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Level 1: Without special recommendations

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Republic of Estonia

At the end of 2011 due to a decision of the Bulgarian government, the embassy in Tallinn was closed for financial reasons. For Estonia the Embassy in Helsinki has been accredited.

Embassy of Bulgaria in Finland
Address: Kuusisaarentie 2B, 00340 Helsinki
Telephone: +358 9 458 40 55; +358 9 458 40 35
Fax: +3589 458 45 50
Emergency Mobile Number: +358 44 055 0547
Office Hours: Mon to Fri, 09.00 - 16.00 h
Consulate
Office hours: Mon to Fri, 10.00 - 12.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/finland

General information

general information

Local currency

Euro (EUR)

As of January 1, 2011 Estonia joined the Eurozone.

Crime and security

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has no information about any specific risk areas in the country. However, as in every city that has a large number of tourists, caution must be exercised  in the historical centre of Tallinn and other areas with greater concentrations of people where pickpocketing is possible. You must be cautious near the port of Tallinn, where some cases of caravans looting have been recorded.

Healthcare

In some forested areas in the country during the summer, vaccination against ticks, encephalitis, diphtheria and hepatitis A is recommended.

In Estonia you can use the European Health Insurance Card.

For medical care, tests or consultation, a foreigner who is temporarily residing in Estonia (for tourist purposes) may contact the offices of the following hospitals:

SA Eesti Pohja Regionaalhaigla (North Estonia Medical Centre)
Telephone: + 372 617 1300; + 372 617 1049
Emergency number: +372 617 1400
Website: www.regionaalhaigla.ee/?op=body&id=186

AS Ida-Tallinna Keskhaigla (East Tallinn Central Hospital)
Telephone: + 372 620 7000; + 372 6 227 070
Emergency number: + 372 6 207 040
Website: www.itk.ee/index.php?page=222&

Lääne Tallinna Keskhaigla (WestTallinn Central Hospital)
Telephone: + 372 667 0679
Website: www.ltkh.ee/index.php?page=158

Travel papers and visas

Valid passport or identity card.

Since May 2004, Estonia is a member of the European Union and since 21 December 2007 is part of the Schengen area.

Bulgarian citizens do not need a visa to travel to Estonia.

Citizens of countries outside the EU but with permanent residence permit in Bulgaria (or any other Schengen state) do not need a visa to travel and stay in Estonia for up to 90 days (within a period of six months).

For stays longer than three months, travellers must apply for a green card (ID-Kaarta) at the offices of the Citizenship and Migration Board of Estonia HERE. Telephone: +372 6126979.

Practical advice

We advise that you obtain a health, tourism, travel and other insurance in advance.

We recommend that you keep a photocopy of your ID in a separate location from the original.

It would be better to avoid travel through the historic centre carrying important documents, money in cash or credit cards.

Competitive service

 

Bulgarian citizens staying for short or long terms in the Republic of Estonia may address the Embassy of Bulgaria in Finland on consular matters.

In extreme cases – such as a damaged, lost or stolen passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for a temporary travel passport before the embassy of an EU Member State in the Republic of Estonia.

Certification and Legalisation

The Republic of Estonia is a party to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents.

To be valid in the Republic of Bulgaria and to serve before Bulgarian institutions, all documents of Bulgarian citizens issued by the Estonian authorities should be provided with an Apostille by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia.

Thus processed, documents must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorised translation agency in Bulgaria, and such translation must be certified by the “Legalisation and Certification” Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Bulgarian identity documents

The diplomatic representation of the Republic of Bulgaria in Finland has the technical capability of taking digital signature, picture and fingerprints of the applicant and applications for passport, ID card or temporary passport are accepted.

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