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Monaco joins list of states permitted quarantine-free travel to Estonia

Saturday, May 15, 2021

There has been no substantive change to the list of countries whose arrivals in Estonia do not need to quarantine, with only the Principality of Monaco joining the list, which now stands at eleven. All these countries have reported 14-day COVID-19 rates below the benchmark which would require quarantine on arrival. From Monday, May 17, the restriction of movement does not apply to passengers arriving from Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Malta,…

Bank chief: KredEx could support first time buyers outside Tallinn more

Friday, May 14, 2021

Bank of Estonia (Eesti Pank) governor Madis Müller says that while support from state credit agency KredEx could be pressed into action in getting home loan purchases up and running in rural areas and outside of the capital city and its environs – particularly for young families – the government also needs to rethink conditions under which loan guarantees are currently being offered. The central bank’s main concern is as…

1 125 new COVID-19 cases in Lithuania

Friday, May 14, 2021

On Thursday, 1 125 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 263 475 coronavirus cases have been detected in Lithuania. 16 784 cases are still active. Yesterday 12 people died of COVID-19. In total, the death toll reaches 9 260 cases. On Thursday, 13 643 PCR tests were done to detect COVID-19 cases. Yesterday 15 293 people got the first dose of the COVID-19…

Lithuania reopens to Israeli tourists

Friday, May 14, 2021

Lithuania has lifted entry restrictions for Israeli tourists after the Council of the European Union added the Jewish state to a list of non-EU countries whose citizens should be allowed to freely travel to Europe for tourism. Economy and Innovation Minister Ausrine Armonaite says the government is offering a helping hand to local businesses by reopening the borders to tourists from Israel and other “safe third countries”. The Council updates…

Survey: Public expect rising prices as COVID-19 crisis lifts in Estonia

Friday, May 14, 2021

More and more people are expecting the rate of inflation to continue rising, according to a recent survey, as economies emerge from the coronavirus crisis. The consumer survey, compiled by the Institute of Economic Research (Eesti Konjunktuuriinstituut) found that the consumer barometer the organization routinely compiles shows the number of people expecting prices to rise in the near future has grown. Inflation has been experienced in other countries, including the…

Latvia plans to buy a computer for every pupil by 2025

Friday, May 14, 2021

A number of public officials signed a “Computer for Every Child” cooperation memorandum, which aims to provide an adequate computer for learning process to every pupil and teacher by 2025, the President’s Chancellery said May 14. “The last year of learning has largely gone online, and we found that a significant percentage of children can’t study because they don’t have computers. We cannot allow this, so this memorandum is a commitment…

Over 100,000 people have had both jabs in Latvia

Friday, May 14, 2021

Vaccination cycle against Covid-19 has completed for 101,358 people or 5.37% of Latvia’s population, according to the National Health Service data, LETA reported May 14. This week, vaccination rates remained high, with the number of people vaccinated in one day exceeding 15,000. However, it was less than last week, when one-day vaccination records were set with nearly 21,000 people vaccinated on May 6. 359,084 people or 19.01% of the population…

Withdrawal from the second pillar of the Estonian pension scheme has slowed up

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The pace of withdrawal from the so-called second pillar of the Estonian pension scheme has slowed up markedly since the end of March, suggesting the bulk of those wishing to take advantage of the opportunity to leave the scheme have already done so. While a small number (relative to the whole) of people seem to have rethought their original decision to leave – a period of grave in which to…

Bolt launches e-scooter service in several Estonian towns

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Estonian ride-sharing app firm Bolt has launched its electric scooter service in the Estonian towns of Rakvere and Viljandi, bringing the total number of towns covered to nine. Spokesperson for the company’s e-scooter component, Aleksandr Lilišentsev, said: “We are delighted that, at last, residents of Viljandi will also have the opportunity to ride comfortable and economical scooters.” “We have worked very well and closely with the city authorities, so that…

Vaccinated people will not have to self-isolate after arriving to Latvia

Thursday, May 13, 2021

People who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be allowed to disregard self-isolation after their entry to Latvia from European countries. As a result of the Government’s decision, it will be possible to avoid self-isolation by vaccinated persons traveling from the EU, the countries of the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The changes to the rules will take effect as soon as they are published on the…