Tallinn University of Technology

Due to the spread of COVID-19 in Tallinn and Harjumaa in the last couple of days, TalTech is asking all of it’s employees and students to pay close attention to their health and stay home if symptoms appear. TalTech also asks everyone to follow the recommendations of the Health Board of Estonia and follow the university guidelines in various possible situations.  

The Government of Estonia extended the period of restrictions until the 10th of January 2021. Further restrictions will be discussed on the last week before the new year.

24/7 Study room is closed until the 4th of January.

Sports Club is closed until the 17th of January.  

From December 14, TalTech has been implementing the red risk scenario. This means that learning will be fully transferred to distance (except exams and personal consultations), the staff should prefer working from a distance by agreement with the head of the unit. During the red scenario, physical work meetings are allowed as an exception, if all safety measures are being followed.


Organizing exams, assessments, tests, personal consultations, and practical learning is allowed in the university, but all safety measured must be followed: people coming to the university have to be healthy and cannot be in self-isolation. Please follow the 2+2 rule, disinfect your hands, and wear a mask.

Implementing the 2+2 rule in auditoriums: students are sitting alone at double and triple tables in a chess pattern. In the case of long rows, there are two empty seats between two people, students are sitting in every other row, one row in between is empty.

Exam times can be found in ÕIS. If the time or organization of an exam is changed, students must be notified, and the change has to be formalized in ÕIS.

If a student is in self-isolation or sick during the exam or assessment time, we ask the student to contact the professor and find a suitable solution for taking the exam or assessment.

Work and study organisation:

TalTech recommends that you avoid any travel in the near future, if possible. When planning unavoidable personal or business trips or trips in relation to your studies, follow the recommendations given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign citizens without symptoms of illness who come to Estonia to study or work can get tested for the coronavirus at Tallinn Airport and the Port of Tallinn to shorten their mandatory self-isolation and return to work. Testing for the virus at the border and retesting seven days later to shorten the period of self-isolation is primarily intended to speed up the return to work, but students can also get tested at the border, although receiving a negative test result the first time does not immediately grant the right to return to your educational institution. 

If at least seven days after the first test, a second test is taken, and its result is also negative, it is considered equal to a 14-day self-isolation.

There may be different regulations for citizens of different states. See more: vm.ee/en/information-countries-and-self-isolation-requirements-passengers 

If a person violates the rules of self-isolation or quarantine, the state has the right to punish the person with a penalty payment or the revocation of a foreigner’s residence permit.