Emergency Messages for U.S. Citizens
This page contains the most recent messages sent via e-mail from the U.S. Embassy's Consular Section directly to American citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn. If you are an American citizen and wish to receive these periodic messages directly, you must subscribe to our mailing list by registering with the U.S. Embassy.
There are currently no Travel Warnings or Alerts for U.S. citizens in Estonia. However, please review the Worldwide Caution.
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Embassy of the United States of America
March 8, 2012
Security Message to U.S. Citizens
Strikes and Demonstrations
As noted in the local media, there are strikes and demonstrations planned throughout Estonia, notably in Tallinn, today. Delays and disturbances to traffic and/or public transportation during the strike will take place in several cities. The following events are planned in the capital today:
8 March – Approximately 12:00
Teachers march to Toompea and Parliament from Vabaduse Väljak.
8 March – All day
Very limited public transportation will be available in Tallinn. Expect higher than usual traffic volume and plan for delays.
Normal operation of public transportation will resume on March 9th.
The labor strikes are expected to be peaceful, but please remain alert and aware of your surroundings when out and about during the dates of the strike. If you find yourself unintentionally in the middle of a demonstration, please remove yourself as quickly as possible and get to a safe location.
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The U.S. Embassy in Estonia is available to provide emergency assistance to American citizens 24 hours a day. The U.S. Embassy is located approximately 1 km outside of Tallinn's "Old Town" at Kentmanni 20, Tallinn.
The Embassy's main switchboard number is +372-668-8100. (The "+" sign refers to your international dialing prefix, if calling from outside Estonia, which is "011-" in the United States and "00-" from most other countries.) The Consular Section can be reached directly at +372-668-8128, -8129, -8197 or -8111. The Consular Section's fax number is +372-668-8267.
Outside of our normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, an Embassy Duty Officer may be contacted by mobile phone at +372-509-2129 , or if no answer at +372-668-8169. Inquiries about American citizen services provided by the Embassy's Consular Section may be directed to AcsTallinn@state.gov. The Embassy's website contains more information on services provided by the Embassy's Consular Section.
We encourage U.S. citizens living or traveling in Estonia to register with the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn through the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to obtain updated information on travel and security within Estonia. By registering, U.S. citizens make it easier for the Embassy to contact them in case of emergency. U.S. citizens without Internet access may register directly at the U.S. Embassy in Estonia.