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Latvia Tightens Entry Rules for Almost All EU Member States – Only 3 Countries Left on Safe Travel List

Authorities in Latvia have revealed that entry rules will be tightened for almost all European countries, as positive cases have risen in the past weeks.

According to the risk assessment published by the Latvian Center for Disease Prevention and Control, there are only three territories left on the country’s safe travel list until the Baltic states, including Latvia, which has the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in the past 14 days. , are considered high-risk countries, reports.

Currently, the list of safe travel includes Spain (44.3 positive cases), Malta (36.7) and the Vatican, which have had no positive cases in the last 14 days. Arrivals from these non-vaccinated or non-exempt countries must take a test before arriving in Latvia.

The green category also consists of third countries such as Qatar, South Korea, Colombia, Bahrain, Argentina, Peru, New Zealand, Namibia, UAE, Kuwait, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.

Although no country is considered very high risk, the following countries are listed in the high risk or orange category and are not recommended for travel:

Latvia Estonia Lithuania Slovenia Croatia Slovakia Romania Bulgaria Austria Ireland Belgium Czech Republic Netherlands Greece Hungary Luxembourg Denmark Iceland Germany Liechtenstein Poland Switzerland Norway Cyprus San Marino Andorra Monaco Finland France Sweden Portugal Italy

All of these countries have a cumulative number of 14 days of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population that exceeds a rate of 75. Furthermore, entry rules for high-risk countries include:

Take a PCR test before departure (72 hours before arrival) or an antigen test (48 hours before entry) Quarantine for entry for ten days Take another test on arrival

>> Traveling to Latvia during COVID-19: What you need to know

The third countries on the orange list include the United Kingdom, Singapore, Ukraine, Jordan, Chile, Australia, Canada and Uruguay.

“People who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 and have completed fourteen days after completing a full course of vaccination with vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or a recognized or WHO-recognized regulator,” the Latvian authorities also explained that full vaccination is not considered As such, only 14 days after the date of the final vaccination.

Furthermore, those who were previously infected with COVID-19 and can provide medical evidence are exempt from quarantine for entry, including all holders of an EU COVID-19 digital certificate and other similar documents.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Latvia has reported 1,888 positive cases in the past 24 hours, as well as 28 deaths linked to COVID-19. Data from the last hours predict that 230,569 positive cases have been reported in Latvia since the pandemic, and 3,472 people have died from the virus.

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