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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Completing Europe: Central Europe, the Three Seas Initiative and the future of the transatlantic relationship

04.03.2020 10:30
1030 15TH STREET NW, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20005
  • WED, MAR 4, 2020 10:30 AM
  • 1030 15TH STREET NW
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. 20005

President Kaljulaid addresses the future of Central Europe’s role in the transatlantic relationship, the growing economic opportunities present in Central Europe, the important role the region plays in the West’s efforts to grapple with the challenges of great power competition, and the steps that need to be taken to complete the vision of Europe that is undivided, free, and secure.

The Atlantic Council welcomes Her Excellency Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia, for a town hall discussion on “Completing Europe: Central Europe, The Three Seas Initiative and the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship.”

President Kaljulaid addresses the future of Central and Eastern Europe’s role in the transatlantic relationship, the growing economic opportunities present in that region, the important role it plays in the West’s efforts to grapple with the challenges of great power competition, and the steps that need to be taken to complete the vision of Europe that is undivided, free, and secure.

This discussion with President Kaljulaid follows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement that the United States is prepared commit up to $1 billion to the Three Seas Initiative (3SI), an effort by twelve Central European states to accelerate the development of their region’s cross-border energy, transport and digital infrastructure – the region between the Baltic, Black and Adriatic Seas.

The US financial offer adds significant momentum to the 3SI and its Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund being established to attract international private capital to the region. The Initiative has been endorsed diplomatically by the United States, Germany, and the European Union, among others.

President Kaljulaid will be hosting the next Three Seas Summit and Business Forum in Tallinn, Estonia on June 15-17, that will convene heads of state and other top leaders from governments, international financial organizations, and business and underscore the geopolitical and economic opportunities generated by 3SI.  The Three Seas member states are all members of the European Union and the region—with its population of 110 million and  a combined GDP of some $1.7 trillion—has emerged as a significant driver of European economic growth.

Registration: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/event/town-hall-discussion-with-h-e-kersti-kaljulaid-president-of-the-republic-of-estonia/

04.03.2020 10:30
1030 15TH STREET NW, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20005