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Traffic changes during the visit of the Pope

On September 25th, thousands of people will flood the centre of Tallinn hoping to see Pope Francis or take part of the Holy Mass. Large crowds will have a significant impact on the traffic of Tallinn. Police officers will focus on traffic safety, public order and enhancing human security. We recommend you to plan your trip and save some additional time. If possible, leave the car home and go on foot or on the bike.

Traffic changes

  • During the visit of Pope Francis, traffic on the route is suspended as short as possible
  • Stopping and parking is mainly prohibited in the city centre. Most affected areas are Liivalaia Street, Narva maantee and Kadriorg. Stopping and parking is prohibited on A. Weizenbergi, J. Poska and L. Koidula streets. Restrictions are also on Pronksi Street, Narva maantee and Mere puiestee
  • Traffic is closed around Kaarli puiestee and Vabaduse väljak from 13.00 to 19.00 and will be redirected. Kaarli puiestee will be closed totally due to the Holy Mass. Traffic coming from Endla street will be redirected to Suur-Ameerika street, traffic from Toompuiestee (Balti jaam) will be redirected to Tõnismägi. Traffic from Estonia puiestee will be redirected to Pärnu maantee. It is not possible to take a turn from Pärnu maantee to Vabaduse väljak
  • Traffic is restricted on Komandandi tee from 13.00 to 19.00
  • All traffic changes are indicated on temporary traffic signs


  • During the visit of Pope Francis, it is recommended to have some additional time for traffic in the city centre, especially during peak hours
  • Please refer to traffic signs or regulator notices
  • On weekdays from 8.00 to 19.00, regular help can be requested by the police information line 612 3000
  • Pope Francis’ procession can be seen from Musumägi and Tammsaare Park from 14.45. Pope’s procession can also be seen in the morning and after the Holy Mass on Tartu maantee and the Sikupilli and Ülemiste shopping centre parking lots
  • Travellers (including travellers to neighbouring countries), please ensure that the travel documents are valid and keep them at hand at the airport and ports
  • Be alert to your belongings. We recommend keeping valuable items and documents close to you, in an intimate pocket or in a handbag that is firmly closed. In a crowded place, keep your handbag in sight. Do not take large bags and umbrellas into the Holy Mass, because they are inconvenient and can interfere the movement within a large crowd
  • If you have lost contact with your companion, contact police or security personnel as soon as possible. Visitors are encouraged to equip a child with a contact number where a finder of the child or a police officer can call