Emergency Situation and Related Restrictions

Emergency situation declared in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania means that certain restrictions and rules apply, affecting the operation of businesses. Read about them here.


  • Emergency situation in Estonia: Key information for businesses

    Publication / Piret Schasmin, Dr Carri Ginter

    A nationwide emergency was declared in Estonia on 12th March due to the worldwide Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and the threat of mass infection. The emergency situation stays effective from 12 March until 1 May 2020 unless decided otherwise by the Government. The Sorainen COVID-19 Task Force is at your disposal, should you need advice on […]

  • A necessary amendment to the law to exit the emergency (in Estonian)

    Publication / Norman Aas, Illimar Pärnamägi / ERR

    In order to resolve the practical and legal issues involved in the chain reaction as a result of the state of emergency, the Parliament passed a package of amendments in the form of a so-called cluster bill (170 SE). These changes were necessary for the continuation of state life in an emergency situation, but at […]

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  • Lithuania gradually relaxes quarantine restrictions

    Publication / Evaldas Dūdonis, Inga Macijauskaitė, Mantas Petkevičius, Monika Tukačiauskaitė

    In Lithuania the quarantine regime continues to be relaxed gradually. We have prepared an overview of the most recent changes to quarantine restrictions. Trade, services and events Activities of all shops, markets and other public trading places are now permitted, provided that each buyer occupies at least 10 m2 of retail space or no more […]

  • Quarantine in Lithuania: key information for business

    Updated on 21 April 2020 A nationwide quarantine has been announced in Lithuania, effective 16 March until 11 May 2020. It is possible that the quarantine may be extended for a longer period. There are no exemptions for individual territorial units. Non-compliance can result in liability for both natural and legal persons. The Government resolution […]

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