COVID-19 Information

Register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) to receive important information from the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn and contact us at   acstallinn@state.gov   if you have any questions not answered here. COVID-19 Information Last updated: 09/23/20 Country-Specific Information: The Department of State has issued a  Level 3 Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to Estonia due to …

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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 29, 2020   New foreign assistance funding commitments continue to bolster the unparalleled global leadership of the United States in response to COVID-19. The U.S. Government (USG) has allocated $20.5 billion to benefit the international response, including commitments for the development of vaccines and therapeutics, preparedness efforts, and foreign assistance. We continue …

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New Humanitarian and Health Assistance Bolsters U.S. Leadership in Response to COVID-19

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 15, 2020   The American people’s generosity remains unmatched in the global fight against COVID-19. The Department of State and USAID are providing an additional $208 million in new humanitarian and health assistance to bolster our ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted by this deadly virus. …

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Sustaining U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Leadership in Response to COVID-19

06/19/2020 01:45 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State The United States has been, and continues to be, the undisputed leader in global foreign assistance, and our leadership in response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues that record of generosity. Today, we’re providing approximately $93 million in new humanitarian assistance to bolster our ongoing response …

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Fulfilling the President’s Generous Commitment to Provide Critical Medical Supplies Across the Globe

Fulfilling the President’s Generous Commitment to Provide Critical Medical Supplies Across the Globe   PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 4, 2020   The United States has been the largest contributor to global health security and humanitarian assistance for more than a half century, saving lives all over the planet. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we …

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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19   U.S Department of State Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson May 29, 2020  The United States continues to lead in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, illustrated by recent announcements of new foreign assistance that are made possible through the American people’s …

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Health Alert – Estonia (May 29)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (May 29, 2020) Note: Updated on August 6. Location: Estonia Event: On June 1, the Government of Estonia reopened borders to passengers arriving from other countries of the European Union, the Schengen Zone, and the United Kingdom.  Travelers must be symptom free and must have been present in one …

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Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance

Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance   PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 20, 2020 Months into fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at home and abroad, the United States is continuing to lead the global charge against the pandemic, building on decades of leadership in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance. Through the generosity …

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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19   FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 19, 2020   Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American people have given more than $10 billion that will …

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Health Alert – Estonia (May 18)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (May 18, 2020) Location: Estonia Event: Effective May 18, the Government of Estonia has lifted the Emergency Situation in Estonia, however some restrictions remain in place, including the “2+2” distancing requirements.  A full listing of current restrictions can be found on the Estonian Government’s website . Internal borders between Estonia, Latvia, …

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Fact Sheet: North American Cooperation on COVID-19

North American Cooperation on COVID-19   FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 12, 2020 As President Trump has said, the United States is working with our friends and partners around the world to coordinate our efforts on stopping the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The United States values our cooperation with allies and partners in combatting the pandemic …

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Health Alert – Estonia (May 8)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (May 8, 2020) Location: Estonia Event: Due to Estonia’s improving COVID-19 situation, the Estonian Government has approved a gradual lifting of emergency restrictions as follows.  In all cases, the “2+2” social distancing requirement remains in place. – Outdoor exercise areas may reopen if they are disinfected at least every four …

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Briefing: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad (May 5)

Briefing With Dr. William Walters, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Operations, Bureau of Medical Services, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ian Brownlee, Bureau of Consular Affairs On COVID-19:  Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad   SPECIAL BRIEFING OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON VIA TELECONFERENCE MAY 5, 2020 MR BROWN:  Good afternoon, everybody, and welcome to what is our …

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Briefing With Director of the State Department’s Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources James Richardson

Briefing With Director of the State Department’s Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources James Richardson   SPECIAL BRIEFING JAMES L. RICHARDSON, DIRECTOR OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN ASSISTANCE RESOURCES VIA TELECONFERENCE MAY 4, 2020 MR BROWN:  Good morning, everybody, and welcome to a briefing call on U.S. leadership and the international response to COVID-19.  The United …

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The U.S. is Leading the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Developing a Vaccine

The U.S. is Leading the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Developing a Vaccine   MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 4, 2020 As outlined in its recent Action Plan, the United States is bringing together the brightest minds in U.S. government agencies, the private sector, universities, and overseas partners to develop vaccines and therapeutic interventions to protect …

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Update: The United States is Continuing to Lead the Response to COVID-19

Update: The United States is Continuing to Lead the Response to COVID-19   FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 1, 2020 Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Months into fighting this pandemic at home and abroad, the United States …

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Briefing: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad (April 28)

Briefing With Dr. William Walters, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Operations, Bureau of Medical Services; and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ian Brownlee, Bureau of Consular Affairs On COVID-19 Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad   PRESS RELEASE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON VIA TELECONFERENCE APRIL 28, 2020 MS ORTAGUS:  Thank you.  Good afternoon, everybody.  Great to talk to …

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The United States Continues Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response With More Than $270 Million in Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance

The United States Continues Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response With More Than $270 Million in Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance   PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 22, 2020 For more than a half century, the United States has been the largest contributor to global health security and humanitarian assistance.  Through the American people’s generosity and under the …

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Briefing: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad (April 22)

Briefing with Dr. William Walters, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Operations, Bureau of Medical Services, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ian Brownlee, Bureau of Consular Affairs, on COVID-19: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad SPECIAL BRIEFING DR. WILLIAM WALTERS, DEPUTY CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER FOR OPERATIONS, BUREAU OF MEDICAL SERVICES IAN G. …

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Health Alert – Estonia (April 21)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (April 21, 2020) Location: Estonia Event: The Estonian Health Board has confirmed a gradual restoration of scheduled medical treatments beginning today, April 21, in most parts of Estonia.  Easing of restrictions will commence with specialist and dental appointments.  All medical institutions and patients will be required to follow strict infection …

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UPDATE: The United States is Continuing to Lead the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

UPDATE: The United States is Continuing to Lead the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19   FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 16, 2020   The U.S. Government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health response to the COVID-19 pandemic even while we battle the virus at home.  As part of this comprehensive and generous  response from …

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Briefing: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad (April 16)

Briefing With Dr. William Walters, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Operations, Bureau of Medical Services; Deputy Assistant Secretary Hugo Yon, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ian Brownlee, Bureau of Consular Affairs On COVID-19: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad   SPECIAL BRIEFING DR. WILLIAM WALTERS, …

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Briefing: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad (April 14)

Briefing With Dr. William Walters, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Operations, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ian Brownlee, Bureau of Consular Affairs On COVID-19:  Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad   SPECIAL BRIEFING OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON VIA TELECONFERENCE APRIL 14, 2020 MS ORTAGUS:  Thank you so much.  Good afternoon, everybody.  Welcome to our daily briefing …

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STATEMENT: Continuing U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response through Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance (April 8)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO April 8, 2020 Continuing U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response through Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance Thanks to the unmatched generosity of the American people and the efforts of the U.S. government, the United States has continued to …

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Health Alert – Estonia (April 8)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (April 8, 2020) Location: Estonia Event: As a result of public health measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Department of State has suspended domestic printing of all routine passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA).  Americans overseas may still apply for passports and CRBAs, however …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Press (April 7)

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Press   REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE PRESS BRIEFING ROOM WASHINGTON, DC APRIL 7, 2020   (Video available here .) SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  Glad we’re all together, everybody healthy, everybody looking good, staying apart – all fantastic. I wanted to start with just a few brief items here this morning, beginning …

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Health Alert – Estonia (April 7)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (April 7, 2020) Location: Estonia Event: The Finnish Government has confirmed passenger ferry traffic in the direction from Tallinn to Helsinki will be suspended starting Saturday, April 11 and will continue solely for freight and cargo.  This restriction is expected to remain in place until May 13. Finnair will …

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Special Briefing: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad

Briefing With Dr. William Walters, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Operations, Bureau of Medical Services; Acting Assistant Secretary Alice Wells, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ian Brownlee, Bureau of Consular Affairs On COVID-19: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad   SPECIAL BRIEFING DR. WILLIAM …

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Health Alert – Estonia (April 6)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (April 6, 2020) Location: Estonia Event: Social distancing requirements continue in Estonia.  Effective April 4, stores are required to calculate the maximum number of customers that fit in their premises while following the “2+2 distancing” requirements (two meters of separation from others and maximum two people in a group).  …

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Briefing on COVID-19: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad

Briefing on COVID-19: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad   SPECIAL BRIEFING DR. WILLIAM WALTERS, DEPUTY CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICERS FOR OPERATIONS HUGO YON, DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORTATION AFFAIRS BUREAU OF ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS IAN G. BROWNLEE, PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY BUREAU OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS VIA TELECONFERENCE APRIL …

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Health Alert – Estonia (April 2)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (April 2, 2020) Location: Estonia Event: The U.S. Department of State has updated the Level 4 travel warning stressing that U.S. citizen living abroad should avoid all international travel.  While the Department is making every effort to aid U.S. citizens overseas who wish to return to the United States, commercial airlines have …

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U.S. Purchase of Needed Supplies from Russia

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON April 1, 2020  U.S. Purchase of Needed Supplies from Russia The United States is committed to the global fight against COVID-19.  We are a generous and reliable contributor to crisis response and humanitarian action across the world, but we cannot …

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Health Alert – Estonia (April 1)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (April 1, 2020) Location: Estonia Event: The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports all passenger ferry traffic going from Tallinn to Helsinki will be suspended in the upcoming days.  The U.S. Embassy is monitoring this situation and will provide updated information as received.  Until passenger service is suspended, the …

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Health Alert – Estonia (March 31)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (March 31, 2020) Location: Estonia Event: Passenger flights from Tallinn Airport continue to remain extremely limited.  Currently, Lufthansa flies from Tallinn to Frankfurt three times per week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. This flight arrives in Germany after onward flights for the United States have departed and travelers may be …

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SPECIAL BRIEFING: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad

Briefing With Dr. William Walters, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Operations, Bureau of Medical Services, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ian Brownlee, Bureau of Consular Affairs On COVID-19: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad   SPECIAL BRIEFING DR. WILLIAM WALTERS, DEPUTY CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER FOR OPERATIONS, BUREAU OF MEDICAL SERVICES IAN …

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FACT SHEET: Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release                                                                                                                     March 27, 2020 FACT SHEET The United States is Leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19 The U.S. government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly, both …

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On-The-Record Briefing: On U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to COVID-19

  Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release ON-THE-RECORD-BRIEFING March 26, 2020 On-The-Record Briefing USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick and Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources James L. Richardson On U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to COVID-19 March 26, 2020 Via Teleconference MS ORTAGUS: Well, let’s go ahead and get started, everybody. This is Morgan, …

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U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO March 26, 2020 U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic The U.S. government has rapidly mobilized unprecedented resources to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and abroad.  Today, I am pleased to announce that …

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