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Riga Airport passenger numbers pick up
The number of passengers served at Riga International Airport this August exceeded 390 thousand, which is almost half of the numbers of August 2019 and 92 thousand passengers more than a month before, the airport said in a release September 16.
One in three bridges in Latvia are in 'critical state'
Bridges managed by local governments have been neglected for a long time, and their safety is questionable, according to State Audit Office (VK) information published September 16 following an audit in several municipalities.
35 countries on Latvia's travel "yellow list"
The updated list of epidemiological requirements for arrivals into Latvia from other countries was published on September 10 and includes 35 countries (36 if you include Latvia itself) on the list of those deemed to have a "high public health threat", including Baltic neighbors Estonia and Lithuania.
Some trains will have 'Covid-safe' cars from next week
As of September 15, special cars are planned on individual train routes where only people with a valid Covid-19 certificate of vaccination, recovery or negative test will be allowed to board, Passenger Rail (PV) said September 10.
Hold your drones, Latvian authorities warn
The State Police and the Civil Aviation Agency remind the public that unmanned aircraft (drones) are not a toy that can be used anywhere, Latvian Television reported September 9.
New Rail Baltica CFO named
The Rail Baltica major infrastructure project has announced it has a new board member and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). On 1 September Estonian Veiko Haavapuu joined the Rail Baltica joint venture RB Rail AS as the new CFO.
Cab prices in Rīga rise due to fewer drivers
In Rīga, the price of a taxi ride, as well as the wait time, have increased significantly in recent months. This is because demand is much higher than the number of taxi drivers, Latvian Radio reported September 4.
40 countries on Latvia's updated Covid-19 travel 'yellow list'
The updated list of epidemiological requirements for arrivals into Latvia from other countries was published on September 3 and includes 40 countries (41 if you include Latvia itself) on the list of those deemed to have a "high public health threat", including Baltic neighbors Estonia and Lithuania.
Bike lane removed from Čaka Street in Rīga
As of Wednesday, September 1, the traffic organization on Marijas/Čaka Street will be changed, keeping only one bicycle lane in the direction of the center, according to Rīga City Transport Department.
28 countries now on Latvian travel 'yellow list'
The updated list of epidemiological requirements for arrivals into Latvia from other countries was published on August 27 and includes 28 countries on the list of those deemed to have a "high public health threat", including Estonia and Lithuania.
Public transport fill reduced to 65%
The maximum fill of passengers in public transport has been reduced to 65% in place of the previous 80% of the total capacity, Auto transport Directorate said August 27.
27 countries on Latvia's travel yellow list
The updated list of epidemiological requirements for arrivals into Latvia from other countries was published August 20 and includes 27 countries on the list of those deemed to have a "high public health threat", including Estonia and Lithuania.

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