As passenger carrying services to and from Britain resume, Riga International Airport expects to receive 634 passengers from this country, as confirmed by the airport’s representative Laura Kulakova.
On January 2, following the reopening of passenger services, Riga airport received a total of 179 passengers from Britain.
On January 3, it was planned to receive a total of 455 passengers.
254 passengers departed for the UK on January 2 and 539 – on January 3.
Representative from the Disease Prevention and Monitoring Centre (SPKC) Ilze Araja noted that the Cabinet of Ministers stated in the Order on the Declaration of a State of Emergency that upon their arrival from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, passengers had to undergo a COVID-19 test at the airport.
Testing of these people is financed from the state budget.
If a person is able to provide documented proof of having recovered from COVID-19 and having undergone a COVID-19 test in the last 72 hours, the person will be allowed to skip the test at the airport.
Araja admits people tested at the airport are not added to any special list of SPKC. Nevertheless, SPKC will interview people tested positive for any contacts they may have had in the past couple of days. (BNN/Business World Magazine)