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

Tallink Grupp’s vessel Star departs to Sassnitz, Germany tonight at 18.00 Estonian time 

There will be enough room for both passenger vehicles, buses and cargo on the first departures from Tallinn tonight and Sassnitz tomorrow – so everyone who wants to travel on those departures is encouraged to contact Tallink Cargo urgently today and make the bookings.

Tallink Grupp’s vessel Star will today, 19 March 2020 temporarily start to operate between Estonia and Germany to ensure continuing transportation of goods between the Baltic and the Nordics and western Europe. The vessel will start to operate between the ports of Paldiski in Estonia and Sassnitz in Germany. The transportation service has been requested by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication.

Star will depart for its first trip to Sassnitz from Tallinn Old City Harbour at 18.00 today, 19 March 2020. After the first trip, Star will arrive at Paldiski Harbour and all future departures and arrivals will be at the Paldiski Harbour.

Star will depart from Paldiski to Sassnitz every other day at 20.00 local time and from Sassnitz every other day at 19.00 local time. The journey time between Paldiski and Sassnitz is approximately 20 hours.

The departures for the next week will be as per below:
19 March 2020 – Tallinn Old City Harbour
20 March 2020 – Sassnitz
21 March 2020 Paldiski
22 March 2020 Sassnitz
23 March 2020 Paldiski
24 March 2020 Sassnitz
25 March 2020 Paldiski
26 March 2020 Sassnitz

The vessel’s cargo capacity is 100 lorries and 10 passenger vehicles. The ship can transport up to 330 passengers per trip. Passengers with vehicles will be allowed to travel on Star, providing they have the right to enter the country at the destination port and there is capacity for passengers. Passengers without vehicles will not be allowed on board. Food and medical supplies transport will be prioritised during the booking process.
Accommodation for everyone travelling with Star will be provided in cabins.

Booking for Star can be made via Tallink Cargo customer services in Estonia:
Tel. +372 612 8686
Faks +372 631 8222
Call centre open:
M-F 08.00–20.00
Weekend: 109.00–18.00

Cargo customer services in Latvia:
Tālrunis: + 371 670 997 07
Fakss: + 371 670 997 06
Rīgas Pasažieru osta,
Eksporta iela 3a, Rīga
katru dienu: 08:00 – 19:00

Cargo customer services in Finland:
Phone numbers
Tel +358 203 74266
Tel +46 8 666 3555
Opening Hours
Monday – Sunday 07.15 – 21.00

For more information, please contact:

Katri Link
Communications Director
Tallink Grupp
Tel. +372 53042121