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The Megastar, Tallink's shuttle ship that cruises between Tallinn and Helsinki. Photo: the Tallink Facebook page.

Finland reverses its earlier decision – shuttle migration to stop from Sunday (UPDATED)

Even though Finland earlier said it’s going to allow shuttle migration from Estonia – people who live in Estonia and work in Finland – to continue cross-border commuting, it has now reversed this decision and banned it from midnight Sunday, 22 March. Late last night, to prevent the spread of …

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An airBaltic Boeing 757−200WL taking off from Riga Airport. Photo by Aleksandrs Samuilovs, shared under the CC BY 3.0 licence.

Special flights to Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius to bring people home

The Estonian foreign ministry and Estonian representations abroad continue to cooperate with travel and transportation companies and with other countries to find and mediate solutions for bringing Estonian citizens and permanent residents home, and they have now come up with new options in addition to regular flights. On Friday, 20 …

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Foreign ministry’s flight information and travel options for returning to Estonia

According to the Estonian foreign ministry, many passenger transport companies have reduced the numbers of departures or even cancelled departures, but there are still travel options available for returning to Estonia; all travellers must remember that restrictions imposed by many countries can become even stricter at very short notice and …

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A Helsinki public transit bus. Many of the bus drivers in Finland are Estonians. Photo by Prompter1, shared under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licence.

Finland changes policy: all Estonian workers are welcome in the country

THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE HAS CHANGED, PLEASE READ THE UPDATED INFORMATION. Finland has had a change of heart regarding closing its borders to Estonians – probably realising its society can’t really function without Estonian workers. According to the Estonian foreign ministry, this afternoon, Finland announced that in line with …

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One thing that everyone can do to contain the spread of the coronavirus is to wash and disinfect one's hands. Photo by Kelly Sikkema/Unsplash.

Estonia is ordering a two-week isolation on everyone arriving in the country

The Estonian prime minister and the chief of the emergency situation, Jüri Ratas, has ordered a two-week restriction of movement for people arriving in Estonia from abroad: from the day of arrival in Estonia it is prohibited for the person to leave home or place of stay during 14 days. “Within …

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Tallink's MS Baltic Queen cruise ship in Tallinn Harbour. Photo by Kalle Id, shared under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licence.

Foreign ministry: travel is becoming very difficult and circumstances deteriorate in real time

The Estonian foreign ministry has published an emergency situation travel information bulletin where it notes that travel is becoming very difficult and the circumstances continue to deteriorate in real time. Aiming to contain the rapid spread of the coronavirus, several countries have imposed restrictions on entry and several flight operators …

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The #staythefuckhome movement's logo and hashtag.

Global #staythefuckhome movement urges people to, well, stay home

A global movement, called #staythefuckhome, is urging people to stay home amid the global coronavirus pandemic to give the virus fewer chances of spreading. “Our governments are only slowly implementing measures to control the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and containing the COVID-19 pandemic. Slow reactions, public appeasement policies, and their urge …

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