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Friday, 08.12.2023, 11:26
Hotels' interest in providing self-isolation services to Covid-19 patients and persons who have come into contact with infected people is very strong, Santa Graikste, head of the Hotel and Restaurant Association, told LETA.
Keyword tags: Covid-19, EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Legislation, Tourism
Taking into consideration reports of a new Covid-19 variant circulating in the United Kingdom, the Latvian government tonight banned passenger traffic with the UK from Monday, December 21, till January 1, State Chancellery spokeswoman Ilze Pavlova informed LETA.
As of 2021, Scandinavian shipper Stena Line will be operating two ferries on the Ventspils-Nynashamn route - the Stena Scandica and the Stena Baltica, representatives of Stena Line informed LETA.
Riga Airport has been Certified as a COVID-19 4-Star Airport, by international air transport rating agency Skytrax.
Passenger turnover at Riga Airport in November this year decreased by 90.9 % compared to November 2019. The total number of flights was 1 903, that is 70.1 % less. Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that total volume of arrivals and departures of freight and mail decreased by 4.5 % (1).
Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in October 2020, 90.1 thousand foreign and local guests were hosted at tourist accommodation establishments in Latvia, which is by 57.2 % less than in October 2019 and by 18.2 % less than in September 2019. Guests spent 185.5 thousand nights at tourist accommodation establishments, which is 54.5 % less than in October last year.
o far, EUR 552,166 worth of crisis support has been approved for 36 hotels in Latvia, LETA was told at the Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIAA).