Government to decide on travel rules favoring vaccinated persons

  • 2021-06-14
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - This Tuesday the government will decide on travel rules which will favor people that have been vaccinated against Covid-19, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said following the weekly coalition meeting on Monday. 

The premier indicated that a number of Covid-19 restrictions are being eased as of Tuesday, June 15, especially for vaccinated persons, and that the government plans to decide on a new travel regulation, which will also be more favorable to vaccinated travelers. 

Justice Minister Janis Bordans (New Conservative Party) noted that the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions for vaccinated persons is very good news because it will enable a return to normal life. 

As reported, as of this Tuesday, June 15, up to 20 vaccinated persons and those who have recovered from Covid-19 will be allowed to gather at private events, Health Minister Daniels Pavluts (For Development/For) said at a news conference Monday.

Persons who have either received the Covid-19 vaccine or have recovered from the virus will be permitted to hold private gatherings indoors and outdoors, but the maximum number of people allowed to participate in such events is at 20. Participants of such private gatherings will not be required to wear facemasks or stay two meters apart.