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What can and cannot be bought on weekends in Latvia

BC, Riga , 04.12.2020.Print version
Government decided Tuesday that the range of products that can be purchased on weekends would be limited. This caused confusion and a number of misunderstandings in the society, so Economics Ministry clarified the issue December 3 at a press conference, writes

On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only these groups of products may be sold and purchased:


Food products (except for alcohol);

Pet food;

Hygiene products, including:

  • shampoos,
  • toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss,
  • soap,
  • disinfection liquids,
  • wipes and tissues,
  • towels,
  • tablecloths and napkins,
  • hair brushes and other brushes for body care,
  • feminine hygiene products,
  • diapers an other childcare hygiene products,
  • razors.

Pharmacies and veterinary pharmacies are also allowed to open.

The limitations apply also to markets and open-air sales. Fairs and Christmas markets may not take place at all.

Gas stations will not sell car cleaning liquids and the like on weekends and holidays.

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