Latvian National Border Guard steps up border control before IHWC

  • 2006-04-26
Getting ready to the 2006 World Ice Hockey Championship that will begin in the Riga at the end of next week, the Latvian National Border Guard has stepped up border control, starting from Friday, and resumed computerized control of all arriving foreign individuals, including the EU citizens.

According to the National Border Guard, the computerized control of arrivals will be carried out not only on the Latvian border, but also on the Lithuanian-Polish border, registering entries to Lithuania.

"The National Border Guard appeals to all ice-hockey fans, Latvia's residents and visitors to be more understanding to those additional security measures," said Dace Udre, the border guard spokeswoman. "They are necessary to prevent situations when the safety of country's residents and visitors may come under threat," she added.