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.

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Ambassador

H. E. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Ireland 

AINO LEPIK VON WIRÉN

 Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland Aino Lepik von Wirén presented her credentials to President Michael D. Higgins in Dublin.

On September 4th, 2018 Estonia’s Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland Aino Lepik von Wirén presented her credentials to President Michael D. Higgins in Dublin.

Curriculum vitae

1961, Stockholm, Sweden

Education:
  • 1980 The French International School in Stockholm (Sweden)
  • 1987 Stockholm University (Sweden), law
  • 1985 studies at the University of Surrey (United Kingdom), law
Employment record:
  • 1987-1990 lawyer at Örebro Administrative Court, Sweden
  • 1990-1992 prosecutor at Stockholm Office of the Prosecutor
  • 1993-1994 legal adviser to the Government of the Republic of Estonia
  • 1994-1997 Head of the Human Rights Bureau of the Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1994-1999 Representative of Estonia in the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance
  • 1997-1999 Director General of the Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1997-1999 Representative of Estonia in the Human Rights Committee of the Council of Europe
  • 1999-2003 State Secretary
  • 2003-2006 Ambassador to Portugal, based in Lisbon
  • 2006-2010 Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 2007-2010 Ambassador to Israel, based in Tallinn
  • 2010-2014 Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, based in London
  • 2014-2016 Director General of the Department for European and Trans-Atlantic Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 2016-2017 Director General of the Department for European and Trans-Atlantic Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs acting as the Undersecretary for European and Trans-Atlantic Cooperation
  • 2018 Director General of the Department for European Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 2018 Ambassador to Ireland, based in Dublin
Foreign languages:
  • Swedish, English, French

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