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

Ambassador Dr. Mart Laanemäe

Ambassador Dr. William Mart Laanemäe

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to the Kingdom of Denmark


Curriculum vitae

Born 1959 in Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • 1989 Dr.rer.nat. in Chemistry, Stuttgart University, Germany
  • 1983 M.A.Sc. in Materials Science, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 1981 B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Employment record:
  • 2019 Advisor, Cyber Diplomacy Department, Foreign Ministry of Estonia
  • 2016-2019 Ambassador to Germany
  • 2012-2016 Undersecretary for Europe and Transatlantic Co-operation; January-May 2013 also acting Undersecretary for political affairs.
  • 2008-2012 Ambassador to Germany
  • 2004-2008 Undersecretary for External Economic Affairs (responsible for trade and development co-operation, negotiating OECD accession)
    October 2006-July 2007 also acting Undersecretary for political affairs.
    2004-2008 non-resident ambassador to Serbia and Montenegro, later to Serbia and National Co-ordinator, Stability Pact for SE Europe
  • 2003-2004 Director-General of the Foreign Minister’s office
  • 1999-2003 Ambassador to Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, the IAEA, the United Nations Office at Vienna and the CTBTO. 1999-2001 also Ambassador to Hungary and the Czech Republic.
  • 1996-1999 Entered Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.  Undersecretary for political affairs, press and information
  • 1995-1996 “Silmet”, Sillamäe, Estonia, director for sales and marketing
  • 1991-1995 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Estonian Language Service in Munich and Prague as Editor, Head of Tallinn bureau,  Deputy Director and Acting Director.
  • 1989-1991 MTU München GmbH, Munich, Germany, engineer
  • 1987-1989 Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart, Germany, scientist
Foreign Languages:

English, French, German