UT coronavirus info

Last updated on 6 June.

To prevent the spread of the virus and the disease, to protect human life and health and to ensure the functioning of society, national restrictions and guidelines must be observed. You can read the university's recommendations and guidelines below, by topics. Please note that due to the rapidly changing situation, the university's guidelines may be updated.

  • The Government of the Republic lifted the obligation to wear masks as of 3 April 2022.
  • Staff and students with viral symptoms must stay home regardless of their vaccination status.
  • Heads of units and employees will cooperate to find solutions that consider the interests of both the university and the employee and ensure a safe working environment for all.
  • Employees will get the most precise information about the organisation of work from the head of their unit.
  • More than 90% of university staff and around 90% of students have been vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated yet, make sure you get your dose. If you first want to discuss vaccination with a specialist, call the family doctors’ advice line 1220 or consult your family physician.
  • See the list of places where you can get vaccinated.
  • All international employees and students can also get vaccinated in Estonia. National health insurance is not required and vaccination is free of charge. There are a number of places where you can get vaccinated without prior booking, but it is also possible to book a time slot by calling 1247, making an appointment on www.digiregistratuur.ee or by calling your local hospital or private medical centre. 
  • For vaccination, an Estonian ID code is needed. The students staying in Tartu can get their Estonian ID code at the Tartu Welcome Centre. However, one should keep in mind that visiting offices is allowed once self-isolation period, if needed, has been completed.
  • The EU digital Covid-19 immunisation certificate can be viewed, printed and downloaded in the patient portal www.digilugu.ee under "EU digital Covid certificates". An ID card, mobile-ID or Smart-ID is required for logging into the patient portal.
  • Estonians and all foreign residents who have the Estonian personal identification code but cannot access the Patient Portal (digilugu.ee) to create their digital COVID certificate can now apply for the certificate at the customer services of the Social Insurance Board across Estonia. Foreigners who want to get the certificate at the Social Insurance Board must have the Estonian personal identification code and an identity document. It is possible to fill in and print the application beforehand. The service is free of charge for everybody.
  • Further information about vaccination:
  • If you suspect infection with coronavirus, call your family doctor or the family doctor’s advice line 1220 for advice. 
  • To prevent further spread of the virus, stay at home while waiting for the test results and when tested positive. 
  • Information about a person being infected with COVID-19 is sensitive personal data and must not be forwarded, except with the person’s consent. Nevertheless, employees and students are encouraged to inform the university if they turn out to be virus carriers and have been in close contact with university staff or students. Rapid exchange of information helps us prevent the spread of the virus at the university. If an employee turns out to be a virus carrier or a close contact, we recommend informing his or her immediate supervisor. If a student turns out to be a virus carrier or a close contact, we recommend him or her to inform the academic affairs specialist.


Contact information 

Gea Kääpa
Marketing and Communication Office
Communication Unit
Head of Communication
+372 737 5680
+372 5805 8070 (5680)
Gea Kääpa
Marketing and Communication Office
Communication Unit
Head of Communication
+372 737 5680
+372 5805 8070 (5680)

National coronavirus helpline: 1247 (+372 600 1247 for calls from abroad)
National restrictions are available on the state website on COVID-19:  www.kriis.ee /en  
Health Board’s website: www.terviseamet.ee/en
Restrictions in force in Estonia  https://www.kriis.ee/en/restrictions-force-estonia

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