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Key Points

  • As of October 11, 2021, Latvia will enter a three-month state of emergency


The Government of Latvia announced that, as of October 11, 2021, the country would enter into a three-month state of emergency. Face masks will be made mandatory for in-person meetings, and no more than ten unvaccinated persons will be allowed to gather in a private space. All individuals in the public and private sector who can work remotely must do so. Employees who are not fully vaccinated or recovered are allowed to be present in person in work premises indoors only on an employer’s assignment if the employee displays no symptoms of COVID-19, if there is no suspicion of them being infected with COVID-19, or if they hold a testing certificate or an employer-provided antigen test not older than 72 hours. Individuals working in the public sector must be fully vaccinated and receive a vaccination certificate by November 15, 2021. Some restrictions differ based on an individual’s vaccination status.

What’s Changed?

The state of emergency, which will last three months, will impact in-person meetings, including meetings for professional purposes, public events, and more.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Latvia’s website for further updates.

Sources: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Latvia

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