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 State of Israel

SULEV KANNIKE

Curriculum Vitae
  • Date of birth 9 December 1953
Education
  • University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, 1972–1979
Employment record:
  • 1979–1982 Assistant Prosecutor at the Prosecutor’s Offices of Jõgeva and Rapla Regions
  • 1982–1987 Senior Research Fellow at the Scientific Library of Tartu State University
  • 1987–1992 Lecturer in the Chair of Philosophy of the Estonian Academy of Agriculture
  • 1992–1995 Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Vice Dean
Employment record in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
  • 1995–1996 Director General of the Legal Department
  • 1997–1998 Director General of the Policy Planning Department
  • 1998–1999 Director General of the Political Department
  • 1999–2003 Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia, Permanent Representative to NATO in Brussels
  • 1999–2003  side accreditation to the Kingdom of Belgium,
  • 1999–2004  side accreditations to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Western European Union (WEU)
Employment record in the Ministry of Defence:
  • 2003–2005              Undersecretary for Politics
Employment record in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
  • 2005–2007 Adviser in Global Security Affairs
  • 2007–2011 Ambassador of Estonia to the Council of Europe
  • 2011–2012 Undersecretary for Political Affairs
  • 2012–2016 Estonian Ambassador to Ukraine, based in Kyiv; side accreditation to the Republic of Moldova (2012-2015)
  • 08.2016–    Estonian Ambassador to Israel, based in Tel Aviv
Other job assignments
  • 1996–1997 participated in the OSCE mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Academic activities
  • 1995 Fulbright Scholarship grantee at the University of Connecticut
Languages
  • English
  • Russian
  • minimal French and German