The official language is Estonian. About a third of the population speaks Russian. In the areas with a high proportion of Russian speakers, Russian is the lingua franca. Much of the younger population speaks English.
01/01/2022 New Year
02/24/2022 Independence Day
04/15/2022 Good Friday
05/01/2022 Labor Day
06/05/2022 Pentecost Sunday (Pentecost)
08/20/2022 restoration of independence
Duty free shopping
The following items can be brought into Estonia duty-free (if arriving from non-EU countries): 40 cigarettes (if arriving by plane: 200 cigarettes) or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 50 g of tobacco (if arriving by plane: 250 g tobacco) or 20g of alternative tobacco products or 120g of solid tobacco substitutes or a pack of smokeless tobacco on the condition that it does not contain more than 50g of the product (persons aged 18 and over); 1 liter of spirits with an alcohol content of more than 22% or 2 liters of spirits with an alcohol content of 22% or less or sparkling wine (persons over 18 years of age); 4 liters of table wine; 16 liters of beer. Gifts/other goods up to a total value of €430 (air and sea travel) or €300 (travel by train/car); Children under 15 generally €175.
Travelers who bring meat and milk products, among other things, into the EU from outside the European Union must declare them. The regulation does not apply to the import of animal products from EU countries, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland. Anyone who does not register these products must expect fines or criminal prosecution. More information is available from Countryaah.com.
There is a general ban on imports of live poultry, meat and meat products from third countries (with the exception of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland). An import ban applies to unlicensed ammunition and weapons, stolen goods, counterfeits, narcotics, pornographic products and alien species that could pose an ecological threat.
Import/Export to the EU
The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers as long as the goods are for personal use and not for resale. In addition, the goods must not have been purchased in duty-free shops. Travelers may be asked to provide proof of their own personal needs. Member States have the right to levy excise duty on spirit drinks or tobacco products if these products are not intended for personal use. The following maximum quantities apply as personal requirements: 800 cigarettes (persons aged 18 and over); 400 cigarillos (over 18s); 200 cigars (over 18s); 1 kg tobacco (only persons over 18 years); 10 liters of high-proof alcoholic beverages (persons aged 18 and over); 20 liters of fortified wine (such as port or sherry) (over 18s); 90 liters of wine (of which a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) (persons aged 18 and over); 110 liters of beer (over 18s); Medicines: Amount corresponding to personal needs during the trip. Other goods: The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers. However, this does not apply to gold alloys and gold plating in the unprocessed state or as a semi-finished product and fuel. Fuel may only be imported from an EC member state exempt from mineral oil tax if it is in the vehicle’s tank or in a spare container that is carried along. A fuel quantity of up to 10 liters in the reserve tank is not objected to. If additional quantities of these goods are carried, e.g. B. a wedding an event that could justify a bulk purchase. Note: However, there are certain exceptions to the free movement of goods regime. They relate in particular to the purchase of new vehicles and purchases for commercial purposes. (More information on car taxes can be found in the European Commission’s Guide to Buying Goods and Services in the Internal Market.) They relate in particular to the purchase of new vehicles and purchases for commercial purposes. (More information on car taxes can be found in the European Commission’s Guide to Buying Goods and Services in the Internal Market.) They relate in particular to the purchase of new vehicles and purchases for commercial purposes. (More information on car taxes can be found in the European Commission’s Guide to Buying Goods and Services in the Internal Market.)
Duty-free sales at airports and seaports have been abolished for travel within the EU. Only travelers leaving the EU can shop cheaply in duty-free shops. When importing goods into an EU country that were bought in duty-free shops in another EU country, the same travel allowances and allowances apply as when entering from non-EU countries. More information is available from the Estonian Customs Administration.
Embassy of the Republic of Estonia
Honorary consulates in Graz, Innsbruck, Linz, Salzburg and Vienna.
+43 (1) 503 77 61 11.
Consular Section: Mon-Fri 10am-12pm.
Embassy of the Republic of Estonia
The embassy in Paris is responsible for a Schengen visa.
Honorary consulates in Bonn, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Kiel, Grasbrunn near Munich, Schwerin and Stuttgart.
+49 (30) 25 46 06 02. Consular Section: +49 (30) 25 46 06 11.
Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.00. Consular Section: Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm. Telephone information: Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00.
Embassy of the Republic of Estonia
(Also responsible for Switzerland.)
Consulates in Geneva, Lugano and Stäfa/Zurich.
Rue Guimard 11/13
+32 (2) 779 07 55.
Appointments and business cards are common.
Business hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-18.00.
According to Abbreviationfinder.org, the country code of Estonia is 00372. “e-Estonia” is the country of mobile communications and internet. As a result, there are no longer any public phone booths in Estonia.
GSM 900/1800, 3G (2100) and 4G (800/1800/2600 Mhz). Network operators include Telia and Tele2. roaming agreements exist. The transmission/reception range for mobile communications covers the whole country. Roaming abroad can be used within the EU at the regular home tariff of the respective provider. Roaming charges were abolished within the EU in mid-2017. Nevertheless, it may be worth purchasing an Estonian prepaid SIM card. The “kõnekaart” (prepaid card in English) is available in R kiosks on the street.
Internet is the key to success for Estonia’s economy and access to the Internet is a fundamental right of every citizen. Therefore there is an almost nationwide WLAN network, even in the most remote villages, on some beaches and in forests there are public hotspots. They are marked with white and blue @ signs. The website www.wifi.ee provides an overview map. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Estonia in public buildings and places such as libraries, post offices, restaurants and cafés, public transport, railway stations and airports. Internet providers include Telia and Tele2. A few internet cafes are also still available.
Letters to Western Europe take 2-4 days to arrive. Stamps are available at Estonian post offices and kiosks.
Post office hours
Mon-Fri 09.00-18.00, Sat 09.30-15.00.
Numerous German-language radio stations can be received in Estonia via Astra satellites or the Internet, among other things.