Last update 12.10.2021
Self-isolation means isolating yourself from close contact with any person
Self-isolation is the isolation of a person at home or in another location in order to prevent the risk of infection to others. After returning from a country at a high risk of infection with Covid-19, 10 days of self-isolation should be observed to limit the spread of Covid-19 disease.
WHO HAS TO COMPLY?
- Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had Covid-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries).
- All travellers entering from very high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain.
WHO DOES NOT HAVE TO SELF-ISOLATE?
- Self-isolation should only be disregarded in the following cases if no symptoms are present.
- Persons with a valid Covid-19 recovery or vaccination certificate.
- Arriving in Latvia for a funeral.
- Children under 13 years of age (until 1 September 2021 - also other minors) travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children's groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.
- Employees of the transport and passenger service provider, crew members,
- Crossing Latvia in transit.
- EU citizens and permanent residents declared in Valka municipality and Valga,
- Citizens and permanent residents of the EU states who cross the Latvian land border with other EU countries on a daily basis, for example, due to employment or education.
HOW TO COMPLY?
- Self-isolation time should be spent at home or another location.
- Self-isolation time can also be spent in a freely chosen tourist accommodation, for which the necessary security protocols have been developed.
- Avoid contact with other people as much as possible - do not go to work, school, public places where many people gather.
- Do not visit others or have guests.
- You can go for a walk if you do not meet other people.
- Monitor your health condition (measure your temperature twice a day, contact your GP). If you experience symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, or difficulty breathing, contact your GP immediately (if the situation becomes critical, call 113).
- Use a medical face mask if you experience cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Medical face masks prevent your infecting those around you.
- Clean your home and use disinfectants, especially for cleaning frequently used surfaces, toilets, and shared spaces.
- You can visit a point of sale using a face mask.
FOR HOW LONG?
- 10 days after leaving a high or very high risk country.
- The self-isolation time can be shortened if the RNS test is performed on day 7 and is negative.
IS SICK LEAVE POSSIBLE?