Air traffic eased considerably as of Thursday - Civil Aviation Agency

  • 2020-09-03
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Starting from Thursday, flights between Latvia and all EU and EEA countries, except Spain, Andorra, Malta and Luxembourg, are allowed, said Civil Aviation Agency's representative Aivis Vincevs.

He said that the amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers regulations came into force on Thursday on epidemiological safety measures, providing that flights are allowed to and from countries in which the 14-day cumulative Covid-19 incidence exceeds the average EU level twice.

Vincevs said that currently the 14-day cumulative incidence of August 28 is in force, which means that flights to Spain, Andorra, Malta and Luxembourg are not allowed.

On September 4, the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) will publish a list with the new incidence indicators. If any of the country exceeds the average EU level more than twice, flights to these countries will not be allowed starting from the third day since the list has been published - namely, September 7.

As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday agreed to permit air travel to countries where the the 14-day cumulative number of Covid-19 cases per 100,00 population is twice as high as the European Union's average number, stipulating at the same time that those returning from these countries must self-isolate for 14 days.

At present, citizens and residents of the EU and countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) are allowed to enter Latvia without restrictions if the 14-day cumulative number of Covid-19 cases per 100,00 population in their country does not exceed 16.