TMW is presented by Telia

Health and Safety

The Estonian Government has decided that controlled cultural events can go ahead! Tallinn Music Week (TMW) will go ahead as planned 

Ahead of the festival, you might have some questions about health and safety. The following will give you a better idea of what TMW is doing and what you can do. The festival will be organised in line with the rules in place at the time for public events, aimed at minimising the spread of the coronavirus. 

How can I participate at the festival? 

  • By showing your EU digital COVID certificate (or an internationally recognised certificate), which shows that you’ve either: 
    • been vaccinated 
    • recovered from COVID 
    • received a negative PCR test result in the last 72 hours 
  • With a rapid test, valid for 48 hours, can be taken on location for a fee of 8 euros

The rapid test is an opportunity for those who cannot vaccinate to also attend the festival. However, we urge all who can to get vaccinated as soon as possible in order to keep yourself and your close ones healthy as well as keeping live culture open. In Estonia, the EU digital COVID certificate can be downloaded at If you’re travelling from abroad, check with your local healthcare authorities how these certificates are organised. You can either save the certificate (especially the QR code) on your phone or print it out, and it is valid only with ID. 

Rapid testing

TMW offers a rapid test option for 8 euros. The visitor pays for the test, only card payments accepted.

A person who receives a negative test result will receive a corresponding wristband that is valid for 48 hours.

TMW rapid test points:

Tallinn Creative Hub (Põhja pst 27a) – entrance on the chimney side

• Thu, 30 Sept 16:30 – 22:00

• Fri, 1 Oct 17:00 – 00:00

Nordic Hotel Forum (Viru Square 3) – 1st floor

• Thu, 30 Sept – Sat, 2 Oct 8:00 – 00:00

Telliskivi Creative City main square (opposite Fotografiska Tallinn)

• Thu, 30 Sept – Sat, 2 Oct 15:00 – 00:00

Club HALL (Peetri 6)• Fri, 1 Oct – St, 2 Oct 19;00 – 02:00

If you need to take a PCR test before your departure from Tallinn 

We recommend using the SYNLAB medical lab for getting your PCR test done, since the SYNLAB testing point is less than 10 minutes walking distance from Nordic Hotel Forum, where most of our international delegates are accommodated.

In order to take the test, you must book the appointment at least 1-2 days before – Synlab cannot guarantee available appointments if booked any later than that. 

You will get the test results within 24 hours of testing. The results will be emailed to you in an encrypted email. All the details for that will be collected from you at the testing centre.

How to book an appointment:

Call SYNLAB customer support at 17123 (when calling from abroad +372 640 8231) (Mon-Fri 8-18) or write to

The easiest and closest spot to take the test is:

  • Mere pst 10 (Europark EP29), mobile testing point with SYNLAB trailer;
    Mon-Fri 11:30–20:00 (lunch 15:30–16:00), Sat-Sun 09:00–17:30 (lunch 13:00–13:30) – Google Maps

When going to the testing location, please take your ID or document you use when traveling and please wear a mask.

The cost of the corona test and the certificate is 60€, which will have to be paid on your part at the testing centre by card or cash.

Health checks at TMW City Festival events

There are no checks at all events taking place outdoors – City Stage concerts, installations, tours. All events taking place indoors – Talks, gallery exhibitions, film screenings – will check your EU digital COVID certificate. There are no rapid tests at City Festival events.

What will the festival do?

We will check the certificates of each person entering the venue and in their absence offer the option of taking a rapid test on location for an added fee. We will make sure that all venues are in line with heightened hygiene requirements and that disinfectants are available, as well as masks (wearing a mask at festival venues is voluntary). 

What should I do?

Our guiding principle is that we can create an environment that is in line with requirements, however, it is up to each individual person to make sure their behaviour and activities don’t harm their own or anyone else’s health. A safe environment is the result of collaboration between the organisers and the guests, but it is up to everyone to keep an eye on their own health. 

TMW asks guests to keep in mind that persons who have contracted COVID-19 in the preceding 14 days, who have been in contact with a COVID-19 positive person, or who have symptoms of an acute respiratory infection (fever, dry cough, difficulties breathing) are not allowed to attend the festival.