The prime ministers of the Baltic states agreed on Wednesday that the internal borders of the Baltics will be opened on May 15th, the Prime Minister of Latvia Krisjanis Karins has announced.
The decision was made during a remote meeting between the prime ministers of the three Baltic states.
The Prime Ministers of the Baltic States agreed that the successful measures taken by the Baltic States to control the spread of Covid-19 were sufficient grounds for opening the internal border in the Baltic States from May 15th.
Residents of the Baltic States will thus be provided with free movement in the region. In turn, residents who will come from other countries will continue to have to observe 14 days of self – isolation.
The Foreign Ministers of the Baltic States have been instructed to agree on practical steps to lift restrictions and exchange information on persons entering the Baltic States.
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Tuesday said that he sees real opportunities to open the closed borders between the three Baltic states and Poland because the situation of Covid-19 is similar in all these countries.
“I see real opportunities for the Baltic region to open up, and there is also a credible possibility that Poland could join it,” Skvarnelis told reporters in the Seimas.
The latest data for Estonia shows a total of 1 713 infection cases, increasing by eight new infected cases in the past day.
The latest data from Lithuania reports 1 428 infected people. The total number has increased by two new infection cases.
4 new COVID-19 infection cases were found in Latvia yesterday, increasing the total number of infected people in the country to 900.