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Foreign Ministry Recommends Avoiding Travel to Japan

11.03.2011

No. 84-E

Due to the explosion that occurred at the Fukushima nuclear plant, aftershocks from the powerful earthquake, and transportation difficulties, the Foreign Ministry recommends that people avoid travelling to Japan and to postpone any trips until the situation has stabilised.

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet has stated that the Estonian Foreign Ministry is prepared to help Japan if necessary, including by sending rescue experts.

Estonian citizens in need of consular aid should get in touch with the Estonian Embassy in Tokyo by phone at +813 541 27 281 or by email at Embassy.Tokyo@mfa.ee, or call the Foreign Ministry’s 24-hour consular hotline +372 53 01 9999.

On Friday, 11 March the north-east part of Japan was struck by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake that caused a 10-metre-high tsunami. More than 1 000 people have been killed. Today an explosion occurred in the Fukushima nuclear plant located 250 kilometres north-east of Tokyo.

The Foreign Ministry is monitoring the situation in Japan and will continue to give practical advice when necessary.

SPOKESPERSON'S OFFICE
+372 637 7654
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