Now Russians Can Come to Latvia Only for Funerals 

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, August 5, 2022
Now Russians Can Come to Latvia Only for Funerals 

On August 4, Latvia suspended several economic and diplomatic agreements and also cancelled the visas of Russian citizens

On Thursday, a message was published on the state portal of Latvia about the termination of several agreements concluded with Russia. In particular:

  • Agreement on the establishment of an intergovernmental commission in the fields of economic, scientific, technical, humanitarian and cultural cooperation;
  • Agreements on economic cooperation;
  • Agreements for the avoidance of double taxation and tax Evasion concerning taxes on income and capital and its protocol;
  • Agreements on the social protection of military pensioners of the Russian Federation and members of their families residing in the territory of the Republic of Latvia;
  • Agreement on the facilitation of mutual travel of residents of border areas. Visas of citizens of Russia have been cancelled, and the issuance of new ones has been suspended. The only exceptions are trips to the funeral of a close family member.

We remind you that Estonia calls on the European Union countries to annul Schengen visas for Russians. Ukraine, in turn, has finally introduced a visa regime with Russia.

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