In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Latvia has extended the emergency situation until June 9, 2020. Social distancing and various safety measures must still be followed, however, on May 12 some restrictions were reduced. The Government of Latvia has published guidelines explaining the new COVID-19 control measures.
Useful information for persons in mobility can be found on the webpage of the Ministry of Foreign affairs of the Republic of Latvia as well as on the webpage of the Ministry of Health.
NB! The government of Latvia has also issued a law On the Operation of State Authorities During the Emergency Situation Related to the Spread of COVID-19. The law states that foreigners for whom the term for legal stay has expired during the emergency situation declared in the State may continue their stay in the Republic of Latvia without obtaining a new residence permit or visa retaining the right to employment, if such has been specified, and they shall, within 30 days after revocation of the emergency situation, leave the Republic of Latvia or submit documents for obtaining a residence permit or visa in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Immigration Law. Furthermore, during the emergency situation declared in the State, foreigners shall electronically submit documents in order to request or register long-stay visas related to employment or studies, and also residence permits in the Republic of Latvia, approving the application and the documents appended thereto with a secure electronic signature or sending them by post.
For researchers currently in Latvia: visit the webpage of The Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDPC) of Latvia for the latest information on the situation regarding the spread of COVID-19 in Latvia.
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