COVID-19 grant for the tourism sector
As per Government of the Republic Resolution of 29 December, the tourism sector will be supported by an additional 8 million euros, to which the remaining 1.9 million euros from the tourism crisis support given out in spring will be added.
Applications are expected to be opened in March after receiving permission to grant state assistance.
The target group of the support includes accommodation companies, travel companies, catering companies located in Tallinn Old Town and handicraft and souvenir sellers whose economic activity has been negatively impacted by the exceptional circumstances caused by COVID-19.
Companies who have already received crisis support may apply again. It is important that the applicant announces their previously received support when submitting an application and that the support given to the applicant, along with the support discussed here, does not exceed 800,000 euros as per part 3.1 of the COVID-19 framework.
Support regulation in English: Supporting companies in the tourism industry in regard to the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19
SupSupport regulation in Estonian: port regulation in Estonian: Turismiga seotud majandusharu ettevõtjate toetamine seoses COVID-19 haigust põhjustava koroonaviiruse levikuga
An introductory information seminar on the terms of the support will be held on 9 February from 10:00-11:15 as an online seminar. The information seminar will be held in Estonian. Register for the information seminar here
Read further (in Estonian) about the terms of the support by target group and submit your application:
Support for partial compensation for the loss of turnover of an accommodation company
Support for partial compensation for the loss of turnover of a travel company
Support for partial compensation for the loss of turnover of an Tallinn Old Town catering company
Support for partial compensation for the loss of turnover of handicraft and souvenir sellers
If you wish to receive information about additional crisis support measures for the tourism sector in 2021 by e-mail (information will be sent in Estonian), please fill in the form “Covid-19 toetuse info tellimise vorm” at the bottom of the page COVID-19 mõjude leevendamise toetused
An accommodation company is a company or sole proprietor registered in the Commercial Register, who provides services subject to 9% value added tax and whose area of activity is an area of activity with the code Division I 551, 552 or 553 or Division Q 86905 set forth in Annex 16 Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK) (hereinafter the EMTAK) to the Minister of Justice Regulation No 59 of 28 December 2005 Procedure for Submission of Documents to Court.
A travel company is a company registered in the Commercial Register, whose principal activity is marked with EMTAK code Division N 791.
Tallinn Old Town catering company
Tallinn Old Town catering company is a food service undertaking in the Old Town of Tallinn means a company registered in the Commercial Register, whose area of activity is marked with EMTAK code Division I 56, except for the area of activity “other food service” with the code I5629, who has received an authorisation in the area of handling food service or an operator who has submitted a notice of economic activities and whose place of business in the state register of food and feed register as at 30 November 2020 located in a building situated in the Old Town of Tallinn.
The Old Town of Tallinn is an area of land the borders of which have been established in subsection 3 (2) of Government of the Republic Regulation No. 155 “Statutes of Tallinn Old Town Heritage Conservation Area” of 20 May 2003 and which are determined according to the borders of the heritage conservation area set forth in § 5 of the same regulation without the protected zone of the heritage conservation area.
Handicraft and souvenir sellers
Seller of handicrafts and souvenirs means a private legal entity or sole proprietor, who can be found in the Estonian tourist services database www.puhkaeestis.ee as a service provider in the category “Souvenir and handicraft shops”, except for persons who only sell souvenirs and handicrafts online.