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Latvia travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial
Airlines Updates

Published on 07.09.2020
airBaltic resumes flights to nine cities from Latvia

Published on 04.09.2020
airBaltic adds Vilnius – Kyiv Borispil service from Oct 2020

Published on 21.08.2020
airBaltic Sep/Oct 2020 operations as of 19AUG20

Published on 12.08.2020
airBaltic Resumes Flights Between Riga and Budapest

Published on 04.08.2020
airBaltic Announces Additional Flights to Greece

Published on 28.07.2020
AirBaltic to resume flights between Tbilisi and Riga on 5 August

Published on 22.07.2020
airBaltic / Icelandair begins codeshare partnership from July 2020

Published on 11.07.2020
AirBaltic postpones Riga-Baku flights till spring 2021

Published on 09.07.2020
airBaltic S21 Riga network changes as of 08JUL20

Published on 30.06.2020
airBaltic restarts Tallinn-London direct flights on Saturday

Published on 12.06.2020
airBaltic S20 operation changes as of 11JUN20

Published on 29.05.2020
airBaltic June – October 2020 operation changes as of 28MAY20

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Latvia
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Latvia.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals and residents of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania,
    • Nationals and residents of the European Union, the Schengen Area member states or United Kingdom, provided traveling from their country of residence,
    • Employees of passenger carriage service providers and crews of cargo or technical flights who enter or leave Latvia while performing their work duties,
    • Military personnel,
    • Passengers traveling for the fulfilment of the obligations of merchants confirmed by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia,
    • Foreign diplomats working in Latvia, including their family members.
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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 07 May 2020 to TBD

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 15 May 2020 to TBD

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

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Flight Restrictions

Published on 05.08.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit Latvia.
– This does not apply to family members of nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
– This does not apply to family members of British nationals.
– This does not apply to passengers returning via Latvia to their country of residence.
– This does not apply to students with a written enrolment certification issued by a higher education institution or college in Latvia.

Flights from/to Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Sweden are suspended

Quarantine is possible
Passengers are subject to self-isolation for 14 days. A list of self-isolation exemptions can be found at www.spkc.gov.lv/lv/if-returning-toentering-latvia

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to category.

An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the allowed threshold. Travelling to countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14-day cumulative period is not recommended. You must self-isolate if you enter Latvia or return from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. The list of affected countries can be found on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. *Rules and Exceptions: Citizens from EU+ and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in their country of origin has not exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. A list of countries for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival is periodically updated. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known.

Tourists travelling to Latvia are not asked to provide a medical certificate or negative test upon entry. The requirement to present a negative test upon entry in Latvia applies to specific categories of persons.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 07 May 2020 to TBD

As of 25 May, Entertainment, cultural, sports, and other recreational places may be open from 6.30 to 24.00. Bars, restaurants, cafés are allowed to operate, subject to the rules and limiting the number of visitors to no more than two persons or one family at one table.

From now on, all stores will be open in shopping centres during weekends and holidays. The restriction that only grocery stores, press outlets, pharmacies, vaccination offices, optical stores, animal feed stores, dry-cleaner’s, hygiene and household goods stores, and construction and gardening goods stores may operate in shopping centres is cancelled.

Previously, it shall be determined that cultural, entertainment, outdoor sports and other recreational areas start work not earlier than at 8.00 and finish before 22.00;

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 12 May 2020 to TBD

As of 25 May, Events may be organised for a maximum of 25 persons, observing a 2 metre distance between persons, ensuring disinfection, and not exceeding the 3-hour limit

As of 7 May 2020, 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.

At events where visitors can participate while remaining inside their vehicles, the determined restriction regarding the number of persons will not be applied.

Duration of the course of events outdoors will not be limited; however, the duration of indoor events cannot exceed three hours. The organizer has to ensure compliance with restrictions and the availability of disinfectants.

The working hours of culture, entertainment, sports, and other recreation places will be extended from 7:00 to 24:00.

Public and private sports events, organized in accordance with the Law on Safety of Public Entertainment and Festivity Events, will not be permitted.

Previously, All public events, meetings, demonstrations and pickets involving more than 200 people shall be cancelled and banned from 13 March 2020. From 19 March, Working hours of cultural, entertainment, sports and recreational venues may still extend no later than 23:00, and now their opening time has also been restricted to no earlier than 8:00. All tours abroad offered by tourism operators and passenger carriers have been cancelled.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 07 May 2020 to TBD

As of 7 May 2020, In the area of education, all types of learning processes will continue to take place remotely; children’s camps will currently not be organized.

Considering the provisions of epidemiological safety, pre-schools, together with local governments, will have to decide how to organize learning of 5- and 6-year-old children – in person or remotely.

Taking into account the determined physical distancing and epidemiological safety measures, face-to-face consultations will be permitted in order to get prepared for state examinations or professional qualification examinations. Although compulsory examinations for students of grade 9 are cancelled, face-to-face consultations will be allowed for them.

The decision on the course of the study process in military educational institutions will be made by the Minister of Defence, while the decision for educational institutions of the system of internal affairs will be made by the Minister of the Interior.

It will also be possible to organize non-contact sports trainings or classes in person, observing the following conditions:

no more than 25 people may gather in one training group at the same time;

indoor training time – three hours, outdoors – an unlimited period of time;

the class shall be led by a certified coach;

a mutual distance of two meters has to be observed;

the areas of different training groups should not physically overlap;

children under the age of seven do not participate in training;

instructions of the manager of the sports venue and the coach should be followed;

other physical distancing and epidemiological safety measures which will be developed in cooperation with the Ministry of Health have to be observed.

Previously, On-site learning shall be terminated in all educational establishments by providing remote training from 13 March 2020, with the exception of centralised state examinations. In order to attend pre-school educational institutions, parents shall submit a written statement to the pre-school educational institution on 13 March 2020 by informing that the child and family have not visited any COVID-19 affected countries and have not been in contact with COVID-19 affected persons, and parents do not have any other possibility of providing childcare.
Pre-school educational establishments and institutions providing childcare will have to ensure the work of ‘on-duty’ groups that will look after those children whose parents are unable to do so. To receive this service, parents have to submit once a week a written statement informing that the child and family have not visited any COVID-19 affected country and have not been in contact with COVID-19 infected persons or contact persons. The statement should also include information that parents do not have any other possibility of providing childcare.

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Other

Other: closed/cancelled

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 May 2020 to 09 June 2020

Emergency state extended to 9 June 2020.
Emergency situation shall be declared throughout the national territory from the moment of the adoption of decision to 14 April 2020 with a view to restrict the spread of COVID-19 during the validity of emergency situation.

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Full Restrictions

  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Starting from 3 September, airlines are allowed to operate flights from Latvia’s airports to all European Union (EU) member states and countries of the European Economic Area (EEA), excluding Spain, Andorra, Malta and Luxembourg. The list of countries to which flights are not allowed can change depending on countries’ COVID-19 incidence.


    **Travelling from the EU: An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the allowed threshold. *Travelling from Latvia or returning to Latvia: Travelling to countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14-day cumulative period is not recommended. You must self-isolate if you enter Latvia or return from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. The list of affected countries can be found on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. *Rules and Exceptions: Citizens from EU+ and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in their country of origin has not exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. A list of countries for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival is periodically updated. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia. *Mandatory Travel Documentation: Prior to the arrival in the Republic of Latvia, a person who enters the country by using services of international carriers
    must confirm in writing that, upon arrival in Latvia, the epidemiological safety measures established in the country will be observed. In the statement the person must indicate his or her name, surname, personal identification code, contact telephone number and the address of the actual place of residence where the person can be reached, as well as the countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed during the last 14 days before the arrival in Latvia.

    **Transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence. Self-isolation does not apply to persons who cross the territory in transit.

    **Third Countries: Travelling to Latvia
    An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the allowed threshold.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Free movement is permitted throughout Latvia. The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    18.09.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Starting from 3 September, airlines are allowed to operate flights from Latvia’s airports to all European Union (EU) member states and countries of the European Economic Area (EEA), excluding Spain, Andorra, Malta and Luxembourg. The list of countries to which flights are not allowed can change depending on countries’ COVID-19 incidence.


    ****Travelling from the EU: An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the allowed threshold. *Travelling from Latvia or returning to Latvia: Travelling to countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14-day cumulative period is not recommended. You must self-isolate if you enter Latvia or return from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. The list of affected countries can be found on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
    *Rules and Exceptions: Citizens from EU+ and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in their country of origin has not exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. A list of countries for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival is periodically updated. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation: Prior to the arrival in the Republic of Latvia, a person who enters the country by using services of international carriers must confirm in writing that, upon arrival in Latvia, the epidemiological safety measures established in the country will be observed. In the statement the person must indicate his or her name, surname, personal identification code, contact telephone number and the address of the actual place of residence where the person can be reached, as well as the countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed during the last 14 days before the arrival in Latvia.

    **Transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence. Self-isolation does not apply to persons who cross the territory in transit.

    **Third Countries: As above.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Free movement is permitted throughout Latvia. The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    16.09.2020
  • Latvia Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Starting from 3 September, airlines are allowed to operate flights from Latvia’s airports to all European Union (EU) member states and countries of the European Economic Area (EEA), excluding Spain, Andorra, Malta and Luxembourg. The list of countries to which flights are not allowed can change depending on countries’ COVID-19 incidence.
    ***From EU: An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the allowed threshold. Travelling from Latvia or returning to Latvia: Travelling to countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14-day cumulative period is not recommended. You must self-isolate if you enter Latvia or return from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. The list of affected countries can be found on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. **Rules and Exceptions: Citizens from EU+ and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in their country of origin has not exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. A list of countries for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival is periodically updated. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Prior to the arrival in the Republic of Latvia, a person who enters the country by using services of international carriers must confirm in writing that, upon arrival in Latvia, the epidemiological safety measures established in the country will be observed. In the statement the person must indicate his or her name, surname, personal identification code, contact telephone number and the address of the actual place of residence where the person can be reached, as well as the countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed during the last 14 days before the arrival in Latvia.

    ***Transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence. Self-isolation does not apply to persons who cross the territory in transit.

    ***Third Countries: An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the allowed threshold. Travelling from Latvia or returning to Latvia: Travelling to countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14-day cumulative period is not recommended. You must self-isolate if you enter Latvia or return from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. The list of affected countries can be found on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. **Rules and Exceptions: Citizens from EU+ and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in their country of origin has not exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. A list of countries for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival is periodically updated. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Prior to the arrival in the Republic of Latvia, a person who enters the country by using services of international carriers must confirm in writing that, upon arrival in Latvia, the epidemiological safety measures established in the country will be observed. In the statement the person must indicate his or her name, surname, personal identification code, contact telephone number and the address of the actual place of residence where the person can be reached, as well as the countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed during the last 14 days before the arrival in Latvia.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is permitted throughout Latvia. The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    14.09.2020
  • Latvia Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Starting from 3 September, airlines are allowed to operate flights from Latvia’s airports to all European Union (EU) member states and countries of the European Economic Area (EEA), excluding Spain, Andorra, Malta and Luxembourg. The list of countries to which flights are not allowed can change depending on countries’ COVID-19 incidence.
    **From the EU: Travelling from the following countries is allowed without restrictions: Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, as well as Norway, Vatican City. An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control . Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the allowed threshold. Travelling to countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14-day cumulative period is not recommended. You must self-isolate if you enter Latvia or return from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in that specific country.
    The list of affected countries can be found on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control . If the country is marked in red or yellow, a person must self-isolate for a period of 14 days. **Rules and Exceptions: Citizens from the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and persons lawfully residing in these countries, are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in their country of origin has not exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. A list of countries for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival access here is periodically updated. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the threshold. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia.
    **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Prior to the arrival in the Republic of Latvia, a person who enters the country by using services of international carriers must confirm in writing access here that, upon arrival in Latvia, the epidemiological safety measures established in the country will be observed. In the statement the person must indicate his or her name, surname, personal identification code, contact telephone number and the address of the actual place of residence where the person can be reached, as well as the countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed during the last 14 days before the arrival in Latvia.

    **Transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence. Self-isolation does not apply to persons who cross the territory in transit.

    **Third coutry nationals: An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
    Third countries not present on the list have registered infections above the allowed threshold. Travelling to countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14-day cumulative period is not recommended. You must self-isolate if you enter Latvia or return from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in that specific country.
    If the country is marked in red or yellow, a person must self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
    **Rules and Exceptions: Citizens from third countries with an incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) that has not exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days are allowed to enter. A list of countries for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival is periodically updated. For people coming from third countries not present on the list, travelling is is allowed only for essential purposes. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from third countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: prior to the arrival in the Republic of Latvia, a person who enters the country by using services of international carriers must confirm through an online questionnaire that, upon arrival in Latvia, the epidemiological safety measures established in the country will be observed. In the statement the person must indicate his or her name, surname, personal identification code, contact telephone number and the address of the actual place of residence where the person can be reached, as well as the countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed during the last 14 days before the arrival in Latvia.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is permitted throughout Latvia. The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    11.09.2020
  • Latvia Latvian government relaxes restrictions on flights to most European countries starting from 3 September. (Xinhua, 03.09.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Starting from 3 September, airlines are allowed to operate flights from Latvia’s airports to all European Union (EU) member states and countries of the European Economic Area (EEA), excluding Spain, Andorra, Malta and Luxembourg. The list of countries to which flights are not allowed can change depending on countries’ COVID-19 incidence.
    **From the EU: Travelling from the following countries is allowed without restrictions: Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, as well as Norway, Vatican City. An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control . Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the allowed threshold. Travelling to countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14-day cumulative period is not recommended. You must self-isolate if you enter Latvia or return from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in that specific country.
    The list of affected countries can be found on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control . If the country is marked in red or yellow, a person must self-isolate for a period of 14 days. **Rules and Exceptions: Citizens from the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and persons lawfully residing in these countries, are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in their country of origin has not exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. A list of countries for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival access here is periodically updated. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the threshold. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia.
    **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Prior to the arrival in the Republic of Latvia, a person who enters the country by using services of international carriers must confirm in writing access here that, upon arrival in Latvia, the epidemiological safety measures established in the country will be observed. In the statement the person must indicate his or her name, surname, personal identification code, contact telephone number and the address of the actual place of residence where the person can be reached, as well as the countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed during the last 14 days before the arrival in Latvia.

    **Transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence. Self-isolation does not apply to persons who cross the territory in transit.

    **Third coutry nationals: An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control .
    Third countries not present on the list have registered infections above the allowed threshold. Travelling to countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14-day cumulative period is not recommended. You must self-isolate if you enter Latvia or return from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in that specific country.
    The list of affected countries can be found on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    **Rules and Exceptions: Citizens from third countries with an incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) that has not exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days are allowed to enter. A list of countries for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival is periodically updated. For people coming from third countries not present on the list, travelling is is allowed only for essential purposes. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from third countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Prior to the arrival in the Republic of Latvia, a person who enters the country by using services of international carriers must confirm in writing access here that, upon arrival in Latvia, the epidemiological safety measures established in the country will be observed. In the statement the person must indicate his or her name, surname, personal identification code, contact telephone number and the address of the actual place of residence where the person can be reached, as well as the countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed during the last 14 days before the arrival in Latvia.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is permitted throughout Latvia. The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    07.09.2020
  • Latvia Latvian government relaxes restrictions on flights to most European countries starting from 3 September. (Xinhua, 03.09.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Starting from 3 September, airlines are allowed to operate flights from Latvia’s airports to all European Union (EU) member states and countries of the European Economic Area (EEA), excluding Spain, Andorra, Malta and Luxembourg. The list of countries to which flights are not allowed can change depending on countries’ COVID-19 incidence.
    **From the EU: Travelling from the following countries is allowed without restrictions: Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, as well as Norway, Vatican City. An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/sites/spkc/files/data_content/28.08.2020-valstu-saraksts-en.pdf]. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the allowed threshold. Travelling to countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14-day cumulative period is not recommended. You must self-isolate if you enter Latvia or return from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in that specific country. The list of affected countries can be found on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/sites/spkc/files/data_content/28.08.2020-valstu-saraksts-en.pdf]. If the country is marked in red or yellow, a person must self-isolate for a period of 14 days. **Rules and Exceptions: Citizens from the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and persons lawfully residing in these countries, are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in their country of origin has not exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. A list of countries for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/sites/spkc/files/data_content/28.08.2020-valstu-saraksts-en.pdf]. is periodically updated. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the threshold. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Prior to the arrival in the Republic of Latvia, a person who enters the country by using services of international carriers must confirm in writing [https://www.sam.gov.lv/en/article/questionnaire-be-filled-persons-entering-latvia-using-services-international-carriers] that, upon arrival in Latvia, the epidemiological safety measures established in the country will be observed. In the statement the person must indicate his or her name, surname, personal identification code, contact telephone number and the address of the actual place of residence where the person can be reached, as well as the countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed during the last 14 days before the arrival in Latvia.

    **Transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence. Self-isolation does not apply to persons who cross the territory in transit.

    **Third coutry nationals: An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/sites/spkc/files/data_content/28.08.2020-valstu-saraksts-en.pdf] Third countries not present on the list have registered infections above the allowed threshold. Travelling to countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14-day cumulative period is not recommended. You must self-isolate if you enter Latvia or return from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in that specific country. The list of affected countries can be found on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/sites/spkc/files/data_content/28.08.2020-valstu-saraksts-en.pdf]. **Rules and Exceptions: Citizens from third countries with an incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) that has not exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days are allowed to enter. A list of countries for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival is periodically updated. For people coming from third countries not present on the list, travelling is is allowed only for essential purposes. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from third countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Prior to the arrival in the Republic of Latvia, a person who enters the country by using services of international carriers must confirm in writing [https://www.sam.gov.lv/en/article/questionnaire-be-filled-persons-entering-latvia-using-services-international-carriers] that, upon arrival in Latvia, the epidemiological safety measures established in the country will be observed. In the statement the person must indicate his or her name, surname, personal identification code, contact telephone number and the address of the actual place of residence where the person can be reached, as well as the countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed during the last 14 days before the arrival in Latvia.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is permitted throughout Latvia. The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    03.09.2020
  • Latvia *****

    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: Travelling from the following countries is allowed without restrictions: Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, as well as Norway, Vatican City. An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/sites/spkc/files/data_content/28.08.2020-valstu-saraksts-en.pdf]. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the allowed threshold. Travelling to countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14-day cumulative period is not recommended. You must self-isolate if you enter Latvia or return from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in that specific country. The list of affected countries can be found on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/sites/spkc/files/data_content/28.08.2020-valstu-saraksts-en.pdf]. If the country is marked in red or yellow, a person must self-isolate for a period of 14 days. **Rules and Exceptions: Citizens from the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and persons lawfully residing in these countries, are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in their country of origin has not exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. A list of countries for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/sites/spkc/files/data_content/28.08.2020-valstu-saraksts-en.pdf]. is periodically updated. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the threshold. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Prior to the arrival in the Republic of Latvia, a person who enters the country by using services of international carriers must confirm in writing [https://www.sam.gov.lv/en/article/questionnaire-be-filled-persons-entering-latvia-using-services-international-carriers] that, upon arrival in Latvia, the epidemiological safety measures established in the country will be observed. In the statement the person must indicate his or her name, surname, personal identification code, contact telephone number and the address of the actual place of residence where the person can be reached, as well as the countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed during the last 14 days before the arrival in Latvia.

    **Transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence. Self-isolation does not apply to persons who cross the territory in transit.

    **Third coutry nationals: An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/sites/spkc/files/data_content/28.08.2020-valstu-saraksts-en.pdf] Third countries not present on the list have registered infections above the allowed threshold. Travelling to countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14-day cumulative period is not recommended. You must self-isolate if you enter Latvia or return from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in that specific country. The list of affected countries can be found on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/sites/spkc/files/data_content/28.08.2020-valstu-saraksts-en.pdf]. **Rules and Exceptions: Citizens from third countries with an incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) that has not exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days are allowed to enter. A list of countries for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival is periodically updated. For people coming from third countries not present on the list, travelling is is allowed only for essential purposes. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from third countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Prior to the arrival in the Republic of Latvia, a person who enters the country by using services of international carriers must confirm in writing [https://www.sam.gov.lv/en/article/questionnaire-be-filled-persons-entering-latvia-using-services-international-carriers] that, upon arrival in Latvia, the epidemiological safety measures established in the country will be observed. In the statement the person must indicate his or her name, surname, personal identification code, contact telephone number and the address of the actual place of residence where the person can be reached, as well as the countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed during the last 14 days before the arrival in Latvia.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is permitted throughout Latvia. The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    01.09.2020
  • Latvia *****

    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: Travelling from the following countries is allowed without restrictions: Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, as well as Liechtenstein, Norway, Vatican City. An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/sites/spkc/files/data_content/21.08.2020-valstu-saraksts-en.pdf] Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the allowed threshold. Travelling from Latvia or returning to Latvia. Travelling to countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14-day cumulative period is not recommended. You must self-isolate if you enter Latvia or return from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in that specific country. The list of affected countries can be found on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/sites/spkc/files/data_content/21.08.2020-valstu-saraksts-en.pdf] If the country is marked in red or yellow, a person must self-isolate for a period of 14 days. **Rules and Exceptions: Citizens from the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and persons lawfully residing in these countries, are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in their country of origin has not exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. A list of countries for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/sites/spkc/files/data_content/21.08.2020-valstu-saraksts-en.pdf] is periodically updated. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the threshold. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Prior to the arrival in the Republic of Latvia, a person who enters the country by using services of international carriers must confirm in writing [https://www.sam.gov.lv/en/article/questionnaire-be-filled-persons-entering-latvia-using-services-international-carriers] that, upon arrival in Latvia, the epidemiological safety measures established in the country will be observed. In the statement the person must indicate his or her name, surname, personal identification code, contact telephone number and the address of the actual place of residence where the person can be reached, as well as the countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed during the last 14 days before the arrival in Latvia.

    **Transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence. Self-isolation does not apply to persons who cross the territory in transit.

    **Third coutry nationals: As regards EU external borders, Latvia applies the EU Recommendations entering into force on 1/7/20. However, a 14-day self-isolation is requested if a third country has registered more than 16 new COVID-19 infection cases per 100 000 residents within last 14-day cumulative period. An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/sites/spkc/files/data_content/21.08.2020-valstu-saraksts-en.pdf] The entry from high-risk third-countries and China (for which there is no reciprocity) is allowed only for the following essential purposes: diplomats, military personnel, seafarers, transport personnel, foreign workers (certified by the Investment and Development Agency), full-time and exchange programme students, athletes, sports employees, representatives of international sports organisations, passengers in transit, certain groups of culture employees.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is permitted throughout Latvia. The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    24.08.2020
  • Latvia *****

    International restrictions:

    **From 16 July, all passengers are required on arrival to complete and hand to their transport provider (e.g. airline, bus or coach company, ferry line) a contact form. This should give your telephone number, address where you will be staying, list the countries you have visited in the previous 14 days and include an undertaking to comply with the epidemiological security measures established in Latvia to limit the spread of COVID-19 [https://www.sam.gov.lv/sites/sam/files/content/covid-19/apliecinajums_lva_jauna-versija_050820_final_eng.pdf]
    **From the EU: Travelling from the following countries is allowed without restrictions: Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, as well as Liechtenstein, Norway, Vatican City. An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the allowed threshold. Travelling to countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14-day cumulative period is not recommended. You must self-isolate if you enter Latvia or return from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in that specific country. The list of affected countries can be found on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/sites/spkc/files/data_content/14.08.2020-valstusaraksts-en.pdf]. If the country is marked in red or yellow, a person must self-isolate for a period of 14 days. Citizens from the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and persons lawfully residing in these countries, are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in their country of origin has not exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. A list of countries [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/sites/spkc/files/data_content/14.08.2020-valstusaraksts-en.pdf] for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival is periodically updated. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the threshold. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia.**Mandatory Travel Documentation: Prior to the arrival in the Republic of Latvia, a person who enters the country by using services of international carriers must confirm in writing [https://www.sam.gov.lv/en/article/questionnaire-be-filled-persons-entering-latvia-using-services-international-carriers] that, upon arrival in Latvia, the epidemiological safety measures established in the country will be observed. In the statement the person must indicate his or her name, surname, personal identification code, contact telephone number and the address of the actual place of residence where the person can be reached, as well as the countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed during the last 14 days before the arrival in Latvia.

    **Transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence. Self-isolation does not apply to persons who cross the territory in transit.
    **Third coutry nationals: As regards EU external borders, Latvia applies the EU Recommendations entering into force on 1/7/20. However, a 14-day self-isolation is requested if a third country has registered more than 16 new COVID-19 infection cases per 100 000 residents within last 14-day cumulative period. An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/sites/spkc/files/data_content/14.08.2020-valstusaraksts-en.pdf]. The entry from high-risk third-countries and China (for which there is no reciprocity) is allowed only for the following essential purposes: diplomats, military personnel, seafarers, transport personnel, foreign workers (certified by the Investment and Development Agency), full-time and exchange programme students, athletes, sports employees, representatives of international sports organisations, passengers in transit, certain groups of culture employees.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is permitted throughout Latvia. The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    18.08.2020
  • Latvia *****

    International restrictions:

    **From 16 July, all passengers are required on arrival to complete and hand to their transport provider (e.g. airline, bus or coach company, ferry line) a contact form. This should give your telephone number, address where you will be staying, list the countries you have visited in the previous 14 days and include an undertaking to comply with the epidemiological security measures established in Latvia to limit the spread of COVID-19 [https://www.sam.gov.lv/sites/sam/files/content/covid-19/apliecinajums_lva_jauna-versija_050820_final_eng.pdf]
    **From the EU: Travelling to and from EU and EEA countries is allowed without restrictions for countries where the coronavirus infection incidence rate is not exceeding 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the last 14 days. An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-ar-covid-19-0/eng_.pdf] Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the threshold. **Rules and Exceptions: Citizens from the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and persons lawfully residing in these countries, are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in their country of origin has not exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. A list of countries for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-ar-covid-19-0/eng_.pdf] is periodically updated. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the threshold. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Prior to the arrival in the Republic of Latvia, a person who enters the country by using services of international carriers must confirm in writing [https://www.sam.gov.lv/en/article/questionnaire-be-filled-persons-entering-latvia-using-services-international-carriers] that, upon arrival in Latvia, the epidemiological safety measures established in the country will be observed. In the statement the person must indicate his or her name, surname, personal identification code, contact telephone number and the address of the actual place of residence where the person can be reached, as well as the countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed during the last 14 days before the arrival in Latvia. Specific measures for Latvian residents exiting or returning to latvia Travelling to countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14-day cumulative period is not recommended. You must self-isolate if you return to or enter Latvia from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in that specific country. The list of affected countries can be found on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-ar-covid-19-0/eng_.pdf] If the country is marked in red or yellow, a person must self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
    **Transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence. Self-isolation does not apply to persons who cross the territory in transit.
    **Third coutry nationals: As regards EU external borders, Latvia applies the EU Recommendations entering into force on 1/7/20. However, a 14-day self-isolation is requested if a third country has registered more than 16 new COVID-19 infection cases per 100 000 residents within last 14-day cumulative period.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is permitted throughout Latvia. The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    17.08.2020
  • Latvia *****

    International restrictions:

    **From 16 July, all passengers are required on arrival to complete and hand to their transport provider (e.g. airline, bus or coach company, ferry line) a contact form. This should give your telephone number, address where you will be staying, list the countries you have visited in the previous 14 days and include an undertaking to comply with the epidemiological security measures established in Latvia to limit the spread of COVID-19 [https://www.sam.gov.lv/sites/sam/files/content/covid-19/apliecinajums_lva_jauna-versija_050820_final_eng.pdf]
    **From the EU: Travelling to and from EU and EEA countries is allowed without restrictions for countries where the coronavirus infection incidence rate is not exceeding 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the last 14 days. As of 7.8.20, entry into Latvia is allowed without restrictions from the following countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, as well as from Liechtenstein, Norway, United Kingdom, Vatican City. An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-ar-covid-19-0/eng_.pdf] Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the threshold. **Rules and Exceptions: Citizens from the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and persons lawfully residing in these countries, are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in their country of origin has not exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. A list of countries for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-ar-covid-19-0/eng_.pdf] is periodically updated. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the threshold. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Prior to the arrival in the Republic of Latvia, a person who enters the country by using services of international carriers must confirm in writing [https://www.sam.gov.lv/en/article/questionnaire-be-filled-persons-entering-latvia-using-services-international-carriers] that, upon arrival in Latvia, the epidemiological safety measures established in the country will be observed. In the statement the person must indicate his or her name, surname, personal identification code, contact telephone number and the address of the actual place of residence where the person can be reached, as well as the countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed during the last 14 days before the arrival in Latvia. Specific measures for Latvian residents exiting or returning to latvia Travelling to countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14-day cumulative period is not recommended. You must self-isolate if you return to or enter Latvia from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in that specific country. The list of affected countries can be found on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-ar-covid-19-0/eng_.pdf] If the country is marked in red or yellow, a person must self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
    **Transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence. Self-isolation does not apply to persons who cross the territory in transit.
    **Third coutry nationals: As regards EU external borders, Latvia applies the EU Recommendations entering into force on 1/7/20. However, a 14-day self-isolation is requested if a third country has registered more than 16 new COVID-19 infection cases per 100 000 residents within last 14-day cumulative period.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is permitted throughout Latvia. The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    13.08.2020
  • Latvia *****

    International restrictions:

    **From 16 July, all passengers are required on arrival to complete and hand to their transport provider (e.g. airline, bus or coach company, ferry line) a contact form. This should give your telephone number, address where you will be staying, list the countries you have visited in the previous 14 days and include an undertaking to comply with the epidemiological security measures established in Latvia to limit the spread of COVID-19 [https://www.sam.gov.lv/sites/sam/files/content/covid-19/apliecinajums_lva_jauna-versija_050820_final_eng.pdf]
    **From the EU: Travelling to and from EU and EEA countries is allowed without restrictions for countries where the coronavirus infection incidence rate is not exceeding 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the last 14 days. As of 7 August, entry into Latvia is allowed without restrictions from the following countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, as well as from Liechtenstein, Norway, United Kingdom, Vatican City. An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-ar-covid-19-0/valstu-saraksts-eng.pdf]. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the threshold. **Rules and Exceptions: Citizens from the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and persons lawfully residing in these countries, are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in their country of origin has not exceeded 16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. A list of countries for mandatory 14-day isolation upon arrival here: [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-ar-covid-19-0/valstu-saraksts-eng.pdf]
    **Mandatory Travel Documentation: before departure in the Republic of Latvia, a person who enters the country by using services of international carriers must confirm in writing a contact form: [https://www.sam.gov.lv/en/article/questionnaire-be-filled-persons-entering-latvia-using-services-international-carriers]. that, upon arrival in Latvia, the epidemiological safety measures established in the country will be observed. In the statement the person must indicate his or her name, surname, personal identification code, contact telephone number and the address of the actual place of residence where the person can be reached, as well as the countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed during the last 14 days before the arrival in Latvia.
    **Transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence. Self-isolation does not apply to persons who cross the territory in transit.
    **Third coutry nationals: As regards EU external borders, Latvia applies the EU Recommendations entering into force on 1/7/20. Travellers arriving from a country (or who have been in a country in the previous 14 days) where the cumulative incidence of COVID-19 cases in 100,000 of population over the previous 14 days is 16 or above are required to self-isolate for 14 days since leaving that country.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is permitted throughout Latvia. The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    10.08.2020
  • Latvia *****

    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: Travelling to and from EU and EEA countries is allowed without restrictions, except for countries where the coronavirus infection incidence rate is exceeding 16 cases per 100,000 population over the last 14 days. All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 individuals per 100,000, must self-isolate for a 14-day period upon arrival in Latvia. An updated list of countries for which entry to Latvia is restricted is available on the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-ar-covid-19-0]. Countries marked as red or yellow have registered infections above the threshold. **Mandatory Travel Documentation: Upon arrival in Latvia, registration form [https://www.sam.gov.lv/sites/sam/files/content/covid-19/apliecinajums_eng.pdf] should be fulfilled. This certification document is required from each person entering Latvia, providing information on the countries (and dates of departure) the person has stayed in within the last 14 days prior to arrival in the territory of Latvia.** Specific measures for Latvian residents exiting or returning to latvia: Travelling to countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 25 cases per 100,000 residents over a 14-day cumulative period is not recommended. You must self-isolate if you return to or enter Latvia from a country which is subject to special precautionary and restrictive measures due to a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in that specific country. The list of countries can be viewed on the website of the Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-ar-covid-19-0]. If the country is marked in red or yellow, a person must self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
    **Transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence.
    **Third coutry nationals: As regards EU external borders, Latvia applies the EU Recommendations entering into force on 1/7/20. However, additional national requirements can be applied. As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is permitted throughout Latvia. The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    07.08.2020
  • Latvia *****

    International restrictions:

    From 16 July, all passengers are required on arrival to complete and hand to their transport provider (e.g. airline, bus or coach company, ferry line) a contact form [https://www.sam.gov.lv/images/modules/items/PDF/item_8838_Apliecinajums_ENG.pdf]. This should give your telephone number, address where you will be staying, list the countries you have visited in the previous 14 days and include an undertaking to comply with the epidemiological security measures established in Latvia to limit the spread of COVID-19.
    **From the EU: Citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, as well as people who are permanently residing in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia are no longer obliged to undergo a 14-day quarantine, so long as their home countries have maintained an incidence lower than 15 individuals in 100,000 who have fallen ill with COVID-19. The list of countries by level of risk can be found at: [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-ar-covid-19-0/24.07.2020_valstis_lv.pdf]. Additionally, a certification document is being received from each person entering Latvia, with information on countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed within the last 14 days prior to arrival in the territory of Latvia. The certification is available at: www.sam.gov.lv
    **Transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence.
    **Third coutry nationals: As regards EU external borders, Latvia applies the EU Recommendations entering into force on 1/7/20. However, additional national requirements can be applied. As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is permitted throughout Latvia. The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    30.07.2020
  • Latvia *****

    International restrictions:

    From 16 July, all passengers are required on arrival to complete and hand to their transport provider (e.g. airline, bus or coach company, ferry line) a contact form [https://www.sam.gov.lv/images/modules/items/PDF/item_8838_Apliecinajums_ENG.pdf]. This should give your telephone number, address where you will be staying, list the countries you have visited in the previous 14 days and include an undertaking to comply with the epidemiological security measures established in Latvia to limit the spread of COVID-19.
    **From the EU:Citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, as well as people who are permanently residing in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia are no longer obliged to undergo a 14-day quarantine, so long as their home countries have maintained an incidence lower than 15 individuals in 100,000 who have fallen ill with COVID-19. The list of countries by level of risk can be found at: Weekly revised list of Coronavirus safe countries [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-ar-covid-19-0/24.07.2020_valstis_lv.pdf].
    **Transit:Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence.
    **Third coutry nationals: As regards EU external borders, Latvia applies the EU Recommendations entering into force on 1/7/20. However, additional national requirements can be applied.As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Free movement is permitted throughout Latvia. The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    28.07.2020
  • Latvia *****

    International restrictions:

    **From the EU:Citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, as well as people who are permanently residing in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia are no longer obliged to undergo a 14-day quarantine, so long as their home countries have maintained an incidence lower than 15 individuals in 100,000 who have fallen ill with COVID-19. The list of countries by level of risk can be found at: Weekly revised list of Coronavirus safe countries [https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-ar-covid-19-0/24.07.2020_valstis_lv.pdf].
    **Transit:Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence.
    **Third coutry nationals: As regards EU external borders, Latvia applies the EU Recommendations entering into force on 1/7/20. However, additional national requirements can be applied.As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    27.07.2020
  • Latvia *****

    International restrictions:

    **From the EU: Citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, as well as people who are permanently residing in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia are no longer obliged to undergo a 14-day quarantine, so long as their home countries have maintained an incidence lower than 15 individuals in 100,000 who have fallen ill with COVID-19. Weekly revised list of Coronavirus safe countries [https://spkc.gov.lv/en].
    **Transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence.
    **Third coutry nationals: As regards EU external borders, Latvia applies the EU Recommendations entering into force on 1/7/20. However, additional national requirements can be applied. As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    15.07.2020
  • Latvia *****

    International restrictions:

    From the EU: Citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, as well as people who are permanently residing in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia are no longer obliged to undergo a 14-day quarantine, so long as their home countries have maintained an incidence lower than 15 individuals in 100,000 who have fallen ill with COVID-19. Weekly revised list of Coronavirus safe countries [https://spkc.gov.lv/en].
    Transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence.
    Third coutry nationals: Latvia applies temporary restrictions to non-essential travel to the EU. As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    13.07.2020
  • Latvia *****

    International restrictions:

    Citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, as well as people who are permanently residing in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia are no longer obligated to go into a 14-day self-isolation period, so long as their home countries have maintained an incidence of 15 individuals in 100,000 who have fallen ill with COVID-19.Weekly revised list of Coronavirus safe countries [https://spkc.gov.lv/lv/tavai-veselibai/aktualitate-par-jauno-koronavi/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-a/].
    Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence.
    For theird country natinals, Latvia applies temporary restrictions to non-essential travel to the EU. As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

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    11.07.2020
  • Latvia *****

    International restrictions:

    Citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, as well as people who are permanently residing in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia are no longer obligated to go into a 14-day self-isolation period, so long as their home countries have maintained an incidence of 15 individuals in 100,000 who have fallen ill with COVID-19.Weekly revised list of Coronavirus safe countries [https://spkc.gov.lv/lv/tavai-veselibai/aktualitate-par-jauno-koronavi/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-a/].
    Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence.
    For theird country natinals, Latvia applies temporary restrictions to non-essential travel to the EU. As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Latvian authorities have put measures in place to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport.

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    01.07.2020
  • Latvia *****

    International restrictions:

    Entering from a Schengen Country: Citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, as well as people who are permanently residing in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia are no longer obligated to go into a 14-day self-isolation period, so long as their home countries have maintained an incidence of 15 individuals in 100,000 who have fallen ill with COVID-19. A weekly revised list of Coronavirus safe countries [https://spkc.gov.lv/en]. For travellers from third countries: Latvia applies temporary restrictions to non-essential travel to the EU. For people in transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence. 14-days self-isolation does not apply to persons who enter the territory of Latvia from coronavirus safe countries. The borders with Russia and Belarus remain closed for all passenger travel. The Latvian government will continue to allow the transport of goods into Latvia, including food and medicine, through all borders.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Latvian authorities have put measures in place to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport.

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    28.06.2020
  • Latvia 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit Latvia.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Switzerland and an EEA Member State traveling from Switzerland or an EEA Member State.
    2. Passengers who have been in other countries than Estonia and Lithuania in the past 14 days are subject to self-isolation at their place of residence for 14 days.

    International restrictions:

    All international travel, by air, railway, sea and road is cancelled. Latvians and foreigners with residency rights are allowed to enter the country, and tourists are allowed to leave.
    Borders are closed to entry except for citizens and residents. Lithuanians and Estonians are allowed to cross the border for work and are no longer required to undergo a mandatory two-week quarantine. In order to cross the border, workers must show employment documents proving they have a job in Latvia.
    Citizens of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are free to move between the three countries without restrictions.

    Internal restrictions:

    was lifted on 10 June 2020, but many of its measures including restrictions on public events, the maintenance of social distancing, and the mandatory covering of the nose and mouth by passengers on public transport, remain in place.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 12 May, public gatherings of up to 25 people will be allowed. However, people will need to observe a two-metre distance from each other as a precaution.
    Sport activities without physical contact, libraries and all shops will be able to reopen during weekends only. Leisure and entertainment venues can open from 07.00 to 23.59.
    From 12 May travel for tourism will be permitted within the Baltic states.
    AirBaltic has resumed operations as of 18 May for flights from Riga to Tallinn, Vilnius Osland and Frankfurt; for flights from Tallinn to Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Oslo; and for flights from Vilnius to Riga. Flights between Tallinn and Vilnius resumed on 25 May.

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    10.06.2020
  • Latvia 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit Latvia.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Switzerland and an EEA Member State traveling from Switzerland or an EEA Member State.
    2. Passengers who have been in other countries than Estonia and Lithuania in the past 14 days are subject to self-isolation at their place of residence for 14 days.

    International restrictions:

    All international travel, by air, railway, sea and road is cancelled. Latvians and foreigners with residency rights are allowed to enter the country, and tourists are allowed to leave.
    Borders are closed to entry except for citizens and residents. Lithuanians and Estonians are allowed to cross the border for work and are no longer required to undergo a mandatory two-week quarantine. In order to cross the border, workers must show employment documents proving they have a job in Latvia.
    Citizens of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are free to move between the three countries without restrictions.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until 9 June.
    All public gatherings of more than two people have been banned (except if in the same household) and many public venues have been ordered to close.
    Schools and universities are currently closed. Pre-schools and childcare services are still in operation.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 12 May, public gatherings of up to 25 people will be allowed. However, people will need to observe a two-metre distance from each other as a precaution.
    Sport activities without physical contact, libraries and all shops will be able to reopen during weekends only. Leisure and entertainment venues can open from 07.00 to 23.59.
    From 12 May travel for tourism will be permitted within the Baltic states.
    AirBaltic has resumed operations as of 18 May for flights from Riga to Tallinn, Vilnius Osland and Frankfurt; for flights from Tallinn to Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Oslo; and for flights from Vilnius to Riga. Flights between Tallinn and Vilnius will resume on 25 May.

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    03.06.2020
  • Latvia 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter and transit Latvia.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
    2. Passengers who have been in other countries than Estonia and Lithuania in the past 14 days must self-isolate at their place of residence for a period of 14 days.

    International restrictions:

    All international travel, by air, railway, sea and road is cancelled. Latvians and foreigners with residency rights are allowed to enter the country, and tourists are allowed to leave.
    Borders are closed to entry except for citizens and residents. Lithuanians and Estonians are allowed to cross the border for work and are no longer required to undergo a mandatory two-week quarantine. In order to cross the border, workers must show employment documents proving they have a job in Latvia.
    Citizens of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are free to move between the three countries without restrictions.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until 9 June.
    All public gatherings of more than two people have been banned (except if in the same household) and many public venues have been ordered to close.
    Schools and universities are currently closed. Pre-schools and childcare services are still in operation.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 12 May, public gatherings of up to 25 people will be allowed. However, people will need to observe a two-metre distance from each other as a precaution.
    Sport activities without physical contact, libraries and all shops will be able to reopen during weekends only. Leisure and entertainment venues can open from 07.00 to 23.59.
    From 12 May travel for tourism will be permitted within the Baltic states.
    AirBaltic has resumed operations as of 18 May for flights from Riga to Tallinn, Vilnius Osland and Frankfurt; for flights from Tallinn to Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Oslo; and for flights from Vilnius to Riga. Flights between Tallinn and Vilnius will resume on 25 May.

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    19.05.2020
  • Latvia

    International restrictions:

    All international travel, by air, railway, sea and road is cancelled. Latvians and foreigners with residency rights are allowed to enter the country, and tourists are allowed to leave. Borders are closed to entry except for citizens and residents. Lithuanians and Estonians are allowed to cross the border for work and are no longer required to undergo a mandatory two-week quarantine. In order to cross the border, workers must show employment documents proving they have a job in Latvia. Citizens of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are free to move between the three countries without restrictions.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until 9 June. All public gatherings of more than two people have been banned (except if in the same household) and many public venues have been ordered to close. Schools and universities are currently closed. Pre-schools and childcare services are still in operation.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 12 May, public gatherings of up to 25 people will be allowed. However, people will need to observe a two-metre distance from each other as a precaution. Sport activities without physical contact, libraries and all shops will be able to reopen during weekends only. Leisure and entertainment venues can open from 07.00 to 23.59. From 12 May travel for tourism will be permitted within the Baltic states. AirBaltic has resumed operations as of 18 May for flights from Riga to Tallinn, Vilnius Osland and Frankfurt; for flights from Tallinn to Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Oslo; and for flights from Vilnius to Riga. Flights between Tallinn and Vilnius will resume on 25 May.

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    18.05.2020
  • Latvia State of emergency extended until 9 June because of COVID-19; some restrictions lifted (Baltic News Network, 08.05.2020)

    All international travel, by air, railway, sea and road is cancelled. Latvians and foreigners with residency rights are allowed to enter the country, and tourists are allowed to leave.
    All AirBaltic connections are suspended until 12 May.
    Borders are closed to entry except for citizens and residents. Lithuanians and Estonians are allowed to cross the border for work and are longer required to undergo a mandatory two-week quarantine. In order to cross the border, workers must show employment documents proving they have a job in Latvia.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until 12 May.
    All public gatherings of more than two people have been banned (except if in the same household) and many public venues have been ordered to close.
    Schools and universities are currently closed. Pre-schools and childcare services are still in operation.

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    09.05.2020
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    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Re-open Europe/
    Latvian Government/
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