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How to get a Covid-19 test result translated into other languages

Latvian Television broadcast 4.studija on January 18 has compiled information about the procedure of getting the Covid-19 test result translated into other languages.

Many countries have currently enforced security rules upon entry. In a number of countries, one of the requirements is a negative Covid-19 test, which needs to be presented in a foreign language.

It is not recommended to travel. However, if there is necessity for travel or you wish to have the Covid-19 test result in a language other than Latvian, each of the laboratories has its own capabilities and rules on translation.

In Latvia,  a  Covid-19 may be conducted in the following laboratories:  Centrālā laboratorija, E.Gulbja laboratorija, NMS laboratorija, MFD laboratorija, BIOR laboratorija, References laboratorija (RAKUS).

Centrālā laboratorija

The medical worker must be notified that a translation will be required prior to conducting the test. The results of the Covid-19 test can be translated into English and Russian. The translation is free of charge.

E.Gulbja laboratorija

The medical worker must be notified that a translation will be required prior to conducting the test. The results of Covid-19 tests are translated into Latvian, English, Russian, French, Estonian. It is possible to issue them in several languages at the same time.  Translation services are free of charge.

BIOR laboratorija

Before the test is conducted, the medical officer must be notified that a translation will be required. The translation is provided in English and Russian. Cost of the translation service – EUR 5.74.

References laboratorija (RAKUS)

The medical worker must be notified that a translation will be required prior to conducting the test. The service is free of charge.

NMS laboratorija

The medical worker must be notified that a translation will be required prior to conducting the test. The translation is provided in English and Russian. The service is free of charge.

MFD laboratorija

For the time being, the Covid-19 test results are not translated, but a way of providing this service will be found in the near future. However, if a patient wishes to receive test results in a foreign language, the MFD Group shall provide patients with an internationally recognized certificate for safe travel outside Latvia, available in 5 languages, English, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic. 

 

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