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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Defence Co-operation

Involvement of the United States in European security cooperation is central for both Estonian and European security. For Estonia the strong transatlantic link means the military presence of the United States in Europe, cooperation within NATO and relationship between the US and the EU. Good relations between Estonia and The United States strengthen the transatlantic cooperation and ensure the stability and development of the Euro- Atlantic region based on common values.

Close defense ties with the US is the cornerstone of Estonian security policy. Cooperation includes many fields like training, military exercises, procurement, defense industry, participation at international operations, cyber defense and cooperation projects involving the Nordic and Baltic countries. Defense cooperation is legally based on the cooperation memorandum on defense and military relations signed between the two Ministries of Defense. In 2017 The Estonian Parliament ratified the defense cooperation agreement between the Republic of Estonia and the United States, that regulates the legal status of members of US military forces, their family members and dependents.