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All actual information about COVID-19 (prevention, statistics, symptoms and more) you can find on WHO website and in Google feed.

2019 divided the history of most countries into «before» and «after». We are talking about a pandemic that has swept the whole world. The SARS-CoV-2 virus was first identified among residents of Hubei province (China). In just a few months, a disease called Covid-19 has spread to the inhabitants of the entire planet. Hong Kong and Latvia were not an exception.

Why is covid so dangerous? Regardless of the level of development of a particular state, medical care and other factors, millions of people have become victims of the coronavirus. According to the latest data, this figure is 177 039 062 people, among the total — 3 832 951 deaths. The main symptoms of the disease are: shortness of breath, high fever, dry cough, loss of taste and smell. The world’s leading countries have developed or are working on the production of their own vaccines that protect against COVID-19. Naturally, vaccination is not a 100% guarantee of protection against coronavirus, however, when infected, the disease is transferred much easier.

According to current data (statistics for Saturday, 5 June 2021), the number of cases in Latvia is 134 677 people, total deaths are 2407, and 4308 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of Latvia to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter Latvia from Hong Kong?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Latvia:

  • Open to citizens: Yes
  • Open to s: Partially
  • Open to foreigners and tourists: Partially
  • Quarantine (lockdown) in Latvia: Partial

During the most «acute» periods of the pandemic, the following restrictions are applied in Latvia:

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of Latvia only if absolutely necessary: study in Latvia, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the government: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/LVA
  2. Availability of the test: No tests required

All countries are divided into 3 main categories by the Ministry of Health:

  • «Green» (low rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Orange» (average rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Red» (high rate of spread of coronavirus)

In this regard, the government acts in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Association. The distribution of states into separate categories is updated regularly. At the moment, Hong Kong ranks among the states of the «Orange» category.

The main reasons for the introduction of new restrictions are coronavirus mutations, an increase in the number of cases, and insufficient vaccination rates.

Rules for entering Latvia from Hong Kong in 2021

At the moment, Latvia is partially opened to foreigners, including s. Quarantine measures are applied to tourism and trade.

Before travelling to Latvia, s must pass the PCR test no earlier than 72 hours in advance and submit a written document of an international standard (in English). Also, at the time of arrival, there should be no signs of SARS (fever, chills, runny nose, cough, etc.).

Is it necessary to comply with quarantine and take a PCR test when entering Latvia?

No tests required

Quarantine for 14 days required for some countries.

For which countries are the borders with Latvia open?

Today (Saturday, 5 June 2021) the borders of Latvia are fully open for 0/ 32 countries, partially open for 50/ 32 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Estonia are partially or completely open:

In Latvia, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:

Entry to Latvia from EU Member States, the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation is permitted for the following urgent and essential reasons only:work; training, studies; family reunion; in order to receive medical services; transit; accompanying a minor; return to one’s permanent place of residence; attending a funeral.All travellers arriving from outside the EU+ area or the United Kingdom are subject to double test and mandatory isolation.Is a coronavirus test required?Travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.This requirement also applies to those arriving in Latvia in a personal vehicle.The negative COVID-19 test results must be indicated in the Covidpass. lv form, which will be checked by the State Border Guard and Police officers.After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.Is a quarantine required?In the case of negative result to the COVID-19 test performed in Latvia, 10-day self-isolation at the traveller’s residence or tourism accommodation is mandatory.If the test result is positive, or if it is not performed at all, the person must notify it at Covidpass. lv and undergo 10-day isolation at a freely selected Latvian tourist accommodation that is suitable for the reception of Covid-19 patients, and in which all the necessary safety protocols are in place (list of allowed tourist accommodation).If the test result is positive, the tourism service provider must ensure the transport of the concerned traveller (s) to the tourist accommodation for isolation, and must inform the Police in case the traveller leaves the tourist accommodation during the isolation period.The isolation may be avoided or interrupted if a person can prove that he or she has been ill with Covid-19, has recovered and is not infectious.Mandatory Travel DocumentationAll travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass. lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed no earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.Documents proving the purpose of entry will have to be presented to the Border Guard or the Police.

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entering the territory of Latvia. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

For which countries are the borders with Hong Kong open?

Today (Saturday, 5 June 2021) Hong Kong’s borders are fully open to 0/ 32 countries, partially open — to 51/ 32 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Hong Kong are partially or completely open:

In Hong Kong, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entry into Hong Kong. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

The cheapest flights to Latvia from Hong Kong

The resumption of full-fledged air communication is gradual. At the moment, direct flights to Latvia are limited, so it is possible to get to Latvia with transfers. We offer the best air fares from Hong Kong to Latvia. Today you have the opportunity to book tickets at an affordable price. A pandemic is not a barrier to business and travel.

We constantly monitor the situation with the spread of coronavirus and are always ready to provide you with up-to-date information.

Actual data of COVID-19 in Latvia

Current coronavirus statistics in Latvia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 134 677
  • Sick right now: 4308
  • Number of deaths: 2407
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Latvia:

In indoor spaces outside the household, a face mask must be worn if there is more than one person in the room. Face masks are mandatory in public transport and in educational institutions.Children under 7 years of age are exempted from the obligation.People must respect 2 metres physical distancing (applies to both public indoor and public outdoor spaces). Physical distancing is not applied to family members and members living in the same household.Public events are not allowed. Up to 10 people can meet together outdoors.Up to 2 households (maximum 10 people) can privately meet outdoors.From 7 May, restaurants, bars and cafés can resume their activities outdoors, under enhanced safety measures.

>Actual data of COVID-19 in Russia

Current statistics on coronavirus in Russia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 11 852
  • Sick right now: 58
  • Number of deaths: 210
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Russia:

The government extends the current social distancing rules until June 9. Since April 29, bars, nightclubs, public bathhouses, karaoke, party rooms, and mahjong parlours have been allowed to reopen under the 'vaccine bubble' regulation. These venues can operate as long as their staff have received the first dose of the vaccine and only welcome customers who already had their first vaccine dose. Restaurants with vaccinated staff who have already received their first dose of the jab are now allowed to operate until midnight and seat up to six customers per table. The use of the LeaveHomeSafe app continues on all premises.Gathering restrictions will remain at four people in public until further notice. If people are caught gathering in groups of more than the permitted number, there will be a fine of $ 25,000 and imprisonment for six months for 'any person who participates in a prohibited group gathering; organises a prohibited group gathering; owns, controls or operates the place of the gathering; and knowingly allows the gathering.' Participants caught in the illegal gathering may be discharged by paying a fixed penalty of $ 5,000.The only exemptions to the rule are gatherings in public for transportation purposes; for groups performing any governmental function; for groups gathering at a place of work or within hospital and healthcare facilities; persons living in the same household; proceedings in a court; funerals and any other occasions for mourning.The government requires mandatory mask-wearing when entering terminals, boarding and while onboard public transport, as well as indoor and outdoor public places. If you are caught violating the mask-wearing regulations, you will get a maximum fine of $ 10,000.Religious activities are allowed at places of worship, providing the number of participants does not exceed the 30 percent capacity. During such activities, no food or drink can be served unless it is part of a religious ritual. Under the new vaccine bubble regulation, if all attendees (16 YO and above) have received at least the first dose of the vaccine, the maximum number of attendants can be increased from 30 percent to 50 percent (indoor) and 100 percent (outdoor).The number of people allowed in business meetings remains at 20, but if all participants have received the first dose of the vaccine, this number can increase to 50 for indoor and 100 for outdoor gatherings. Those with wedding plans can only invite up to 20 attendees to their nuptial ceremony, but the reception is a no-no, as food and drink are prohibited. Under the vaccine bubble, the number of invitees can be increased to 50 for indoor and 100 for an outdoor wedding.Restaurants, along with gyms, hotels, and cinemas, are required to display QR codes for the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app, which records your whereabouts and checks whether you have visited any venues as a Covid-19 patient at the same time.

Thus, the restrictions associated with the coronavirus dictate living conditions in 2021. Each state has developed its own border crossing rules and entry rules. It all depends on the general situation with the spread of COVID-19.

However, even in a pandemic, you can leave Hong Kong for Latvia with the necessary permits:

No tests required

Quarantine for 14 days required for some countries.

When will Latvia open its borders to Hong Kong and  during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021?