Estonia, and its capital city Tallinn, can be described as “relatively safe.” There are small types of crimes that seem to increase during the country’s tourist season which is during the summer months, but other than instances of pick-pocketing and purse snatchings, being a tourist in Tallinn should not be dangerous in any way.

In order to be protected from being a victim of a pickpocket or purse snatcher, tourist should remain smart and be sure to carry their valuables in a safe manner. For example, it may be a good idea to leave flashy jewelry in a safe place at home rather than travel with it to Tallinn. Also, carrying a wallet in a back pocket with no button is not a smart idea.

In regard to health emergencies while in Tallinn, there are hospitals but they are by no means at the same level as those located in the United States. The medical professionals who work in the hospitals have the proper education, but the hospitals themselves seem to not always have the best equipment or supplies on hand. Knowing this, it’s a good idea for anyone who has a known serious medical condition to check prior to traveling to Tallinn and determine what to do in case medical assistance is needed while there.