Arrival of U.S. Ambassador Designate George P. Kent

January 30, 2023 George P. Kent, the United States Ambassador Designate to the Republic of Estonia, arrived on Friday and has begun his work at the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn. Today, after presenting his credentials to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for processing, Ambassador Designate Kent met with Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu. During the …

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USS Roosevelt Arrives to Tallinn

January 14, 2023 Press Release: USS Roosevelt Arrives to Tallinn The U.S. Embassy is pleased to welcome the U.S. Navy ship – the USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) – to Tallinn harbor. The ship is in Tallinn for a routine port visit, refueling and resupplying, while also providing its sailors with an opportunity to visit the …

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U.S. Army Commanding General Highlights Support for HIMARS Procurement

January 6, 2023 Major General Stephen Maranian, Commanding General of the United States Army Europe-Africa’s 56th Artillery Command, participated in a ceremony at the Tapa military base on Friday to highlight United States support for Estonia’s recent procurement of HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems. Major General Maranian was joined during the ceremony by Estonian Minister of …

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Complementary Response Small Grants Program

Call for Proposals: Complementary Response Small Grants Program (CRSGP) FY 2023 U.S. Embassy Tallinn in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs is pleased to welcome proposals for the Complementary Response Small Grants Program (CRSGP) from potential partners working to assist Ukrainian refugees in Estonia. This support is meant …

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Update on Ambassador Designate George P. Kent

George P. Kent was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 13th to become the next United States Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia. We look forward to working with the Ambassador Designate as he proceeds through the next steps in the ambassadorial process. Gabrielle Cowan remains the Chargé d’Affaires of U.S. Embassy Tallinn until …

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The Estonian Ministry of Interior and the U.S. State Department held CBRN Response & Assistance Workshop

December 13, 2022 On December 6 and 7, the Estonian Ministry of Interior and the U.S. Department of State co-hosted the “Sub-Regional CBRN Response & Assistance Workshop (SR2 Estonia)”. The training brought together representatives from Estonian ministries involved in internal security, defense, civil protection, health, environmental protection and international affairs with officials from the United …

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Update on New Embassy Compound

Updated: December 9, 2022 The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn welcomes the decision made by the Tallinn City Council on December 7 to initiate the detail planning process for the new U.S. embassy at the Suur-Ameerika/Väike-Ameerika site. The Embassy and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), along with its local contractor …

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Embassy Statement on U.S. Rotational Presence in Estonia

December 8, 2022 “As part of our ongoing commitment to our Baltic Allies, the U.S. will deploy a HIMARS platoon and an infantry company to Estonia in the coming weeks. At the Madrid Summit, President Biden committed to enhanced rotational deployments and a heel-to-toe presence in the Baltic region. These forces are part of that …

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U.S. Brigadier General Meets With Estonian President At Joint Military Medical Conference

December 2, 2022 On Thursday, December 1, 2022, U.S. Brigadier General Clinton K. Murray, Commanding General for U.S. Army Medical Readiness Command, Europe, Defense Health Agency Region-Europe, and Command Surgeon for U.S. Army Europe-Africa, met with Estonian President Alar Karis at the 29th Multinational Military Medical Exchange (MMME) and 15th War & Disaster Medicine Conference …

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United States Department of Justice Visit Highlights Strong U.S. – Estonia Law Enforcement Cooperation

December 1, 2022 United States Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. visited Estonia today. While in Tallinn, the Assistant Attorney General met with Estonian Prosecutor General Andres Parmas and Estonian Ministry of Interior Undersecretary of Internal Security Veiko Kommusaar. “Estonia is an outstanding partner and ally.  I have enjoyed visiting Tallinn …

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Absentee Voting Week October 1-8

Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022 Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2022 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In some states voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2022 are as early as October 5th.  Whether you are a first-time voter or …

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Potential for Power Outages

On September 23, Estonian Prime Minister Kallas highlighted the potential for future power outages in Estonia. U.S. citizens in Estonia should take basic precautions to prepare for possible power outages as part of overall crisis preparedness. Actions to Take: Review your personal security plans. Familiarize yourself with the State Department’s Crisis Preparedness information. Familiarize yourself with the …

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U.S. Embassy Statement Marking Ukraine National Day and Six Months Since Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

August 24, 2022 Today marks the 31st anniversary of Ukraine’s independence, but also six months since the Russian government’s unprovoked, full-scale invasion of Ukraine. As we mark this day, we honor the resolve of the Ukrainian people, their strong desire to remain independent, and their courage and strength to defend freedom and democracy. We renew …

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Department of State Officials Mark United States’ 100th Anniversary of Relations with the Baltic States

On July 28, 2022, the United States celebrated the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and State Department Spokesperson Ned Price marked the anniversary with statements.   I am pleased today to announce that we are marking the 100th anniversary of unbroken diplomatic relations between the …

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Chargé d’Affaires Gabrielle Cowan and Foreign Minister Reinsalu Highlight the Strength of U.S.-Estonian Relations

July 28, 2022   Today, on the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Estonia and the United States, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Gabrielle Cowan met with Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu to highlight the strength of the U.S.-Estonian relationship and to discuss our shared priorities, including continued support for Ukraine. The United States of America officially …

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CDA Brian Roraff’s Remarks at the Independence Day and U.S. – Estonia 100th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Reception

June 16, 2022 U.S. Chief of Mission Residence, Tallinn Good afternoon and welcome to our annual celebration.  It’s great to be able to celebrate our Independence Day like this for the first time since 2019. The first thing I think I need to address is why are we celebrating July 4th on June 16th?  That’s …

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U.S. and Estonian Officials Highlight Security Risks of Untrusted Technology

May 27, 2022 The United States Embassy in Estonia and the Estonian Ministry of the Interior co-hosted technical experts from both countries to discuss the national security risks associated with soliciting services and technology from untrusted vendors.  Experts from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, …

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Four Senior U.S. Government Officials Visit Tallinn for Consultations This Week

May 14, 2022 Four senior United States Government officials are visiting Tallinn this week to meet with Estonian government officials and participate in engagements with civil society. The officials are: Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Celeste Wallander, Permanent Representative to the OSCE Ambassador Michael Carpenter, and …

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U.S. Embassy in Tallinn Kicks off a Campaign to Mark 100 Years of U.S.-Estonian Relations

April 19, 2022 On April 19, the United States Embassy in Tallinn begins its “100 Days to 100 Years” campaign to celebrate the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Estonia. Over the next 100 days, leading up to the official anniversary on July 28th, the U.S. Embassy will be celebrating many …

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Estonia joins U.S. Foundational Infrastructure for Responsible Use of Small Modular Reactor Technology (FIRST) program

January 24, 2022 The United States and Estonia have agreed to cooperate under the U.S. Department of State’s Foundational Infrastructure for Responsible Use of Small Modular Reactor Technology (FIRST) program. FIRST is a capacity-building program designed to deepen strategic ties, support energy innovation, and advance technical collaboration with partner nations on secure and safe nuclear energy infrastructure. …

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Social Media Terms of Use

U.S. Department of State Facebook Terms of Use (The same Terms of Use apply to all U.S. Embassy Tallinn social media properties)   Acceptance of Terms Welcome to U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia! The U.S. Department of State provides this service to you, subject to the following Terms of Use (“TOU”), which may be updated by …

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United States Army Europe-Africa Band and Singers to Perform in Narva, Harjumaa, and Tallinn

21 June 2021      The United States Embassy in Tallinn is proud to announce a series of concerts featuring members of the United States Army Europe and Africa Band and Singers. The group, called the Soldiers’ Chorus, will feature 15 musicians and singers performing a diverse program, ranging from jazz to rock and current …

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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

January 15, 2021 Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive …

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Estonia, U.S. Work Together to Combat Mines

Wednesday, June 26 The U.S. European Command (EUCOM) Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) Program donated diving equipment to the Estonian Rescue Board and conducted a series of diver trainings throughout June 2019. U.S. Navy Divers from the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) were deployed June 2-16 as part of the EUCOM HMA Program to complete a …

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NATO at Seventy: Standing the Test of Time, Adapting to an Ever-Changing World

By Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Horst April 4, 2019 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the most successful alliance in history. Over the past 70 years, NATO has helped to create the most secure, stable, and prosperous period in its members’ history. From deterring the Soviet Union during the Cold War to countering the hybrid …

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Continued U.S.-Estonia High Level Engagement Emphasizes Strength of NATO Alliance

Press Release February 21, 2019 U.S. Rear Adm. Stephen Evans, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 2, traveled through the Baltic region February 19-21 and met with key leaders in Estonia, reaffirming the United States’ commitment to NATO and the importance of strengthening interoperability with allies and partners at all levels. “We train together to enhance our …

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Press Release: U.S. Presence at Winter Camp Demonstrates Continued Commitment to NATO Allies

February 15, 2019 On Friday, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Horst visited the NATO Winter Camp training event at the Tapa Army Base in Tapa, Estonia. The exercise, which brings together over 1,000 service members from the Estonian Defense Forces’ (EDF) Scouts Battalion, NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battlegroup, the Estonian Defense League, the Maryland National …

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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Op-Ed by Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Horst Published in daily newspaper Postimees February 6, 2019 The United States counts Estonia among our closest partners and friends. We proudly recognized your re-independence in 1991 and stood with you in Freedom Square in February of last year to celebrate your centennial. Representatives from the highest levels of the U.S. …

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Attention: U.S. Government Shutdown

Embassy Tallinn is OPEN for Visa and Passport appointments. The Federal Government of the United States of America is currently in a Lapse of Appropriations period starting Saturday, December 22, 2018. Passport and visas services, and emergency services for U.S. citizens, will continue at the U.S. Embassy Tallinn during the U.S. government shutdown. We will not be …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia

  December 7, 2018 Location:  Tallinn, Estonia, Freedom Square (Vabaduse väljak) Event: A demonstration against the U.N. Global Compact for Migration is scheduled to take place in Freedom Square on Sunday December 9 at 2:00 p.m.  This demonstration is expected to be peaceful, however even demonstrations or gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia

December 7, 2018 Location:  Estonia, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, security measures in Estonia remain heightened due to ongoing global threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, …

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Press Release: American Cellist Ian Maksin to Play Free Concerts in Several Locations in Estonia

March 21, 2018 On March 26-30, internationally renowned U.S. cellist Ian Maksin will perform with concerts in Estonia.  Free concerts in five Estonian cities will feature classical music, works by Estonian, Russian, and American composers, as well as widely familiar pop-music. Ian Maksin has been described as one of the most versatile, talented, and innovative musicians …

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