Practical information

Practical information

Practical information

All domestic and international academic and administrative staff members must enable the mobile app “Apturi COVID to faster monitor your health, quicker transmit information about possible contacts with or presence near an infected person or about your infection with COVID-19, find out if you have been exposed to COVID infection, to warn others about infection risk and to receive the up-to-date information about the spread of COVID infection in Latvia and other countries.

You always can receive additional up-to-date information about the spread of infection, support and advise by phone: 8345 or +37167387661.

Please, check information on the availability of flights, international trains or buses to/from Latvia and your Host/Home country, especially if you have connected flights or transit countries on your route and make sure that the transfer is possible and the country of transit is not included or mentioned in the list of countries with the high spread of COVID infection that can pose a significant threat to public health in your country’s or in the Latvian official databases.

We strongly recommend you to make all payments by bank transfer or in a non-cash form. Please check and receive information about the working hours of banks and the payment system in the Host country for the period of your stay in it.

Payments related to your mobility or activities at the Academy (except of direct payments to services providers, such as: payments for accommodation, excursions etc.), must be transferred to the following Academy’s account:

Recipient: Baltic International Academy
Legal address: 4, Lomonosova Str., Riga, Latvia, LV-1003
Registration No.: 40003101808
Bank: JSC “Swedbank”
SWIFT/BIC: HABALV22
Account No. (IBAN): LV68HABA0551003662871
Purpose of payment: short description, name, surname, ID or Personal code

Please check your insurance policy in your insurance company prior its purchasing! It is crucially important! Your insurance policy must cover expenses connected with your possible COVID infection and treatment, incl. testing and hospital care. It will be perfect, if your insurance policy covers these services automatically, so, please, check the list of hospitals in Latvia or in a Host country, which accept your insurance policy automatically and, if it is possible, – please, purchase the Latvian or a Host country’s insurance policy for foreign citizens in one of the Latvian or Host country’s insurance companies using the Internet!

If you are a citizen of the European Union Member States, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland or Switzerland you must also have the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

Additional information on health insurance for incoming and outgoing academic and administrative staff is available by link.

Please, take into account that you may need additional financial resources in case of your infection of COVID-19 for tests conduction, treatment or hospitalization!

All incoming academic and administrative staff members prior their arrival to Latvia must contact the Academy’s International, ERASMUS+ or Personnel Department, as well as their coordinator of the short-term programme or grant in Latvia on providing information about their arrival and themselves. You must also contact your hotel, hostel or apartment’s owner and the nearest embassy of your country on providing information about your arrival, purpose of your stay in a Host country and yourself.

All outgoing academic and administrative staff members prior their departure from Latvia must contact the Host University’s International, ERASMUS+ or Personnel Department, as well as their coordinator of the short-term programme or grant in a Host country on providing information about their arrival and themselves. You must also contact your hotel, hostel or apartment’s owner and the nearest embassy of Latvia or the Latvian Diplomatic Consulate or missions abroad on providing information about your arrival, purpose of your stay in a Host country and yourself.

We strongly recommend all domestic and international academic and administrative staff members, who are going to start their face-to-face mobilities or activities and enter Latvia or a Host country to check information in the hotels, hostels or from the apartments’ owners on availability of a free of charge special room for 10 days self-isolation term; free cancellation or flexible terms of booking, in case of border closing or visa rejection; free move-out during your mobility or activity; existence of special staff, in case of your reporting of COVID symptoms, etc.

In order to avoid COVID-19 infection or its new spread all international and domestic academic and administrative staff members, who come/return to Latvia from the countries, which are mentioned in the list of the areas and countries with the high spread of COVID-19 infection, that may pose a significant threat to public health: https://CDPC.gov.lv/en/news/get/nid/531  must stay in self-isolation for 10 days after the arrival.

During the self-isolation you must:

  • immediately after arrival get to the place of residence, mentioned in your signed obligation using such self-protection as face masks and gloves;
  • stay at the place of residence, mentioned in your sighed obligation. In case your place of self-isolation is different from the mentioned in your signed obligation – you must urgently within a day provide information on these changes to:
  1. the following Academy’s departments:
  2. your coordinator of the short-term programme or activity;
  3. the nearest embassy of your country;
  4. the Latvian Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs;
  • avoid direct contacts with other persons, not come to the Academy and to public places with large crowds of people, except of shops, must not use the public transport, and have to use on-line forms of communication, such as: email, on-line technologies and phone;
  • not visit or welcome guests. It is restricted during the self-isolation;
  • look after your health and wellbeing for 10 days and take your temperature twice a day – in the morning and in the evening. Immediately inform all of the above-mentioned contacts if any signs of an acute infections’ disease (cough, chills and fever, respiratory failure) appear;
  • provide information about your self-isolation to all representatives of institutions and organisation in case of ordering any services.

You may be fined individually up to 2000 euros and will be required to cover the fine received for your violation by the Academy up to 5000 euros, as well as your visa or temporary residence permit may be revoked, so you may be officially expelled or extradited from Latvia due to non-compliance with isolation and quarantine requirements specified in the Law on the Management of the Spread of COVID-19 Infection and the Latvian regulations, as well as internal regulations and rules of the Academy or if you do not fulfil the signed obligations!

All domestic and international academic and administrative staff members after arrival to Latvia or, if they come from the areas and countries with the high spread of COVID-19 infection, that may pose a significant threat to public health, must pass two COVID tests (first one on your arrival and the second one on the 10th day of self-isolation).

You can start your face-to-face mobility or activity or return to your duties and come to the Academy or to another public place after 10 days self-isolation (on the 10th day) if your last test is negative.

The test can be done in E.Gulbja Laboratory by previous appointment. The cost of the test for foreign citizens without COVID symptoms is 59 euro. The test for foreign citizens with COVID-19 symptoms is free of charge. You can make appointment by phone: +37167801112. Additional information about test is available by link: www.egl.lv. All international and domestic academic and administrative staff members can start their participation in the face-to-face mobilities or activities or return to their duties in the Academy, after providing a bill of health or test results to the International, ERASMUS+ or Personnel Departments by email: inter.dep@bsa.edu.lv, info.md@bsa.edu.lv and visa@bsa.edu.lv or to their coordinator of the short-term programme and grant depending on the purpose of their visit. All information must be provided only using on-line technologies such as: email, mobile, etc.

We recommend to all international and domestic academic and administrative staff who return or arrive from countries not mentioned in the list of the areas and countries with the high spread of COVID infection to stay in self-isolation for 10 days and to pass both of COVID tests for others and their safety.

Please, remember that the negative test for COVID-19 does not replace self-isolation!

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