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

Permanent Representative

The Permanent Representative of Estonia to NATO

Ambassador KYLLIKE SILLASTE-ELLING

Curriculum Vitae

Date of Birth: 5 November 1971 (in Toronto, Canada)

Education
  • MSc (International Relations)
    London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
    BA (History)
  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Diplomatic career
  • 2017–   Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Estonia to NATO, Permanent Representation of Estonia to NATO
  • 2016–2017 Foreign Policy Adviser to the President, Office of the President of Estonia
  • 2013–2016 Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
  • 2009–2012 Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Washington
  • 2003–2009 Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister, State Chancellery
  • 2002–2003 Chef de Cabinet, Office of the Foreign Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
  • 1999–2002 First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in London
  • 1998–1999 Director, Policy Planning Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
  • 1997–1998 Director, European Union Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
  • 1996–1997 Desk Officer for the European Union, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Languages

Estonian, English, French