COVID-19 Measures Update Related to NATO CCDCOE Activities and Courses

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic presents significant challenges to the activities of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, including training courses, exercises and other events. Please find below the update on rules on conduct for events and courses organised by the CCDCOE, applicable from 20th of August, 2020 until further notice.

To meet our commitments and continue providing high-quality NATO-accredited Education and Training courses in the context of COVID-19, the Centre has looked for new ways to deliver courses, e.g. virtual classrooms or other online training facilities. As there will be some residential events and courses, a set of guidelines for participants must be followed.

The NATO CCDCOE will adhere to official rules and safety standards set by Estonian Government, i.e. the Host Nation (EST). Persons signed up for the events organised by CCDCOE are not allowed to attend in person if they have departed from or transited a country with a coronavirus infection rate above 16 causes in the previous 14 days per 100 000 inhabitants. Statistical information on the infection rate is published on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website every Friday, applicable for the next seven days starting the following Monday. The respective list of countries is available at MFA

Please note that the restrictions are not based on the persons’ nationality, but on their geographic location.

Taking into account a change in the dynamics of the infection rate, CCDCOE may cancel the registration on short notice. Further, NATO CCDCOE will not accept and confirm the attendance of the persons coming from a high risk country even if they possess a Medical Certificate declaring a 48-hour COVID test. The CCDCOE will inform any attendees concerned directly, however, at the same time it is still strongly recommended to check for updates at reasonable time prior to the travelling to Estonia at the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.