As of 1 July 2022, people with COVID-19 and close contacts are no longer subject to the quarantine obligation arising from the order issued by the Government of the Republic, and people crossing the border are no longer restricted on the right to free movement. However, in order to prevent the spread of the virus, it is recommended that people with COVID-19 or with suspected COVID-19, as well as their close contacts, remain in self-isolation at home according to their doctor’s instructions, until the symptoms of the disease have passed.

From 1 July 2022, as the self-isolation of close contacts becomes recommended as opposed to mandatory, doctors may no longer issue sick notes due to “quarantine”. For close contacts without symptoms and without a positive SARS-CoV2 RT-PCR or antigen test result, sick notes by reason of illness may be issued based on a doctor’s decision for up to 5 days.

Close contacts are recommended to remain in self-isolation for at least 5 days following the contact, and especially avoid any contact with people who are at risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms, irrespective of their vaccination status (people aged over 65, people suffering from an immune deficiency or a chronic disease). In case of unavoidable contacts, we recommend wearing a protective mask that fully covers the nose and mouth.

To calculate your isolation period, we recommend that you use the isolation calculator formulated by the Estonian Society of Family Doctors: