Tallinn, Stenbock House, March 17, 2020 - At an extraordinary session, the government approved a nightly ban on alcohol sales across Estonia, extending it from stores to all dining facilities.
Starting tomorrow, it is possible to sell alcohol in restaurants, pubs, bars and other catering establishments and hotels from 10am to 10pm. Night sales of alcohol from 10 pm to 10 am are prohibited until the end of the emergency situation.
The restriction on the retail sale of alcohol is necessary in order to prevent cases of alcohol abuse that burden both the medical system and the police during the emergency situation.
The restriction will not apply to international carriage of passengers on board of aircraft or ships and at points of sale within the security restricted area of an international airport or port.