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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Bilateral Cooperation

The development of relations between Estonia and Kazakhstan has been significantly influenced by the Agreement on economic, research and technical co-operation that came into force in 2010.

Based on the agreement, the Estonia and Kazakhstan Inter-Governmental Commission came together for the first time in 2010, and has now convened a total of five times. The fifth session of the Commission convened on 24 October 2016 in Tallinn. The Estonian delegation was led by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Väino Reinart and the delegation of Kazakhstan by Roman Vassilenko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The agenda of the Commission’s plenary meeting included general economic relations between Estonia and Kazakshtan, including trade, transport, agriculture, education and science, as well as cooperation in the fields of tourism, cyber security and social sphere. In addition to transport and transit, several other economy-related areas are of particular interest to Estonia, such as IT, agriculture, education and environment (sustainable development and green energy). Kazakhstan is interested in Estonia’s experience in e-governance and the use of IT solutions in various fields.