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03.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Urmas Reinsalu: NATO remains united and strong in a difficult situation

At a 2 April video meeting of NATO foreign ministers, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu emphasized that it is already time to look to the future and map the lessons of the crisis. Reinsalu acknowledged NATO’s contribution to alleviating the crisis and thanked the countries that have helped bring...
03.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

European Union foreign ministers hold a video conference

Today 3 April, an informal video conference of the foreign ministers of the European Union is held to discuss more efficient ways to cooperate in managing the effects and consequences of the pandemic. The video conference aims at improving international cooperation, including European Union...
02.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Video meeting between NATO foreign ministers to ensure security during the pandemic

Today, 2 April, NATO Foreign Ministers will meet across a secure video bridge to discuss the situation caused by the COVID-19 crisis and measures to mitigate it. It is important for NATO that the current global health crisis does not turn into a security crisis. According to Estonian Foreign...
02.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Declaration by NATO Foreign Ministers

02.04.2020 We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of NATO, meet today in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic which is affecting all Allies and partners, imposing a huge cost in lives lost, as well as a sudden and severe shock to our economies. We express our deepest sympathies with all the...
02.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Travel and consular information concerning crisis measures, 2 April

More than 2,650 people – most of the people that were abroad and wanted to return to Estonia – have done so by now. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is aware of 75 more Estonian residents that want to return as soon as possible. Travel options are extremely limited. Most regular flights have...
02.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia among the EU countries calling for the protection of the rule of law, democracy, and fundamental human rights

Statement by Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden: In this unprecedented situation, it is legitimate that Member States adopt extraordinary measures to protect their citizens and...
02.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

An Estonian hackathon transformed into a global movement

At the initiative of some enterprising Estonians, the international technology community will be attending a hackathon, The Global Hack, from 9-12 April, with over one million expected participants. The goal of the four-day technology marathon is to create solutions that help people stop the spread...
01.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Travel and consular information concerning crisis measures, 1 April

More than 2 650 people – most of the people that were abroad and wanted to return to Estonia – have done so by now. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is aware of 136 more Estonian residents that want to return as soon as possible, and we are currently mapping those that have announced that they would...
01.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Urmas Reinsalu thanks ministers from the United Kingdom and Belarus for helping Estonian citizens

During a phone call today, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu thanked UK Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas Wendy Morton, and Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei, for the authorities in their respective countries allowing people from Estonia to return home via the...
31.03.2020|Foreign Ministry

Travel and consular information concerning crisis measures, 31 March

Most people who were abroad and wished to return to Estonia have been able to do so by now. There are some 200 Estonian citizens or residents about to travel home and more than 2600 people have already returned safely. Travel options are extremely limited. Most regular flights have been suspended...

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