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Packages can be sent to conscripts by post. The name and subdivision of the conscript (battalion) must be written on the package. Do not put highly perishable goods in the package, as the delivery of packages might take some time.

For units located in Tallinn (Navy, Headquarters Support and Signal Battalion, Guard Battalion), package can be delivered to the entrance gate check-point. Safe conditions for receiving packages have been established at the gate.

Delivery addresses for packages

  • Taara Garrison: Kose tee 3a, Võru, 65603, Võru County
  • Tapa Garrison: Loode 35, 45106 Tapa, Lääne-Viru County
  • Paldiski Garrison: Rae põik 1, 76806 Paldiski, Harju County
  • Jõhvi Garrison: Pargi 55, 41537 Jõhvi, Ida-Viru County
  • Headquarters Support and Signal Battallion: Ämari alevik, Lääne-Harju municipality, 76102, Harju County
  • Miinisadam (Navy and Guard Battalion): Tööstuse 54a, 10416 Tallinn

Last updated: 05.07.2022 23:21

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The Defence Forces will continue their participation in international military operations on the principles that have been in force thus far. Any changes will be made according to the changing situation to ensure the health and safety of our units.

Last updated: 03.02.2023 12:07

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The servicemen deploying to military operations are vaccinated against COVID-19. The Military Operations Command is also implementing various other restrictions pertaining to the activities and tasks of the units in the framework of the operation to guarantee the safety of the personnel and prevent them from getting infected with the coronavirus.

In addition to the implementation of generally well-known hygiene requirements, the movement of people and contact with civilians will be further restricted if necessary.

Last updated: 05.07.2022 23:23

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All those who fall ill during a military operation are guaranteed comprehensive medical care in accordance with the existing order. The Defence Forces have the capability to provide emergency transport home to all servicemen who are sick or in need of medical assistance.

Last updated: 05.07.2022 23:24

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If a conscript gets infected, they will be in isolation until the end of treatment.

Conscripts and active servicemen who have been potentially exposed to people infected with the coronavirus will be excluded from active training activities for two weeks. During that time, food will be provided for them from the canteen with a thermos and left behind the door. Empty thermoses are disinfected. It is possible to contact the conscripts and servicemen who have been excluded from active training or who do not have the permission to leave the base, by calling them on their mobile phones. It is also possible to send a package to the base, either by post or by leaving the package at the entrance of the military unit.

Last updated: 02.02.2023 13:48

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It is up to the head of each unit to issue or limit leave authorisations during the period until the vacations. The decision is based on the measures taken by the commanders to prevent the spread of the virus in a specific unit.

Conscripts who have been infected with the coronavirus, are in quarantine and self-isolation may go on leave according to the decision of the medical service, if they have been declared healthy or if no symptoms have occurred within a certain period, as the Defence Forces do not send people who may infect their close ones to the society. The leave days not received by the conscripts who were infected, in isolation or quarantine will be compensated later.

Upon returning from holiday, the Defence Forces will impose a coronavirus test on those who are showing symptoms of illness.

Last updated: 03.02.2023 02:16

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One measure to prevent getting ill is vaccination against COVID-19 which was provided for conscripts who reported for service and wished for it, and will continue to be provided.

Last updated: 03.02.2023 11:57

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Conscripts are invited to appear before the medical commission at a fixed appointment time. Everyone is provided with personal protective equipment and the possibility to disinfect hands. Surfaces are cleaned regularly.

Prior to appearing before the medical commission, you should definitely open your e-health data either at the web portal of the military service (in Estonian) or at the Patient Portal and enter your account number and, if you wish, your religious affiliation, to the military service web portal (in Estonian).

Last updated: 05.07.2022 23:26

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Symptomatic service personnel have to work remotely.

Depending on the situation, the Commander of the Defence Forces has the right to impose restrictions on the movement of the members of the Defence Forces, and it is within the competence of the commanders of military units to authorise leave permits.

As a precautionary measure, the service personnel that have come in contact with people who could be potential virus carriers in foreign countries, will be sent to work from home if possible.

Last updated: 03.02.2023 12:03

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As a precautionary measure, quarantine and isolation are used in the Defence Forces.

  • Quarantine -- in rooms separated from others -- is used for service members who have become infected.

  • Isolation is used for service members who are not symptomatic but there is a suspicion that they might have come into contact with a virus carrier.

Last updated: 03.02.2023 12:04

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The Defence Forces are actively monitoring the health condition of conscripts and active servicemen. At the training exercise, primary emphasis is put on the general rules for keeping personal and collective hygiene, like hand washing, using personal protective equipment if necessary. Prior rapid testing are also used if necessary, in order to avoid COVID positive persons getting access to training grounds.

Last updated: 03.02.2023 12:06

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