Police to inspect vehicles arriving from Estonia, but will not organize special raids

  • 2020-09-13
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - As Estonia enters the list of countries from which two weeks of self-isolation must be observed when arriving in Latvia, police will continue to ensure the control of persons arriving to the country, but there will be no special raids near the Estonian border.

State Police spokeswoman Simona Gravite told LETA that the police, as before, will continue to ensure the control of the Cabinet of Ministers' regulations "Epidemiological safety measures to limit the spread of Covid-19 infection".

The police will continue to receive confirmations from the State Border Guard that upon arrival in Latvia, these persons will comply with the epidemiological safety measures established in the country to limit the spread of Covid-19. However, police only receive such certificates in cases where persons have used international carriers to travel.

Gravite confirmed that after Estonia enters the said list, the police will not conduct any special raids in the border areas and will not specifically control whether the specific groups crossing the border observe self-isolation.

Meanwhile, Kristine Petersone, a spokeswoman for the State Border Guard, told LETA that the State Border Guard has not been given the task of restoring border controls on the Latvian-Estonian border. The Border Guard will continue to carry out arrival controls on a daily basis and will provide support to the State Police as much as possible.