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

Afternoon discussion with Mr. Paavo Nõgene, the CEO of Tallink Group at the Embassy of Estonia on the 12th of March at 13.00-15.30

Tallink operates between Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm, Turku and Riga. Tallink Group is the leading provider of high-quality mini-cruises and passenger transport services in the northern Baltic Sea region, as well as operating ro-ro cargo transport on selected routes. Tallink employs 7400 people and carries ca 10 million passengers annually.

On March 12, 13:30 – 15:30, the CEO of Tallink Group, Mr. Paavo Nõgene will join the Estonian Chamber of Commerce at the Embassy of Estonia in Stockholm, for an afternoon of discussion.
Mr. Nõgene joined Tallink Group in May 2018, after working for 6 years as Secretary General of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic Estonia, prior to which he was the managing director of Vanemuine Theatre in Tartu.

Topics include:

  • Tallink Group today and in the future?
  • Regional challenges surrounding tourism and transport
  • From the Ministry of Culture to the ferry business? How come?
  • Our guest will discuss relevant topics and answer the questions.