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

Ambassador

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Finland

HARRI TIIDO

Curriculum Vitae

Date and place of birth 8 October 1953, Jõhvi

Education

1971–1980      University of Tartu, Roman and Germanic Languages and Literature

Work experience
  • 1977 National Library, Chief Librarian
  • 1980 Estonian Radio, Senior Editor
  • 1992 AS Trio, Editor
  • 1996 USIA – VOA, International Broadcaster
  • 1997 AS Trio, Editor-in-Chief

Work experience in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • 2000 Undersecretary for Press and Political Affairs
  • 2001–2003 Undersecretary for Security Policy Affairs
  • 2003–2007 Ambassador, Permanent Representative to NATO in Brussels
  • 2007–2010 Undersecretary for Political Affairs
  • 2008–2011 Ambassador to Afghanistan, based in Tallinn/Brussels
  • 2010–2014 Ambassador, Representative to the Political and Security Committee (PSC) by the European Union in Brussels, Deputy Head of Representation for European Union Common Foreign and Security Policy Affairs
  • 2014–2018 Ambassador to Poland, based in Warsaw
  • 2018–         Ambassador to Finland, based in Helsinki
Academic activities

Delivered lectures on international and Baltic security for more than 30 years, incl. at the Estonian School of Diplomacy and at courses about the architecture of European security, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), the Natolin College of the College of Europe in Warsaw, etc.

National awards
  • 4th Class of the Order of the White Star of Estonia (2001)
  • 3rd Class of the Order of the White Star of Estonia (2005)
Foreign languages
  • English, Russian, Finnish