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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Business Relations

Economical relations

Estonian-Kazakhstan trade 2014-2018 (in million EUR):

Year Exports Imports
2014 34.5 25.0
2015 26.1 5.3
2016 16.6 4.0
2017 23.3 3.8
2018 34.3 2.2

All economic figures originate from the Statistical Office of Estonia.

The total trade turnover grew by more than a third (35%) compared to 2017 and amounted to almost 37 million euros, which made up 0.1% of Estonia’s total trade. Kazakhstan held 48th place among Estonia’s trade partners (40th place among export partners and 69th place among import partners). Estonian export to Kazakhstan grew by 47% thanks to an increase of 15 million euros in the export of machinery and mechanical appliances. The share of goods of Estonian origin in the export to Kazakhstan has been around 40% over the last four years.

Main export articles in 2018:

  • Machinery and mechanical appliances – 67%
  • Chemical products – 7%
  • Base metals and articles of base metal – 6%
  • Animal products – 4%

Main import articles in 2018:

  • Chemical products – 55%
  • Mineral products – 20%

Investments

Kazakhstan’s direct investments in Estonia (mln EUR):

31.12.2014 – 8.4
31.12.2015 – 10.6
31.12.2016 – 15.9
31.12.2017 – 26
30.09.2018 – 26

Kazakhstan’s direct investments in Estonia have increased from 3 mln EUR (2013) to 26 mln EUR (2018). Investments have mainly been made in  the sectors of wholesale and retail trade (41% of Kazakhstan’s direct investments), management and aid activities (25%) and transport and storage (12%).

Estonia’s direct investments in Kazakhstan (mln EUR):

31.12.2014 – 32.7
31.12.2015 – 31.4
31.12.2016 – 31.4
31.12.2017 – 31.5
30.09.2018 – 9

In 2018, Estonia’s direct investments in Kazakhstan decreased in the transport and storage sector which is also the sector where most of the investments have been made (71%).

According to the Business Register, there were 70 companies with Kazakh shareholders registered in Estonia as of May 2018.

As of 20.02.2019 there are 90 e-residents of Kazakh citizenship who have established 19 companies.