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 Baltic prime ministers to continue discussions on a more efficient Rail Baltica governance scheme in March

7 February 2020

Stenbock House, Tallinn, 7 February 2020

At their meeting in Tallinn, the Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian prime ministers reaffirmed their commitment to carrying out the Rail Baltica project as soon as possible. The Baltic prime ministers also discussed the optimisation of the current governance model and stressed the need to address the proposals prepared by the transport ministers of the three countries. The goal is to build the Rail Baltica railway infrastructure by 2026. The prime ministers of the three countries will return to the issue as soon as in late March in Vilnius. In preparation for the meeting, the transport ministers of the three Baltic States are working together to agree on the appropriate solutions.