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 security situation can change rapidly in these scenarios.
Even demonstrations or gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
A large number of people are expected to participate in the SEB Tallinn Marathon running events taking place around the city, which coincides with the time of the planned demonstration. Please monitor race routes and timings if you plan to travel in, around, and between Old Town and Pirita.
For further information about security in Estonia:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Country Specific Information for Estonia. For additional information, refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Estonia, located at Kentmanni 20, Tallinn at +372-668-8128,8:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +372 509-2129, or if there is no answer, please call +372-668-8169. Inquiries about American citizen services provided by the Embassy’s Consular Section may be directed to ACSTallinn@state.gov.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).