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Who does not need a visa to visit Estonia?

15.04.2016

Nationals of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and any third-country national holding a residence permit of a Schengen State do not need a visa to enter Estonia.

EU and EEA States are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Switzerland.

A family member of an EU/EEA/EFTA national, who in addition to the valid passport of the country of his/her nationality, present a residence card, which has been issued pursuant to the Directive 2004/38/EC bearing the text "Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA National ", may enter Estonia without a visa, provided that the family member is traveling together with the EU/EEA/EFTA national or to the EU/EEA/EFTA national. This directive shall apply to an EU/EEA/EFTA national, who moves to or resides in a member state other than that of which he/she is a national.

Schengen area consists of 26 European countries (of which 22 are EU States): Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy,  Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and The Netherlands along with Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Although travel documents are not checked at internal Schengen borders, it is still necessary to carry a travel document (a passport or national ID card) when crossing internal Schengen borders. Competent authorities like police or immigration officials of relevant Schengen State have the right to check travel documents if needed. We draw your attention to the fact that driving licences, post, bank or tax cards are not accepted as valid travel documents or proof of identity.

In addition to the citizens from  EU, EEA  and  Schengen area following citizens do not need a visa to enter a Schengen area (incl. Estonia) for stays of no more than 90 days in any 180-day period:

 STATE
A

Albania*

Andorra

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Australia

B

Bahamas

Barbados

Bosnia and Herzegovina*

Brazil

Brunei Darussalam

C

Canada

Chile

Costa Rica

Colombia

DDominica
EEl Salvador
G

Grenada

Guatemala

H

Holy See

Honduras

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

IIsrael
JJapan
M

Macao Special Administrative Region of China

Macedonia*

Malaysia

Mauritius

Mexico

Moldova*

Monaco

Montenegro*

N

New Zealand

Nicaragua

P

Palau

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

S

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

San Marino

Serbia*

Seychelles

Singapore

South Korea

St Kitts-Nevis

St. Lucia

T

Taiwan**

Tonga

Timor-Leste

Trinidad and Tobago

U

United Arab Emirates

United States of America

Uruguay

V

Vanuatu

Venezuela

* Only for the biometrical passports holders
** Passports issued by Taiwan which include an identity card number

 

In addition the following countries’ citizens holding diplomatic-, service- or special passport do not need a visa to enter Estonia for stays of no more than 90 days in any 180-day period:

State 
ArmeniaDiplomatic passports
AzerbaijanDiplomatic passports
BoliviaDiplomatic and service passports
Cabo VerdeDiplomatic and service passports
JordanDiplomatic passports
GeorgiaDiplomatic passports
KazakhstanDiplomatic passports
KyrgyzstanDiplomatic passports
MongoliaBiometric diplomatic passports
MoroccoDiplomatic and official passports
People's Republic of ChinaDiplomatic passports
PhilippinesDiplomatic and service passports
RussiaDiplomatic passports
ThailandDiplomatic and official passports
TunisiaDiplomatic passports
TurkeyDiplomatic, special and service passports
TurkmenistanDiplomatic passports
UkraineDiplomatic and service passports
Holders of the Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations 

 

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