonia. The sample must be submitted no earlier than 72 hours before arrival. It will be possible to pass testing immediately after crossing the border. The only exception will be air transit passengers working in Latvia and Finland.

At the same time, there has been an increase in the number of people infected with COVID in Estonia. On January 7, a new daily anti-record was set in the country – 1,104 cases.

An effective drug for coronavirus, which has successfully passed trials on animals, has been created in Estonia, NEWS.ru reported earlier.