Latvia, like Lithuania, to build a fence on border with Belarus
The Latvian food and veterinary service has beefed up controls in order to protect the country from the African swine fever virus. Building the fence is one of the measures to struggle with the possible dissemination of the disease on the territory of Latvia. The fence will become an unsurmountable obstacle for the wild boar with African swine fever.
The EU will cover the expenses for the fence, which will be build across the borders of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia with Russia and Belarus.
In the opinion of the food and veterinary service, the main risk is illegal import of the products to the territory of Latvia. Therefore, the luggage of the people who cross the border is now checked by 100%, not at random as before.
Lithuania introduced similar controls on the border with Belarus on July 23, Nasha Niva reminds.