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Who does not need a visa to visit Estonia?



Visa-free travel from countries of the European Union, the European Economic Area and the Schengen area. Short-term AMERICA VISA FOR ESTONIA CITIZENS travel for citizens of third countries and holders of diplomatic, service, official and special passports.

Nationals of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and any third-country national holding a residence permit of a Schengen State do not need a visa to enter Estonia.

A family member of an EU/EEA/EFTA national, who in addition to the valid passport of the country of his/her nationality, present a residence card, which has been issued pursuant to the Directive 2004/38/EC  bearing the text “Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA National “, may enter Estonia without a visa, provided that the family member is traveling together with the EU/EEA/EFTA national or to the EU/EEA/EFTA national. This directive shall apply to an EU/EEA/EFTA national, who moves to or resides in a member state other than that of which he/she is a national.

Residence cards issued by the United Kingdom to non-EU family members of EU-27 no longer exempt from the requirement of having a visa.  

Schengen area  consists of 26 European countries (of which 22 are EU States): Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy,  Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and The Netherlands along with Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Although travel documents are not checked at internal Schengen borders, it is still necessary to carry a travel document (a passport or national ID card) when crossing internal Schengen borders. Competent authorities like police or immigration officials of relevant AMERICA VISA FOR FINLAND CITIZENS State have the right to check travel documents if needed.  

We draw your attention to the fact that driving licences, post, bank or tax cards are not accepted as valid travel documents or proof of identity.