Posts tagged as Border Guard

Latvian Border Guard prepares for migrant influx from Belarus

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Looking with concern at the increasing flow of migrants from Belarus in Lithuania, the Latvian State Border Guard on Tuesday asked for additional employees from the National Guard. The weak spots of the borderline are also recognized in the immediate vicinity, Latvian Television reported July 7. The 173-kilometer long borderline of Latvia–Belarus shall be checked at least once a day by walking along it. Egons Mežaks, deputy chief of the Kaplava border…

Tourism near borders requires passing permit, Border Guard reminds

Friday, April 30, 2021

The State border zone is banned from the public. When visiting tourism objects or visiting the border zone in general, a pass is required, Latgale regional television reported April 28. A special permit is needed if persons over 15 are visiting zones in the border area. Recently the public has been increasingly violating these rules. With the beginning of the tourism season, the State Border Guard and tourism specialists hope…

Latvian Border Guard catch travelers with fake Covid-19 test results

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The Latvian border guards have identified fake Covid-19 test results for the first time since the introduction of the state of emergency, Latvian Border Guard press representative Kristīne Pētersone told LETA April 6. On April 2, border guards in Valka stopped a van and identified eight Ukrainian citizens with fake Covid-19 tests. A €650 penalty was imposed on each person. On April 5, in Valka, border guards stopped another van, with…

Latvian Border Guard apprehends 29 border jumpers

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Latvia’s State Border Guard officers apprehended a total of 29 perpetrators on the country’s external borders and internal territories. 17 perpetrators were caught attempting to cross the country’s border. Two of them had forged documents. «One person from Belarus was detained for using a forged driver’s licence at Terehova border checkpoint. A criminal process has been initiated. One Russian citizen was apprehended at Riga International Airport checkpoint. Her passport had…

Police wages in Estonia raised by cutting number of jobs

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Less police officers are visible on the streets in Estonia as the country’s Police and Border Guard has conducted a reduction of the number of position to increase wages of patrolling officers, thus working on a more motivated force since 2015. Estonian public broadcaster ERR reported on Tuesday, August 21, citing daily Estonian Postimees and regional newspaper Sakala that Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) Director General Elmar Vaher has…

Police dispatching hundreds of officers to 2018 Weekend Festival

Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Police and Border Guard are dispatching several hundred officers to this year’s Weekend Festival in Pärnu. Several ten thousand visitors are expected to attend the 70 concerts and parties of the festival. According to Andres Sinimeri, in command of Pärnu’s police station, local law enforcement is backed up with several hundred officers, cadets and assistant police officers from Estonia as well as colleagues from Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland. Police…