Estonia will temporarily stop issuing Schengen visas

Based on the government’s order, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will temporarily suspend the Schengen visa and Estonian long-stay visa applications at Estonian missions (a.i Nur-Sultan) as of March 17, 2020 due to the spread of the coronavirus. This also applies to Schengen visa applications that Estonia is processing on behalf of another Member State (a.i. Finland).

Exceptionally, a visa may be applied for for humanitarian reasons (illness, funeral of a close relative, transportation of goods or raw materials, provision of health care or other emergency services, and those whose parent, child or spouse is an Estonian citizen, Estonian residence permit or right holder).

It is not possible to enter Estonia with an emergency visa already issued and with valid visas.We would also like to remind that from March 17, Estonian citizens and residents of Estonia, including persons with temporary residence permit or right of entry, can enter Estonia. By way of exception, the Police and Border Guard Board may allow an alien whose parents or grandparents, children or grandchildren, or spouse is an Estonian citizen or holds an Estonian ID card or residence permit card, to enter Estonia without any symptoms.
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