Australia: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Travel Advice
Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue travel warnings for specific countries, but issues travel advice for every country. The information below is excerpted from its summary assessments of Estonia
Current as of: 12 December 2022
Last Reviewed: 4 October 2022
Latest Advice: Exercise normal safety precautions in Estonia.
Civil unrest and political tension
Civil unrest is generally not a problem in Estonia.
However, you should monitor local media for updates during public protests and events that draw large groups of people. If you're in an area affected by protests, follow the advice of local authorities.
- Demonstrations and civil unrest
Street crime includes:
- bag snatching
- petty theft
Airports, train stations, parks, routes to major hotels and the Old Town in Tallinn are popular locations for pickpockets.
Pickpockets often work together in small groups. Keep a close eye on your belongings.
Drink spiking happens in bars and casinos. Don't leave drinks unattended.
Car theft is common, especially in Tallinn. Use secure and well-lit carparks. Don't leave valuables in vehicles.
Credit card fraud happens in tourist areas. Locations include shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Keep an eye on your credit card at all times.
Internet crimes have been reported. These include online dating and scams involving money.
Be wary of online contact from people you don't know.
Don't send money until you've checked who you're sending it to.
While there have been no recent terrorist attacks in Estonia, they can still happen.
There's an ongoing threat of terrorism in Europe. Terrorists have staged attacks in European cities.
Terrorism is a threat worldwide.
Climate and natural disasters
Estonia can experience natural disasters or severe weather across the country, including:
- extremely cold winters
- heavy snowfalls
These affect major metropolitan areas.
Winter weather can severely delay transport and temporarily shut down services and roads.
Flooding may happen in spring, from March to May.
If there's a natural disaster or severe weather:
- monitor the media and local sources for updates
- follow the advice of local authorities
The above information has been excerpted from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Smartraveller website was last updated by World Trade Press on Monday December 12th, 2022. Addtional information is available at http://www.smartraveller.gov.au