En De
Total doses
given
2.9M
People fully
vaccinated
1.3M
% Fully
vaccinated
69.69%
Masks
Mask is required on public transport and in certain indoor areas
COVID-19 test
Not required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
Not required
Vaccination
Not required
Visa
Visa not required for 30 countries
Permission
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): None
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

Movement Restrictions:

05.05.2022

From 15 January; all travelers to Latvia; entering both by passenger carriers and private vehicles; will have to present a negative COVID-19 test; performed not earlier than 72 hours or three days before entering Latvia; in addition to the Covidpass questionnaire. ; 16/06/2021 The ban on non-essential travel; and the requirement to take the COVID-19 test when entering Latvia is lifted if the person can present a digital COVID-19 certificate confirming the completion of vaccination or disease. ; 09/07/2021 From 12/7/2021 travellers from Russia and Belarus will be tested for COVID-19 with an immediate opportunity to perform COVID-19 testing at four border crossing points - “Grebneva”; “Terehova”; 'Paternieki' and 'Silene'. Tests will not be required for persons who can provide valid evidence of vaccination or recovery;; 21/10/21 When arriving in Latvia from low-risk countries; a test must be performed before starting the trip; self-isolation does not have to be observed. When arriving from high-risk countries; a test must be performed before entering Latvia; as well as self-isolation must be observed upon arrival. When arriving from high-risk third countries; a test must be performed before and after entering Latvia; as well as self-isolation must be observed. In this case; an important reason for entering Latvia is required. For persons with vaccination and/or COVID-19 recovery certificate; the COVID-19 test is not required; exception - when returning from very high-risk countries. Travellers with vaccination and/or COVID-19 recovery certificate; are not required to self-isolate; exception - when returning from very high-risk countries.; 24/12/ 2021 From 24/12/21 to 11/01/22 government envisaged the need to take the COVID-19 test for travellers to Latvia from the United Kingdom; Denmark; Norway; Sweden; Belgium; Ireland; Germany and Russia; regardless of the existence of an interoperable disease or vaccination certificate. If a person with a vaccination or disease certificate enters by personal vehicle and the COVID-19 test has not been performed before entering Latvia; the COVID-19 test must be performed immediately after entering the Republic of Latvia; but not later than within 24 hours. The requirement to perform the test does not apply to children under the age of 12 years; persons in transit through the Republic of Latvia; employees of the transport and passenger transport service provider and members of the crew of passengers; cargo or technical flights; etc. in cases stipulated by the Cabinet of Ministers September.; 12/01/2022 From 12 January 2022; individuals who have been fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 are not obligated to provide a negative PCR or rapid test for their entrance in Letonia; except of those arriving from high-risk countries. ;01/04/2022 The requirement to present a vaccination or disease certificate or a negative COVID-19 test certificate for entry into Latvia has been abolished. This requirement will henceforth only apply to migrants from high-risk countries.

06.04.2022

17/03/20: Entry ban for individuals other than citizens from countries in the European Union; European Economic Area; and United Kingdom; long-term residents and people with long-term visa or residence permits; family members of EU and EEA citizens; medical personnel and people responsible for transport of goods.; 1/03/2022: The European Union recommends that its member nations remove any non-essential travel bans for vaccinated tourists arriving from third countries starting March 1; 2022.

03.03.2022

From October 12; all persons who plan to enter Latvia must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the website Covidpass.lv at least 48 hours before entering Latvia.

03.03.2022

To contain the spread of the new; potentially more dangerous version of Covid-19 virus; which has recently been discovered in the Republic of South Africa; in Latvia; the Government decided to ban travel from South Africa; Lesotho; Botswana; Zimbabwe; Mozambique; Namibia; Swaziland and Zambia. The travel ban will not apply to Latvian citizens or permanent residents of the EU with a residence permit in Latvia.

25.02.2022

11/02/21: persons from the European Union and European Economic Area countries; the Swiss Confederation and the United Kingdom will be able to enter Latvia by international passenger transport or private vehicle only in cases of urgent need: work; training; studies; family reunification; receiving medical services; transit; escorting minors; return to habitual residence; funeral. From 11 February to 25 February; there will be no international passenger services from the United Kingdom; Ireland and Portugal; countries where the new SARS-CoV-2 mutation has spread and the incidence of Covid-19 has risen sharply.

25.02.2022

17/03/2020: The international carriage of passengers by air through airports; ports; buses and railways to prohibit the movement of persons and vehicles through airports; ports; rail and road crossing points at the external borders of the European Union; as well as at border crossing points for local border traffic; with the exception of freight.

11.11.2021

From 15 January; all travelers to Latvia; entering both by passenger carriers and private vehicles; will have to present a negative Covid-19 test; performed not earlier than 72 hours or three days before entering Latvia; in addition to the Covidpass questionnaire. ; 09/07/2021 From 12/7/2021 immigrants from Russia and Belarus will be tested for Covid-19 with an immediate opportunity to perform Covid-19 testing at four border crossing points - “Grebneva”; “Terehova”; 'Paternieki' and 'Silene'. ; 21/10/21 When arriving in Latvia from low-risk countries; a test must be performed before starting the trip; self-isolation does not have to be observed. When arriving from high-risk countries; a test must be performed before entering Latvia; as well as self-isolation must be observed upon arrival. When arriving from high-risk third countries; a test must be performed before and after entering Latvia; as well as self-isolation must be observed. In this case; an important reason for entering Latvia is required. For persons with vaccination and/or Covid-19 recovery certificate; the Covid-19 test is not required; exception - when returning from very high-risk countries. Travellers with vaccination and/or Covid-19 recovery certificate; are not required to self-isolate; exception - when returning from very high-risk countries.

09.11.2021

21/10/21 Travellers are encouraged to be aware of the risks associated with going abroad in a pandemic situation. They are also encouraged to not visit high-risk or very high-risk countries and to carefully consider the need for travelling abroad.

22.10.2021

From 21 October 2021; every resident must stay at his/her place of residence from 20:00 to 5:00 (curfew). During this time; people can only be out of the house for urgent needs; such as going to work or a medical institution. It is mandatory to fill in the self-declaration; indicating personal data and the reason for the movement.

06.04.2021

After 12 May it is permitted to organize tourism services for travelling only in Latvia; Lithuania; and Estonia. 14 days of self-isolation at the place of residence will apply neither to citizens and permanent residents of Latvia; nor to foreigners who have not visited countries other than Latvia; Lithuania; or Estonia during the last 14 days.

29.01.2021

Stay at home order (curfew) is introduced for weekends from 22:00 to 05:00 ( at night from Friday to Saturday and from Saturday to Sunday.) During this time; people can only be out of the house for urgent needs; such as going to work or a medical institution. It is mandatory to fill in the self-declaration; indicating your personal data and the reason for the movement. You must have a passport or ID card with you.

25.09.2020

National movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 11 August 2020 to TBD

As of 11 August, At least the following precautionary measures shall be taken to ensure distancing: 6.1. two-metre physical distance shall be maintained at sites where it is possible; 6.2. without complying with the requirement referred to in Sub-paragraph 6.1 of this Regulation, the people may gather at the same time in indoor public spaces and public outdoor spaces as follows: 6.2.1. not more than two persons; 6.2.2. persons living in one household; 6.2.3. a parent and his or her minor children if they do not live in one household; 6.2.4. persons who cannot comply with the abovementioned requirements due to work or service duties; 6.2.5. athletes, sports specialists, and sports employees serving athletes during sports trainings (sessions) and sporting events. As of 25 May, on public transport Nose and mouth coverings must be used (a self-made or purchased mask, scarf, shawl, and other solutions are accepted). On 7 May, The Ministry of Transport will have to prepare measures approved by the Minister of Transport to ensure the epidemiologically safe use of public transport, including providing for an obligation to wear a mouth and nose mask while on public transport. If it is possible to ensure a distance of two meters and other safety rules set by epidemiologists, indoor and outdoor gatherings of up to 25 persons will be allowed for public and private events, as well as meetings, processions, and pickets. In addition, organized religious activities will also be allowed. In private events at home, the area of the apartment should be taken into account in order not to exceed the proper number of persons, corresponding with the instructions of epidemiologists. On 25/03/2020 more restrictive rules have been introduced: During an emergency situation, any private arrangements are prohibited, other than the holding of funeral ceremonies outdoors, provided that the distance of two metres between persons and other epidemiological safety measures are respected. The working hours of cultural, entertainment, outdoor sports and other recreational areas has been reduced from 8.00 to 22.00. As hitherto, any public events, as well as meetings, processions and pickets are banned. Indoor sports activities and religious activities to be carried out when meeting are also prohibited. From previous regulations: quarantine in case of suspect of Covid19. Persons and contact persons who have returned from the COVID -19 affected country or territory shall take special precaution measures, including: Self-isolation shall be performed in the place of residence (home quarantine) and communication and cooperation with the family doctor and other medical practitioners shall be available.

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 10 July 2020 to TBD

As of 10 July, International carriage of passengers via airports, ports, by buses and railway transport shall not be performed from and to the countries published on the website of the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (hereinafter - the Centre) in which such spread of COVID-19 infection has been registered which may cause a serious threat to the public health As of 15 May: - When returning from Lithuania or Estonia, 14 day self-isolation is not obligatory - Tourism trips can be organised in the territories of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia from 15 May As 7 May, After 12 May it is permitted to organize tourism services for travelling only in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. 14 days of self-isolation at the place of residence will apply neither to citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, nor to foreigners who have not visited countries other than Latvia, Lithuania, or Estonia during the last 14 days. Before, Business trips and missions to the countries and territories affected by Covid-19, which require special precautions after returning, shall be cancelled, postponed and not planned, as far as possible

19.04.2020

Regional busses can continue to operate but with limitations on the number of people on the bus.

19.04.2020

From 12 May it is permitted to organise tourism services for travelling only in Latvia; Lithuania; and Estonia. 14 days of self-isolation at the place of residence will apply neither to citizens and permanent residents of Latvia; nor to foreigners who have not visited countries other than Latvia; Lithuania; or Estonia during the last 14 days. The nationals of Latvia who return to Latvia after performing their work duties in the territory of Lithuania and Estonia; and the nationals of Lithuania and Estonia who enter the territory of Latvia for performing work duties: after working hours; the abovementioned persons shall ensure self-isolation; observe their health condition (by measuring body temperature twice a day - in the morning and in the evening); and comply with the requirements referred to in Sub-paragraphs 4.12.1.3; 4.12.1.4; and 4.12.1.5 of this Order.

26.03.2020

14-day self-isolation at home (home quarantine) and be accessible; keep contact and interact with general practitioner and other health professionals.