Useful information about COVID-19 related emergency situation in Estonia
In order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Estonian government has declared an emergency situation which is likely to remain in place until May 1. Here we collect for you the most important information and links to sources providing the official information and virus related regulations by the state authorities.
The Government of Estonia has declared the emergency situation on 12th March due to the worldwide pandemic of Coronavirus COVID-19 and the threat of mass infections. The purpose is to contain the spread of the virus.
Unless decreed otherwise by the government, the emergency situation remains in force until 1 May 2020. It is decided to:
All restrictions will be reviewed after two weeks. All people living in Estonia are invited to responsible behavior to protect ourselves, our close ones and people with weakened immune system like the elderly and chronically ill.
Additionally, Estonia has created the state-approved automated chatbot Suve to provide information in English and Estonian. Besides the webpage mentioned above, Suve is already working on webpages:
All of these mentioned links are also additional sources for more specific, virus related information.
Information about foreigners rights to stay and work in Estonia in current emergency situation can be found at Police and Border Guard Board webpage; information about travelling and border crossing can be found on this separate page of kriis.ee.
The crisis hotline 1247 of the Emergency Response Centre (in cooperation with the specialists of the 116 006 victim support crisis hotline) is now offering also psychological first aid.
All Estonian universities have taken measures to comply to the emergency situation and also support you in the mean time. We recommend you to follow their webpages for more information:
Dedicated page of University of Tartu
News page of Tallinn University
Dedicated page of TalTech
Instructions by University of Life sciences
Virus related infromation at Estonian Academy of Arts
Estonian business School news page.
Also, all of EURAXESS Estonia centres remain at your service.
Compilation of links and phone numbers in English:information_channels_corona_crisis (295.12 KB)
Compilation of links and phone numbers in Russian:infokanalid_rus.pdf (184.17 KB)
Links to the European Commission´s and DG Research and Innovation´s actions on Corona virus at the central EURAXESS website.
European Research Area Corona platform (incl. latest H2020 calls deadlines updates, link to related FAQ etc.)
List of open calls for research on COVID-19 compiled by Estonian Research Council (partly in Estonian only).
Volunteering platform: COVID-19: give help and ask for help
The creation of Suve - news by Invest in Estonia.
Last updated: 09.04.2020