As a personal safety best practice for you and your family, U.S. citizens in Estonia are reminded to avoid protests and demonstrations. Events intended to be peaceful can quickly escalate and turn confrontational.
- All U.S. citizens should avoid protests and demonstrations.
- Distance yourself from large crowds. Do not walk through a crowd just to get to your destination.
- Keep a low profile.
- Be aware of your surroundings to include escape routes and exits.
- Monitor local media for updates.
OTHER USEFUL TIPS:
- Vary your times and routes to and from work.
- Never give out your personal information such as family member and household staff names, addresses, or telephone numbers in an open setting.
- Be sure that your colleagues and family are aware of your plans and know how to reach you.
- Report suspicious people or vehicles to local police. Do not investigate the suspicious activity yourself.
- Encourage your entire family to follow good security practices.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Estonia Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Estonia, located in Tallinn at Kentmanni 20, at +372 668 8100. For questions related to American Citizen Services, please email ACSTallinn@state.gov.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).