A Safe Museum Visit

Dear visitor! We care about our employees’ and visitors’ health, therefore please acquaint yourself with the conditions for a safe museum visit.

According to the regulations of the Government of the Republic, all adult visitors of the University of Tartu Natural History Museum must present one of the following certificates (alongside an identity document):

  • COVID certificate for evidence of vaccination

  • proof of recovery from COVID-19

Guests between ages 12 years and three months and 17 years (included) must present in addition to their identification document the following certificates:

  • COVID certificate for evidence of vaccination

  • proof of recovery from COVID-19

  • negative PCR test result or a negative antigen-RTD test result. PRC test must have been performed within 72 hours, and the antigen-RTD test must have been performed by the healthcare provider within 48 hours, and the result is negative. In addition, we accept the results of a rapid antigen test performed at a pharmacy, for which a certificate has been issued.

There is no on-site testing facility at the museum.

The COVID certificate can be displayed digitally on a device or printed out on paper. The proof may be a printout of another country's official certification. Vaccination against COVID-19 can also be proven on the yellow immunisation passport.

A mask is obligatory for guests above the age of 12. Guests can purchase masks on-site (0.50 €). In addition, when visiting the museum, please disinfect your hands and keep a sufficient distance from others. The museum has facilities for hand disinfection.

School programs and excursions
From 15.11.2021, students above the age of 12 will be able to participate in post-curricular school activities without proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test result. The exception applies to students in general educational and vocational educational institutions and applies to students who turn 19 during the academic year 2021/2022. Participation in activities is permitted provided that the person has no symptoms of the disease and is not subject to any restriction on freedom of movement. Students’ representatives must present a COVID certificate.


In order to ensure safety, we have joined the Goodwill Agreement. Visitors recognise the agreement partners by the COVID-19 safety label.

With the COVID-19 safety label, trusted to us by Visit Tartu we confirm that we follow the requirements and instructions of the Government and the Health Board of Estonia established for our industry or field, that we keep up to date with the information, and that we help visitors comply with the infection-prevention guidelines on site.

Our aim is to guarantee safety of visitors and employees. Visit Tartu and South-Estonian Tourism Cluster supervise the COVID-19 safety label. For more information visit EAS and Visit Tartu website.



At a service provider who has joined the Goodwill Agreement, you can be sure that:

  • The visitor's code of conduct and information on the COVID-19 virus prevention activities implemented by the service provider are available for all clients;

  • all employees are aware of the guidelines for preventing the spread of the virus and follow them in their daily work;

  • the indoor ventilation system is working properly;

  • there are enough disinfectants, they are available in places visible to everyone;

  • frequently touched surfaces are cleaned and disinfected regularly;

  • employees and guests are required to wear a mask or alternative personal protective equipment in accordance with applicable national regulations;

  • the possibility to maintain the necessary distance both with each other and with the service providers is ensured;

  • people with signs of illness are not allowed to be in public places or in the service area;

  • people who have come into contact with a client or employee with signs of illness are informed of the exposure without disclosing personal data;

  • the service provider participates in COVID-19 prevention webinars organised by Enterprise Estonia.

Further information:
University of Tartu Natural History Museum
phone +372 737 6076