Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia opens their borders to each others’ citizens from May 15, creating a Baltic “travel bubble” within the European Union amid an easing of pandemic restrictions.
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 travelers as the coronavirus spread across the continent.
“We agreed that all the three Baltic countries managed to contain the spread of the corona virus. Moreover, we trust each other's health care systems. Therefore, we are lifting restrictions for Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian citizens traveling in the Baltic states from May 15,” said the Lithuania Prime Minister.
He noted that Baltic citizens returning from outside the Baltic states would still need to self-isolate for two weeks, only they would be able to do it in their home country.
Photo by A. Aleksandravičius.