Messages for U.S. Citizens
Below are important messages from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn to U.S. citizens living in Estonia or visiting this country concerning important events or issues.
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Events in Central Tallinn
Friday, May 9, 2014
The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration and a commemorative event are planned to take place in Central Tallinn this Friday, May 9th. A demonstration/march to protest the extradition to the United States of several Estonian residents will start in front of the Parliament and Government buildings at 10:00 am and proceed to Freedom Square, where it may continue well into the afternoon. The annual commemoration of Victory Day at the Bronze Soldier memorial in the Tallinn Military Cemetery is expected to last all day.
Even demonstrations or gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.
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We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Estonia enroll in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at travel.state.gov. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don't have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Regularly monitor the State Department's website, where you can find current Travel Warnings,Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Estonia. For additional information, refer to the "Traveler's Checklist" on the State Department's website.
Contact the U.S. Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us onTwitter andFacebook.
The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn is located at Kentmanni20, Tallinn and is open from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm on regular business days, 372-668-8128. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy is 509-2129 (if calling from the United States, start by dialing 011-372-, and if calling from most other countries, begin by dialing 00-372-), or if there is not an answer please call +372-668-8169. Inquiries about American citizen services provided by the Embassy's Consular Section may be directed to ACSTallinn@state.gov.
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