Asylum applications and refugees in Estonia35 asylum applications by refugees were received in 2020 in Estonia - according to UNHCR. Most of them came from Russia, Syria and from Eritrea. A total of 60 decisions have been made on initial applications. Which were around 40% answered positively. 60 percent of asylum applications have been rejected in the first instance. Most successful have been the applications of refugees from Syria and from Turkey.
In a second table below you find the refugees, who fled from Estonia and made their asylum application in other countries.
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Asylum applications of foreign refugees in EstoniaThe total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2020. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptations or rejections) does not have to sum up with the number of applications, because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also they dont have to be closed within the same calendar year. In addition, asylum procedures can also be closed, if the applicant disappeared or withdrew the application.
Asylum applications of refugees from EstoniaEstonia is one of the countries, were refugees are not only migratiing in. Only in the year 2020 there have been 5 asylum applications, which were received for citizens from Estonia in other countries. Most successful have been the applications in Russia.