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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‘Soviet Hippies’ Screening in Bristol

05.03.2020 19:30
The Cube Microplex, Bristol

Thursday, 5th March 2020 a documentary film screening of the ‘Soviet Hippies’ by director Terje Toomistu at The Cube Microplex in Bristol followed by a Q&A with Vladimir Wiedemann.

Soviet Hippies is (2017) a research driven documentary, an anthropological insight about the little known hippie movement in Soviet Union, produced in Estonia in collaboration with Germany and Finland. The film reveals unseen archives, incredible music from the Soviet underground, psychedelic animations, vivid editing and, of course, the historical story of the vast yet unknown movement.

The film has been circulating at nearly 30 film festivals globally and has won several awards and mentions.

A wild flower power ride on the footprints of the Soviet hippie movement take you into the psychedelic underground of 1970s. In search of freedom and happiness under the thumb of political regimes a colorful crowd of artists, musicians, freaks, vagabonds and other long-haired drop-outs created their own system in the Soviet Union. Years later, a group of eccentric hippies from Estonia take a road journey to Moscow where people still gather annually on the 1st of June to commemorate a tragic event in 1971, when thousands of hippies were arrested by the KGB.

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Film trailer

05.03.2020 19:30
The Cube Microplex, Bristol