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

Universal Periodic Review of Chile

Universal Periodic Review of Chile
22 January 2019
Intervention by Estonia

Estonia warmly welcomes the delegation of Chile to its third UPR.

Estonia notes positively the progress made since the 28th session of the UPR, including the ratification of several international instruments.

We welcome the ratification of the Kampala amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the establishment of the Child Rights Ombudsman as, among others, recommended by Estonia.

We recognize positive steps taken in the field of women`s rights, including passing legislation and the creation of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Gender Equity.

Estonia would like to make the following recommendations:

  • Take further steps to ensure the full enjoyment of all human rights by women and girls, including regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights and to accelerate the approval of the bill on the right of women to a life free of violence.
  • Take further steps to ensure the rights of indigenous peoples, prevent and address their social and political exclusion and structural social inequalities and to adopt measures to officially recognize land tenure and ownership of indigenous women.
  • Prevent and ensure investigations of the excessive use of force in police interventions, paying particular attention to the interactions with children and adolescents.
  • Take further steps in preventing the human rights violations of children in state

We wish you a successful review.

Thank you!