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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Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Portugal


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Portugal Ruth Lausma Luik

Curriculum Vitae

Professional career

2018 –                   Ambassador of Estonia to Portugal and non-resident ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco;

2017-2018            Director of the Division for Western Europe, Department for European Affairs, MFA;

2015- 2016          Director of the Division for Western Europe and North America, Department of Europe and Transatlantic Cooperation, MFA;

2012-2014          accompanied her husband, Ambassador J. Luik on his assignment to the Russian Federation;

2010-2012          Counsellor in the Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU (relations with the EP, General Affairs Group, institutional affairs);

2003-2009          accompanied her husband on his assignments as Ambassador to the United States of America and as Permanent Representative to NATO;

2001-2003          Director for Western Europe and North America, Political Department, MFA; non-resident ambassador to Andorra;

1998-2001          Ambassador to France; Permanent Representative to UNESCO;

1996-1998          Chargé d’Affaires, opened the Estonian Embassy in Rome, Italy;

1994-1996          Desk-officer- countries of Southern Europe and Benelux, the Holy See; Political department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

1993-1994          Head of Secretariat, Office of the President of Estonia;

1989-1992          Expert on French affairs, Estonian Institute; reopened Alliance Française in Tallinn;

1991-1996          Lecturer in French language at Estonian Institute of Humanities/Tallinn University


1987-1989          graduated with MA degree in Romance languages and literature (French, Italian), Moscow State University;

1983-1987          studies of Romance languages and literature, University of Tartu;

Ambassador Lausma Luik speaks English, French, Russian and Italian. She is married and has a son.