Estonia - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV

Restriction category relative to Estonia

  • Countries without restrictions

Entry regulations Residence regulations Additional information
No restrictions for people with HIV/AIDS.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Estonia

There are no restrictions for people with HIV/AIDS. There are no specific legal regulations concerning people with AIDS.

Neither a medical certificate nor an HIV test result is required when entering the country. Foreigners with a known HIV infection are not subject to specific residence regulations. There are no regulations regarding the control, deportation or expulsion of those concerned.

Carrying antiretroviral medication for personal use: There is a regulation, currently only published in Estonian language: Quantities are limited. Importing larger quantities requires a permit by the State Agency of Medicines, To grant a permit, the Agency requires the following information: patient name, quantities, pharmaceutical formulation, size and number of packagings and a doctor’s prescription.

(Source: 1)

According to the Estonian Foreign Ministry, former residency restrictions were abolished in 1998.

(Source: 2)


HIV treatment information for Estonia

  • Lääne Tallinna Keskhaigla, Merimetsa nakkuskeskus
    (Hospital for infectious diseases)
    Paldiski mnt. 62
    10617 Tallinn
    Doctors in charge: Dr. K. Zilmer, Dr. M. Raukas
    Phone: +372 659 8586; 659 8524
    Registry phone: 1314
  • Tartu Ülikooli Kliinikum
    (Tartu University Clinic)
    L. Puusepa 1a
    50406 Tartu
  • Narva Haigla, Nakkushaigusteosakond
    (Narva Hospital, infectious diseases section)
    Karja 6
    Doctors in charge: Leonid Sizemski
    Phone +372 3548802
  • Ida-Viru Keskhaigla, Puru Haigla
    (North East Central Hospital, infectious diseases section)
    Ravi 10
    30322 Kohtla-Järve
    Doctor in charge: Jelena Shmidt
    Phone: +372 3322188
(Source: 3)


HIV information / HIV NGOs in Estonia

  • Eesti HIV-positiivsete võrgustik
    (Estonian Network of PLWH)
    Mardi 3
    10145 Tallinn
    Phone: +372 56506316
    Contact person: Mr. Igor Sobolev
    Peer support, consultations on adherence to ARV treatment, care, support, education, trainings.
  • LIGO
    (Life is Going On, NGO for women)
    Mardi 3
    10145 Tallinn
    Phone: +372 6607302
    Contact person: Ms. Irina Moroz
  • NGO Convictus Eesti
    Postal address: Merivälja tee 1-K102
    11911 Tallinn
    Phone (office): (+372) 6 410 133

    Needle exchange and drug user consultation:
    Narva mnt. 46 Tallinn
    Open every day 13.00-21.00
    Phone: (+372) 6414107
(Source: 3)
  • ESPO Society (PLWH in Estonia)
    Mardi str.3, 10145, Tallinn, Estonia
    Phone +372 660 7707
    Mob. +372 525 6449
    Contact person: Slava Vasiljev
(Source: 4)
  • Confidential hotline: 645 5555
    (24 h; Estonian & Russian)
(Source: 1)
  • AIDS Support Centre
    Kopli 32
    10412 Tallinn, Estland
    Phone +372 641 3165
    Fax +372 641 3165
    Contact person: Ms. Svetlana Denks
  • Estonian Association "Anti-AIDS"
    Hiiu 42
    11619 Tallinn, Estland
    Phone +372 251 4360
    Fax +372 670 6814
    Contact person: Ms. Ludmilla Priimgi
(Source: 2)


Global Criminalisation of HIV Transmission Scan

The Global Criminalisation Scan is an initiative of GNP+. It aims to collect and keep up to date information on national and state level laws criminalising the transmission of or exposure to HIV. It also aims to provide an easily accessible ‘clearing-house’ of resources, research, and initiatives on the subject and to provide a platform for advocacy initiatives.

Find out more about the scan and the criminalisation of HIV transmission legislation at



  1. Embassy of Estonia, Berlin, March 13, 2008
  2. Embassy of Germany, Tallinn, December 26, 2007
  3. Eesti HIV-positiivsete võrgustik, Igor Sobolev, August 1, 2007 (by e-mail)
  4. ESPO Society, Slava Vasiljev, August 6, 2007 (by e-mail)


updated: 1/5/2009
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