5 June 2020 – PIRGROUP Corona update Latvia

On June 3 the Latvian cabinet decided to cancel the mandatory quarantine period of 14 days upon arrival for travellers from most European countries, effective immediately.

The rules are based on epidemiological data, applying to countries where the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases is below 15 per 100,000 inhabitants through the past two weeks.

Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš stated that this entails that the so-called Baltic travel bubble will be extended to most of Europe. He then said: “This is very good news for our economy.”

People that travel from the following countries are no longer obliged to self-isolate in Latvia: Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Romania, France, Finland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Norway, Switzerland, Cyprus, Greece, Iceland, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia and Liechtenstein. Only those who are travelling from Sweden, the UK, Portugal, Malta, Belgium, Ireland and Spain will now have to observe a period of self-isolation.

For more information on travelling to Latvia please visit this website.