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 H.E. Ms. Tiina Intelmann

Curriculum Vitae

1987 MA and BA in Italian language and literature, Leningrad State University (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation)

Professional career

2017 – Ambassador of Estonia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2014 – 2017 Ambassador, Head of the European Union Delegation to Liberia
2011 – 2014 President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
2010 – 2011 Ambassador to the State of Israel. Nonresident Ambassador to Montenegro
2005 – 2010 Ambassador,, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations, New York.

  • November 2009 – July 2010: Co-facilitator of the General Assembly intergovernmental consultations on system-wide coherence
  • January 2009 – January 2010: Vice-President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  • November 2007 – June 2008: Co-facilitator for the 10-11 June 2008 High-Level Meeting on the comprehensive review of the progress achieved in realizing the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS
  • January 2007 – January 2009: Chairperson of the Consultative Committee of UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women)
  • September 2006 – September 2007: Chairperson of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial Committee) during the 61st session of the UN General Assembly
  • September 2006 – September 2007: member of the Advisory Board of the UN Fund of International Partnerships
2002 – 2005 Undersecretary (Political Affairs and Media Relations), Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
1999 – 2002 Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Vienna, Austria
1998 – 1999 Director for Northern and Central Europe and the countries of Western Balkans, Political Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
1995 – 1998 Deputy Head of Mission, Counsellor (political affairs), Permanent Mission of Estonia to the United Nations (New York)
1991 – 1995 Desk Officer – Southern Europe, Western Balkans, the European Union, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia; Political officer, Estonian Embassies in Paris and Brussels
1990 – 1992 Assistant to the Deputy Speaker of the Estonian Parliament
1987 – 1990 Teacher, interpreter