The emergency situation in Estonia, introduced to combat the spread COVID-19 (Coronavirus), ended on Sunday, May 17.
The Embassy will continue with alternative working arrangements until further notice. For Irish citizens requiring assistance or advice in a genuine consular emergency, the Embassy Duty Officer can be contacted on +372 5690 8340. We will continue to deal with all other queries via email.
The Government of Ireland continues to advise against all non-essential travel overseas.
What to do on entering Ireland from abroad -
The Irish Authorities require anyone coming into Ireland, apart from Northern Ireland and individuals arriving in Ireland from locations with a security rating of ‘normal precautions’ (“green”), to restrict their movements for 14 days, and this includes citizens and residents returning to Ireland. Restricting your movements means staying indoors in one location and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. To ensure that this is being observed all passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas are obliged to complete a mandatory Public Health Passenger Locator Form and to submit it to the relevant authority at their port of entry. For further details please see the Irish Government Advice Page. Exemptions are also in place for providers of essential supply chain services such as hauliers, pilots and maritime staff. Check the Irish Government Advice Page for full information on these requirements.
Further advice for people who have recently returned from abroad is available from the HSE.
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.
From June 1, the Estonian government reopened the borders to passengers (with no symptoms) arriving from the EU/EEA, Schengen and the UK. However, anyone arriving from countries that have a coronavirus infection rate above 16 will be subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days. Information on countries and quarantine requirements is updated every Friday and can be found here.
You can find more detailed and up to date information on the Overview Tab on the Travel Advice page of our website.
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