Posts published in Day: March 14, 2020

Latvia’s anti-coronavirus regulations updated in English

Saturday, March 14, 2020

The updated version of travel and other restrictions in force and coming into force in Latvia has been published in English. You can read it at the official government website and it is also attached to this story and reproduced in full below.  In the light of the statement by the World Health Organization of 11 March 2020 that COVID-19 has been confirmed as pandemic and based on Section 4,…

Lithuania calls nationwide quarantine: shutting non-essential shops and closing border to foreigners

Saturday, March 14, 2020

The Lithuanian government has announced a two-week nationwide quarantine to stop the spread of the  coronavirus  . The measures include closing borders to foreign nationals and shops except pharmacies and groceries. After five new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed over the last 24 hours, the Lithuanian government convened for an extraordinary meeting on Saturday to decide on the coronavirus action plan.  Read more:  New coronavirus case confirmed in Klaipėda, another…

Latvia to close borders to passenger traffic on Tuesday 17 March

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Latvia will go into an effective national lockdown on Tuesday, March 17 when it closes its international borders to all passenger traffic on land, sea and air, following further anti-coronavirus measures announced March 14. Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš announced the new measures following meetings of the cabinet and Crisis Management Council on Saturday afternoon.  While passenger traffic will be suspended at midnight on Monday night, the flow of goods will…

Lithuania to call nationwide quarantine: shutting non-essential shops and closing border to foreigners

Saturday, March 14, 2020

The Lithuanian government has announced a two-week nationwide quarantine to stop the spread of the  coronavirus  . The measures include closing borders to foreign nationals and shops except pharmacies and groceries. After five new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed over the last 24 hours, the Lithuanian government convened for an extraordinary meeting on Saturday to decide on the coronavirus action plan.  Read more:  New coronavirus case confirmed in Klaipėda, another…

Changes in provision of Latvian consular services announced

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Latvia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced March 13 some temporary changes to the manner in which consular services are provided overseas. “In view of the state of emergency in Latvia and measures for containing the COVID-19 pandemic abroad, the diplomatic missions and consulates of Latvia will continue to ensure emergency consular assistance from 16 March to 14 April 2020. However, during this period, meetings in person for customer service will…

New coronavirus case confirmed in Klaipėda, another one in Vilnius

Saturday, March 14, 2020

A Lithuanian student who arrived from Denmark has been diagnosed with the  coronavirus  , the mayor of Klaipėda has said on Saturday morning. A second case was later confirmed in Vilnius, bringing the country’s total to eight. “It’s a young student who flew from Denmark to Lithuania on March 10 and took a bus from Vilnius [to Klaipėda], so there are a lot of risk factors in terms of human…

Lithuania reintroduces border controls, considers barring entry to foreigners

Saturday, March 14, 2020

In response to the  coronavirus   spread, Lithuania is temporarily reintroducing border controls, Interior Minister Rita Tamašunienė announced on Saturday morning, adding that foreign nationals without work permits will not be allowed to enter the country. However, the government later specified that it has not yet decided whether to bar entry to foreigners. “In order to contain the threats of Covid-19, Lithuania is reintroducing controls on the European Union’s internal…

Lithuania reintroduces border controls, barring entry to foreigners

Saturday, March 14, 2020

In response to the  coronavirus   spread, Lithuania is temporarily reintroducing border controls, Interior Minister Rita Tamašunienė announced on Saturday morning. Foreign nationals without work permits will not be allowed to enter the country. “In order to contain the threats of Covid-19, Lithuania is reintroducing controls on the European Union’s internal borders as of today by the order of the interior minister,” Tamašunienė said in a press conference, specifying that…

Lithuania reintroduces border controls, barring entry for foreigners

Saturday, March 14, 2020

In response to the  coronavirus   spread, Lithuania is temporarily reintroducing border controls, Interior Minister Rita Tamašunienė announced on Saturday morning. Foreign nationals without work permits will not be allowed to enter the country. “In order to contain the threats of Covid-19, Lithuania is reintroducing controls on the European Union’s internal borders as of today by the order of the interior minister,” Tamašunienė said in a press conference, specifying that…

Lithuania reintroduces border controls, to bar entry for foreigners

Saturday, March 14, 2020

In response to the  coronavirus   spread, Lithuania is temporarily reintroducing border controls, Interior Minister Rita Tamašunienė announced on Saturday morning. Foreign nationals without work permits will not be allowed to enter the country. “In order to contain the threats of Covid-19, Lithuania is reintroducing controls on the European Union’s internal borders as of today by the order of the interior minister,” Tamašunienė said in a press conference, specifying that…