An emergency situation has been declared in Estonia due to the pandemic spread of the coronavirus in the world.

From 17 March there will be a temporary restriction on entry to Estonia for foreign nationals who do not hold an Estonian residence permit or right of residence, or have family members in Estonia. Foreigners are allowed to transit Estonia on the way to their home country if they do not show symptoms of COVID-19. At the border control travel documents and medical symptoms will be checked.There are no restrictions on exiting the country.

We care about your and everyone’s health. For this reason and in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus and flu, we kindly ask you to seriously consider whether coming to the representation is essential, and refrain from doing so if you are not feeling well, suspect that you or a family member has become infected, or you or a family member has been in an area of the coronavirus epidemic in the past 14 days. Thank you for your understanding!

In addition to previous measures, restrictions on movement are in force in Estonia from 14 March in line with the emergency situation.

On 17 March 2020, applications for Schengen visas and long-stay visas to Estonia can no longer be submitted at representations and visa centres of external service providers. This also applies to Schengen visa applications that are processed by Estonia on behalf of another member state.

Further information

COVID-19 – situation in Belgium and Luxembourg and crossing borders

Belgium

From 20.03 Belgium has forbidden all entry to the country without an essential reason. Border checks are put in place and there must be justification for crossing the border.

More information about crossing the Belgian border can be found on the website of Belgian Crisis Center HERE.

Belgian measures against coronavirus from 13 March can be found HERE.

From 18 March noon, additional measures have been introduced, which will significantly restrict mobility. People have to stay home, only travel that is unavoidable, such as going to work, visiting a grocery store or a pharmacy, going to a doctor, a bank or a post office etc is allowed.

Stores that do not provide essential goods are closed. The number of people in open shops must be limited.
Activity in open air is allowed, but people must keep distance from each other.

Police will be enforcing the containment measures.

Please follow news on the website of Belgian Prime Minister in French or Dutch HERE.

General information on coronavirus in Belgium can be found HERE (FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment).

Luxembourg

As of 30 March Luxembourg has not officially closed borders.

As of 15 March Luxembourg has restricted traffic on public roads. Following activities like purchase of food, pharmaceuticals and basic necessities, visit of health services, travel from home to work and other situations of necessity are allowed.

Please follow official information on Luxembourg on the website of the Government of Luxembourg  HERE.