Latvia's quarantine country list reaches 25: Liechtenstein and Germany added

In 24 EU countries and former member state United Kingdom, the risk of COVID-19 is now deemed to be high enough for arrivals to have to self-isolate. Germany and Liechtenstein has been added to the list, Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) announced August 21.

SPKC said that over the past two weeks, 30% of infection cases in  Latvia had been linked to arrivals from abroad, and the rest of the cases were contact persons of the arrivals.

The changes take effect Saturday, August 22, and apply to Latvian citizens and foreigners alike. It applies to transit passengers as well as direct travellers.

 

 

The countries on the "red" list, where passenger carriers do not operate and it is recommended not to go privately from Latvia, are:

  • Spain
  • Malta
  • Andorra
  • Luxembourg
  • Romania
  • Monaco
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Croatia
  • The Netherlands
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Czech  Republic
  • Iceland
  • Denmark
  • Bulgaria
  • Liechtenstein
  • Portugal
  • Ireland
  • Greece
  • Poland

The 'yellow list', or countries which are accessible for travel carriers but still travel must be carefully considered before going, are

  • Cyprus
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany

More information on how to self-isolate and the penalties for not doing so are available in English, Latvian and Russian at the Disease Prevention and Control Center's dedicated web page.

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To get a test, call 8303 on weekdays from 8 AM to 8 PM, on Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM and on Sundays from 9 AM to 12 PM.

You still have to self-isolate for 14 days, even if you've taken the COVID-19 test.

 

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