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

History of Diplomatic Relations

 

 

Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on 26 February 1921 (see a copy of the relevant document) and restored on 13 September 1991.

Estonia opened its embassy in Bucharest in 2015. Before that, Estonia covered Romania from Warsaw. The first ambassador of the re-independent Estonian Republic was Peeter Reštšinski, who presented his credentials in 2000.From 2001-2005 Estonia’s ambassador to Romania was Aivo Orav, from 2006-2009 Ants Frosch from 2010-2013 Taavi Toom and from 2015 Eerik Marmei. Estonia’s first resident ambassador to Romania, Ants Frosch, presented his credentials to Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on 10 September 2015. The current ambassador to Romania is Ingrid Kressel-Vinciguerra. She presented her credentials to Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on 27 August 2019.

Estonia has three honorary consuls in Romania: Ingrid Cristea Vendelin in Bucharest since 6 July 2009, Ovidiu Brinzan in Timisoara since 7 November 2012 and Alexandru Bobe, the vice principal of the Ovidius University in Constanƫa. Estonia opened its honorary consulate at the Ovidius University in Constanƫa on 17 June 2018. The opening ceremony was attended by the prime ministers of Estonia and Romania.

The diplomatic representation of Romania in Estonia was handled by the Romanian legation in Warsaw from 1924 and by the legation in Riga from 1932. The first Romanian diplomatic envoy was Alexandru Florescu. The first Romanian diplomatic envoy (Minister plenipotentiary) residing in Estonia was Gheorghe Davidescu (1935-1939). From 1 May 1939 the Romanian ambassador in Helsinki was also accredited to Tallinn.

Romania opened its embassy in Estonia in 2016. Daniela-Mihaela Cămărășan, the first Romanian Ambassador residing in Estonia, presented her credentials to the President of the Republic on 1 November 2016. Before that, Romania covered Estonia from Helsinki.