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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April 2018 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser
March 2018 President Kersti Kaljulaid on a working visit
January 2018 Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, in connection with Estonian centenary celebrations
September 2017 Foreign Minister Sven Mikser at NB8+UK Foreign Minister’s meeting
July 2017 Prime Minister Jüri Ratas
September 2016 Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces Major General Riho Terras
May 2016 Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand
March 2016 President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on a working visit
October 2015 Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand
December 2014 Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Urve Palo (at the Digital 5 launching event)
November 2014 Minister of Foreign Trade and Entrepreneurship  Anne Sulling
October 2014 Speaker of Riigikogu Eiki Nestor
September 2014 Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Defence Minister Sven Mikser took part in the NATO summit in Wales
September 2014 Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces Major General Riho Terras
June 2014 Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas
June 2014 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet
January 2014 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet
To Estonia
25.-26.03.2018 Minister of Defence Gavin Williamson
23.11.2017 Secretary of State for exiting the EU David Davis
2.-3.05.2017 HRH The Countess of Wessex
20.04.2017 Minister of Defence Michael Fallon, on the occassion of NATO’s enhanced forward presence opening ceremony
20.02.2017 Secretary of State for exiting the EU David Davis
31.05-01.06.2016 HRH The Duke of York, Prince Andrew
February 2015 Foreign Minister Philip Hammond
May 2014 HRH Prince Harry visited the annual Spring Storm military exercises
May 2014 Minister of Defence Philip Hammond
April 2014 Minister of State for Europe David Lidington
April 2014 Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow
December 2013 Defence Minister Philip Hammond
October 2013 Chief of the Defence Staff of the British Armed Forces Nicholas Houghton