Additional Latvian repatriation flights and ferries announced

The Ministry of Transport has announced a list of commercial flights through which Latvian residents can return home, and other nationals can leave the country according to its website on March 19. 

In accordance with the March 12 emergency measures adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers, Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits (New Conservative Party) can create exceptions by granting permission for international transport while transport through airports, sea ports, and via bus and rail is forbidden. The minister made the decisions individually, assessing each information after receiving request applications.

The following international trips have been approved:

  • March 19, 12:35 p.m. Norwegian Air Shuffle flight DY4547 from Stockholm, Sweden, arriving March 19 at 1:35 p.m. in Rīga
  • March 19, 1:35 p.m. Aeroflot Russian Airlines flight SU 2100 from Moscow, Russia, arriving March 19 at 2:20 p.m. in Rīga
  • March 19, 1:35 p.m. (local time) airBaltic flight BT1658 from Larnaca, Cyprus, arriving March 19 at 5:30 p.m. (local time) in Rīgā
  • March 19, 2:15 p.m. Norwegian Air Shuttle flight DY4548 from Rīga, arriving March 19 at 3:20 p.m. (UTC) in Stockholm, Sweden
  • March 19, 3:05 p.m. Aeroflot Russian Airlines flight SU 2101 from Rīga, arriving March 19 at 6:10 p.m. in Moscow, Russia
  • March 20, 6:15 a.m. Turkish Airlines flight 1757 from Istanbul, Turkey, arriving March 20 at 9:20 a.m. in Rīga
  • March 20, 9:10 a.m. (UTC) Norwegian Air Shuttle flight DY4547 from Stockholm, Sweden, arriving March 20 at 10:10 a.m. in Rīga
  • March 20, 10:15 a.m. Turkish Airlines flight 1758 from Rīga, arriving March 20 at 1:20 p.m. in Istanbul, Turkey
  • March 20, 10:50 a.m. Norwegian Air Shuttle flight DY4548 from Rīga, arriving March 20 at 12:00 p.m. (UTC) in Stockholm, Sweden
  • March 21, 12:55 p.m. Turkish Airlines flight 1775 from Istanbul, Turkey, arriving March 21 at 4:00 p.m. in Rīga
  • March 21, 4:55 p.m. Turkish Airlines flight 1776 from Rīga, arriving March 21 at 7:55 p.m. in Istanbul, Turkey
  • March 23, 10:00 a.m. StenaLine ferry TRLI202003172359 from Travemünde, Germany, arriving March 24 at 10:00 a.m. in Liepāja
  • March 24, 11:59 p.m. StenaLine ferry TRLI202003242359 from Travemünde, Germany, arriving March 26 at 4:00 a.m. in Liepāja

Updated and detailed information is available on the Transport Ministry website, as well as through the Foreign Affairs Ministry Consular Department Facebook page: www.facebook.com/celodrosi.

As previously reported, on March 17 a range of strict new rules came into force at Latvia's border crossing points. There is a ban on all air, rail, coach and ferry travel to Latvia, unless exemptions have been granted by an appropriate government minister - which will be the case with special repatriation services on land, sea and air to bring Latvian nationals home from other countries.
 

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