The cost of one test is nearly €40.
“What's cheaper for taxpayers? To vaccinate or test? Of course, vaccinate,” said Kariņš, indicating that it is only a matter of time that if an unvaccinated person needs a test to access a service, it will have to be done by his or her own means.
As regards travel opportunities, Kariņš estimated that in mid-June, fully vaccinated people will have free entry to Latvia and Europe.
“The task also on my part is to make the system simple and logical - if you are vaccinated, travel freely, if you have not been vaccinated, wait for the test and observe self-isolation,” Kariņš said.