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16.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Ministry’s travel reminder: the last ferry from Sassnitz to Paldiski departs on Saturday

Saturday 18 April is the last departure of the freight line between Paldiski and Sassnitz, operated three times a week since 27 March by the Tallink vessel Star, which also took on regular passengers with cars. This is the last week that passengers who would like to return to Estonia with the...
15.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia joins statement on safety of journalists and access to information during the COVID-19 crisis

Joint statement by the four Group of Friends on the Safety of Journalists In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the undersigned chairs and members of the Groups of Friends on the Safety/Protection of Journalists are calling on all states to protect journalists’ and media workers’ safety,...
10.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Ministry's travel reminder: Passenger traffic on Tallinn-Helsinki ferries will end tomorrow, Helsinki-Tallinn will continue

From tomorrow, 11 April to 13 May, travel from Tallinn to Helsinki by ferry for passengers will be temporarily impossible. Freight and transit trips via Finland to Estonia will continue. The Finnish government has decided to extend the measures to halt the virus until 13 May. Ferry companies were...
10.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

UN Security Council held a discussion on COVID-19’s potential effect on peace and security at Estonia’s initiative

Yesterday 9 April, as a result of Estonia’s initiative and pressure from like-minded countries, the UN Security Council held a VTC meeting to discuss the spread of the coronavirus. Secretary-General of the UN António Guterres briefed members on the fight against the pandemic and ways to prevent the...
09.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia allocates €100 000 for containing the coronavirus in the world’s poorest countries

Responding to a call by the World Health Organization (WHO), Estonia is allocating €100 000 from development and humanitarian aid instruments for containing the spread and mitigating the consequences of the coronavirus in the world’s poorest countries. In its call to countries and health...
08.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Estonia and other European Union members of the UN Security Council call on Russia to cooperate with the MH17 investigation

Today 8 April, discussing other business and at Russia’s initiative, the UN Security Council covered the investigation into the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 . On the initiative of Estonia, European Union member states currently on the UN Security Council and Poland made a joint...
08.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Meeting with his Nordic-Baltic colleagues, Reinsalu stressed the need for continued cooperation when planning exit strategies for restrictions

Today 8 April, at the invitation of Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, a video meeting was held between the eight foreign ministers of the Nordic-Baltic Eight to discuss the current situation as regards COVID-19 in the region’s countries, providing consular assistance to each other’s citizens on...
08.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Urmas Reinsalu meets with Nordic-Baltic foreign ministers and European Union development ministers by video

Today 8 April, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu will represent Estonia at a meeting of Nordic-Baltic foreign ministers and a meeting of the European Union development ministers, both held via video. The video meeting, organised by Estonia as the coordinating country of the Nordic-Baltic cooperation...
07.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Special travel information announcement: Finland updated its ferry traffic recommendations, with transit set to continue

The Finnish government announced it would extend the measures introduced to contain the spread of coronavirus until 13 May. Finland also updated information on travel options, and it includes a recommendation for ferry companies to suspend the sale of tickets for regular passengers on the Tallinn-...
06.04.2020|Foreign Ministry

Travel and consular information related to crisis measures, 6 April

Approximately 3,000 Estonians have asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for help to return to Estonia during the corona crisis, and most of them have also arrived home. At the moment, there are still 35 more people in need of help, who are being assisted personally by the Ministry of Foreign...

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