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

Urgent travel advice for those intending to travel to Estonia

On 12 March, the Government of Estonia declared an emergency situation in response to the pandemic spread of the coronavirus in the world. In order to stop the spread of the virus, there are certain recommendations and measures in place.

Foreign nationals who are not residents of Estonia will not be able to travel to Estonia until further notice.

From 17 March there will be a temporary restriction on entry to Estonia for foreign nationals who do not hold a hold an Estonian residence permit or right of residence, or have family members in Estonia. 

There are no restrictions on exiting the country.

Foreign nationals are only allowed to transit through Estonia on the way to their home country if they do not show symptoms of COVID-19.

International cargo (also food and medical supplies transport) can enter the country, as well as persons providing vital services, like fuel providers.

Self-isolation requirements will be in place for those entering Estonia. The exact details of self-isolation are being worked out by the Ministry of the Interior in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by 16 March. Further details will be clarified in due course.

More information on the virus and prevention is available on the website of the Health Board

More information on measures in place during the emergency situation: https://www.valitsus.ee/en/news/government-declared-emergency-situation-estonia-until-1-may

FAQ for tourists: https://vm.ee/en/coronavirus-2019-ncov