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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To Portugal
June 2017 Prime Minister Jüri Ratas
May 2015 President of the Riigikogu Eiki Nestor at the II Summit of Speakers of Parliaments of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean
September 2014 President Toomas Hendrik Ilves at the Arraiolos Group meeting in Braga
June 2014 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet
December 2011 President Toomas Hendrik Ilves within the framework of the European Union e-health working group
July 2009 President Toomas Hendrik Ilves
September 2007 Chairman of the Riigikogu Ene Ergma
December 2006 Prime Minister Andrus Ansip
November 2005 In a state visit, President Arnold Rüütel met President of the Republic of Portugal, Jorge Sampaio; Chairman of the Assembly, Jaime Gama and Portuguese Prime Minister, José Sócrates
June 2004 Foreign Minister Kristiina Ojuland meeting with Portuguese Foreign Minister Teresa Gouveia and Parliament Speaker João Mota Amaral
April 2004 Prime Minister Juhan Parts
March 2003 Chairman of the Riigikogu Ene Ergma took part in the Conference on the role of National Parliaments in Lisbon
November 2001 Prime Minister Mart Laar
May 2000 Foreign Minister Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Minister of Defence Jüri Luik at the meeting of ministers of the WEU in Porto
To Estonia
April 2017 Secretary of State for European Affairs Margarida Marques
December 2014 Secretary of State for European Affairs Bruno Maçães
March 2012 Deputy Foreign Minister and Secretary of State for EU Affairs Miguel Morais Leitão
March 2009 Foreign Minister Luís Amado
December 2007 Prime Minister José Sócrates as the leader of the delegation of EU and Schengen nations for the event celebrating the expansion of the Schengen area in Tallinn
September 2006 Deputy Foreign Minister and Secretary of State for European Affairs Manuel Lobo Antunes
September 2004 Secretary of State for European Affairs Mário Santos David
May 2003 State visit of the President of Portugal Jorge Fernande Branco de Sampaio
November 2002 Secretary of State for European Affairs Carlos Henrique da Costa Neves