Today, January 7, the government adopted stricter regulations for all people entering the country to facilitate more epidemiologically safe movement and reduce the introduction of COVID-19 infection into the country. When entering Latvia both with passenger transport and a personal vehicle, one must present confirmation of a negative COVID-19 test result. The regulations will take effect on January 15, simultaneously with the introduction of similar rules in Lithuania and Estonia.
The emergency situation has ended in the country; however, several restrictions are still in effect. These restrictions are stipulated by the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 360 “Epidemiological Safety Measures for the Containment of the Spread of COVID-19 Infection”.
On 6 November, in view of the increasing risks of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Cabinet agreed to declare a state of emergency in Latvia from 9 November to 6 December 2020, and this involves the institution of strong health safety measures. At the same time, respect for fundamental rights of residents and their access to services to ensure basic needs are guaranteed.
In order to receive services in OCMA divisions, the use of a face mask is OBLIGATORY‼
Continuing to reduce the rapid increase in the prevalence of Covid-19 in Latvia, on October 13 the government decided that from October 14, the mouth and nose cover should be used in all public places, including OCMA departments.