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Under the current plan, the defence forces will continue their participation in international military operations on the same principles. Any changes will be made to suit the changing situation so as to guarantee the health and safety of our units.

The spread of the coronavirus means that many countries around the world have placed bans or restrictions on entry. As civil aviation companies are cancelling their flights because airports are closed and many departures and arrivals are not happening, the time served by those participating in foreign missions may be extended by up to two months or until air traffic is restored.

Last updated: 17.09.2020 15:03

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The headquarters of different military operations have already implemented and, if necessary, will implement further restrictions to the activities and tasks of the units in the framework of the operation to guarantee the safety of the personnel and avoid them getting infected with the virus. In addition to generally known hygiene requirements, the movement of people and contact with civilians will be restricted in necessary. The quarantine and isolation requirements already set by different countries will also apply to those going to the area of operations and returning from there.

Last updated: 17.09.2020 15:05

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Those who get sick during a military operation are guaranteed all possible medical help according to the order of things thus far. If necessary, the defence forces have the capability to extraordinarily transport the soldiers who are sick or in need of medical help back home.

Last updated: 17.09.2020 15:10

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The COVID-19 pandemic and the traffic restrictions it has caused might extend the period of time that the units spend in the area of operations. The changes are made according to need and the changing situation.

Last updated: 17.09.2020 15:11

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Most countries in the world have implemented an entry ban or restrictions to entry and there are also compulsory quarantine periods in place upon entry into the country. Civil airlines are cancelling their flights due to airport closures. In this situation, all kind of international movement and crossing of state borders is more complicated.

The restrictions and bans are also in place in most of the countries where Estonian servicemen are participating in military operations or through which their transportation to the area of operations and home takes place. This means that the movement of people to the area of operation and back from there is currently more difficult. Taking into consideration the lowering of the infection risk of the soldiers serving in foreign missions, it is sensible to avoid their international movements until it becomes safer.

Last updated: 17.09.2020 15:01

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