46 more people denied entry to Latvia on Belarus border

On Tuesday, August 17, the Border Guard deterred 46 people from crossing the Belarus-Latvia border.

Six persons were detained for having crossed the border illegally. These people had been allowed to enter the country for 'humane reasons' according to the Border Guard.

In total, after the state of emergency was announced on August 10 in the Latvia-Belarus border area allowing the border guard to promptly deny entry and return migrants to the country of origin, 463 people have been denied entry into Latvia. The peak was reached August 12 when 101 people were turned back overnight.

362 persons have been detained for illegally crossing the border this year, 295 of which came in the timeframe from August 6 to 10.

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