Covid-19 in Latvia: Cabinet of Ministers extends the state of emergency in Latvia

30.12.2020 Covid-19 in Latvia: Cabinet of Ministers extends the state of emergency in Latvia

The state of emergency related to the spread of Covid-19 in Latvia has been extended until 7 February 2021, strengthening the previously established restrictions.

From 30 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 and from 8 January 2021 to 10 January 2021, it is prohibited to leave the place of residence from 22.00 to 5:00, the prohibition does not apply to:

  • persons going to or from the place of work or persons who are performing work or service duties - the person shall present a certification (name, surname, personal identification code, address of residence, reason and time for leaving the place of residence, the place of work, name, address and telephone number of the management of the place of work (contact person in the place of work)) and an ID (passport or ID card);
  • persons who need to receive medical services (incl. veterinary services) or persons who visit a 24-hour pharmacy - the person shall present a certification (name, surname, personal identification code, address of residence, reason and time for leaving the place of residence, the place of service to be received) and an ID (passport or ID card).

From 30 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 and from 8 January 2021 to 10 January 2021:

  • Places of sale, service provision places, and catering service provision places will be open until 21.00;
  • The working hours of petrol stations, pharmacies, public transport and passenger transport services, emergency services, will not be restricted.

During the state of emergency, access to health care services will be restricted.

If you have any questions regarding these measures in Latvia, their impact on your business in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your contact person at TGS Baltic or write to: