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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London-Riga flights for Baltic states nationals

Updated on 22.03.2020
airBaltic adds more flights to bring home Baltic states nationals.

After a request from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and with permit from the Ministry of Transport, Latvian airline airBaltic has scheduled rescue flights from London (on 21, 22, 24 and 25, 26, 27 March), Tbilisi and Amsterdam to Riga. Each flight will be able to transport up to 140 passengers.

Nationals of the Republic of Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania as well as permanent residents of the relevant countries who wish to return are encouraged to book tickets for the flight via airBaltic telephone call centre dedicated phone line +371 67207771. Please note that during the booking via telephone call the passengers will need to give and confirm their passport details.

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