COVID-19 update: New regulations in Latvia
DRIVING RESTRICTIONS14 July 2021
On Tuesday, July 6, Republic of Latvia adopted new regulations, which provides for the immediate possibility, for anyone entering the territory crossing the external land borders, to perform COVID-19 test at four crossing points - “Grebnaw”, “Terehov”, “Pathermen” and “Silen”.
Currently, the rules prescribe that a person, on entry into the Republic of Latvia from the country concerned, carries out a Covid-19 test, later than within 24 hours, at the nearest available test point. At border crossing points, too, the Grebneva, the Terehov, the Pathermen and Silen tests will have to be carried out by their own means.
According to the amended rules, the persons who have carried out the Covid-19 test at the crossing point will also await the result at the site. Only after the presentation of the results of the Covid-19 test to the State Border Guard and after the permit given thereto, persons will be able to leave the territory of the border crossing point.
The tests will not be carried out on persons who can show a valid Covid-19 certificate of vaccination, diseasement or Covid-19 test, as well as children under 12 years of age.
In cases where cases of Covid-19, such as the driver of the freight vehicle or passenger transport, the carrier concerned is obliged to ensure that the issues arising from the transport in question are addressed.
The rules of test points at the relevant crossing points will enter into force on 12 July 2021.
Source: Communications Department of the Ministry of the Interior- Latvia
We quote an attached Verbal Communication of the Embassy of Latvia