Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (March 27, 2020)
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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any trouble.
Currently, Lufthansa flies from Tallinn to Frankfurt three times per week, which arrives in Germany after all onward flights for the United States have already departed. According to German authorities, travelers via Frankfurt will need to stay in the airport transfer zone until their onward flight the next day.
As of March 25, the government has instituted new social distancing measures for all residents of Estonia. No more than two people are legally allowed to gather inside or outside, except for families and those performing public duties. All people need to maintain two meters of distance from one another in public spaces. All shopping centers, with the exception of supermarkets and pharmacies, will close March 27.
Finland, Russia, and Latvia have all moved to restrict entry into their countries for anyone other than citizens and residents. The Finnish Border Guard has indicated Americans with residency in Estonia or another EU country can enter Helsinki by ferry from Tallinn, and transfer out of the country at Helsinki Airport. Americans without residency in Estonia or another E.U. member state likely will not have this option.
Actions to Take:
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Estonia.
- Visit the Estonian Health Board’s English-language page.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
Assistance: U.S. Embassy Tallinn Kentmanni 20 15099 Tallinn Estonia +372 668 8100