Estonian foreign minister: Aim is to include Finland in 'Baltic bubble'

  • 2020-05-14
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - It is an objective for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to include Finland in the so-called Baltic bubble, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said at the government press conference on Thursday. 

Reinsalu said that the Baltic bubble, which stands for the free movement of residents of the three countries between these countries, is a unique phenomenon internationally in the ongoing period of movement restrictions. 

"The aim is to include Finland in the Baltic bubble," Reinsalu said.

He said the foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are also to discuss options for gradually expanding the Baltic bubble.  

According to the minister, one of the options could be relinquishing the self-isolation requirement for passengers of flights from countries with lower infection levels.