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

Estonia organizes a Cyber Diplomacy Seminar

Estonian Mission together with the Missions of Singapore and Uruguay organized a Cyber Diplomacy Seminar on Norms and Capacities on 21 February. The aim of the event was to raise awareness of the Geneva-based diplomatic community on the cyber security related issues and processes. The first panel of the discussions gave an overview of the cyber stability frameworks, second panel focused on regional capacity building efforts and the third one on multistakeholder engagement on the cyber domain. The speakers on the co-orginizers behalf included Ms Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Estonian Special Envoy on Cyber Diplomacy, Mr. Sithuraj Ponraj, Director of International Cyber Policy Office, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore and Ms Alejandra Costa, Deputy Permanent Representative of Uruguay in Geneva. The Seminar was attended by over 80 participants from the Permanent Missions, Geneva-based organizations and also NGOs.

 

Please see the Programme here