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

Young people from Estonia can apply for becoming a UN delegate

Estonian Foreign Ministry and the Union of Estonian Youth Organisations are announcing a competition to find a UN youth delegate for the year 2020. The programme, held for a third consecutive year, allows one young person of Estonia aged 18-24 to see the work of the Estonian delegation in the UN up-close and represent the voice of the young in resolving global issues.

The volunteer UN Youth Delegate will be an official member of the Estonian UN delegation and participate in the UN General Assembly, committees and the Economic and Social Council. The youth delegate will provide input on issues concerning young people and take part in the substantive work of the delegation. In Estonia, they would act as an ambassador for the UN and bring the international organisation closer to the young. As Estonia will be a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2020 and 2021, the Estonian UN delegation is expecting two years of very intense work.

Continue reading on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.