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.

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CANCELLED Meet the World: A Focus on Estonia

24.03.2020 19:00
National Centre for Writing, Norwich

Thursday, 24 March 2020 at 7pm in Dragon Hall at the National Centre for Writing in Norwich meeting Estonian novelist, poet and musician Vahur Afanasjev, who will be the writer in residence in March as part of Centre’s residency exchange with Tartu UNESCO City of Literature.

Vahur is the author of the award-winning ‘Serafima and Bogdan’, a bloody, funny and surreal family saga about the Russian Old Believer minority in Estonia. In Norwich, Vahur will be working on his novel On the Brink of Bloom, which is set in the near future and deals with social anxiety about progress. He hopes for long walks and cycling along the River Yare, and is keen to collaborate with local musicians.

This is part of the National Centre for Writing’s Meet the World series. Meet the World events celebrate Centre’s ongoing connections with international writers and translators and will share their writing and ideas with the 21st-century audience.

Further information on the event.

24.03.2020 19:00
National Centre for Writing, Norwich