Estonian govt drafting exceptions to travel restrictions for Latvia, Lithuania

  • 2020-10-15
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Starting from next week, people arriving in Estonia from Latvia and Lithuania do not need to self-isolate upon their arrival if they have tested negative for the coronavirus in the preceding 48 hours.

Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu said at the government's press conference on Thursday that the government has made a decision in principle to lift the self-isolation requirement for people arriving from Latvia and Lithuania if they have taken a coronavirus test within 48 hours before their arrival in Estonia and their test result has proven negative.

Minister of Social Affairs Tanel Kiik added that both Latvia and Lithuania should on Friday make a decision that places Estonia in their green zone, which should ensure relatively free movement between the three Baltic states from next week.

The trend of infections has stabilized in Estonia and is now exhibiting a slight decline, which according to Kiik indicates that the situation has been brought under control.