In order to additionally inform persons arriving or returning to Latvia about the need to observe self-isolation, from Monday, 28 September 2020, Latvian mobile operators will send a text message (SMS) to everyone who crosses the Latvian border.
On Tuesday, 15 September, the Cabinet of Ministers, taking into account expert advice and the latest research data, decided to shorten the self-isolation period required upon entering Latvia from abroad to 10 days instead of the previous 14 days.
Due to the increase in the incidence of Covid-19, self-isolation will have to be observed when entering Latvia from Estonia. This regulation takes effect from 00:00 on 12 September.
If the incidence of Covid-19 increases in Estonia, the residents of Valka and Valga municipalities will not have to observe 14 days of self-isolation. Such a decision was made today, on 8 September, by the government, so that the inhabitants of these cities may freely cross the state border on a daily basis and their access to services, family and working conditions are not affected.
On Wednesday, 4 September, in response to the aggravation of the epidemiological situation and the increase in the incidence of Covid-19 in Lithuania and Estonia, the Cabinet improved the legal framework governing the mobility of persons between neighbouring countries.
Today, on 4 September, the government adopted amendments to the Cabinet Regulation*, applying a special regulation in the borderland so that people who work or study in Lithuania or Estonia on a daily basis can continue to do so if the morbidity increases in neighbouring countries. This was an important issue, as with the rising incidence of Covid-19 in neighbouring countries, there could be a situation where 14 days of self-isolation should be observed for all those returning from Lithuania and Estonia. This indicator has not yet been reached.
On Wednesday, 2 September, the Cabinet of Ministers approved changes in the Regulation governing epidemiological safety measures for the limitation of the spread of Covid-19 and affecting the transport, education and health sectors.
On 13 April 2020, the tribunal in arbitration case Eugene Kazmin v. Latvia (ICSID Case No. ARB/17/5), under the auspices of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (hereinafter - ICSID), granted Latvia’s request that the Claimant, Ukrainian citizen Mr. Eugene Kazmin, be ordered to provide a letter of guarantee for an amount of EUR 3 million, as security for the possible reimbursement of Latvia's legal expenses.
The Prime Minister of Estonia Mr. Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Latvia Mr. Krišjānis Kariņš and Prime Minister of Lithuania Mr. Saulius Skvernelis met on August 14-15, 2020, within the framework of the Baltic Council of Ministers in Tartu, Estonia.
On Tuesday, 28 July, the Cabinet approved several changes in regulations, governing epidemiological safety measures to control Covid-19. They will enable the educational process to take place in person, and entrepreneurs, in particular in the areas of agriculture and culture, to resume or expand activities. At the same time, the system for control of the spread of Covid-19 will be strengthened, thus balancing economic development with the interests of public health.