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Suspension of the Right to the Retail Sale of Alcoholic Beverages throughout the State from 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Issuer:Government
Type:order
In force from:18.03.2020
In force until:
Translation published:18.03.2020

Suspension of the Right to the Retail Sale of Alcoholic Beverages throughout the State from 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Passed 17.03.2020 No. 80

Based on clause 1 of subsection 1 of § 36 of the Alcohol Act and the emergency situation established by the Government of the Republic Order No. 76 of 12 March 2020 ‘Declaration of Emergency Situation in the Administrative Territory of the Republic of Estonia’:

1. In the interests of public order, to suspend the right to the retail sale of alcoholic beverages throughout the state from 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. until the cessation of the emergency situation.
2. The restriction provided for in clause 1 does not apply to a point of sale located onboard a water craft or aircraft used in international carriage of passengers or a point of sale located in a security restricted area of an international airport or port.
3. Possessors of mass media and electronic communications undertakings are required to publish the Order immediately, as-is and free of charge.
4. Under subsection 4 of § 49 of the Alcohol Act, state supervision over compliance with requirements related to the retail sale of alcoholic beverages and adherence to the restrictions applicable to the consumption of alcoholic beverages is exercised by the rural municipality or city administration in its administrative territory.
5. The Order enters into force at 10:00 p.m. on 18 March 2020.
If the Order is not duly complied with, the administrative coercive measures specified in subsection 2 or 3 of § 28 of the Law Enforcement Act are taken.
The Order can be contested in accordance with the procedure provided for in the Code of Administrative Court Procedure.

Jüri Ratas
Prime Minister

Taimar Peterkop
State Secretary

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