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Foreign Ministry updates its travel advice due to the spread of the coronavirus

6. March 2020 - 23:28

Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus, the Foreign Ministry advises against travelling to the People’s Republic of China, Italy, Iran, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the Alsace region in France and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. We also ask everyone to reconsider the necessity of all their trips abroad.

Due to the spread of the coronavirus and the rapidly changing circumstances related to the outbreak, many countries are imposing measures aimed at stopping the spread of the disease at short notice, including health checks on entry to the country, quarantine, restrictions on movement, cancellations of major events, closing cultural attractions and other such steps.

The Foreign Ministry would like to stress that if people are determined to travel to danger or risk areas, backup plans should be made for avoiding or overcoming dangerous situations. It is also more difficult for the Foreign Ministry to provide consular assistance in a danger or risk area. When taking risks, it is crucial to care about and consider the health of others. We also advise holding off making vacation plans because the spread of the virus is ongoing.

If the foreign trip is absolutely necessary, we recommend registering on the Foreign Ministry website (in Estonian). We also recommend reading travel advice according to countries on the website (in Estonian) and following general updates to travel advice in relation to the corona virus at the website (in Estonian).

You can read more about the coronavirus and prevention on the website of the Health Board:

Additional information:
Leen Lindam
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Communication Department

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