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Latvia eases its Covid-19 lockdown

09 Dec 2021
The Latvian government partially lifted its State of Emergency on November 15, 2021. The wearing of face masks in indoor public places and all public transport is still in effect, but restrictions on shops, bars and restaurants have been eased. You will have to show your vaccine certificate to get into many shops, supermarkets and shopping malls that place a green zone sign on their doors. So-called red zone establishments do not require proof of vaccination. Restaurants and pubs can offer food and drink for takeaway until 23:00 or on the premises to patrons who have ID and a valid Covid-19 vaccination certificate. Museums and galleries are also open to vaccinated visitors. Remember, if you are travelling to Latvia you must first fill out a form online that indicates your vaccination status. Since the pandemic began, there have been 259,215 reported Covid-19 infections in the country and 4,325 deaths. Pop-up  vaccination points providing free jabs have also opened at selected shopping centres. For more information about restrictions, vaccinations and Covid-19 testing visit covid19.gov.lv/en.
If you have decided to remain at home or are in self-isolation, local delivery services Wolt and Bolt can bring lunch or dinner directly to your door (see our home delivery feature for more options). If you have acute Covid-19 symptoms call 113 for the paramedics. For more information about Covid-19 in English click here.

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