While nonessential travel has come to an abrupt stop around the world, Europe’s three Baltic countries will restart movement between their countries next week. Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia have been on the steady road to recovery, and their regional initiative is a start on the path to normalcy.
Their steps follow plans announced by Australia and New Zealand, two countries that have successfully tackled the virus, to create a “travel bubble” between them. The regional opening of the Baltic states will allow free movement among their borders as of May 15, according to Reuters. Any international visitors that arrive, however, will still need to self-isolate for 14 days upon entry.