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.

Starting from December 14, 2020, all universities will be closed until the beginning of 2021 unless the government will decide otherwise. 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:
  • Everyone arriving in Estonia 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
      • Tests taken in your home country before departure are not considered.
      • 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 67 euros, the second test price depends on the lab where you take it (in Tartu, the only option is Synlab: 78 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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