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 Yemen

Universal Periodic Review of Yemen
23 January 2019
Intervention by Estonia

Estonia welcomes the delegation of Yemen to its third UPR.

Estonia is seriously concerned about the ongoing conflict in Yemen and the deteriorating humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict. We regret the severe impact of hostilities on the civilian population and infrastructure and urge the government and the coalition, operating in Yemen, to comply with international humanitarian law and international human rights law.

Estonia would like to make the following recommendations:

  • Enable access to the UN Group of Eminent Experts and international human rights investigators and fully cooperate with them.
  • Facilitate the transportation of humanitarian assistance and essential commercial imports transported to civilians throughout Yemen.
  • Ratify the Rome Statue (of the International Criminal Court) and the Optional Protocol of the Convention against Torture (OP-CAT).
  • Announce a moratorium on all executions and ratify the second Optional Protocol of the ICCPR.
  • Fulfil the obligations taken under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
  • Ensure access to education for all children and eradicate the recruitment and use of children by armed forces.

We wish you a successful review.

Thank you!