Plan Your Trip

c13_planyourtripFlying in
You can fly to Tallinn from all major European cities with Estonian Air, Finnair, SAS, KLM, Lufthansa, Air Baltic and several other carriers.

Ryanair also offers direct flights to Tallinn from Bremen, Dusseldorf (Weeze), Frankfurt (Hahn), Dublin, London, Manchester, Girona, Bergamo, Stockholm and Oslo.

Tallinn airport is approximately 3 km from the Old Town and Tallinn city centre, which can be easily reached by taxi or bus.

Other means of transport
You can also fly to Helsinki and take the ferry that connects Helsinki and Tallinn (approx. 2h30’). Ferries link Tallinn to Helsinki and Stockholm. For more detailed
information consult the Port of Tallinn schedule.

Air Baltic offers cheap flights to Riga, which is 300 km from Tallinn. Tallinn has good bus connections with Riga, Vilnius, St. Petersburg and many German and Scandinavian cities. For detailed information on bus connections please visit the websites of Lux Express or Ecolines.

International overnight trains link Tallinn with St. Petersburg and Moscow. For detailed information on railway connections please visit the homepage www.tickets.gorail.ee.

Accomodation
Do you need accommodation in Tallin? You could stay at the Sokos Hotel, which is where the conference takes place. But please remember that Tallinn has a great offer of accommodation possibilities adjusted to all range of budgets, so just google to find what would suits you best!

 

Visa Regulations

Estonia is a part of the Schengen visa area. Nationals of EU and EEA member states are free to enter Estonia. The required travel document for entry is a national ID card or passport.

Nationals of the following countries do not need visa to enter Estonia, and can stay for up to 90 days in any 6-month period: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela. The required travel document for entry is a valid passport.

Citizens of countries NOT mentioned above require a visa to enter Estonia. Visitors arriving in Estonia with visa must have a national passport valid at least 3 months after their planned departure from Estonia.

Children aged 7 to 15 years must have their own passport when travelling to Estonia or, if they are registered in their parent's passport, must have their photo next to the name. Children under 7 years do not need to have a photo if they are registered in their parents' passports. Persons above 15 years must have a separate travel document with photo.

For detailed information, please contact the nearest Estonian consulate or embassy, or check the
Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website.

 

Practical information

TIME
Estonia is in the Eastern European Time Zone: GMT +2 hours.

ELECTRICITY
The electricity supply in Estonia is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. European-style 2-pin plugs are in use.

CURRENCY
From January 2011 the local currency is Euro

CREDIT CARDS
Credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard/Eurocard, Diner's Club, American Express etc. are accepted in most of the major hotels, restaurants and shops, but ask first. Most banks will give cash advances on credit cards supported by a valid passport. Check with the credit card company for further details before travelling.

TRAVELLER'S CHEQUES
The most widely accepted traveller’s cheques in Estonia are Amex, Thomas Cook and Eurocheque.

CALLS
Calls to Estonia: the country code for Estonia is +372.

TAX FREE
Travellers arriving from outside the European Union can buy goods from tax-free shops and have them exempt from VAT. Exemption from Value Added Tax shall be applied when the total sales price of the goods purchased from a tax-free shop (including the VAT) exceeds 160 EUR. A tax-free shop provides the buyer with a respective document to prove the purchase. This document must be presented to Customs for confirmation when leaving the European Union. The buyer must take the goods out of the European Union before the end of the third month following the month of purchase.
Travellers are not allowed to unwrap the packaged goods before leaving the European Union. Travellers are obliged to present the unwrapped goods for customs inspection if requested. For further information please contact the local customs office or a customs officer on duty.
Customs helpdesk: +372 696 7435, +372 696 7436.

MEDICAL CARE
No vaccinations or health certificates are required upon entering Estonia, though health insurance is advisable. Ordinary over the counter medicaments are available in pharmacies (“Apteek”) in every town. However, for the convenience of the traveller we suggest you bring along your own supply.

More information about Estonia can be found at http://www.ecb.ee/page/about-estonia and at http://www.estinst.ee/eng/information-booklets/

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Click here to download a map of Estonia or here to download a map of Tallinn.