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The Covid-19 coronavirus situation in Tartu, Estonia – updates and restrictions


Located in Estonia, the city of Tartu has a population of 93.9K. The latest data indicates 578,494 cases of Covid-19 infection in Estonia as of June 15, 2022 ,with 2,586 deaths. This represents a 96 percent increase from September 14, 2021, when 1,313 people died and 147,357 cases were registered, and a 575 percent increase from January 25, 2021, when 383 people were died and 40,975 infected.
We will review in the table below the effects of Covid-19 on visitors and daily life in Tartu.



Restriction Applied to Recent Update
Closing or restricting schools and universities

Students at colleges and universities

Schools in Tartu are open and there are no disciplinary restrictions on learning in classrooms.

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Workers in offices

No reduction of workplaces in significant differences compared to non-Covid-19

Cancellation of public events and shows

93.9K residents who live in Tartu

No cancellation of scheduled events for the public

Restrictions on gatherings

93.9K residents who live in Tartu

Gatherings can be held in Tartu without restriction

Public transportation shuts down

People who use public transportation

There are no measures to restrict public transportation

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

93.9K residents who live in Tartu

No order to remain at home in Tartu

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Intercity travelers

Unrestricted movement between cities and regions

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Foreign travelers

Quarantine arrivals into Tartu from all, some, or most of the regions

Governmental cash assistance for people without jobs or unable to work

Unemployed citizens

The government is replacing 50% or more of the lost salary, or is paying a flat sum that is greater than all the lost salary 50% median salary

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

Qualified households

A narrow relief tailored to a specific contract type

Campaigns aimed at informing the public

93.9K residents who live in Tartu

A coordinated campaign to inform the public through traditional or social media

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

Symptomatic individual

Open public testing available to people who are asymptomatic, e.g. drive through tests

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Diagnosed with a positive result

No contact tracing If a positive result is identified

Public spending to Covid-19 vaccine development

93.9K residents who live in Tartu

Facial covering policies outside the home

People leaving the house

Recommended facial covering outside the home in Tartu

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Different groups

Vaccines available to all

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

Elderly people

Recommendation for isolation, hygiene, and visitor restrictions for elderly people who reside in nursing homes




Changes in coronavirus status in the past few months



Restriction January 25, 2021 September 14, 2021

Closing or restricting schools and universities

Close all or some levels of educational institutions (ex. just high school, or only public schools)

Closure of schools or their alterations so the school operation differs significantly from standard non-Covid-19 operations

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Employers may close their offices, or require their employees to continue working from their houses in certain circumstances

No reduction of workplaces in significant differences compared to non-Covid-19

Cancellation of public events and shows

The Tartu authorities recommend canceling public events

No Changes

Restrictions on gatherings

Limits on gatherings of ten or fewer people

Restrictions on gatherings with more than 1,000 attendees

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Blocking entering from some regions

Quarantine arrivals into Tartu from all, some, or most of the regions

Governmental cash assistance for people without jobs or unable to work

People with no jobs or who are unable to work will not receive income assistance

No Changes

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

Provides extensive contract relief and debt relief

No payment relief for debts or contracts

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

Conducting tests on any person showing symptoms of Covid-19

No Changes

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Not every case involves contact tracing

No Changes

Facial covering policies outside the home

The wearing of a face covering may be required in some specified shared or public areas outside the home when other people are present or when social distancing cannot be achieved

No Changes

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Vaccines access to two of the following: key workers or elderly or clinically vulnerable groups

Vaccines available to all

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

No measures to protect the elderly

Recommendation for isolation, hygiene, and visitor restrictions for elderly people who reside in nursing homes



*Credit and clarification: some of the data were collected from a variety of sources such as Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, And others. the data are for general information only, And we do not take responsibility for the use and accuracy of it. We wish you a safe and enjoyable trip!

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