Lithuania is offering Latvia and Estonia to raise the self-isolation threshold within the Baltic states, Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga told reporters on Thursday.
Currently, the Baltic states require people to self-isolate when arriving from countries with more than 16 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people. As of Monday, Lithuania’s rate stood at 16.1 and Estonia’s at 16.4.
“We will do everything from our side to preserve that bubble, and we have already submitted proposals to both the Latvians and Estonians to renounce the 16 rate and move on to the 25 rate,” said Veryga.
He added that discussions are ongoing in Europe to have a collective threshold at 25 cases per 100,000 people. The three Baltic states were among the first countries in the world to open their borders to each other’s residents and citizens amid the global pandemic lockdowns.