An emergency situation has been declared in Estonia due to the pandemic spread of the coronavirus in the world.

From 17 March there will be a temporary restriction on entry to Estonia for foreign nationals who do not hold an Estonian residence permit or right of residence, or have family members in Estonia. Foreigners are allowed to transit Estonia on the way to their home country if they do not show symptoms of COVID-19. At the border control travel documents and medical symptoms will be checked.There are no restrictions on exiting the country.

We care about your and everyone’s health. For this reason and in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus and flu, we kindly ask you to seriously consider whether coming to the representation is essential, and refrain from doing so if you are not feeling well, suspect that you or a family member has become infected, or you or a family member has been in an area of the coronavirus epidemic in the past 14 days. Thank you for your understanding!

In addition to previous measures, restrictions on movement are in force in Estonia from 14 March in line with the emergency situation.

On 17 March 2020, applications for Schengen visas and long-stay visas to Estonia can no longer be submitted at representations and visa centres of external service providers. This also applies to Schengen visa applications that are processed by Estonia on behalf of another member state.

Further information

Mission staff and contacts


Telephone: +1 212 883 0640
Fax: +1 646 514 0099

3 Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza,
305 East 47th Street,
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Press contact

Liisa Toots
Press and communications 
+1 (646) 659 6557

Mission Staff

H.E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations

Gert Auväärt
Deputy Permanent Representative

Kristel Lõuk
Security Council Coordinator

Maris Riisenberg
Security Council Deputy Coordinator

Katri Lõhmus
1st Committee – Disarmament and international security; Security Council – non-proliferation, disarmament, Asia, Americas; peace building; Humanitarian assistance, UN funds and programs (DPRK, Iran/JCPOA)

Endrik Raun
2nd Committee – development, environment, economy and finance, UN funds and programmes; humanitarian and development aid, UN procurements, UN elections; South Sudan

Helen Kaljuläte
3rd Commitee – Human rights; women, peace and security; child protection in conflicts; sexual violence in conflicts; protection of journalists in conflicts, protection of civilians in conflicts; humanitarian issues; internet freedom

Mikk Rebane
4th Commitee – Middle East Peace Process (MEPP), Yemen, Iraq (incl. Sanctions Committee), Golan (Middle East)

Andre Lipand
5th Commitee – CAR, DRC, Burundi, emerging threats; macroeconomics; budget; SPM, SEA, A4P (Central Africa)

Merje Mägi
6th Commitee – International law; international criminal punishments, human trafficking, UNODC, R2P; tribunals (complete); rule of law; International Court of Justice, mediation

Kristel Kaeval
Sanctions coordinator

Tiina Paju
Western Africa; Nortern Africa (Peace-building, Western Sahara, Sahel, Mali, Libya, Lake Chad, Guinea Bissau, UNOWAS)

Anneli Lepp
Somalia; Sudan (incl. Sanctions Committee), tribunal Rwanda; Eritrea (Piracy)

Anneli Leega Piiskop
Latin America; the Pacific, South Asia (Myanmar, climate; water; energy; food and food security, General Assembly Plenary)

Rena Tasuja
Europe, the Balkans; Ukraine, Georgia, Central Asia (Migration; frozen conflicts; Kosovo, Cyprus, Afghanistan, UNRCCA)

Peeter Raudsik
Syria, Iran, Lebanon, ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida, UNITAD, Taliban

Colonel Aivar Salekešin
Military adviser (MSC, Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations, C34, SSR, A4P)

Paul Kuldkepp
Administration of the Representation (maintenance, supply and other service work, vehicle maintenance, driving)

Tea Izzo

Siiri Lind