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

New entry restrictions to Denmark, borders are closed from 12 AM, March 14, 2020

Rejection of travelers seeking to enter Denmark

  • From Saturday 14 March 2020 at 12:00 noon, the existing temporary border control will be expanded to include control of all of Denmark’s borders as part of the effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.
  • Persons wishing to enter Denmark must expect to be rejected entry at the Danish borders, including in Danish airports, unless they have a worthy purpose for entering, e.g. if the person lives or works in Denmark or has been commissioned to provide goods or services in Denmark. 
  • This measure will be supported by a visible control apparatus at all significant Danish border crossings, including in airports. This control apparatus will be implemented in the coming days, and the control task will be performed by the Danish police, with extensive support from Danish Defense. Within a short time, this effort is expected to include a complete or partial closure of a significant number of train, air, and ferry routes for passenger traffic. Furthermore, this will also include a complete stop of all cruise ship traffic to Denmark. These border control measures will remain in effect at least until 13 April 2020.
  • As a result of the border control measures, those seeking to enter Denmark should expect significantly prolonged travel times.
  • Danes who are presently on holiday travels abroad should – also due to the forthcoming closures of air routes – return to Denmark as quickly as possible.
  • As regards the transport of goods, there is a strong emphasis on the importance of maintaining and not delaying the necessary supply chains, including food supply and Denmark’s imports and exports to and from other countries. Therefore, there will not be blanket border control inspections of goods transport. 

Information in English from Police  https://politi.dk/coronavirus-i-danmark/in-english

Updated travel advice Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

  • On 13 March 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark updated its travel advice, whereby all regions of the world not classified as “red” are now classified as “orange”. The Ministry now advises against all non-essential travel worldwide, at least until 13 April 2020.
  • Those returning to Denmark after travelling in areas classified as “orange” should (includes Estonia), as all other Danes, refrain as much as possible from attending work physically and work from home. Those returning to Denmark after travelling in areas classified as “red” are advised to stay home for 14 days under all circumstances.

If you are citizen of Estonia, holder of Estonian residency permit or right of residence and alien’s passport, then you are allowed to pass trough Denmark, if it is a part of your journey through Denmark-Sweden-(Finland) to Estonia, that can be documented with tickets.

Alternative for car travelers is a ferry from Germany to Sweden, Latvia or Lithuania.

Tallink Grupp’s vessel Romantika will depart from Sassnitz on Wednesday, 18 March at 23.55 local timeThe ship will sail to the Port of Riga, Latvia (https://www.tallinksilja.com/riga-passenger-terminal) and will arrive in Riga on Thursday, 19 March at 23.55 local time.

https://vm.ee/en/news/tallink-grupps-vessel-romantika-will-sail-sassnitz-germany-bring-home-estonians-stranded-europe