Workers posted to Estonia

The concept of a posted worker is governed by Directive 96/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services.

The working conditions of workers posted to Estonia are regulated by the Working Conditions of Employees Posted to Estonia Act, according to which an employee posted to Estonia is a natural person who usually works in a foreign state on the basis of an employment contract and who is posted by the employer to work in Estonia for the provision of services within a specified period. An employee who is on a domestic business trip is not a posted worker for the purposes of the Working Conditions of Employees Posted to Estonia Act.

Entry into Estonia of aliens (except citizens of a Member State of the European Union, a Member State of the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation and members of their families who have a right of stay or residence in Estonia within the meaning of the Citizen of the European Union Act) and their rights and obligations during their stay, residence and employment in Estonia is regulated by the Aliens Act, with additional information also available on the  official website of the Police and Border Guard Board.

Last updated: 05.09.2022