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

History of the Embassy

Eesti saatkond Stockholm saatkonna majaThe Republic of Estonia has had a diplomatic representation in Stockholm since the end of World War I. Until the interruption of diplomatic relations in 1940, the Estonian legation was located in rented fl ats in the district of Östermalm in central Stockholm. Steps were taken in the 1930s to purchase a suitable property in the same area, but these endeavours were cut short in 1940 when diplomatic ties were severed by the Soviet Union’s occupation of Estonia. After Estonia regained independence in August 1991, diplomatic contacts between Estonia and Sweden were resumed. In 1997 an appropriate building for the embassy was purchased at Tyrgatan 3 by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The embassy opened its doors on 17 June 1998 after extensive reconstruction.

Booklets about the history of the embassy: