Posts tagged as guest workers

Latvia: Mandatory COVID-19 testing for guest workers proposed

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Following the proposal of the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC), the government could consider mandatory COVID-19 tests on guest workers at the end of the first week following their arrival in Latvia, Ministry of Health said Monday, July 27. This proposal came after  five guest workers from Uzbekistan   were infected with COVID-19 last weekend. At the same time, the responsible authorities do not see great risks when entering Latvia.…

3,000 guest workers leave Latvia in April, 400 return

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

According to the Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIAA), around 3,000 guest workers left Latvia throughout April, but about 400 have returned. Due to the state of emergency caused by Covid-19, international passenger transport in Latvia is closed. On Wednesday, May 6, airBaltic will continue repatriation flights from Amsterdam and Frankfurt to the Baltic States. For the past month, ships and airBaltic flights have also been transporting Latvian workers to their…