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

Cultural Relations

Cultural cooperation between Estonia and France is very active. Estonian culture in France is represented by the cultural adviser of the embassy, who has been in office since 2007, and a branch of the Estonian Institute operated in Paris from 2001-2009. There are also a number of friendship societies at the local level that regularly help to organise events that introduce Estonia. Excellent partners in introducing the Estonian culture are the twin cities of Estonia (Võru’s twin Chambrey-les Tours, Saue’s twin Quincy-Sous-Sénart, Maardu’s twin Seyne-sur-Mer, Tallinn City Centre’s twin Carcassonne), the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisations (INALCO), the France-Estonie Society and the honorary consuls of Estonia in France.

For more detailed information about cultural relations between Estonia and France, please visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.