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.

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In 2020, Estonia is chairing Nordic-Baltic Cooperation

Wednesday 01.01.2020 to Thursday 31.12.2020

In 2020, Estonia is the coordinating country of the NB8 (Nordic-Baltic cooperation) format.

In 2020, Estonia is chairing two Nordic-Baltic cooperation formats: in the intergovernmental cooperation format of the Baltic States (the Baltic Council of Ministers or 3B), and the Nordic-Baltic cooperation format (Nordic-Baltic 8 or NB8). Aiming to consider Estonia’s interests, raise the profile of domains important for the region, and increase the synergy between partially overlapping formats, as well as having regard for the topics that have gained importance in the Nordic-Baltic region in recent years, at a cabinet meeting, the government approved Estonia’s common priorities for coordinating the 3B and NB8 formats in 2020.

Wednesday 01.01.2020 to Thursday 31.12.2020