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Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 advice for the public

24.08.2020.

From 10 June, the state of emergency in Latvia has been lifted.

Physical distancing, hand hygiene, and other epidemiological safety rules must still be followed in order to prevent further spread of Covid-19.

If returning to/entering Latvia!

You must self-isolate if you returning to/entering Latvia from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the specific country. 

The list of countries can be viewed on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control - spkc.gov.lv. If the country is marked in red or yellow, a person must self-isolate for a period of 14 days. 

Information for travellers to Latvia on the provisions for prevening the spread of Covid-19 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia www.mfa.gov.lv/en

Hotline for Covid-19 related inquiries - 8345 and Questions&Answers

24 hours, 7 days a week 

Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control informative phone 67387661

Working days from 8:30 - 17:00

What is the current situation in the EU regarding COVID-19?

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is in continuous contact with the European Commission and the World Health Organization regarding the assessment of this outbreak. To inform the European Commission and the public health authorities in Member States of the ongoing situation, ECDC publishes daily summaries and continuously assesses the risk for EU citizens. ECDC and WHO have developed technical guidance to support the EU Member States in their response. The European Commission is ensuring the coordination of risk management activities at EU level.

What is the current situation in Latvia regarding COVID-19?

This outbreak is evolving rapidly, and the risk assessment is changing accordingly. Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) is continuously assessing the risk for Latvia’s citizens and you can find the latest information and daily updates on Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) website section (in Latvian) about coronavirus: spkc.gov.lv and on website of Ministry of Health (in Latvian): www.vm.gov.lv

COVID-19 recommendations for the public spkc.gov.lv:

 

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Trustworthy sources

Official information about COVID-19 spread in Latvia 
  • Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) daily updates about coronavirus (in Latvian): spkc.gov.lv
  • Ministry of Health daily updates about coronavirus (in Latvian): www.vm.gov.lv
  • Current Travel Advice of the Latvian MFA for travellers from Latvia (in English): www.mfa.gov.lv
Official information about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 in English

Outbreak of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

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