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.

Further information

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is looking for a business and investments officer

We are offering you a chance to represent the business interests of Estonia and develop export opportunities for Estonian companies in Japan.  Your work, in cooperation with Enterprise Estonia, Estonian honorary consuls and the Estonian diaspora, will help Estonian companies move on from one-off export transactions to become a part of the global value chains, and to find new markets for products and partners for making ideas a reality. Your position will be based in the Estonian Embassy in Tokyo. We are offering a fixed term-contract of 3-5 years in line with the laws of the host country.

Main duties

  • mapping the economic situation of the host country, identifying new opportunities for exports and economic cooperation and presenting them to Estonian entrepreneurs, compiling action plans
  • communicating with the agencies and business circles of Japan, as well as with the Estonian companies active in Japan and Japanese companies that have invested in the Estonian market; mediating contacts; offering advice on the business environment and providing support in problem-solving
  • organising high-level business visits, business seminars and missions, networking and promotional events to introduce Estonia’s business environment and opportunities, including e-Residency opportunities
  • helping to ensure a base of international contracts that would support external economic activities

We are looking for:

  • a degree in economics or entrepreneurial experience; work experience in the same field or in a representation of another country or international organisation
  • excellent English skills , good Japanese skills, Estonian skills recommended
  • knowledge of entrepreneurship and the economic environment of Estonia, preferably already established contacts in exporting companies
  • knowledge of the economy of Japan; the existence of or the ability to create a network of contacts; proficiency in communicating with Japanese enterprises and authorities
  • experience in participating in an international project, work or managerial experience from the private sector
  • a results-oriented attitude, independence, a sense of initiative and organisational skills
  • excellent sales, presentation and communication skills
  • a valid work and residence permit of Japan

To apply for the position, please send an email to with the following documents:

  • a CV in Estonian or English
  • a motivation letter, including salary expectations

Expected starting date 01.04.2020

Deadline for applications 01.02.2020 (incl.)