Baggage Shipping to Estonia
Estonia is a northern European country located in the Baltic region, with the Gulf of Finland to its north, the Baltic Sea to the west, Latvia to the south and Russia in the east. Estonia uses the Euro as its currency and the official spoken language is Estonian, although Voro and Setu are also recognised as regional languages. Estonia has a relatively small population for its size, of only 1.3 million ‒ making it the least populous country of the Eurozone. To find out about Send My Bag’s shipping service to Estonia please read on:
Why Ship to Estonia?
Whether you’re heading to Estonia for a city break, hoping to fit in a bit of culture while at a conference in Tallinn, or spending a long weekend shopping in Tartu, or even if you’re taking an extended active trip to the countryside during the winter for cross-country skiing, Send My Bag can help you transport all the items and pieces of equipment you might need. If you want to take your own skis to Estonia or have a suitcase filled with too many bulky winter clothes, Send My Bag can lighten your load by shipping these items to Estonia.
If you are moving to Estonia to study, Send My Bag can send all the possessions you will need for your stay. By shipping your things rather than bringing them on the plane yourself, you can avoid having to pay excess baggage fees. Plus, you can bring so much more with you than you could check into the hold of your plane.
Ways of Shipping to Estonia
If you are going on a city break to Tallinn or on an activity holiday in the Estonian countryside, or if you are moving to Estonia to live, or to study, you should find out about the many options available for shipping to Estonia. You can take your pick from several different options for international shipping to Estonia. Here are some of them below:
Send Luggage to Estonia
No matter if you are only going to Estonia on holiday or if you are staying there for longer, you can ship your luggage and boxes with Send My Bag. You can pack everything you need and have it picked up from home and delivered to your accommodation in Estonia. This leaves you free to enjoy your journey to Estonia without the burden of numerous items of luggage. This means you can fully enjoy your journey to Estonia knowing that your luggage is being taken care of. To learn more about sending luggage to Estonia, visit our ‘How it works’ page, or our ‘FAQs’.
Send golf clubs to Estonia
You can typically enjoy playing golf in Estonia from May to November. There are 9 golf clubs in Estonia, including Estonian Golf and Country Club (tipped as one of the best golf clubs in Eastern Europe), Pärnu Bay and Otepää Golf Center. You can try out these courses long into the evening during Estonia’s long midsummer days. You can do so using your very own golf clubs, by shipping them to Estonia with Send My Bag. As well as being able to use equipment that you are comfortable with, you can also avoid waiting around at bag drop or luggage carousels, or having to carry large golf bags onto public transport. See more information on how to send golf clubs with Send My Bag, including how to best package your golf clubs.
send your bike to Estonia
Estonia is certainly a beautiful location to take a cycling holiday. You can do so from the comfort of your own bike by sending it to Estonia with Send My Bag. You can explore Estonia in its entirety by bike. You just need to send your bike to your first hotel and have it picked up from your final hotel. This means you don’t have to fit your bike into the back of a taxi or onto a bus. Instead it will be waiting for you at your accommodation. Your bike needs to be taken apart and safely packaged up before being sent to Estonia. Check out our information on bike shipping to learn more.
Send skis to Estonia
You can enjoy winter sports in Estonia from late November to March. As well as sledging, sleigh riding and snow shoeing, you can enjoy fantastic skiing in Estonia. Head to resorts in the Otepää and Võrumaa Area and appreciate skiing with your own familiar skis, by sending them to Estonia with Send My Bag. Have your skis waiting at your accommodation for when you arrive and have them picked up again when your holiday is over. Learn more about how to pack up your skis for shipping to Estonia by visiting our ski shipping page.
Removals to Estonia
If you are moving to Estonia you will have to think about international removals to Estonia in order to move your possessions, too. Choose a reputable removal company and make sure that you package up all your items carefully so that they arrive in one piece. Use suitable packaging for your items and tape everything up well.
student shipping to Estonia
Perhaps you have decided to take your undergraduate or postgraduate degree at an Estonian university, such as Tartu Ülikool, Tallinn Tehnikaülikool or Tallinna Ülikool. If you have chosen to study at one of these institutions, or at any others, Send My Bag can ship your things to your student accommodation, from books, to clothes, to writing materials. Read more about student shipping on our student page and find out how to receive your student discount.
Sending a parcel to Estonia
It’s easy to send a parcel to Estonia, which is a great idea, especially if you need to send fewer items. You can ask a friend or family member to send things to Estonia for you, or they could even use the service to send you gifts or care packages. When sending a parcel to Estonia make sure you pick a sturdy box and seal it up well so nothing gets damaged in transit. Read more about sending a parcel and find out what you can send with Send My Bag and how to package your items.
If you want to send more than parcels, baggage and luggage to Estonia, you could consider the following options for shipping items internationally, particularly if you need to send bulky items like a dining table or a bed:
Air Freight to Estonia
If you have items ? like a nest of tables or a TV stand ? that you need to send to Estonia, you could try air freight. You should normally allow one or two days for items to be flown to your destination. This is a speedy service, but it can be quite expensive, especially as you will likely have to pay for a customs agent to sort customs clearance for you. Another expense to consider is getting your items to and from the airport, which means the price of using air freight could quickly mount up. If you send internationally by air freight to Estonia your items will likely arrive at Tallinn, Pärnu or Tartu Airports.
Sea Freight and Container Shipping to Estonia
You can also ship bulky items using sea freight or container shipping. Sea freight shipping can take a number of weeks, but it’s usually a cheaper option, good for those who don’t need their items straightaway. Bear in mind that you will still need to pay for the services of a customs agent and will need to arrange transport for your items to and from the ports. When using container shipping to Estonia, your items will most likely arrive by ship at one of the major sea ports, such as the Port of Tallinn.
Shipping Goods to Estonia
When shipping goods to Estonia you must find out about current customs rules. You should know about any duty that you need to pay and what items are permitted to be shipped to Estonia, which items are restricted, and which are entirely prohibited. Read the section below on ‘What can I send to Estonia? What items are restricted?’
Important Estonia Customs Information
Holiday baggage and other time sensitive packages should not be sent on this route.
The volume of shipments sent to this destination across the last 12 weeks has not been sufficient for it to meet our minimum number of on time shipments required for holiday baggage approval.
Shipments of Personal Effects will require a copy of the owner’s passport and a copy of their flight ticket to be uploaded to their Send My Bag account to demonstrate to customs that they have travelled, or will be travelling to Estonia from the country they are shipping from.
Currently our courier partner charges an additional 18€ plus state taxes to carry our clearance on the consignee's behalf. The consignee may also clear the shipment themselves, which may involve physically visiting customs in Tallinn airport. Should our courier partner handle clearance, storage fees of 5€+Vat will be applied if the shipment is stored for more than 3 business days due to missing paperwork.
On this route you are also required to visit the destination country’s official customs website and make yourself aware of any requirements, processes or fees, which may be due based on your personal circumstances and what you are shipping.
Upon arrival in the destination you agree to comply with any customs processes, provide the customs authority with any information they request and to discuss the clearance of the shipment directly with the customs authority or our delivery partner in the destination.
General Customs Information
Sending personal effects only is usually no problem, since most countries allow a good amount of personal items to cross their borders duty free. This means the majority of Send My Bag shipments are not stopped by customs. Personal effects are normally considered to be used items that have been owned by the sender for 6 months or more.
So that customs officials know that your shipment is personal effects only, you must create a short non-generic packing list online, to be completed as follows: "2 x Woollen Jumper, 2 x Pairs of Leather Boots, 6 x Pairs of Socks", etc., rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".
When a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag™ records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 5 days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.
If brand new or commercial items are found by Estonian customs in your shipment, it may be assessed for customs duties and taxes. If you are sending Christmas or birthday gifts to Estonia please check with Estonian customs so you are aware of any customs duties that need to be paid, heed any advice given and provide all documentation required of you.
Because all customs processes and allowances are different, depending on the country, we advise travellers to take 5 minutes to see how their own circumstances and what they are sending will be viewed under current Estonian customs regulations.
Further information is available on our customs information page.
What can I send to Estonia? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a holiday suitcase however for security and customs reasons certain items are prohibited.
On EU standard services (not express) and all UK and US domestic services you may send:
- Shower gel.
- Other non flammable and non alcohol based liquids, pastes & gels for use on holiday.
Flammable liquids such as nail varnish, perfume, aftershave, liquid deodorant and aerosols are not permitted. If these items are included in your luggage it may be returned to you.
Whilst non alcohol based liquids are permitted, damage caused by leakage is not covered by complimentary cover and therefore only small amounts should be sent. If an x-ray shows liquids of any type security may stop your bag for inspection.
A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.
The following items are prohibited at all times:
- Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
- Alcohol based or Flammable Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type including, but not limited to, nail varnish, perfume & aftershave;
- Toner Cartridges;
- Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
- No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any type of battery;
- Animals and Animal products;
- Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
- Flowers and plant products;
- Human remains or ashes;
- Medical samples;
- Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Religious Artefacts
- Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
- Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
- Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
- Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
- Credit cards;
- Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
- Irreplaceable items;
- Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
- Counterfeit goods;
- Other illegal or restricted goods.
More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.
In addition to the above when sending to Estonia we prohibit the sending of:
- Precious Metals & Stones.
Items excluded from cover
The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:
- Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
- Glass & Porcelain.
- Any other non standard excess baggage items.
If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.
The climate in Estonia is described as typically continental European. January is the coldest month, with heavy snowfall and temperatures plummeting to -20°C or even lower. Summers, on the other hand, average between 20-25°C in the daytime, with July being the hottest month.
Estonia’s capital city, Tallinn, is an ancient Hanseatic city packed with pretty cobbled medieval streets. The city is popular with tourists, with its museums, churches and cathedrals being the biggest attractions. Other cities and towns, such as Parnu ‒ a famous health resort ‒ and Tartu, with its old universities and botanical gardens, have further delights for you to explore.
The countryside of Estonia is also spectacular, with the opportunity for cross-country skiing in stunning landscapes during the winter at Otepää, for bird watching on the island of Hiiumaa and for exploring ancient fishing villages or scoping out wildlife such as lynx, bears, elk and wolves in the unspoiled National Park zones.