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


Prior to World War II Estonia and Portugal already had a trade agreement. Currently there are seven intergovernmental agreements between Estonia and Portugal:

  • Agreement on the Abolishment of Visa Requirements
  • Agreement on Co-operation in the Field of Tourism
  • Agreement Concerning International Transport of Passengers and Goods by Road
  • Co-operation Agreement in the Fields of Language, Education, Culture, Science and Technology, Youth, Sport and Media
  • Agreement on the Readmission of Persons
  • Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Income Tax Evasion
  • Republic of Estonia and the Portuguese Republic Agreement on Mutual Protection of Classified Information

Co-operation memoranda have also been signed between the Estonian and Portuguese defense ministries and foreign ministries.