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SAFETY POLICY FOR SCAND-LAS 2021

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SAFETY POLICY of Scand-LAS 2021

Last update: October 20, 2021. This subsection is updated on a weekly basis. 
We recommend getting Covid-19 insurance to include travel arrangements and health issues. 

Safety rules during Scand-LAS 2021 symposium

  • All participants have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Please be ready to show your vaccination passport if asked!
  • The personnel is fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • Face masks are available for free in the secretariat.
  • Covid-19 rapid tests can be bought from the secretariat for 12 euros (please bring cash).
  • Hand sanitisers are available all over the venue.

Testing in Estonia using the PCR method

  • If you need to take the PCR test before returning to your home country, medicine lab SYNLAB is happy to help you. 
  • In order to give the test, you must book the appointment at least 1-2 days before – unfortunately we cannot guarantee available appointments if booked any later than that.  
  • You will get the test result within 24 hours of testing. The results will be emailed to you with encrypted email. All the details for that will be collected from you at the testing centre. 
  • Please notice that testing method for COVID-19 is Nucleic acid amplification test (real time RT-PCR). 
  • In SYNLAB 2 ways to collect a coronavirus sample are used: sampling from pharyngeal washings or sampling from nasopharynx. If you choose to give sample from pharyngeal washings, then we kindly ask you not to eat, drink, smoke, chew gum and brush your teeth 1 hour before giving the sample. 
  • How to book an appointment: Call SYNLAB customer support at 17123 (when calling from abroad +372 640 8231) (Mon-Fri 8-18) OR write to klienditugi@synlab.ee 
  • The sample can be given at following Tallinn sampling points: 
  1. Töökoja 1 (SYNLAB sample collection point), Mon–Fri 7:30–19:00 
  2. Tammsaare tee 104a (rear parking lot, mobile testing point) Mon-Fri 8-16:30 (lunch 12-12:30) 
  3. Mere pst 10 (Europark EP29, mobile testing point) Mon-Fri 11:30–20:00 (lunch 15:30–16:00) 
  • The cost of the corona test with the certificate is 47€, which will be paid at the testing centre by card or cash. 

TRAVELLING TO ESTONIA

Crossing of the state border for the purpose of entering Estonia is allowed for

  • citizens and residents of the European Union, the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City, and long-stay visa holders and their family members if they are asymptomatic;
  • citizens of countries on the list in Annex 1 to the recommendation of the Council of the European Union;
  • vaccinated third-country citizens for any purpose.

Restrictions do not apply to persons (arriving from inside or outside Europe) who:

  • have previously been infected with the COVID-19 disease and no more than 180 days have passed since the positive result of the test or the date the diagnosis was confirmed by a doctor;
  • ​have completed a course of vaccination against COVID-19 and no more than one year has passed from the date of its completion; The vaccination course is considered completed when the time of full immunity is reached. 

Please note! According to the manufacturers’ instructions, the time to maximum immunity is

  • 7 calendar days after getting the second dose of Pfizer/BioNTech Comirnaty,
  • 15 calendar days after getting the second dose of AstraZeneca Vaxzevria,
  • 14 days after getting the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine,
  • 14 calendar days after getting a single dose of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
  • For other COVID-19 vaccines not mentioned in this section, the instructions from the individual manufacturer for maximum protection must be followed.

Anyone who has been vaccinated abroad can prove that they have been vaccinated by presenting one of the following documents:

  • a vaccine passport, a copy of such a passport, or a relevant certificate (including a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate which is compliant with EU requirements);
  • an officially-verified excerpt from a relevant database from the foreign country;
  • a vaccine passport (healthcare providers can issue such passports in a paper format).

Traveller’s questionnaire for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19

  • All passengers arriving in Estonia by plane (including children for whom the data is provided by their parents) must fill in the traveller’s questionnaire before arriving in Estonia. You can do this up to three days before arriving in Estonia. The border guard or the airline may ask for confirmation of the border crossing declaration sent by e-mail either electronically or on paper. Those arriving by ship, bus, or car are obliged to fill in the traveller’s questionnaire when arriving from a country marked in red in the table or an equivalent country.

ATTENDING EVENTS IN ESTONIA

From August 26, all events in Estonia are required to check visitors’ infection safety. Please be prepared to show your COVID certificate at Scand-LAS 2021 events!

Events and activities

  • As of August 26, COVID certificates are required for individuals 18 and older at most events including sports events, hobby activities and education, saunas, spas, public meetings, theaters, cinemas, museums, entertainment, and for eating and drinking on site in catering establishments. Event organizers may also ask for an identity document.
  • A COVID certificate is proof of vaccination status or evidence of having recovered from the coronavirus.
  • The COVID-19 certificates of all attendants must be checked, their authenticity and validity must be verified, and in case of doubt, the identity of the person providing the certificate must be established.
  • Persons who do not prove their infection safety cannot participate in the event or activity.