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Participants of Erasmus + and the European Solidarity Corps programmes have the right to cancel or suspend mobility to affected areas due to the spread of coronavirus

The European Commission has announced that, due to the spread of coronavirus, the participants in the mobility programmes have the right to suspend the mobility to certain areas and to apply the force majeure clause in the mobility agreement to compensate for the additional costs incurred. The Foreign Ministry of Estonia does not currently recommend traveling to China and to Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany and Sicily regions in Italy.

If additional costs occur in connection to the suspension or cancellation of the mobility, the participant is entitled to reimbursement. This applies to both those who have already made expenses connected to the planned mobility and those who are already in affected areas and need to leave.

It is up to the participants to decide whether to leave the area or not. If you are in an affected area, please contact your sending institution.

Please note that local embassies, consulates and honorary consuls are available for assistance.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends monitoring the travel information on their website: https://reisitargalt.vm.ee/.

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