COVID-19 information

COVID-19 information for new students starting their studies in Estonian University of Life Sciences


Estonian University of Life Sciences continues to welcome international students. However, due to the global COVID-19 crisis, there could be some changes in the organisation of studies.

You can find the most recent information about how studies are currently conducted on our website HERE.

At the moment physical interaction is minimised and all lectures are held online. Practical activities and exams that cannot be conducted online, can still be done in person if all safety measures are in place.

What to keep in mind when travelling to Estonia?

  • It is possible to travel to Estonia, however, various restrictions apply depending on your country of origin. Please check the website of Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the most recent information:
  • People, arriving in Estonia from another EU country have two options:
    1. Self-isolate for 10 days before carrying on with whatever they are here to do.
    2. Get tested at the airport upon arrival, self-isolate for 7 days, take another test on the 7th day and if both tests are negative, they can finish their self-isolation early
      • To shorten isolation even more, one may do the test in their home country before departure maximum 72 hours before arriving to Estonia (please see
      • In order to move into our university dormitory, you need a second negative test result.
      • To make the testing procedure at the airport faster, fill a passenger locator aid form before arriving (fill max 24h before your arrival)
      • Check for testing information or ask your coordinator at EMÜ.
      • The test at the airport costs 52 euros, the second test price depends on the lab where you take it (in Tartu, the only option is Synlab: 58 EUR) .
  • Our university dormitory has space for self-isolating but it is limited, so be prepared to book a hotel room or an Airbnb for the first 7 days of your stay. Your coordinator in EMÜ will inform you about your options in due time.
  • There are exceptions for people arriving from Finland, Latvia and Lithuania, check the website of Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the most recent information:

This information is updated based on the Covid-19 virus spread in Estonia and the rest of the world.

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