On March 12, the Estonian government declared an emergency situation in order to combat the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This will remain in effect until May 1.
Further information on the current measures can be found here
In the current circumstances, the Embassy of Ireland has introduced alternative working arrangements. We will no longer be taking calls on our main phone lines. For Irish citizens requiring emergency assistance, please call 00-372- 56908340. We will handle all other queries by email. The email address is email@example.com
The Estonian government introduced checks on the border from March 17. Only citizens of Estonia and holders of Estonian residency permits or right of residence can enter Estonia, as well as foreign citizens whose family member lives in Estonia.
Foreigners will be allowed to transit through Estonia on the way to their home country if they do not show symptoms of COVID-19 and there will be no restrictions on exiting the country. For those wishing to travel to Ireland the options are increasingly limited and subject to change at short notice.
Travel documents and medical symptoms will be checked at the border. The government has also announced the requirement of a two-week quarantine for everyone entering the country.
These measures will be in force until decided otherwise and will be reviewed every two weeks.
You can find detailed and up to date information on the Overview Tab on the Travel Advice page of our website.
We encourage citizens to download our Travel Wise App which helps Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling.
In addition, you can register your contact details on Citizens’ Registration, which allows us to contact you and provide assistance in the event of an unforeseen crisis or family emergency while you are overseas: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/citizens-registration
We advise all Irish citizens when travelling abroad to remain vigilant and follow the instructions and advice from the local authorities.
Given the current situation caused by the escalation of the COVID-19 crisis in Ireland please be aware that only applications for visas for essential travel to Ireland will be considered at the moment.
We look forward to returning to normal services as soon as we can.
The Embassy Tallinn Team