Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Estonia. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.

Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport will not expire for at least 6 months after they enter the country even if they do not intend to stay that long. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required.

US Embassy/Consulate

[372] 668-8100; US Embassy in Tallinn, Kentmanni 20, 15099 Tallinn, Estonia;;

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone

Ambulance: 112; Fire: 112; Police: 110


See WHO recommendations


Maritime; wet, moderate winters, cool summers

Currency (Code)

Euros (EUR)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, F

Plug Type CPlug Type F

Major Languages

Estonian, Russian, Ukrainian

Major Religions

Orthodox 16.2%, Lutheran 9.9%, other Christian 2.2%

Time Difference

UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March, ends last Sunday in October

Potable Water


International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Tallinn (includes Toompea Castle, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral); Tartu (includes Old Toen, Estonian National Museum); Lahemaa National Park; Saaremaa; Parnu; Narva Castle

Major Sports

Soccer, basketball, skiing, volleyball, cycling, judo

Cultural Practices

It is considered rude to greet someone while seated, stand up to introduce yourself.

Tipping Guidelines

If you do not like the service you do not need to tip. A 10% tip is polite and in many places expected for satisfactory or good service; a 20% tip is considered a thank you for exceptional service.


Juniper items, embroidered Muhu slippers, hand-knitted woolen items, carved-wood items, dried berries, jams, honey

Traditional Cuisine

Verivorst — pork sausages made of barley, onion, allspice, marjoram, and blood and roasted together with potatoes and pork; typically accompanied with butter, sour cream, and sauerkraut on the side and topped with a cranberry or lingonberry compote

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Wednesday, November 09, 2022