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

The foreign minister calls for nominations for the Jaan Poska Medal

On the centenary of the Tartu Peace Treaty, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu will present the first Jaan Poska Medal to a person or persons with remarkable services to protecting the principles of the Tartu Peace Treaty in the world.

Nominations for the medal can be submitted by individuals or organisations, including non-profit organisations, state or local institutions and companies. The proposal must include the name of the candidate, their area of activities and explanation why the candidate should be awarded the Jaan Poska Medal. The proposal should be sent in a format that can be reproduced in writing to the Foreign Ministry’s email address no later than 24 January.

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