Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (April 2, 2020)
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 significantly reduced flight schedules and countries have closed airports and borders with little advance notice. If you wish to return to the United States, you should make arrangements to do so now and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The Government of Lithuania has announced the suspension of passenger air and ferry travel with the exception of the Kiel to Klaipeda ferry services. U.S. citizens who would like to return to the U.S. through Vilnius can only do so until April 3, 2020.
The U.S. Embassy Tallinn continues to monitor ferry traffic from Estonia to Finland. 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 will share updated information as received.
As previously reported, passenger flights from Tallinn Airport are extremely limited with three weekly flights to Frankfurt. German officials have confirmed American citizens arriving from Estonia must remain in the airport’s transit zone. Onward flights to the United States will require an overnight stay in Frankfurt. One airport transit hotel, “My Cloud,” is available the for travelers in transit status.
The U.S. Embassy’s answers to your questions, submitted earlier this week, are now available on Facebook and Instagram via Stories. Please visit and follow the U.S. Embassy’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Actions to Take:
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19for information on conditions in Estonia.
- Visit the Estonian Health Board’s English-language page.
- Consult the CDC websitefor the most up-to-date information
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.govfor the latest information.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s websiteon the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
Assistance: U. S. Embassy Tallinn Kentmanni 20 15099 Tallinn Estonia +372 668 8100 After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +372 509 2129 https://ee.usembassy.gov/ State Department - Consular Affairs: 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444