New entry regulations for Russian tourists through external borders to Estonia

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland will deny entry at their external borders to all Russian citizens with a short-stay Schengen visa. The restriction will come into force in Estonia on September 19. It will also come into force in Latvia, Lithuania and Poland by that date at the latest.

The Government of the Republic of Estonia today, September 8, 2022, approved a decision together with Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to restrict the entry of the citizens of the Russian Federation with short-stay Schengen visa at the external borders of the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of Poland from 19.09.2022.
Exceptionally, the following citizens of the Russian Federation will be allowed to enter Estonia from 19.09.2022:

  •  coming to Estonia to visit close relatives or family members, or underage children
  • Russian diplomats working in Estonia and their family members
  • workers engaged in international cargo and passenger transportation
  • who have a long-term or temporary residence permit (for work or study) in Estonia

More information can be found on the website of the Government of the Republic of Estonia: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland stop entry to Russian tourists through external borders | Eesti Vabariigi Valitsus
You can read about the joint statement of the Prime Ministers of the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of Poland on the following website: Joint statement of the prime ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland | Eesti Vabariigi Valitsus

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