Latvia not to consider applications for long-term visas

Source : 112 Ukraine

The government has decided to suspend the work of consulates abroad due to a potential spread of Covid-19
18:44, 15 July 2020

Latvia suspends the work of its consulates abroad
U.S. Department of State

The Latvian government has supported the proposal of the country’s Foreign Ministry and stopped accepting applications for long-term visas due to the threat of Covid-19 spread, Leta reports.

"Ministers supported the Foreign Ministry's proposals that the work of Latvian diplomatic missions and consular posts abroad, where the spread of coronavirus infection could pose a serious threat to health, has been suspended. The acceptance of applications for a long-term visa on the basis of citizenship and migration is also paused," the statement reads.

Related: Lithuania changes border crossing regulations for Ukraine

At the same time, the government has not supported the proposal, according to which a citizen, who entered from abroad, is obliged to wear a mask in an enclosed public place for 14 days.

As we reported earlier, Ukraine has changed the criteria for the "red zone" countries. Thus, countries with a significant prevalence of the virus are those in which the number of active cases of coronavirus infection is more than 55 people per 100 thousand population.

"We previously had this figure at 40. We set it when the country had, respectively, the incidence of active patients 37 per 100 thousand population. Now it is 62. Thus, we are bringing it in line," Ukraine's Health Minister Maksym Stepanov stated.

Related: Ukraine among leaders in Europe by daily rate of coronavirus morbidity

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