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Estonia is a country in Northern Europe in the Baltic region. It is bordered by the Gulf of Finland, the Baltic Sea, Latvia, Lake Peipus, and Russia.
The country offers visitors a chance to see gorgeous beaches along the shoreline. There are gorgeous forests and countryside to explore. History buffs will enjoy visiting the medieval old town in Tallinn. They can explore city walls and in-tact towers. There are even traces of Soviet occupation of the country, such as the deserted Paldiski base.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Estonia. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Estonia: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
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Travelers visiting Estonia must have a passport that is valid for at least six months. A visa is not needed for stays under 90 days. Travelers must show enough funds for the duration of their stay, as well as a return airline ticket.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Estonia has a temperate climate with warm summers, but cold, severe winters. It can be very breezy and humid as the country is so near the Baltic Sea.
Estonia does experience large, but peaceful, political demonstrations. Avoid these demonstrations if they occur.
Petty crime, such as pick-pocketing and bag-snatching, does occur. Travelers should avoid carrying unnecessary valuables with them. Avoid large gatherings, as they are good opportunities for pick-pocketing.
Travel only in well-lit areas and avoid travelling alone if possible. Individuals are required to wear reflectors on their clothing during dark, winter months. All travelers should exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings while traveling.
Laheema National Park is in northern Estonia. It was the first national park of the Soviet Union, established in 1971. It is also one of Europe’s largest national parks. The park has tons of raised bogs, one, the Laukasoo Reserve, which is over 7,000 years old. On a walk around the park one might see boars, red deer, wolves, bears, foxes, beavers, moose, or lynxes.
There are also four manors on the park, Palmse, Vihula, Kolga and Sagadi. Palmse used to belong to the convent of St. Michael. On the grounds one can also find a distillery, greenhouse, bouth-house, and barn. Vihula has roots from 1501 and during the Soviet occupation served as a collective farm. There is even a coffee on the grounds! Kolaga is known as the “classiest” manor with it’s beautiful architecture. Sagdi manor has a rococo-style with 20 outbuildings and historical furnishings.
A destination growing in popularity, a trip to Estonia still requires some prep work. Be sure to pack these key items.
When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where the U.S. embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.
U.S. Embassy Tallinn
15099 Tallinn, Estonia
Embassy phone: (372) 668 8100
Travelers should also look into enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a service offered by the Bureau of Consular Affairs. It is a free service that provides travelers with information from the Embassy about safety conditions in the country of travel. It also allows the Embassy or your family and friends to get in touch with you in the case of emergency.
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