The current state of emergency in Latvia is extended for another four weeks until June 9
On May 7, the Government of Latvia decided to extend the state of emergency until June 9. However, the Government decided to ease a number of restrictions related with Covid-19.
After May 12, people will be allowed to gather indoors and outdoors for both public and private events, but their number should not exceed 25, and people should keep at least two meters distance. Indoor events will have a time limit of 3 hours, the length of outdoor events is not limited.
People using public transport will be required to cover nose and mouth, though it need not necessarily be a medical face mask – any fabric face coverings (scarves, handkerchiefs) could be used as well.
Culture, entertainment, sports and other facilities, including restaurants, will be allowed to be open from 7 a.m. until midnight.
Sports events will be allowed if a number of precautionary measures will be followed.
Travel and tourism services within the three Baltic states will be permitted from May 15.
In order to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the state of emergency initially was declared for a time period of March 13 until April 14. Then it was extended to May 12.
On-site educational activities at SSE Riga are suspended and the study process has been rearranged and moved to the online environment since March 16.
Visit a dedicated official COVID-19 website with a variety of relevant information and contacts available in Latvian and Russian. For more information on health care and precautions, visit the website of the Center for Disease Prevention and Control.
Persons in need of consular assistance can call the Consular Department on the emergency number: +371 26 33 77 11 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hotline for Covid-19 related inquiries (24 hours, 7 days a week) - 8345.