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Public holidays 2015
|1 January New Year’s Day||24 February Independence Day: Anniversary of the founding of the republic (1918)||3 April Good Friday||5 April Easter Sunday|
|1 May Spring Day||24 May Whitsunday||23 June Victory Day||24 June St. John’s Day (Midsummer)|
|20 August Day of Restoration of Independence: End of Soviet rule (1991)||24 December Christmas Eve||25 December Christmas Day||26 December Boxing Day|
Most museums close 3 hours earlier than usual on the day before a public holiday.
Estonia is in the Eastern European Time Zone: GMT + 2 hours.
In summer: GMT + 3 hours.
Health & Safety tips
MEDICAL SERVICES & POLICE
In case of an accident or sudden illness, call for an ambulance or the police free-of-charge from any phone: 112.
Pharmacies are usually open from 10:00-19:00. Two of them stay open all night: Südameapteek – Tõnismägi 5, ph: +372 644 2282 and Vikerlase 16, ph: +372 638 4338.
No vaccinations or health certificates are required for entry into Estonia. A health insurance policy is optional. Travellers requiring dialysis can read more about local treatment options here.
Estonia’s traffic laws stipulate that wearing a luminous reflector on the right side of outer clothing at night or in conditions of poor visibility, particularly in winter, is compulsory.
Communication & Post offices
Tallinn has become famous for its abundance of free, public Wi-Fi, which is available in nearly every café, restaurant, hotel and hostel, as well in open spaces such as city squares and parks. To see a map of free Wi-Fi hotspots hosted by the City of Tallinn, click here.
Calling abroad, dial 00 and 372 for Estonia and then the telephone number.
Currency, Customs & Visa
National currency: Euro (1 euro = 100 cents)
A Customs Guide for travellers to Estonia can be found at www.emta.ee.
Estonia is a part of the Schengen visa area. Nationals of EU are free to enter Estonia. The required travel document for entry is a national ID card or passport.
For more specific information, please contact the nearest Estonian consulate or embassy, or check the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affair's website.
The electrical current is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz,
European-style 2-pin plugs are in use.