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.
❗️ Atgādinām, ka Valstu saslimstības rādītāju saraksts stājas spēkā ar rītdienu (22.08.2020 plkst. 00:00)!— SPKC.gov.lv (@SPKCentrs) August 21, 2020
❗️14 dienu pašizolācija jāievēro atgriežoties arī no Vācijas un Lihtenšteinas. pic.twitter.com/bzeTaIqYzh
The countries on the "red" list, where passenger carriers do not operate and it is recommended not to go privately from Latvia, are:
- The Netherlands
- Czech Republic
The 'yellow list', or countries which are accessible for travel carriers but still travel must be carefully considered before going, are
- United Kingdom
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.
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.