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


To France
Oct 2019 Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu, meeting with the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
June 2018 Minister of Defence Jüri Luik at the 2018 Eurosatory Defence and Security International Exhibition in Paris
April 2018 President Kersti Kaljulaid attending the opening of the exhibit “Wild Souls. Symbolism in the Baltic States” at the Musée d’Orsay, followed by a visit to the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and Lyon
March 2018 Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Urve Palo in France to sign an agreement on digital cooperation with France’s Secretary of State for Digital Affairs Mounir Mahjoubi
Dec 2017 Prime Minister Jüri Ratas in Paris attending the One Planet Summit
June 2017  Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, visiting with a business delegation and meeting with the French President Emmanuel Macron
June 2017 Commander of the Defence Forces, General Riho Terras on a visit to Paris
Jan 2017 Minister of Health and Labour Jevgeni Ossinovski, meeting with the French Minister of Labour Myriam El Khormi and participating in the OECD Health Committee Ministerial meeting
Dec 2016 President Kersti Kaljulaid, meeting with the French President François Holland and participating in the Open Government Partnership Global Summit 2016
Nov 2016 Minister for Foreign Affairs Jürgen Ligi, speaking at a conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between France and the Baltic states
June 2016 Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand, meeting with the French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault
May 2016 Minister of Defence Hannes Hanso, meeting with the French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian
Jan 2016 Minister of Entrepreneurship Liisa Oviir
Feb 2015 Minister of Foreign Trade and Entrepreneurship Anne Sulling at the signing of the Accession Agreement to the ESA Convention
Dec 2014 Minister of Culture Urve Tiidus opening the Estonian cultural festival in Nantes “eLU-Vivre l’Estonie à Nantes”
July 2014 Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas
April 2013 President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, meeting with the President of the French National Assembly Claude Bartolone.
Jan 2013 President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, meeting with the French President François Hollande
Dec 2011 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet
Nov 2011 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet
Oct 2011 Prime Minister Andrus Ansip
Oct 2011 Minister of Culure Rein Lang opening the Estonian cultural festival in Paris
Sept 2011 Minister of Defence Mart Laar at the signing of the bilateral defence co-operation agreement
Sept  2010 Minister of Culture Laine Jänes
Sept 2010 Riigikogu Speaker Ene Ergma at the signing of the co-operation agreement between the European Space Agency and Estonia
May 2010 Prime Minister Andrus Ansip in Paris, meeting with the French Prime Minister François Fillon
Feb 2010 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet at the opening of the honorary consulate in Bordeaux
Sept 2009 Chairman of the Riigikogu Ene Ergma at the colloquium in the French Senate celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Baltic Way
Feb 2009 Chairman of the Riigikogu Ene Ergma at a meeting of speakers of EU member states


To Estonia
July 2018 Minister for Public Action and Accounts Gérard Darmanin meeting with the Estonian Minister of Public Administration Janek Mäggi and Minister of Finance Toomas Tõniste
Sept 2017 President Emmanuel Macron attending the Tallinn Digital Summit, meeting with the President Kersti Kaljulaid
June 2017 Minister for European Affairs Nathalie Loiseau and Secretary of State for Digital Affairs Mounir Mahjoubi
June 2017 Prime Minister Édouard Philippe
May 2017 Secretary of State for Digital Affairs Axelle Lemaire
May 2016 Minister for European Affairs Harlem Désir
March 2015 Minister of Finance Michel Sapin
March 2014 Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian
Oct 2013 Minister Delegate with responsibility for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Innovation and the Digital Economy Fleur Pellerin
Sept 2012 Minister for European Affairs Bernard Cazeneuve
June 2011 Minister for European Affairs Laurent Wauquiez
Jan 2011 Secretary of State for Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry Pierre Lellouche at the signing of the agreement between Alstom and Eesti Energia
April 2010 French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner at the informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Tallinn
Feb 2010 Secretary of State for European Affairs Pierre Lellouche
June 2008 Minister of Energy Jean-Louis Borloo
May 2008 Prime Minister François Fillon
May 2008 Secretary of State for Defence and Veterans Jean-Marie Bockel
March 2008 Minister of Agriculture Michel Barnier
Nov 2007 Minister of State for European Affairs Jean-Pierre Jouyet
June 2006 President of the Senate Christian Poncelet