Posts tagged as UK

UK licence holders will be able to drive in Latvia

Friday, March 26, 2021

On Thursday, March 25, the Saeima adopted amendments to the Road Traffic Law, which include several regulations. It is stipulated that a person will be authorized to drive a vehicle in Latvia with a driving licence issued by the United Kingdom, like it was until now. Previously, there had been debate on whether Brexit would change the order with driving licences. The changes also clarify rules for cyclists. Persons over…

Royal Navy leads an international task group on security patrol of Baltic

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Royal Navy frigates led vessels from all three Baltic states in the first operation of the UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force. Frigates HMS Lancaster and Westminster, tanker RFA Tiderace and vessels from all three Baltic states – Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia – have joined forces for a concerted demonstration of Britain’s commitment to the security and stability of the region. It is the first operation of the UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force…

Foreign Ministers of UK, Baltic States agree to cooperate on issues of Ukraine, Belarus

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have agreed to support Ukraine in restoring its territorial integrity and to keep the international focus on the situation in Belarus. The meeting of Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom Dominic Raab, Estonian Minister Eva-Maria Liimets, Latvian Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs and Lithuanian Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis took place in Tallinn on March 10, the Estonian Ministry’s press service reports.…

Lithuania confirms UK coronavirus variant

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

A person in Lithuania has been diagnosed with the British variant of the coronavirus, the Health Ministry confirmed on Monday. “A woman from Vilnius tested positive for COVID-19 in early January. On January 12, the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) sent the sample for sequencing to a laboratory in Rotterdam, the Netherlands,” Vytautas Beniusis, the ministry’s spokesman, told BNS. “On January 27, the NPHL received a confirmation that the sample…

UK to require arrivals from Estonia to test COVID-19-negative

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Arrivals from Estonia to England will have to pass negative on a coronavirus test and provide proof of their result from Friday morning, that country’s foreign office says. The development mirrors a requirement put in place by Estonia’s foreign ministry at the end of 2020 following reports of a particularly potent strain of the virus spreading in the U.K., which requires arrivals from that country to return negative on a…

Flights between UK and Baltic states to resume to January 1

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia will allow flights from the United Kingdom to resume on January 1, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday evening. “After adopting the joint travel restrictions, we plan to jointly remove them,” Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said in the press release. Lithuania banned flights from the United Kingdom on December 20 after a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus was detected in London and southern…

Repatriation flight from the UK takes place today

Monday, December 28, 2020

December 28, at 17:30, the planned repatriation flight to Latvia from London Gatwick airport will take place, a s previously reported by LSM. It will be used by people who urgently need to return, so tickets to this flight are not available freely. Returning Latvian nationals will have to do a mandatory COVID-19 test after arrival and observe ten days’ self-isolation in a state-appointed and paid-for hotel, said Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs (“New…

Foreign minister: EU-UK deal ray of good news in bleak period

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Foreign minister Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa) has welcomed news of the last-minute deal signed between the European Union and the United Kingdom, as announced on Thursday in the international media. Reinsalu wrote on his social media account Thursday: “Merry Christmas to all homes all across Estonia and the wider world. News that a trade agreement has been reached on Brexit is a great message for all concerned, for our people, and…

Lithuanian Post warns of delays in parcel deliveries to UK

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Lietuvos Pastas (Lithuanian Post) has warned of delays in parcel deliveries to and from the United Kingdom amid new transport restrictions imposed by Lithuania and some other European countries due to fears about a new strain of coronavirus in Britain. “We have been shipping parcels to the UK not only by air but also by land for some time now,” Norbertas Zioba, head of marketing and sales at the state…

Travel update: arrivals in Lithuania from UK, Slovenia need to self-isolate or get tested for Covid-19

Monday, December 21, 2020

As of Monday, people coming to Lithuania from the United Kingdom and Slovenia will have to self-isolate or get tested for Covid-19 before or after arriving in the country. The country updated the self-isolation and testing requirement on Monday morning to include the whole of the United Kingdom, and not just England and Wales as was previously announced. Lithuania has also  banned flights from the UK   amid fears of…