Arrivals from all EU countries (except the Vatican) must observe self-isolation

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Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) has determined November 6 that with the newly announced state of emergency in Latvia, self-isolation must be observed by arrivals from all countries where the 14-day cumulative incidence rate exceeds 50 per 100 000 inhabitants.




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This means that all European countries, except the Vatican, are now on the 'red' list. 

Some non-European countries are on the 'white list', upon arrival from which no self-isolation is required. These countries are Uruguay, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Rwanda, New Zealand, Australia, and Thailand.

Last week, the incidence rate threshold was adjusted to Latvia's level, at 121.7 then. As of now, however, 50 has been set as the unchanging threshold. Latvia's 14-day cumulative incidence rate at the moment is 164.4 per 100 000 inhabitants.

SPKC specialists recommend that you carefully consider the need to go abroad, assess the risks and do not expose yourself and others to the risk of infection.

International passenger transport is allowed only to European countries where the cumulative incidence rate does not exceed twice the EU average. Five countries are banned for passenger carriers.

The list and requirements of self-isolation come into force on November 7 at 00:00. Prohibition of passenger transportation comes into force on the third day after the list is published i.e. November 9.

The full list of countries is available at the SPKC website, in English, Latvian and Russian, along with advice on how to follow the self-isolation rules and the conditions applying to all persons, be they Latvian nationals or other nationalities.

We have also attached the list in PDF format to this story for your convenience.



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