Introduction of Latvia's Covid certificate expiry postponed to March 1

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On Friday, February 11, the government postponed the introduction of a validity term of the vaccination certificate from February 15 to March 1.

According to the Health Ministry VM)

The amendment of the Order states that the deadline has been postponed given that there is a very rapid distribution of Covid-19 in Latvia, and in such circumstances, many people who end their primary vaccination on 15 February and need to carry out a booster vaccination cannot do so because the person has become infected with Covid-19 or has become a contact and strict quarantine must be observed.

Therefore, in circumstances where many Latvian residents cannot complete the booster vaccination for objective reasons, VM said that it was necessary to extend the time to complete vaccination until the end of the emergency.

This will apply to the receipt of a valid vaccination certificate for the receipt of services and to visiting events within the country, but will not apply to travel. In the case of travel in accordance with the European Union Regulation governing the issuance and use of Covid-19 certificates, the period of validity of the primary vaccination certificate shall be 270 days and after that period a booster vaccination certificate shall be required for the receipt of a valid vaccination certificate.

The previous framework provided that a term of validity for Covid-19 certificates would come into force on February 15.

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