Posts tagged as self-isolation

Lithuania steps up border controls, self-isolation mandatory for all

Monday, February 8, 2021

As of Monday, all passengers coming to Lithuania need to present coronavirus test results and self-quarantine, says LRT. Under the new rules, announced by the Health Ministry, all states have been included into the list of affected countries. All travellers coming to Lithuania now need to present a coronavirus test taken within the last 48 hours – or register for one in Lithuania within a day after arriving – as…

Latvia’s hotels keen to provide self-isolation space

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Interest of hotels to provide self-isolation space is very high, said Santa Graikste, executive director of the Association of Hotels and Restaurants, in an interview to Latvian Radio December 30. Graikste said that it was currently possible to apply for  self-isolation in three hotels  , but there is a very high interest from companies and a number of applications have been received. The hotel program has just started. Graikste said that if needed,…

Covidpass shortcomings: unclear rules on working abroad

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Shortcomings have been identified in the Covidpass.lv system – it is not clear what kind of work does not require self-isolation after returning. This poses problems for those on work trips and  law enforcement, Latvian Television reported December 8. Training manager Ingrīda Kudure travels weekly on two-to-three-day trips to Tallinn. When she returns to Latvia, she fills in the Covidpass questionnaire every time, noting that the journey was done for work…

Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients may stop self-isolation after 10 days

Monday, November 16, 2020

COVID-19 positive people without symptoms, if cleared by doctor, may end self-isolation after 10 days, Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) said November 16. On the basis of the scientific findings currently available and the experience of other countries, a common arrangement will be in place in future for ending self-isolation. Previously, there were stricter rules regarding people with higher-risk jobs, such as medical workers, educators and social services workers. As of Monday,…

Rīga Mayor in self-isolation after being in contact with COVID-19 patient

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Rīga Mayor Mārtiņš Staķis said on Twitter November 10 that he has decided to self-isolate after being in contact with a COVID-19 patient. “I found out in the evening that on Tuesday I had been in contact with a person who later tested COVID-19 positive. I will be careful and work remotely, as well as await further indications by the SPKC [Disease Prevention and Control Center],” Staķis wrote. Vakarā uzzināju, ka otrdien…

Lithuania lifts self-isolation requirement for arrivals from 21 countries

Monday, October 12, 2020

As of Monday, people arriving in Lithuania from Estonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Norway, Germany, Fareire Islands and 14 other countries will no longer have to self-isolate. The other 14 countries include Bolivia, Kosovo, Turkey, the Philippines, Guatemala, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Namibia, Suriname, the Virgin Islands, South Africa, Turks and Caicos Islands, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. Lithuania’s updated blacklist of coronavirus-affected countries came into effect on Monday. After the change of…

COVID-19 reaches University of Latvia

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

COVID-19 infection has been found in two students of the University of Latvia’s (LU) Faculty of History and Philosophy, LETA said October 6. Several students and teachers are in self-isolation. LU said all additional security measures had been taken to find out contact persons, remote studies, and room disinfection. The University also said that these students had been infected outside the university, and there was no information they had been at…

Lithuanian FM in isolation after Macron’s delegation members test positive for Covid-19

Monday, October 5, 2020

After two members of French President Emmanuel Macron’s delegation tested positive for the coronavirus, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius will spend a week in self-isolation. “[Linkevičius] was a member of the official delegation during macron’s visit and had close contact with an infected person from the French delegation,” Rasa Jakilaitiene, spokeswoman for Linkevicius, told BNS on Monday. Macron visited Lithuania on September 28–29. The French Embassy told BNS two staff…

Self-isolation can be shortened for COVID-19 contact persons in Latvia

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Disease Prevention and Control Center of Latvia (SPKC) said September 29 that the time of self-isolation for contact persons has been reduced from 14 to 10 days if the COVID-19 test is negative. According to Health Ministry, the time to spend in self-isolation after being in contact with a COVID-19 positive person  is 14 days. However, there is now an opportunity to reduce this time to ten. Persons in self-isolation  can…

Latvia will not ditch self-isolation

Friday, September 25, 2020

In Latvia, the current rule of 10-day self-isolation will not be replaced by COVID-19 testing, Ilze Vinkele, Minister for Health told Latvian Television September 25. Economics Ministry on Wednesday proposed  getting rid of mandatory self-isolation and instead provide testing at airports. According to Health Minister, the first test may be negative, but the person may be infected and may infect others. COVID-19 testing at the airport creates a false sense of security, and self-isolation for…