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

Ambassador

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Turkmenistan

HEITI MÄEMEES

Date and place of birth

October 13, 1966, Mustla, Estonia

Education:
  • 1992 – Estonian School of Diplomacy;
  • 1991 – Graduated from Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Electronics;
  • 1984 – Adolf Gustav Tallinn Gymnasium.
Experience:
  • 2017– Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia (Kazakhstan. Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan)
  • 2017–2014 Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Warsaw, Counsellor / Deputy Head of Mission;
  • 2014–2011 Permanent Mission of Estonia to NATO, Counselor;
  • 2011–2009 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, Department of Security Policy, Advisor;
  • 2009–2002 Permanent Mission in the EU, Head of Administration / Deputy Head of Mission;
  • 2002–1999 Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Kiev, Counsellor;
  • 1999–1998 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, Policy Division, Advisor;
  • 1998–1995 Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Warsaw, Counsellor;
  • 1995–1994 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, Department of Foreign Economic Policy;
  • 1994–1992 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, Protocol Department, Specialist / Head of Department.
Languages

Estonian, English, Russian, Polish, Finnish