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Covid-19 Information

Up-to-date Information on the Coronavirus Situation

It is the intention and goal of the Organizing Authority to hold this event as scheduled. Click on the button below for the Covid-19 Protocol & Related information for the Alexela World Championship 2021 published onAugust 4.

 

July 29, 2021 - Risk of coronavirus outbreak rose to the orange level.

The orange risk level means that infections also spread outside of outbreaks within the community and restrictions will be established to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

The government has previously decided that, starting from 2 August, up to 500 people can take part in indoor events and activities that lack infection control. For outdoor events, this number is 1,500. According to today’s (July 29) agreement, from 9 August, up to 50 participants are allowed at indoor events and activities, and up to 100 participants are allowed outdoors. 

The number of participants in events and activities may exceed the established limit only if infection safety and monitoring thereof is ensured.

 

> This means that only people who have been vaccinated, recovered from COVID-19, or presented a negative test result can take part in events and activities. In such cases, there may be up to 6,000 attendees indoors and up to 12,000 outdoors.

 

> 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.

COVID-19 PROTOCOL of the Alexela ORC Worlds - published on August 4

OA of the Alexela ORC World Championship is taking every step to meet our responsibilities to deliver a safe and controlled event and we adjust our actions and protocols to keep everyone safe in the Covid-19 pandemic. 

NOTE! We urge all entrants of the event to add all your crew members to the Manage2Sail system with an information about their Covid-19 vaccination status to help organizers to plan a smooth process of checking the certificates and planning the need for testing and other measures for the safe event. 

Persons who are not vaccinated/ who have not previously been infected and are arriving to Estonia from the countries, where the 14-day infection rate is > 200.1 new cases per 100,000 people per day, to avoid a mandatory self isolation of 10 days, shall require an invitation from the OA to get the exemption of the isolation requirement. Read more below about the required information for the invitation and crossing the border.

  • You can enter Estonia with an invitation of the event (Alexela ORC Worlds):

    • Please provide the following information about each person, who should enter Estonia for the ORC Worlds to our email info@orcworlds2021.com:

      • Full name

      • Passport Number

      • Passport issued on

      • Passport valid until

      • Date and place of Birth (as appears in Passport)

      • Date and time of crossing the border

      • point of entry

      • kind of transport (plane, car, s/y)

      • departure date

    • This information will be sent by the OA to the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board ahead your arrival - foreign nationals who have received a special permit to enter the country from the Police and Border Guard Board. The application must be sent to ppa@politsei.ee (will be sent by the OA of the Worlds). The purpose of the special application is to allow non-vaccinated persons to apply for crossing the external borders, for the purpose of entering Estonia under special circumstances (International title competition – ORC Worlds – is considered as the special occasion).

Find all the latest data on Estonia's infection rate per 100 000 inhabitants, our vaccination rate and overall healthcare information at the website of the Health Board.

Entry requirements crossing the border

All passengers arriving in Estonia by plane (including children for whom the data is provided by their parent) 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.

Very simple abstract is that you are free to come to Estonia without any testing and isolation requirements, if at least one condition is fulfilled:

  • You are coming from the country where infection rate is not above 150.

  • You are fully vaccinated and no more than 12 months have passed.

  • You are suffered from COVID-19, declared healthy and no more than 6 months have passed.

Find the infection rates per country from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

NOTE! 

  • Documents needed:

    • Vaccination certificate. People who have been vaccinated while abroad can prove their vaccination by presenting an immunization passport, its copy, or a relevant certificate, that contains, in Latin or Slavic alphabet and in Estonian, Russian or English, among other things, the data of the person immunized, e.g. the disease against which the immunization was done, the date of the immunization, the immunization agent that was used, its lot number, the dosage administered, how many doses have been administered to the person, and the name and other data of the provider of the immunization. The proof can also be an officially certified printout from a database of another country.

    • Traveller's questionnaire. All passengers arriving in Estonia by plane (including children for whom the data is provided by their parent) must fill in the traveller's questionnaire (https://iseteenindus.terviseamet.ee/  ) 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, car or train are obliged to fill in the traveller's questionnaire when arriving from a country marked in red in the table.

Entry requirements for the persons coming from Russia:

  • To enter Estonia, you need to have a Schengen visa – the event can issue you the invitation for applying a visa when needed

  • Since Russia is not listed among the countries in Annex 1 of the Council of the European Union (https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-10095-2020-INIT/en/pdf ), entering Estonia from Russia is not permitted for tourism reasons, only the people working (participating at the professional sports events included) or studying here can enter. 

  • Alexela ORC Worlds 2021 is listed as the high level international title event at the Ministry of Culture of Estonia and Estonian Health Board – this means exemptions apply for those people invited to participate. 

  • You can enter Estonia with an invitation of the event (Alexela ORC Worlds):

    • Please provide the following information about each person, who should enter Estonia for the ORC Worlds to our email info@orcworlds2021.com:

      • Full name

      • Passport Number

      • Passport issued on

      • Passport valid until

      • Date and place of Birth (as appears in Passport)

      • Date and time of crossing the border

      • point of entry

      • kind of transport (plane, car, s/y)

      • departure date

    • This information will be sent by us – the OA of the ORC Worlds to the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board ahead your arrival - foreign nationals who have received a special permit to enter the country from the Police and Border Guard Board. The application must be sent to ppa@politsei.ee (will be sent by the OA of the Worlds). The purpose of the special application is to allow third-country nationals to apply for crossing the external borders, for the purpose of entering Estonia under special circumstances (International title competition – ORC Worlds – is considered as the special occasion).

Need for testing

If anyone needs testing, then the information can be found https://koroonatestimine.ee/en/for-patients/paid-testing/  - 

  • Paid testing is needed for:

    • people without an Estonian personal identification code who arrived in Estonia and who were first tested at the airport or port and need a second test, or foreign nationals who arrived by land (who have not had the COVID-19 disease in the last six months and who have been declared healthy by their doctor or who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the last six months);

  • Testing places: 

    • when arriving with a plane or ferry (Padiski North Harbour)

      • Confido testing on the ground floor of Tallinn Airport and Paldiski North Harbour.

    • When arriving to Port of Tallinn with a ferry: 

      • Medicum coronavirus testing points are open to arriving passengers on the 3rd floor of the Arrivals Area of ​​Terminal A and on the 1st floor of Terminal D. The test points are only open during the ships’ scheduled arrival times. Estonian residents arriving from risk countries as a country of departure or transit can do so free of charge on the basis of an Estonian identity document (Estonian citizen passport or alien (so-called gray) passport, Estonian ID card or residence permit card). For foreigners the testing costs 53 euros.

    • For more information, visit the Medicum website or call +372 646 4848

    • Detailed information on coronavirus testing (booking a time, getting a certificate, etc.) can be found HERE >>>

Event organizers cannot provide guarantees against potential travel restrictions for any specific individuals at any time. It is up to each potential team and competitor to evaluate his or her personal situation and make logistical and financial decisions about their ability to participate and the possible risks involved. 

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FAQ - COVID-19 vaccination, self-isolation, Crossing the Estonian border, personal protection equipment

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The electronic declaration of health for those arriving in Estonia can be filled out as early as 24 hours before arrival. This makes border crossing smoother and people do not have to stand in line to fill out a declaration on paper. The confirmation of the border crossing declaration sent to your e-mail may be asked on the border. You can show it electronically or print it out before your travel.