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

Information about coronavirus in the United States

On March 11, 2020 the President of the United States, in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus to the United States from other countries, issued a proclamation under section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to restrict travel to the United States from foreign nationals who have recently been in Schengen countries.

The entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who were physically present within Schengen Area during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States is suspended and limited. This proclamation is effective at 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on March 13, 2020.

For additional information please refer to the following website:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspension-entry-immigrants-nonimmigrants-certain-additional-persons-pose-risk-transmitting-2019-novel-coronavirus/

Please note that limitations apply to aliens entering the country, not to returning visitors.

 

For the latest information about current situation in the U.S. and best practice guidelines please visit the Centers for disease Control and Prevention