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 Belarus

MERIKE KOKAJEV

Curriculum Vitae

1956, Tartu, Estonia

Education:
  • 1982 Leningrad State University, French Language and Literature
Employment record:
  • 1982-1987 Leningrad, Vocational School No. 14, teacher
  • 1987-1991 Leningrad, Vocational School No. 42, teacher of English and French
  • 1991-1993 Protocol Department, Diplomat
  • 1993-1996 Embassy in Brussels, Second Secretary
  • 1996-1997 First Secretary of the 1st Office of the Protocol Department (Office of Ceremonies and Visits)
  • 1997-1999 Director of the 1st Office of the Protocol Department (performed the duties of the Director General of the department from 10.1998 to 03.1999)
  • 1999-2002 Permanent Representation to Geneva, First Secretary
  • 2002-2005 Director of the 2nd Office of the 1st Political Department
  • 2005-2008 Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York, Counsellor
  • 2008-2010 Director of the 1st Office of the Protocol Department
  • 2009-2010 Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to India, resided in Tallinn
  • 2010-2014 Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Italy, based in Rome, side accreditations to the Republic of San Marino and the Republic of Malta
  • 2014-2016 Department for European and Trans-Atlantic Cooperation, Director of 3rd Office (Office of General Affairs of South Eastern Europe and the EU)
  • 2016- Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Belarus, based in Minsk
Other job assignments:
  • 2005-2007 Member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Foreign languages:
  • English, Russian and French