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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tallinn (Estonia), Protest against Rail Baltic, May 17

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The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn informs U.S. citizens
of a protest scheduled for May 17th in Tallinn.

The event is expected to take place at Lossi Plats 1a, in front of the Parliament Building, on Wednesday, May 17 from 12:00 – 15:00.  The group will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against Rail Baltic. 

Even demonstrations or gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid this area during the event.

For further information about security in Estonia:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Country Specific Information for Estonia. For additional information, refer to the "Traveler's Checklist" on the State Department's website.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Estonia, located at Kentmanni 20, Tallinn at +372-668-8128, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.   After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +372 509-2129, or if there is no 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.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).