Estonia – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Estonia – Level 3: Reconsider Travel   Reconsider travel to Estonia due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s   COVID-19 page   before  you plan any international travel. The  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  has issued a  Level 3 Travel Health Notice  for  Estonia due to COVID-19. Estonia has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and …

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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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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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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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Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak

Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak   Issued on: April 22, 2020 The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted the livelihoods of Americans.  In Proclamation 9994 of March 13, 2020 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak), I …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Health Alert: Estonia (March 27)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (March 27, 2020) Location: Estonia Event: An extremely limited number of flights are presently operating to major European transit hubs from Tallinn.  We encourage anyone interested in departing Estonia for the United States to look at the contact information for airlines at Tallinn Airport available here and to write …

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Health Alert: Estonia (March 23)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (March 23, 2020) Location: Estonia Event: Beginning Friday, March 27, 2020, there will potentially be no flights to major European transit hubs out of Tallinn Airport indefinitely.  The U.S. Embassy reiterates the State Department’s Level Four Global Health Advisory , stating “U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (9 January 2020) Location: Estonia Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information through these email alerts, as well as …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn (18 December 2019) Location:  Estonia-wide Event: The Estonian Rescue Board announced an Estonia-wide storm warning for December 18 and December 19, with northern Estonian Counties (including Tallinn), western Counties and the islands being most effected.  The warning announces upcoming high winds, with the heaviest in the late afternoon, December …

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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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Europe Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the …

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European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. This travel alert expires on November 30, 2017. Recent, widely reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to …

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SECURITY MESSAGE: EVENTS IN TALLINN ON 26 APRIL 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn informs U.S. citizens of events scheduled for April 26th in Tallinn in memory of the 10th anniversary of the 2007 relocation of the Bronze Soldier of Tallinn , the Soviet World War II memorial. Schedule of Events: 1900-1930: Public gathering at Tõnismäe park 1930-2000: March/movement to Sakala 20/Tatari 9, where an individual was killed …

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Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia November 23, 2016 The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration against NATO, Saturday, September 10, 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn informs U.S. citizens of a planned demonstration scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 11:30 to 14:00 in the Old Town Area.  The stated purpose is to protest the NATO presence in Europe. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the area during the demonstration and remain cognizant that the …

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Security Message: Tallinn Airport Bomb Threat July 26, 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn informs U.S. citizens of a reported bomb threat of unknown credibility affecting Tallinn Airport.  Police and airport security have made the appropriate responses, however the threat is ongoing. Media reported, and police confirmed, that an English speaker claiming to be a member of Daesh (the Arabic language acronym for the …

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Travel Alert – Europe

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation.  The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present …

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Webinar on Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers” on 29 June 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. (9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Estonian time). To register and attend this webinar, use the Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers webinar link available at:   www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/445/15416 .  Attendees should log in 10 minutes …

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Security Message: Planned Demonstrations for Victory Day, Monday 9 May 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn informs U.S. citizens of planned demonstrations throughout Estonia scheduled for Monday 9 May to mark Victory Day.   Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid these areas during the demonstrations, and to remain cognizant that the security situation can change rapidly in these scenarios. Even demonstrations or gatherings intended to be peaceful …

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Travel Alert – Europe, 23 March 2016

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL. Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation. This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016. U.S. …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.  Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Security Awareness

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn reminds U.S. citizens in Estonia to review the Worldwide Caution , which provides information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world, including Europe. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated …

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Worldwide Caution – February 6, 2015

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high …

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