Eleven people denied entry through Latvian-Belarusian border

On Wednesday, August 18, the Border Guard deterred 11 people from crossing the Belarus-Latvia border.

Four 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, 474 people have been denied entry into Latvia. The peak was reached August 12 when 101 people were turned back overnight.

366 persons have been detained for illegally crossing the border this year, 295 of which came in the timeframe from August 6 to 10, and 14 of which came after the announcement of the state of emergency.

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