Latvia changes threshold for compulsory self-isolation from 16 to 25 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 of population

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The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) has increased its threshold measurement so that self-isolation will henceforth be required when entering Latvia from countries with a 14-day cumulative Covid-19 incidence per 100,000 of population of 25 instead of 16 as hitherto. 

That means that only Finland, Cyprus, the Vatican state and Liechtenstein as well as Latvia itself are on the so-called "white list" of countries not requiring compulsory self-isolation.

The news was released by the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) in its regular Friday afternoon update.




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As COVID-19 rates of infection are increasing across Europe, most European countries are now on the "red list" of countries to which a visit is strongly advised against and to which Latvian carriers cannot operate directly. All red list countries require ten days of self-isolation.

The "yellow list" of countries with a medium risk to health also require self-isolation upon return, and members of the public are urged to consider the necessity of travel to these destinations.

The list is based upon the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in each country. This list is valid from 3 October.

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

The full list of countries classed as "red" or "yellow" 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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