Useful facts for travel to Estonia

Useful facts to help you plan your visit to Estonia

Festivals and Events:

Estonia has many festivals, operas, concerts and events that are worth seeing if you have the chance: Calendar of Events.

Public and Bank holidays for 2014:

1 January – New Year’s Day
24 February – Independence Day celebrates the declaration founding the Republic of Estonia (1918)
18 April – Good Friday
20 April – Easter Sunday
1 May – Spring Day
8 June – Whitsunday
23 June – Victory Day
24 June – Midsummer Day or Jaanipäev
20 August – Day of Restoration of Independence: Estonia regains independence after Soviet times
24 December – Christmas Eve
25 December – Christmas Day
26 December – Boxing Day

Visas:

  • None required for EU nationals.
  • Nationals of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Estonia for stays of no more than 90 days in a 6 month period: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Israel, Japan, Macau Special Administrative Region, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, USA, Uruguay and Venezuela. Everyone else needs a visa.

Climate:

Fairly cold winter, a cool spring with little precipitation, a moderately warm summer and a long and rainy autumn. Summers temperatures can occasionally reach around +30°C and a warm, sunny summer can keep autumn at bay until mid-October.

Average temperature in July +16.7°C
Average temperature in February -4°C. See our Estonia Weather page

Health risks:

Excessive consumption of alcohol, drugs, increase in HIV

Time:

Estonia is in the Eastern European Time Zone: GMT + 2 hours. In summer: GMT + 3 hours.

Electricity:

220V, 50Hz, European-style 2-pin (round) plug 2-pin plug (round)

Weights & measures:

Metric

Metric Weights and Measures and their equivalents

Clothing and shoe sizes conversion: US, UK, Europe

Money:

The Kroon, see our Estonia Money page

Check out the current exchange rate with your currency here (close the new window to return): 
TRAVELSIGNPOSTS CURRENCY CONVERTER

telephoneUseful telephone numbers :

Calls to Estonia: The international access code for Estonia is +372. Dial +372, then the area code and the subscriber’s number.

Some area codes:

City Code City Code
Haapsalu 47 Rakvere 32
Hiiumaa 46 Rapla 48
Jõgeva 77 Saaremaa 45
Kohtla-Järve 33 Tallinn *
Narva 35 Tartu 7
Paide 38 Valga 76
Pärnu 4 Viljandi 43
Põlva 79 Võru 78

(*) for call to Tallinn and Harjumaa within Estonia, just dial the number as described above, without area code.

Calls from Estonia: Dial 00 + the country code + area code + the subscriber’s number.

Local calls: Pay phones accept phone cards. If you wish to make a call within Estonia, first dial the area code and the number. Phone cards may be purchased from hotel reception desks, tourist information offices, post offices, newsstands and some shops.

Emergency numbers are the same from all phones, including mobiles, anywhere in Estonia.
For police: dial 110
For the Fire Department: dial 112
For ambulance services : dial 112

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