Self-isolation in Latvia will not have to be observed after returning from four countries

From Saturday, October 10, self-isolation in Latvia will not be observed after returning from Finland, Norway, Cyprus and the Vatican, according to data compiled by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC).

The changes have taken place because the principles according to which the self-isolation requirement threshold is determined have been changed, ie in the future this threshold will be adjusted to Latvia’s current two-week cumulative incidence of Covid-19 per 100,000 population.

Until now, self-isolation had to be observed in people from countries where the 14-day cumulative number of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 population exceeds 25, but from Saturday this figure will be increased to 40.4 cases due to the current incidence of Covid-19 level in Latvia.

The Vatican is the only European country on the SPKC list where Covid-19 patients are not registered.

Self-isolation in Latvia must still be respected when returning or traveling in transit through Andorra, which has the highest incidence or 744.3 cases per 100,000 population, as well as through Spain, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, the United Kingdom and Iceland. The risk to public health in these countries is assessed as very high. The 14-day cumulative rate exceeds 200 cases per 100,000 population.

Self-isolation must also be observed when returning or transiting through Luxembourg, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Ireland, Malta, Portugal, Denmark, Switzerland, Croatia, Poland, Monaco, San Marino, Sweden, Italy, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Estonia. In these countries, the 14-day cumulative rate exceeds 50 cases per 100,000 population. The risk to public health is assessed as high.

In contrast, it is rated as high in Liechtenstein and Germany. The 14-day cumulative number of Covid-19 cases is just over 40.4 cases per 100,000 population.

For countries outside the EU and the EEA or the United Kingdom, self-isolation must be observed when traveling from Georgia, Tunisia and Canada. Self-isolation, on the other hand, is not required when traveling from Uruguay, Japan, South Korea, Rwanda, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. These countries are among those allowed to cross the EU’s external border.

When returning from other countries not listed in the SPKC, self-isolation must be observed.

According to the SPKC, from Monday, October 12, regular passenger transportation will also be banned to the Netherlands and Belgium. Andorra, Spain and the Czech Republic remain on the ban list, while regular passenger services to France may resume.

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