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.

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Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

From 1 January to 30 June 2019, Romania was holding the six-month rotating Presidency of the European Union. This was the first mandate for Romania. Romania is in close coordination with the Trio EU Presidencies of Finland (July-December 2019) and Croatia (January-June 2020).

On 24 January Romania celebrated Ziua Unirii which may also be known as ‘Little Union Day’. It celebrates the Union of the Romanian Principalities in 1859. The date became a public holiday in 2015. In Bucharest and in almost all major cities, there were military ceremonies, flower wreaths, and people were uniting in the traditional circle dance named “Hora of Unity”.