Posts tagged as resident

April brought huge decline in tourist numbers

Monday, June 8, 2020

According to data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) on June 5, in April 2020 the number of foreign and resident visitors to Latvia comprised just 13,200 people, which is 93.6 % below the equivalent figure for April 2019. The figures were not unexpected given the major impact o the coronavirus and concomitant restrictions on travel, but they still make for painful reading. The number of nights spent by visitors has reduced by 86.6 % and the number of foreign…

First maximum fine issued for COVID-19 rule violations

Monday, April 13, 2020

The Latvian State Police have for the first time fined a resident the maximum penalty for violating the Covid-19 quarantine, reported the LETA newswire April 13. On April 10, police carried out a check whether a man (born 1989) was observing his mandatory quarantine at his residence. Police then determined that the man was violating his quarantine by driving around in his vehicle. For his irresponsible behavior, police fined the…