Things you may want to know
Due to the rapidly changing conditions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic please refer to the official webpages for latest information:
Information on countries and restriction on freedom of movement requirements for passengers is available here
Estonian Police and Border Guard Board
In case of an emergency, contact the police, ambulance or rescue workers by calling 112.
A person insured in another EU member state is entitled to necessary medical care during a temporary stay in Estonia on the same terms as a person insured in Estonia. More information on the general principles of providing medical care can be found here.
What you need
Travelling to Estonia
Schengen – Visa
When arriving in Estonia, all participants must present a valid passport with the appropriate visa (if required). It is not possible to apply for a visa at the border. Participants who need to apply for a visa must do so in their country of residence. Estonia is part of the Schengen Area. At this website http://vm.ee/en/node/6978 you can find information on who needs to apply for visa and what is the application process.
Please note that visa invitation letters will be issued only to confirmed on-site participants who registered and already have paid the conference fee.
In case of an issue with travel documents or other travel-related questions, you can seek help from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Arrival and departure
Delegates arriving/departing individually are kindly requested to make their own travel arrangements. Upon arrival at the Tallinn Lennart Meri airport, we recommend you to take a taxi from the taxi stand in front of the airport. Taxi from the airport to the hotel takes about 10 minutes (depending on traffic) and costs around 10 €. Taxis accept Visa / Mastercard. ATMs are located in the airport terminal building.
Bus and tram stops, car parks and taxi stand are only meters away from Airport entrances. www.tallinn-airport.ee/en/transport/leaving-the-airport/
Conference badge is valid as a free public transportation pass and can be used within Tallinn public transportation network during the conference. In order to use this opportunity, please carry the badge with you.
How to use the badge as free public transportation pass?
Each time you use public transport you need to validate the ticket: scan the QR code at the bottom of the rectangular orange validator located at the front door of the public transport vehicle: place the QR code in front of the code reader screen situated at the lower part of the rectangular validator.
The conference will be held in ENGLISH, no translation available.
For more information on attractions and sights in Tallinn and Estonia please go to www.visittallinn.ee/eng and visitestonia.com/en/
In the end of May, the Estonian weather can change quickly. There are often sunny, rainy and windy days in Tallinn and the temperature varies from +13C to +20C.
See more weather information here:
Other practical information
Local Emergency Number is 112
The power supply is 220-230 volts (plug: two round prongs).
Local time: Eastern European Summer Time (GMT+3)
Conference contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Money and banks
Estonia uses the Euros and you can pay with card (also contactless) everywhere. ATMs can be found all around Tallinn. NB! Estonian ATMs give you your money first, then return the card. The machine asks yo u if you are done with your transactions, then it will give you back the card. ENG language options are available.
Public Wi-Fi is available in nearly every café, restaurant and hotel.
We recommend using eSIM via the app Airalo if you wish to purchase larger amount of data. It's very affordable.
Get cosy in our
During the period of 09.05 – 13.05.2022 rooms at partner hotels have been reserved at special rates for participants attending the Conference on a first-come, first-served basis.
Early reservation for accommodation is highly recommended. Room rates may be varied if the rooms reserved by the organizers are fully book.
Scroll down to see the partner hotels listed below.
Original Sokos Hotel Viru / Solo Sokos Hotel Estoria
Viru väljak 4, Tallinn City centre
Standard Class 85 €
Business Class 95 €
Use promotion code „BEGOV22“
Book online here or via email@example.com
phone: +372 6809300
Nordic Hotel Forum
Viru väljak 3, Tallinn City centre
Standard Class 104 €
Superior Class 124 €
Deluxe Room 154 €
Per night for single/double use,
Use promotion code „EGOV22“
Book firstname.lastname@example.org or +372 622 2999
Metropol SPA Hotel
Roseni 9, Tallinn City centre
Roseni 13, Tallinn City centre
Use promotion code „EGOV22“ and get a -20% off from the daily rate
Book through email@example.com
Tallinn Creative Hub
e-Governance Conference 2022 on-site event will be held in Tallinn Creative Hub on 10 – 12 May, 2022.
Tallinn Creative Hub is in the heart of Tallinn. It’s easy to get here by any means of transport and hotels are within walking distance.
The Creative Hub is one of the most uniquely creative and event spaces in Northern Europe. Historically, the building was Tallinn City Central Power Station. The old industrial complex was re-opened in 2015 as a creatively renovated universal modern event centre.
Tallinna Kultuurikatel, Põhja puiestee 27a, 10415 Tallinn, main entrance.