Why Visit Estonia
Estonia has a rich history, being occupied by the Germans, the Danes, the Swedes and the soviets until it finally gained its independence in 1991. You can experience its through its many museums and historical sights and villages, the perfect destination for a cultural getaway.
Estonia is literally, covered in nature. At least 50% of its land is made up by forest, with five national parks and several other natural reserves and protected areas. But there is more than that. The country is home to beautiful sandy beaches, with over 1500 islands, offering many water activities to enjoy.
Thanks to its rich history, Estonia has an interesting mix between the folklore traditions of its ethnic minorities with its medieval and nordic influences, creating a colorful cultural scene and a beautiful contrast of time periods.
Estonia has a growing foodie scene, offering incredible Michelin stars restaurants without the price tag, boosting fresh ingredients with delicious flavors.
Compared to other European countries, and especially to its Scandinavian neighbours, Estonia is very affordable. Everything from accommodations to fancy restaurants, in here your money will go further.
What to expect
Estonian is the official language in Estonia, however, there are 109 other languages spoken in the country, including russian, ukrainian, belarusian, finnish and latvian. English is widely spoken in the country as well, especially in Tallinn.
In Estonia the standard voltage is 230V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.
Euro is the official currency in Estonia. Other foreign currencies, like dollars, might be accepted at tourist attractions and hotels, but they won’t be accepted at other establishments. Credit cards are widely accepted, and you can exchange your money at any bank.. 1 USD equals 0.89 euros (as of 2020).
Estonia has a temperate-continental climate with 4 seasons, characterized by warm summers and fairly severe winters. The average annual temperature is 41.4 °F (5.2 °C ).
Estonia is very safe, with low crime rates. Even petty crime, such as pickpocketing, is not common. However, crime rates might shift a little in Tallinn. Be cautious and use your common sense.
Nationals of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Estonia for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period:
Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uruguay and Vanuatu.
Citizens from all other countries (except, of course, european citizens) need to request a visa in advance through the embassy.
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