The Latvian Ministry of Justice will prepare a bill prohibiting the presence in the country of cars registered in Russia and Belarus. Minister of Justice Inese Libiņa-Egner about this reported on the social network X (formerly Twitter).
“The Ministry of Justice of Latvia will prepare a bill <...>, aimed at preventing vehicles registered in Russia and Belarus from staying in Latvia. If re-registration or departure from Latvia is not carried out within three months, the vehicle will be confiscated,” the message says.
On September 12, Latvia and Lithuania stopped allowing cars with Russian license plates through. On September 13, Estonia introduced a similar ban (making an exception for buses, motorcycles and diplomats’ cars), and on September 15, Finland. Poland was the last to join the restrictions - on September 17. Thus, all EU border countries have closed the entry of Russians by car.