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Order of the person in charge of emergency situation

Issuer:Prime Minister
Type:order
In force from:18.03.2020
In force until:17.05.2020
Translation published:19.03.2020

Order of the person in charge of emergency situation

Passed 13.03.2020 No. 26
RT III, 14.03.2020, 3
Entry into force 13.03.2020

Amended by the following legal instruments (show)

PassedPublishedEntry into force
18.03.2020RT III, 18.03.2020, 118.03.2020

1. Under § 24 (2) of the Emergency Act:
1) Local authorities shall devise and propose at the first opportunity solutions as to how to ensure the care of children of preschool age in the event their parents have to be at work, and promptly present these to the person in charge of emergency situation;
2) the Police and Border Guard Board shall carry out health checks at border crossing points in order to visually identify persons’ symptoms of disease indicating the virus. Persons must be informed of the rules in force in Estonia for preventing the spread of the virus.
[RT III, 18.03.2020, 1 – entry into force 18.03.2020]
3) [repealed – RT III, 18.03.2020, 1 – entry into force 18.03.2020]
4) In collaboration with the Government Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall ensure that embassies and citizens of these countries are informed.

2. Under § 30 of the Law Enforcement Act, the Police and Border Guard Board may request the following information at border crossing points: person’s name, country of departure, country of transit, country of destination, e-mail address, phone number, place of residence or place of stay in Estonia.
[RT III, 18.03.2020, 1 – entry into force 18.03.2020]

3. Under § 24 (2) of the Emergency Act, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in co-operation with passenger shipping companies shall:
1) develop and implement measures to contain the spread of the virus;
2) inform passengers when buying a ticket and those who have already bought a ticket of the above requirements for isolation.

4. This Order takes effect upon signing.

This Order establishes specific measures for the protection of the life and health of people and overriding public interest, said measures being essential for preventing the spread of the virus. The reasons and considerations are set out in the explanatory memorandum to the Order. The explanatory memorandum to the Order will be published on the website of the Government of the Republic.

Failure to duly comply with measures of emergency situation will prompt the application of the administrative coercive measures set out in § 28 (2) or (3) of the Law Enforcement Act. According to § 47 of the Emergency Act, the amount of penalty payment is 2000 euros.
[RT III, 18.03.2020, 1 – entry into force 18.03.2020]

This Order can be appealed against pursuant to the procedure provided for in the Code of Administrative Court Procedure.

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