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

Who does not need a visa to visit Estonia?

Nationals of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and any third-country national holding a residence permit of a Schengen State do not need a visa to enter Estonia.

EU and EEA States are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Switzerland.

Schengen area consists of 26 European countries (of which 22 are EU States): Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy,  Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and The Netherlands along with Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.Although travel documents are not checked at internal Schengen borders, it is still necessary to carry a travel document (a passport or national ID card) when crossing internal Schengen borders. Competent authorities like police or immigration officials of relevant Schengen State have the right to check travel documents if needed. 

We draw your attention to the fact that driving licences, post, bank or tax cards are not accepted as valid travel documents or proof of identity.In addition to the citizens from  EU, EEA  and  Schengen area following citizens do not need a visa to enter a Schengen area (incl. Estonia) for stays of no more than 90 days in any 180-day period:* Only for the biometrical passports holders
** Passports issued by Taiwan which include an identity card number

In addition the following countries’ citizens holding diplomatic-, service- or special passport do not need a visa to enter Estonia for stays of no more than 90 days in any 180-day period:A family member of an EU/EEA/EFTA national, who in addition to the valid passport of the country of his/her nationality, present a residence card, which has been issued pursuant to the Directive 2004/38/EC bearing the text “Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA National “, may enter Estonia without a visa, provided that the family member is traveling together with the EU/EEA/EFTA national or to the EU/EEA/EFTA national. This directive shall apply to an EU/EEA/EFTA national, who moves to or resides in a member state other than that of which he/she is a national.

STATE
A Albania* (only  for the biometrical ordinary  passports holders)

Andorra

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Australia

B Bahamas

Barbados

Bosnia and Herzegovina* (only  for the biometrical ordinary  passports holders)

Brazil

Brunei Darussalam

C Canada

Chile

Costa Rica

D Dominica
E El Salvador
G Grenada

Guatemala

H Honduras

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

I Israel
J Japan
M Macao Special Administrative Region of China

Macedonia* (only  for the biometrical ordinary  passports holders)

Malaysia

Mauritius

Mexico

Moldova* (only  for the biometrical ordinary  passports holders)

Monaco

Montenegro* (only  for the biometrical ordinary  passports holders)

N New Zealand

Nicaragua

P Panama

Paraguay

R Réunion
S Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

San Marino

Serbia* (only  for the biometrical ordinary  passports holders)

Seychelles

Singapore

South Korea

St Kitts-Nevis

St. Lucia

T Taiwan**

Timor-Leste

Trinidad and Tobago

U United Arab Emirates

United States of America

Uruguay

V Vanuatu

Vatican City

Venezuela

State
Albania Diplomatic passports
Armenia Diplomatic passports
Azerbaijan Diplomatic passports
Bolivia Diplomatic and service passports
Bosnia and Herzegovina Diplomatic passports
Brazil Diplomatic, service or official passports
Columbia Diplomatic passports
Jordan Diplomatic passports
Georgia Diplomatic passports
Kazakhstan Diplomatic passports
Kyrgyzstan Diplomatic passports
Macedonia Diplomatic and service passports
Moldova Diplomatic and official passports
Mongolia Biometric diplomatic passports
Montenegro Diplomatic passports
Morocco Diplomatic and official passports
Peru Diplomatic and service passports
Philippines Diplomatic and service passports
Russia Diplomatic passports
Serbia Diplomatic passports
Thailand Diplomatic and service passports
Tunisia Diplomatic passports
Turkey Diplomatic, special and service passports
Ukraine Diplomatic and service passports
Holders of the Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations

A family member of an EU/EEA/EFTA national, who in addition to the valid passport of the country of his/her nationality, present a residence card, which has been issued pursuant to the Directive 2004/38/EC bearing the text “Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA National “, may enter Estonia without a visa, provided that the family member is traveling together with the EU/EEA/EFTA national or to the EU/EEA/EFTA national. This directive shall apply to an EU/EEA/EFTA national, who moves to or resides in a member state other than that of which he/she is a national.