COVID-19 Information (April 8)

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. This information was updated on April 8, 2020 The Department of State has issued a   Global Level 4 Health Advisory   advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due ...
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The U.S. Role in International Organizations’ Response to COVID-19

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release FACT SHEET March 31, 2020 The U.S. Role in International Organizations’ Response to COVID-19 “Whenever you see high quality, effective COVID-19 aid being delivered around the world by UN humanitarian and relief agencies, what you are seeing is the generosity of the American people ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens in Estonia (March 30, 2020)

Message to U.S. Citizens in Estonia (March 30, 2020) The U.S. Embassy Tallinn is here to assist you during this challenging period, and we want to ensure all of your questions are addressed.  To this end, we will be hosting a virtual question and answer session using Instagram and Facebook Stories centered on COVID-19, American ...
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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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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE March 19, 2020 Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who ...
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ALERT: Visa Services Suspension

On March 11, 2020, President Donald J. Trump issued Presidential Proclamation 9993 titled “Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus.”  This proclamation suspends entry as nonimmigrants or immigrants for aliens who were physically present within the Schengen Zone during the 14-day period ...
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Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus

Updated on: March 14, 2020 On January 31, 2020, I issued Proclamation 9984 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus and Other Appropriate Measures To Address This Risk).  I found that the potential for widespread transmission of a novel (new) coronavirus (which has since been renamed “SARS-CoV-2” ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (March 15, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia (March 15, 2020) Location: Estonia Event: Beginning March 17, in connection to COVID-19, the Estonian government will introduce strict entry controls at all airports, seaports, and land borders.  The new controls will allow entry into Estonia only of Estonian citizens, residents of Estonia without Estonian citizenship, or family members of ...
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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo On the Release of the 2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

03/11/2020 12:06 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Washington, D.C. Press Briefing Room SECRETARY POMPEO:  Hello, everyone.  Good morning.  Every year, for 44 years, the State Department has written the most comprehensive and fact-based human rights report in the world. State Department team members in Washington and our embassies work with experts in ...
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United States Army Europe Band Bringing Unique and Diverse Sound to Estonia

Joint Military Band Concert and Related Travel Postponed The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn regrets to announce that the joint concert of the United States Army Europe Band & Chorus and the Orchestra of the Estonian Defence Forces scheduled in Narva on Friday, March 20 has been postponed to a later date to be determined in ...
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President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address

Issued on: February 4, 2020 U.S. Capitol Washington, D.C. 9:06 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Thank you very much. Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States — (applause) — and my fellow citizens: Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback.  Tonight, ...
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Allies Through Thick and Thin: NATO 70 Years On

Allies Through Thick and Thin: NATO 70 Years On December 9, 2019 Today, as in 1949, the United States views an economically strong, defense capable, and integrated Europe as vital to Transatlantic stability and security.  Last week in London, the leaders of all NATO member states marked the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty ...
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Secretary Pompeo Press Statement: On the New EU Leadership Assumption of Office

On the New EU Leadership Assumption of Office   PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 1, 2019 We congratulate European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, High Representative Josep Borrell, the new College of European Commissioners, and European Council President Charles Michel as they assume office. The United States looks forward to working with this new leadership team, ...
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Secretary Pompeo: The World Must Address Iran’s Nuclear Escalation

Statement by Secretary MICHAEL R. POMPEO The World Must Address Iran’s Nuclear Escalation November 7, 2019 Iran’s latest nuclear escalations reflect the regime’s intentions all along: to extort the international community into accepting its violence and terror while it undermines the sovereignty of its neighbors. Members of the international community who are rightly concerned with ...
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Nortal, Telia, Renee Meriste Recognized for Contributions to Transatlantic Prosperity

November 6, 2019 The American Chamber of Commerce announced today the winners of the 2019 Transatlantic Business Awards.  Nortal AS was named the Transatlantic Company of the Year for being the largest Estonia-based employer in the United States; Renee Meriste was selected as Transatlantic Promoter of the Year in recognition of his achievement in creating the Estonian American Business Alliance to ...
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Senior U.S. Army Representative Discusses Security Assistance During Estonia Visit

Senior U.S. Army Representative Discusses Security Assistance During Estonia Visit November 6, 2019 The Commanding General, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, Major General Jeffrey Drushal, traveled to Estonia for the first time November 5-6.  During his two-day stay, he met with the Estonian Ministry of Defense’s Undersecretary for Defense Planning, Mr. Meelis Oidsalu, and Director ...
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United States–Estonia Joint Declaration on 5G Security

United States–Estonia Joint Declaration on 5G Security November 1, 2019 Considering that secure fifth generation wireless communications networks (5G) will be vital to both prosperity and national security in the near future, the United States and Estonia declare their desire to strengthen our cooperation on 5G.  5G will enable a vast array of new applications, ...
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B-52 Stratofortress Task Force Exercise Improves Interoperability and Readiness

Thursday, October 24 A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber conducted a fly over of Tallinn on Wednesday, October 23 as part of the on-going effort to exercise Air Force Global Strike Command’s ability to conduct strategic bomber operations from a forward operating location in support of U.S Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) and U.S. ...
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Senior U.S. Army Europe Representative Discusses Military Medicine, DEFENDER-Europe 20 Exercise During Estonia Visit

October 23, 2019 The Commanding General, U.S. Army Regional Health Command Europe and Command Surgeon, U.S. Army Europe, Brigadier General Ronald Stephens, traveled to Estonia for the first time October 21-22.  During his two-day stay in Estonia, he visited East Tallinn Central Hospital’s Medical Rehabilitation Clinic and met with counterparts from the Estonian Defense Forces ...
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Senior U.S. Army Europe Visitor Discusses Cyber, DEFENDER-Europe 20 Exercise During Estonia Visit

October 10, 2019 The Chief Information Officer/Deputy Chief of Staff, G6, of U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR), Brigadier General John Phillips, visited Estonia for the first time October 8-9.  During his two-day stay in Estonia, he visited the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, met with counterparts from the Estonian military, and discussed areas of ...
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Joint Statement on U.S.-Estonia Cooperation

October 8, 2019 Joint Statement on U.S.-Estonia Cooperation The United States and Estonia are close Allies in NATO, share fundamental values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law, and work closely together to advance the security, prosperity, and stability of our shared Euro-Atlantic area and the wider world. The United States and Estonia recognize ...
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High-Level U.S. Congressional Delegation Focuses on Allied Military Cooperation

Thursday, October 3 A delegation of six U.S. congresspersons visited Estonia from Sunday, September 29 to Wednesday, October 2, led by Member of the House of Representatives John Garamendi, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Readiness Subcommittee. While in Estonia, Representatives John Garamendi (D-CA), Vicky Hartzer (R-MO), John Shimkus (R-IL), Dave Loebsack (D-IA), Jennifer ...
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CV-22 Ospreys Conduct Training, Facilitate Force Interoperability In Estonia

Monday, September 9 United States Special Operations Forces (USSOF), Estonian Defense Forces (EDF), and the Estonian Defense League (EDL) conducted training exercises in Estonia with visiting CV-22 Ospreys, September 4-8.  The CV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover, and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency, ...
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