Baltic EU buble

Coronavirus: Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia create ‘travel bubble’ to ease restrictions

General view of an empty square next to the Parliament during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Riga, Latvia May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins - RC2NHG9NCHP6

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Coronavirus: Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia create ‘travel bubble’ to ease restrictions
Citizens from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will be free to travel between the countries.

Any other travellers entering will need to self-isolate for 14 days.

New infections have slowed to a trickle in these Baltic nations.

Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will open their borders to each others’ citizens from May 15, creating a Baltic “travel bubble” within the European Union amid an easing of pandemic restrictions, their prime ministers said on Wednesday.

“It’s a big step towards life as normal,” Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas wrote on Twitter.

The Baltic travel area would be first of its kind in the bloc, where most countries restricted entry to non-nationals and imposed quarantine on incoming travellers as the coronavirus spread across the continent.

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