Negative Covid-19 test may become a requirement for arrivals in Latvia

The government is still discussing whether to require all arrivals in Latvia to present a negative Covid-19 test, said Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs on Latvian Radio January 6.

According to the politician, it is currently necessary to agree on how many hours before flight the test should be performed, but conceptually the requirement has support.

Negative tests will be required not only for flyers but also for maritime and road travelers. Showing the tests would not cancel self-isolation.

At the moment, there hasn't been a discussion in the government about closing borders, whichwould be economically unfavorable. Nor have the experts encouraged it.

The Minister is also convinced that the main fight with Covid-19 is here in Latvia.

"The assumption that closing the borders will stop the pandemic is misguided. This needs to be addressed here in Latvia,” the minister said.

 

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