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Latvia travel restrictions

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

Published on 26.11.2020
AirBaltic cancels Riga-Tbilisi flights until the end of December; Wizz Air cancels Riga-Kutaisi service

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 (excluding Belgium, Czechia, Luxembourg and Switzerland) or the United Kingdom, Andorra, Australia, China, Japan, Korea (South), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand or Uruguay, provided travelling 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 travelling 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 11 August 2020 to TBD

As of 11 August, At least the following precautionary measures shall be taken to ensure distancing:
6.1. two-metre physical distance shall be maintained at sites where it is possible;
6.2. without complying with the requirement referred to in Sub-paragraph 6.1 of this Regulation, the people may gather at the same time in indoor public spaces and public outdoor spaces as follows:
6.2.1. not more than two persons;
6.2.2. persons living in one household;
6.2.3. a parent and his or her minor children if they do not live in one household;
6.2.4. persons who cannot comply with the abovementioned requirements due to work or service duties;
6.2.5. athletes, sports specialists, and sports employees serving athletes during sports trainings (sessions) and sporting events.

As of 25 May, on public transport Nose and mouth coverings must be used (a self-made or purchased mask, scarf, shawl, and other solutions are accepted).
On 7 May, The Ministry of Transport will have to prepare measures approved by the Minister of Transport to ensure the epidemiologically safe use of public transport, including providing for an obligation to wear a mouth and nose mask while on public transport. If it is possible to ensure a distance of two meters and other safety rules set by epidemiologists, indoor and outdoor gatherings of up to 25 persons will be allowed for public and private events, as well as meetings, processions, and pickets. In addition, organized religious activities will also be allowed. In private events at home, the area of the apartment should be taken into account in order not to exceed the proper number of persons, corresponding with the instructions of epidemiologists.

On 25/03/2020 more restrictive rules have been introduced: During an emergency situation, any private arrangements are prohibited, other than the holding of funeral ceremonies outdoors, provided that the distance of two metres between persons and other epidemiological safety measures are respected.
The working hours of cultural, entertainment, outdoor sports and other recreational areas has been reduced from 8.00 to 22.00.
As hitherto, any public events, as well as meetings, processions and pickets are banned. Indoor sports activities and religious activities to be carried out when meeting are also prohibited.
From previous regulations: quarantine in case of suspect of Covid19. Persons and contact persons who have returned from the COVID -19 affected country or territory shall take special precaution measures, including: Self-isolation shall be performed in the place of residence (home quarantine) and communication and cooperation with the family doctor and other medical practitioners shall be available.

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 10 July 2020 to TBD

As of 10 July, International carriage of passengers via airports, ports, by buses and railway transport shall not be performed from and to the countries published on the website of the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (hereinafter – the Centre) in which such spread of COVID-19 infection has been registered which may cause a serious threat to the public health

As of 15 May:
– When returning from Lithuania or Estonia, 14 day self-isolation is not obligatory
– Tourism trips can be organised in the territories of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia from 15 May
As 7 May, After 12 May it is permitted to organize tourism services for travelling only in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. 14 days of self-isolation at the place of residence will apply neither to citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, nor to foreigners who have not visited countries other than Latvia, Lithuania, or Estonia during the last 14 days.

Before, Business trips and missions to the countries and territories affected by Covid-19, which require special precautions after returning, shall be cancelled, postponed and not planned, as far as possible

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Flight Restrictions

Published on 27.11.2020

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.

Passengers must complete a “COVIDpass” before departure at covidpass.lv. This will generate a QR code which must be presented before departure and upon arrival.

Flights from/to Andorra, Luxembourg, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia are suspended

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to category.
From 11 February, only essential travel to Latvia is permitted. Passenger transportation to and from Ireland and Portugal is suspended. Entry to Latvia from EU Member States, the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation is permitted for the following urgent and essential reasons only: work;
training, studies, family reunion, in order to receive medical services, transit, accompanying a minor, return to one’s permanent place of residence, attending a funeral.

For travellers – including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia – arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold rate of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Data on the incidence of COVID-19 cases in the EU and third countries is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Quarantine duration: 10 days. Particular groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia have to self-isolate for 14 days.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
From 11 February, only essential travel to Latvia is permitted. Passenger transportation to and from Ireland and Portugal is suspended. Entry to Latvia from EU Member States, the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation is permitted for the following urgent and essential reasons only: work;
training, studies, family reunion, in order to receive medical services, transit, accompanying a minor, return to one’s permanent place of residence, attending a funeral.

Travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. Travellers who have already contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus will need to show a doctor’s note attesting it.
If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), or a note from the doctor, the traveller will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result or the note from the doctor must be in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which they are beginning their trip to Latvia. This requirement also applies to those arriving in Latvia in a personal vehicle.
The negative COVID-19 test results must be indicated in the Covidpass.lv form, which will be checked by the State Border Guard and police officers.
Exemptions: Persons entering Latvia to perform their job duties or travelling to or from their place of work, and employees of commercial transport companies are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement. The requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result also does not apply to children under 11 years of age.

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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 10 July 2020 to TBD

In order to implement the basic principle of the provision of information, a provider of an economic or public service or an organiser of an event shall place the following information on precautionary measures in a clearly visible place:
5.1. a warning that persons for whom self-isolation, home quarantine, or isolation has been specified or who display signs of a respiratory disease may not be present at the relevant site;
5.2. a warning that a two-metre distance must be maintained, and also regarding other distancing conditions, if such have been specified;
5.3. the conditions for correct hand and respiratory hygiene.

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: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 10 October 2020 to TBD

From 10 October 2020 to 31 December 2020, the number of persons present at the same time at public event sites or sites where economic services are provided shall not exceed:

14.1. 500 persons in indoor spaces;
14.2. 1000 persons in outdoor spaces.

[9 October 2020; 13 October 2020]

14.1 From 17 October 2020 to 31 December 2020, the number of persons present at the same time at private events shall not exceed:
14.1 1. 30 persons in indoor spaces;
14.1 2. 300 persons in outdoor spaces.

Open as of 11 Aug. with limitation of 2m distance, upon organising events, the duration of the event shall be limited. At event sites or sites where economic services are provided, the number of persons present there at the same time shall not exceed:
14.1. 1000 persons in indoor spaces;
14.2. 3000 persons in outdoor spaces.
15. When organising an event or providing an economic service:
15.1. it shall be ensured that not more than 50 % of the total number of persons allowed by the area and infrastructure of the event site or site where the economic service is provided are present on the event site or site where the economic service is provided;
15.2. at least 3 m2 of the area of the event site or site where the economic service is provided shall be provided in indoor premises per person;
15.3. the organiser of the event or the provider of the economic service shall ensure information available to the public on the maximum number of persons allowed at the event site or site where the economic service is provided.

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: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 02 September 2020 to TBD

An educational institution: shall prescribe the procedures and persons responsible for the compliance with the basic principles (provision of information, distancing, hygiene, monitoring the health condition of a person) and the requirements arising therefrom, including for the organisation and control of the flow of educatees and other visitors, use of common-use premises, organisation of catering, use of laboratories and official accommodation facilities;

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 government allows passenger travel to Ireland, Portugal, U.K. to resume from 26 February (LSM, 25.02.2021). State of emergency until 6 April, stricter travel restrictions, flights suspended to and from Ireland, Portugal, U.K. (OSAC, 08.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Latvia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Latvia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 11 February, only essential travel to Latvia is permitted. Passenger transportation to and from Ireland and Portugal is suspended. Entry to Latvia from EU Member States, the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation is permitted for the following urgent and essential reasons only:

    • work;
    • training, studies;
    • family reunion;
    • in order to receive medical services;
    • transit;
    • accompanying a minor;
    • return to one’s permanent place of residence;
    • attending a funeral.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. Travellers who have already contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus will need to show a doctor’s note attesting it.

    If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), or a note from the doctor, the traveller will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result or the note from the doctor must be in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which they are beginning their trip to Latvia.

    This requirement also applies to those arriving in Latvia in a personal vehicle.

    The negative COVID-19 test results must be indicated in the Covidpass.lv form, which will be checked by the State Border Guard and police officers.

    Exemptions:

    Persons entering Latvia to perform their job duties or travelling to or from their place of work, and employees of commercial transport companies are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement.

    The requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result also does not apply to children under 11 years of age.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Yes, for travellers – including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia – arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold rate of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants.
    Data on the incidence of COVID-19 cases in the EU and third countries is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    Quarantine duration: 10 days.
    Particular groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia have to self-isolate for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed no earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

    Documents proving the purpose of entry will have to be presented to the State Border Guard or the State Police. It will not be possible to complete registration with the covidpass.lv website without entering a self-certification that any of the above-mentioned reasons exist.

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. 

    The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    Passenger transportation to and from the United Kingdom is suspended.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. Travellers who have already contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus will need to show a doctor’s note attesting it.

    If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), or a note from the doctor, the traveller will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result or the note from the doctor must be in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which they are beginning their trip to Latvia.

    This requirement also applies to those arriving in Latvia in a personal vehicle.

    The negative COVID-19 test results must be indicated in the Covidpass.lv form, which will be checked by the State Border Guard and police officers.

    Exemptions:

    Persons entering Latvia to perform their job duties or travelling to or from their place of work, and employees of commercial transport companies are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement.

    The requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result also does not apply to children under 11 years of age.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Yes, for travellers – including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia – arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold rate of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants.
    Data on the incidence of COVID-19 cases is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    Quarantine duration: 10 days.
    Particular groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia have to self-isolate for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed no earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

    Documents proving the purpose of entry will have to be presented to the State Border Guard or the State Police.

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian government announced on 5 February 2021 that the State of Emergency will be extended to 6 April 2021. This includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. See the Latvian government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    Face masks must be worn:
    • On public transport;
    • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed;
    • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports;
    • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale;
    • In open air markets;
    • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places;
    • In churches;
    • In any other public place;
    • In workplaces;
    • When providing and receiving services;
    • When attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required.
    • In medical institutions.
    The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 13 years of age, except on public transport where it must be worn by anyone of 7 years of age and above;
    • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder.
    From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is 50 Euros.

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    02.03.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia government allows passenger travel to Ireland, Portugal, U.K. to resume from 26 February (LSM, 25.02.2021). State of emergency until 6 April, stricter travel restrictions, flights suspended to and from Ireland, Portugal, U.K. (OSAC, 08.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Latvia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Latvia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 11 February, only essential travel to Latvia is permitted. Passenger transportation to and from Ireland and Portugal is suspended. Entry to Latvia from EU Member States, the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation is permitted for the following urgent and essential reasons only:

    • work;
    • training, studies;
    • family reunion;
    • in order to receive medical services;
    • transit;
    • accompanying a minor;
    • return to one’s permanent place of residence;
    • attending a funeral.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. Travellers who have already contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus will need to show a doctor’s note attesting it.

    If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), or a note from the doctor, the traveller will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result or the note from the doctor must be in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which they are beginning their trip to Latvia.

    This requirement also applies to those arriving in Latvia in a personal vehicle.

    The negative COVID-19 test results must be indicated in the Covidpass.lv form, which will be checked by the State Border Guard and police officers.

    Exemptions:

    Persons entering Latvia to perform their job duties or travelling to or from their place of work, and employees of commercial transport companies are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement.

    The requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result also does not apply to children under 11 years of age.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Yes, for travellers – including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia – arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold rate of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants.
    Data on the incidence of COVID-19 cases in the EU and third countries is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    Quarantine duration: 10 days.
    Particular groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia have to self-isolate for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed no earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

    Documents proving the purpose of entry will have to be presented to the State Border Guard or the State Police. It will not be possible to complete registration with the covidpass.lv website without entering a self-certification that any of the above-mentioned reasons exist.

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. 

    The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    Passenger transportation to and from the United Kingdom is suspended.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. Travellers who have already contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus will need to show a doctor’s note attesting it.

    If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), or a note from the doctor, the traveller will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result or the note from the doctor must be in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which they are beginning their trip to Latvia.

    This requirement also applies to those arriving in Latvia in a personal vehicle.

    The negative COVID-19 test results must be indicated in the Covidpass.lv form, which will be checked by the State Border Guard and police officers.

    Exemptions:

    Persons entering Latvia to perform their job duties or travelling to or from their place of work, and employees of commercial transport companies are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement.

    The requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result also does not apply to children under 11 years of age.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Yes, for travellers – including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia – arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold rate of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants.
    Data on the incidence of COVID-19 cases is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    Quarantine duration: 10 days.
    Particular groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia have to self-isolate for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed no earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

    Documents proving the purpose of entry will have to be presented to the State Border Guard or the State Police.

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian government announced on 5 February 2021 that the State of Emergency will be extended to 6 April 2021. This includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. See the Latvian government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    Face masks must be worn:
    • On public transport;
    • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed;
    • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports;
    • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale;
    • In open air markets;
    • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places;
    • In churches;
    • In any other public place;
    • In workplaces;
    • When providing and receiving services;
    • When attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required.
    • In medical institutions.
    The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 13 years of age, except on public transport where it must be worn by anyone of 7 years of age and above;
    • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder.
    From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is 50 Euros.

    Read more
    26.02.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: State of emergency until 6 April, stricter travel restrictions, flights suspended to and from Ireland, Portugal, U.K. (OSAC, 08.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Latvia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Latvia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 11 February, only essential travel to Latvia is permitted. Passenger transportation to and from Ireland and Portugal is suspended. Entry to Latvia from EU Member States, the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation is permitted for the following urgent and essential reasons only:

    • work;
    • training, studies;
    • family reunion;
    • in order to receive medical services;
    • transit;
    • accompanying a minor;
    • return to one’s permanent place of residence;
    • attending a funeral.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. Travellers who have already contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus will need to show a doctor’s note attesting it.

    If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), or a note from the doctor, the traveller will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result or the note from the doctor must be in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which they are beginning their trip to Latvia.

    This requirement also applies to those arriving in Latvia in a personal vehicle.

    The negative COVID-19 test results must be indicated in the Covidpass.lv form, which will be checked by the State Border Guard and police officers.

    Exemptions:

    Persons entering Latvia to perform their job duties or travelling to or from their place of work, and employees of commercial transport companies are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement.

    The requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result also does not apply to children under 11 years of age.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Yes, for travellers – including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia – arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold rate of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants.
    Data on the incidence of COVID-19 cases in the EU and third countries is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    Quarantine duration: 10 days.
    Particular groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia have to self-isolate for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed no earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

    Documents proving the purpose of entry will have to be presented to the State Border Guard or the State Police. It will not be possible to complete registration with the covidpass.lv website without entering a self-certification that any of the above-mentioned reasons exist.

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. 

    The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    Passenger transportation to and from the United Kingdom is suspended.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. Travellers who have already contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus will need to show a doctor’s note attesting it.

    If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), or a note from the doctor, the traveller will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result or the note from the doctor must be in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which they are beginning their trip to Latvia.

    This requirement also applies to those arriving in Latvia in a personal vehicle.

    The negative COVID-19 test results must be indicated in the Covidpass.lv form, which will be checked by the State Border Guard and police officers.

    Exemptions:

    Persons entering Latvia to perform their job duties or travelling to or from their place of work, and employees of commercial transport companies are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement.

    The requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result also does not apply to children under 11 years of age.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Yes, for travellers – including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia – arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold rate of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants.
    Data on the incidence of COVID-19 cases is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    Quarantine duration: 10 days.
    Particular groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia have to self-isolate for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed no earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

    Documents proving the purpose of entry will have to be presented to the State Border Guard or the State Police.

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian government announced on 5 February 2021 that the State of Emergency will be extended to 6 April 2021. This includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. See the Latvian government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    Face masks must be worn:
    • On public transport;
    • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed;
    • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports;
    • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale;
    • In open air markets;
    • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places;
    • In churches;
    • In any other public place;
    • In workplaces;
    • When providing and receiving services;
    • When attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required.
    • In medical institutions.
    The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 13 years of age, except on public transport where it must be worn by anyone of 7 years of age and above;
    • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder.
    From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is 50 Euros.

    Read more
    23.02.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: State of emergency until 6 April, stricter travel restrictions, flights suspended to and from Ireland, Portugal, U.K. (OSAC, 08.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Latvia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Latvia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 11 February, only essential travel to Latvia is permitted. Passenger transportation to and from Ireland and Portugal is suspended. Entry to Latvia from EU Member States, the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation is permitted for the following urgent and essential reasons only:

    • work;
    • training, studies;
    • family reunion;
    • in order to receive medical services;
    • transit;
    • accompanying a minor;
    • return to one’s permanent place of residence;
    • attending a funeral.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. Travellers who have already contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus will need to show a doctor’s note attesting it.

    If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), or a note from the doctor, the traveller will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result or the note from the doctor must be in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which they are beginning their trip to Latvia.

    This requirement also applies to those arriving in Latvia in a personal vehicle.

    The negative COVID-19 test results must be indicated in the Covidpass.lv form, which will be checked by the State Border Guard and police officers.

    Exemptions:

    Persons entering Latvia to perform their job duties or travelling to or from their place of work, and employees of commercial transport companies are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement.

    The requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result also does not apply to children under 11 years of age.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Yes, for travellers – including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia – arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold rate of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants.
    Data on the incidence of COVID-19 cases in the EU and third countries is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    Quarantine duration: 10 days.
    Particular groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia have to self-isolate for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed no earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

    Documents proving the purpose of entry will have to be presented to the State Border Guard or the State Police. It will not be possible to complete registration with the covidpass.lv website without entering a self-certification that any of the above-mentioned reasons exist.

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. 

    The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    Passenger transportation to and from the United Kingdom is suspended.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. Travellers who have already contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus will need to show a doctor’s note attesting it.

    If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), or a note from the doctor, the traveller will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result or the note from the doctor must be in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which they are beginning their trip to Latvia.

    This requirement also applies to those arriving in Latvia in a personal vehicle.

    The negative COVID-19 test results must be indicated in the Covidpass.lv form, which will be checked by the State Border Guard and police officers.

    Exemptions:

    Persons entering Latvia to perform their job duties or travelling to or from their place of work, and employees of commercial transport companies are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement.

    The requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result also does not apply to children under 11 years of age.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Yes, for travellers – including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia – arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold rate of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants.
    Data on the incidence of COVID-19 cases is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    Quarantine duration: 10 days.
    Particular groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia have to self-isolate for 14 days.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed no earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

    Documents proving the purpose of entry will have to be presented to the State Border Guard or the State Police.

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government announced on 5 February 2021 that the State of Emergency will be extended to 6 April 2021. This includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. Curfews from 10pm to 5am are force on Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday nights. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website Face masks must be worn:
    • On public transport;
    • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed;
    • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports;
    • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale;
    • In open air markets;
    • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places;
    • In churches;
    • In any other public place;
    • In workplaces;
    • When providing and receiving services;
    • When attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required.
    • In medical institutions.
    The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 13 years of age, except on public transport where it must be worn by anyone of 7 years of age and above;
    • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder.
    From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is 50 Euros.

    Read more
    12.02.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: State of emergency until 6 April, stricter travel restrictions, flights suspended to and from Ireland, Portugal, U.K. (OSAC, 08.02.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Latvia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Latvia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES. All international travellers arriving by passenger carrier or by private transport are required to present a negative PCR test.
    Travel by a passenger carrier: the test has to be presented to the carrier prior to boarding the vehicle.
    Travel by private transport: a negative test must be indicated on the Covidpass form. This will be checked by the State Border Guard and the State Police.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Coronavirus test details

    Only PCR tests are accepted.

    • The test must be performed no earlier than 72 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle, or crossing the Latvian border individually;
    • The test must be recognised in the country of departure;
    • In case a negative test is not provided to the carrier (either printed form or in electronic format), boarding will be denied;
    • The test result or certificate may be written in English, French, German, Russian or, in the case of using a carrier service, also in the language of the country from where an individual travels to Latvia.
    • If the certificate is presented to the State Border Guard or the State Police when entering Latvia from Estonia or Lithuania, it may also be provided in Lithuanian or Estonian.

    Children under the age of 11, passenger carrier staff, sailors travelling for work, transit passengers who do not leave the airport control area, and members of the diplomatic corps are exempted from doing the test. Tests will not be required for those who live near the border and cross it daily for work or education.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    YES for travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold rate of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants.
    Data on the incidence of COVID-19 cases in the EU and third countries is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    Quarantine duration

    10 days. Particular groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia have to self-isolate for 14 days.

     

    Other

    People who have developed COVID-19 recently (up to three months) must show a medical certificate that they are no longer infectious.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed no earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    All international travellers arriving by passenger carrier or by private transport are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to arriving in Latvia. When travelling to Latvia by passenger carrier, the test has to be presented to the carrier prior to boarding the vehicle. When travelling to Latvia by private transport, a negative test will have to be indicated with a special mark on the Covidpass form. This will be checked by the State Border Guard and the State Police.

    Children under the age of 11, passenger carrier staff, sailors travelling for work, transit passengers who do not leave the airport control area, and members of the diplomatic corps are exempted from doing the test. Tests will also not be required for those who live near the border and cross it daily for work or education.

    People who have developed COVID-19 recently (up to three months) will need to show a doctor’s certificate that they are not infectious.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative PCR test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government announced on 29 December 2020 that the State of Emergency will be extended to 7 February 2021. This includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. Curfews from 10pm to 5am will be in force on Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday nights to 25 January 2021. See theLatvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    Face masks must be worn:
    • On public transport;
    • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed;
    • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports;
    • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale;
    • In open air markets;
    • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places;
    • In churches;
    • In any other public place;
    • In workplaces;
    • When providing and receiving services;
    • When attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required;
    • In medical institutions.
    The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 13 years of age, except on public transport where it must be worn by anyone of 7 years of age and above;
    • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder.
    From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

    Read more
    09.02.2021
  • Latvia The Ministry of Foreign urges everyone to refrain from travelling unless it is absolutely necessary.

    All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from or were crossing in transit countries, in which are a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, must self-isolate for a 10-day period upon arrival in Latvia. Particular groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia, have to self-isolate for 14-day period.

    As of 12 October, 2020, all persons who intend to enter Latvia must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed not earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

    From 25 January, 2021 all international arrivals to Latvia must present a negative result of a molecular PCR (polymerase chain reaction) COVID-19 test (done with nasal and throat swabs). The certificate must be issued no earlier than 72 hours before. Those who during last 3 month have recovered from COVID-19 must present a doctor’s note confirming that they have had COVID-19 and that currently they are not infectious.

    Passengers who are unable to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test – either printed out or in their smart device – or a doctor’s note, will be denied boarding. The negative test result or the doctor’s note must be in English, French, Russian or in the official language of the country where the traveller’s journey begins.

    This requirement also applies to those arriving in Latvia in a personal vehicle. The negative COVID-19 test results must be indicated in the Covidpass.lv form, which will be checked by the State Border Guard and police officers.

    Persons entering Latvia to perform their job duties or travelling to or from their place of work, and employees of transport companies are exempt from the COVID-19 test requirement. 

    The requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result also does not apply to children under 11 years of age. For other exemptions, please see Paragraph 35.4 of the Cabinet Regulation No 360 “Epidemiological Safety Measures to Limit the Spread of Covid-19 Infection” issued on June 09, 2020.

    As of 11 February, entry to Latvia from the European Union Member States, the European Economic Area Member States, the Swiss Confederation, and the United Kingdom through international passenger carrier services or by a private vehicle is permitted for urgent and essential reasons only:

    work;training, studies;family reunion;to receive medical services;transit;accompanying a minor;return to one’s permanent place of residence;attending a funeral.

    Either of these reasons must be indicated on the covidpass.lv website. The international carrier must make sure that the person has submitted this self-certification.

    Documents or other reliable proof confirming the purpose of entry indicated on the covidpass.lv website will have to be presented to the State Border Guard or the State Police on demand.

    The traveller will not have to present the documents if information that confirms any of the purposes of entry is already available in national information systems, e.g., the Population Register.

    Entry to Latvia in a private vehicle is allowed for the nationals of Latvia and other European Union Member States, the European Economic Area countries, the Swiss Confederation, and the United Kingdom, and permanent residents of the European Union who have a residence permit in Latvia.

    From 11 February to 25 February, all international passenger transportation has been suspended to and from the United Kingdom, Ireland and Portugal – the countries where the spread of the new SARS-CoV-2 mutation has been detected and the incidence of COVID-19 has rapidly increased as a consequence.  

    At the same time, there is a possibility for carrying out separate passenger flights and voyages, for instance, in order to bring employees to the place where they are working, in accordance with permission given by the Minister of Transport.

    From 11 to 25 February, nationals of third countries holding a residence permit in Latvia whose purpose of entry does not comply with what has been specified in Paragraphs 37.1., 37.2, 37.3, 37.5.-37.15. of the Cabinet Regulation No 360 “Epidemiological Safety Measures to Limit the Spread of Covid-19 Infection” issued on June 09, 2020 will not be allowed to enter Latvia.

    After arriving from a country with a high incidence of COVID-19, a ten-day self-isolation is compulsory. Separate categories of persons – for example, medical staff and employees of educational institutions – must go into a 14-day self-isolation, which can end already on the 10th day.

    Epidemiological statistical data regarding the European Union and third countries on the incidence of COVID-19 cases is being updated every Friday on the website of the Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    Read more
    07.02.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Direct scheduled passenger flights between Latvia and the United Kingdom resumed on 2 January (Gov.uk, 02.01.2021). Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the UK (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Latvia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Latvia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    YES. All international travellers arriving by passenger carrier or by private transport are required to present a negative PCR test.
    Travel by a passenger carrier: the test has to be presented to the carrier prior to boarding the vehicle.
    Travel by private transport: a negative test must be indicated on the Covidpass form. This will be checked by the State Border Guard and the State Police.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Coronavirus test details

    Only PCR tests are accepted.

    • The test must be performed no earlier than 72 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle, or crossing the Latvian border individually;
    • The test must be recognised in the country of departure;
    • In case a negative test is not provided to the carrier (either printed form or in electronic format), boarding will be denied;
    • The test result or certificate may be written in English, French, German, Russian or, in the case of using a carrier service, also in the language of the country from where an individual travels to Latvia.
    • If the certificate is presented to the State Border Guard or the State Police when entering Latvia from Estonia or Lithuania, it may also be provided in Lithuanian or Estonian.

    Children under the age of 11, passenger carrier staff, sailors travelling for work, transit passengers who do not leave the airport control area, and members of the diplomatic corps are exempted from doing the test. Tests will not be required for those who live near the border and cross it daily for work or education.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    YES for travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold rate of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants.
    Data on the incidence of COVID-19 cases in the EU and third countries is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    Quarantine duration

    10 days. Particular groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia have to self-isolate for 14 days.

     

    Other

    People who have developed COVID-19 recently (up to three months) must show a medical certificate that they are no longer infectious.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed no earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    All international travellers arriving by passenger carrier or by private transport are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to arriving in Latvia. When travelling to Latvia by passenger carrier, the test has to be presented to the carrier prior to boarding the vehicle. When travelling to Latvia by private transport, a negative test will have to be indicated with a special mark on the Covidpass form. This will be checked by the State Border Guard and the State Police.

    Children under the age of 11, passenger carrier staff, sailors travelling for work, transit passengers who do not leave the airport control area, and members of the diplomatic corps are exempted from doing the test. Tests will also not be required for those who live near the border and cross it daily for work or education.

    People who have developed COVID-19 recently (up to three months) will need to show a doctor’s certificate that they are not infectious.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative PCR test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government announced on 29 December 2020 that the State of Emergency will be extended to 7 February 2021. This includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. Curfews from 10pm to 5am will be in force on Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday nights to 25 January 2021. See theLatvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    Face masks must be worn:
    • On public transport;
    • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed;
    • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports;
    • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale;
    • In open air markets;
    • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places;
    • In churches;
    • In any other public place;
    • In workplaces;
    • When providing and receiving services;
    • When attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required;
    • In medical institutions.
    The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 13 years of age, except on public transport where it must be worn by anyone of 7 years of age and above;
    • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder.
    From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

    Read more
    29.01.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Direct scheduled passenger flights between Latvia and the United Kingdom resumed on 2 January (Gov.uk, 02.01.2021). Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the UK (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Latvia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Latvia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    All international travellers arriving by passenger carrier or by private transport are required to present a negative PCR test. When travelling to Latvia by a passenger carrier, the test has to be presented to the carrier prior to boarding the vehicle. When travelling to Latvia by private transport, a negative test will have to be indicated on the Covidpass form. This will be checked by the State Border Guard and the State Police.

    • The COVID-19 PCR test must be performed no earlier than 72 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or crossing the Latvian border individually;
    • The test must be recognised in the country of departure;
    • It shall be presented in printed form or electronically to the carrier, otherwise the individual will be denied boarding;
    • The test result or certificate may be in English, French, German, Russian or, in the case of using a carrier service, also in the language of the country from where an individual travels to Latvia. If the certificate is presented to the State Border Guard or the State Police when entering Latvia from Estonia and Lithuania, it may also be in Lithuanian or Estonian.

    Children under the age of 11, passenger carrier staff, sailors travelling for work, transit passengers who do not leave the airport control area, and members of the diplomatic corps are exempted from doing the test. Tests will also not be required for those who live near the border and cross it daily for work or education.

    People who have developed COVID-19 recently (up to three months) will need to show a doctor’s certificate that they are not infectious.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold rate of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants, must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Particular groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia have to self-isolate for 14 days. Data on the incidence of COVID-19 cases in the EU and third countries is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons who intend to enter Latvia must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed not earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    All international travellers arriving by passenger carrier or by private transport are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to arriving in Latvia. When travelling to Latvia by passenger carrier, the test has to be presented to the carrier prior to boarding the vehicle. When travelling to Latvia by private transport, a negative test will have to be indicated with a special mark on the Covidpass form. This will be checked by the State Border Guard and the State Police.

    Children under the age of 11, passenger carrier staff, sailors travelling for work, transit passengers who do not leave the airport control area, and members of the diplomatic corps are exempted from doing the test. Tests will also not be required for those who live near the border and cross it daily for work or education.

    People who have developed COVID-19 recently (up to three months) will need to show a doctor’s certificate that they are not infectious.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative PCR test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government announced on 29 December 2020 that the State of Emergency will be extended to 7 February 2021. This includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. Curfews from 10pm to 5am will be in force on Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday nights to 25 January 2021. See theLatvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    Face masks must be worn:
    • On public transport;
    • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed;
    • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports;
    • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale;
    • In open air markets;
    • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places;
    • In churches;
    • In any other public place;
    • In workplaces;
    • When providing and receiving services;
    • When attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required;
    • In medical institutions.
    The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 13 years of age, except on public transport where it must be worn by anyone of 7 years of age and above;
    • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder.
    From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

    Read more
    26.01.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Direct scheduled passenger flights between Latvia and the United Kingdom resumed on 2 January (Gov.uk, 02.01.2021). Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the UK (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Latvia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Latvia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 15 January, all international travellers arriving by passenger carrier or by private transport are required to present a negative COVID-19 test. When travelling to Latvia by a passenger carrier, the test has to be presented to the carrier prior to boarding the vehicle. When travelling to Latvia by private transport, a negative test will have to be indicated on the Covidpass form. This will be checked by the State Border Guard and the State Police.

    • The COVID-19 test must be performed no earlier than 72 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or crossing the Latvian border individually;
    • The test must be recognised in the country of departure;
    • It shall be presented in printed form or electronically to the carrier, otherwise the individual will be denied boarding;
    • The test result or certificate may be in English, French, German, Russian or, in the case of using a carrier service, also in the language of the country from where an individual travels to Latvia. If the certificate is presented to the State Border Guard or the State Police when entering Latvia from Estonia and Lithuania, it may also be in Lithuanian or Estonian.

    Children under the age of 11, passenger carrier staff, sailors travelling for work, transit passengers who do not leave the airport control area, and members of the diplomatic corps are exempted from doing the test. Tests will also not be required for those who live near the border and cross it daily for work or education.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold rate of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants, must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Particular groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia have to self-isolate for 14 days. Data on the incidence of COVID-19 cases in the EU and third countries is updated every Friday on the website of the Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons who intend to enter Latvia must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed not earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    From 15 January, all international travellers arriving by passenger carrier or by private transport are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to arriving in Latvia. When travelling to Latvia by passenger carrier, the test has to be presented to the carrier prior to boarding the vehicle. When travelling to Latvia by private transport, a negative test will have to be indicated with a special mark on the Covidpass form. This will be checked by the State Border Guard and the State Police.

    Children under the age of 11, passenger carrier staff, sailors travelling for work, transit passengers who do not leave the airport control area, and members of the diplomatic corps are exempted from doing the test. Tests will also not be required for those who live near the border and cross it daily for work or education.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    .

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government announced on 29 December 2020 that the State of Emergency will be extended to 7 February 2021. This includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. Curfews from 10pm to 5am will be in force on Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday nights to 25 January 2021. See theLatvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    Face masks must be worn:
    • On public transport;
    • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed;
    • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports;
    • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale;
    • In open air markets;
    • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places;
    • In churches;
    • In any other public place;
    • In workplaces;
    • When providing and receiving services;
    • When attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required;
    • In medical institutions.
    The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 13 years of age, except on public transport where it must be worn by anyone of 7 years of age and above;
    • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder.
    From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

    Read more
    22.01.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Direct scheduled passenger flights between Latvia and the United Kingdom resumed on 2 January (Gov.uk, 02.01.2021). Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the UK (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Latvia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Latvia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    From 15 January, all international travellers arriving by passenger carrier or by private transport are required to present a negative COVID-19 test. When travelling to Latvia by a passenger carrier, the test has to be presented to the carrier prior to boarding the vehicle. When travelling to Latvia by private transport, a negative test will have to be indicated on the Covidpass form. This will be checked by the State Border Guard and the State Police.

    • The COVID-19 test must be performed no earlier than 72 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or crossing the Latvian border individually;
    • The test must be recognised in the country of departure;
    • It shall be presented in printed form or electronically to the carrier, otherwise the individual will be denied boarding;
    • The test result or certificate may be in English, French, German, Russian or, in the case of using a carrier service, also in the language of the country from where an individual travels to Latvia. If the certificate is presented to the State Border Guard or the State Police when entering Latvia from Estonia and Lithuania, it may also be in Lithuanian or Estonian.

    Children under the age of 11, passenger carrier staff, sailors travelling for work, transit passengers who do not leave the airport control area, and members of the diplomatic corps are exempted from doing the test. Tests will also not be required for those who live near the border and cross it daily for work or education.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

    Travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold rate of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants, must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Particular groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia have to self-isolate for 14 days. Data on the incidence of COVID-19 cases in the EU and third countries is updated every Friday on the website of the Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons who intend to enter Latvia must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed not earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    *Transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence. Quarantine does not apply to persons who cross the territory in transit.
    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    From 15 January, all international travellers arriving by passenger carrier or by private transport are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to arriving in Latvia. When travelling to Latvia by passenger carrier, the test has to be presented to the carrier prior to boarding the vehicle. When travelling to Latvia by private transport, a negative test will have to be indicated with a special mark on the Covidpass form. This will be checked by the State Border Guard and the State Police.

    Children under the age of 11, passenger carrier staff, sailors travelling for work, transit passengers who do not leave the airport control area, and members of the diplomatic corps are exempted from doing the test. Tests will also not be required for those who live near the border and cross it daily for work or education.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government announced on 29 December 2020 that the State of Emergency will be extended to 7 February 2021. This includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. Curfews from 10pm to 5am will be in force on Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday nights to 25 January 2021. See theLatvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    Face masks must be worn:
    • On public transport;
    • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed;
    • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports;
    • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale;
    • In open air markets;
    • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places;
    • In churches;
    • In any other public place;
    • In workplaces;
    • When providing and receiving services;
    • When attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required;
    • In medical institutions.
    The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 13 years of age, except on public transport where it must be worn by anyone of 7 years of age and above;
    • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder.
    From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

    Read more
    21.01.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Direct scheduled passenger flights between Latvia and the United Kingdom resumed on 2 January (Gov.uk, 02.01.2021). Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the UK (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Latvia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Latvia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    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 the threshold rate of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants, must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Particular groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia have to self-isolate for 14 days.

    Epidemiological statistical data regarding the European Union and third countries on the incidence of COVID-19 cases is being updated every Friday on the website of the Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    From 15 January, all international travellers arriving by passenger carrier or by private transport are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to arriving in Latvia. When travelling to Latvia by passenger carrier, the test has to be presented to the carrier prior to boarding the vehicle. When travelling to Latvia by private transport, a negative test will have to be indicated with a special mark on the Covidpass form. This will be checked by the State Border Guard and the State Police.

    Children under the age of 11, passenger carrier staff, sailors travelling for work, transit passengers who do not leave the airport control area, and members of the diplomatic corps are exempted from doing the test. Tests will also not be required for those who live near the border and cross it daily for work or education.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons who intend to enter Latvia must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed not earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    From 15 January, all international travellers arriving by passenger carrier or by private transport are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to arriving in Latvia. When travelling to Latvia by passenger carrier, the test has to be presented to the carrier prior to boarding the vehicle. When travelling to Latvia by private transport, a negative test will have to be indicated with a special mark on the Covidpass form. This will be checked by the State Border Guard and the State Police.

    Children under the age of 11, passenger carrier staff, sailors travelling for work, transit passengers who do not leave the airport control area, and members of the diplomatic corps are exempted from doing the test. Tests will also not be required for those who live near the border and cross it daily for work or education.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government announced on 29 December 2020 that the State of Emergency will be extended to 7 February 2021. This includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. Curfews from 10pm to 5am will be in force on Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday nights to 25 January 2021. See theLatvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    Face masks must be worn:
    • On public transport;
    • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed;
    • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports;
    • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale;
    • In open air markets;
    • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places;
    • In churches;
    • In any other public place;
    • In workplaces;
    • When providing and receiving services;
    • When attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required;
    • In medical institutions.
    The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 13 years of age, except on public transport where it must be worn by anyone of 7 years of age and above;
    • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder.
    From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

    Read more
    18.01.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Direct scheduled passenger flights between Latvia and the United Kingdom resumed on 2 January (Gov.uk, 02.01.2021). Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the UK (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Latvia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Latvia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, arriving from or transiting through high-risk countries, must self-isolate for a 10-day period upon arrival in Latvia. Some groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia have to self-isolate for 14 days.

    Citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia do not have to undergo a 10-day self-isolation period if the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants does not exceed the rate in Latvia.

    Epidemiological statistical data regarding the European Union and third countries on the incidence of COVID-19 cases is being updated every Friday on the website of the Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    From 15 January, all international travellers arriving by passenger carrier or by private transport are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to arriving in Latvia. When travelling to Latvia by passenger carrier, the test has to be presented to the carrier prior to boarding the vehicle. When travelling to Latvia by private transport, a negative test will have to be indicated with a special mark on the Covidpass form. This will be checked by the State Border Guard and the State Police.

    Children under the age of 11, passenger carrier staff, sailors travelling for work, transit passengers who do not leave the airport control area, and members of the diplomatic corps are exempted from doing the test. Tests will also not be required for those who live near the border and cross it daily for work or education.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test (a certificate of vaccination is needed).

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons who intend to enter Latvia must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed not earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    All arrivals to Latvia from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland must get a compulsory COVID-19 test at the airport.

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government announced on 29 December 2020 that the State of Emergency will be extended to 7 February 2021. This includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. Curfews from 10pm to 5am will be in force on Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday nights to 25 January 2021. See theLatvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    Face masks must be worn:
    • On public transport;
    • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed;
    • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports;
    • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale;
    • In open air markets;
    • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places;
    • In churches;
    • In any other public place;
    • In workplaces;
    • When providing and receiving services;
    • When attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required;
    • In medical institutions.
    The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 13 years of age, except on public transport where it must be worn by anyone of 7 years of age and above;
    • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder.
    From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

    Read more
    15.01.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Direct scheduled passenger flights between Latvia and the United Kingdom resumed on 2 January (Gov.uk, 02.01.2021). Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the UK (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Latvia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Latvia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, arriving from or transiting countries with a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, must self-isolate for a 10-day period upon arrival in Latvia. Particular groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia, have to self-isolate for 14 days.

    Citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area, and the Swiss Confederation, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia, do not have to undergo a 10-day self-isolation period, if 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants does not exceed the rate in Latvia.

    Epidemiological statistical data regarding the European Union and third countries on the incidence of COVID-19 cases is being updated every Friday on the website of the Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    From 15 January, all international travellers, either by a passenger carrier or private transport, are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to arriving in Latvia. When travelling to Latvia by a passenger carrier, the test has to be presented to the carrier prior to boarding the vehicle. When travelling to Latvia by private transport, a negative test will also have to be indicated with a special mark on the Covidpass form. This will be checked by the State Border Guard and the State Police.

    Children under the age of 11, persons vaccinated against Covid-19 (who can prove it), passenger carrier staff, sailors travelling for work, transit passengers who do not leave the airport control area, and members of the diplomatic corps are exempted from doing the test. Tests will also not be required for those who live near the border and cross it daily for work or education.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons who intend to enter Latvia must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed not earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    All arrivals to Latvia from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland must get a compulsory COVID-19 test at the airport.

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government announced on 29 December 2020 that the State of Emergency will be extended to 7 February 2021. This includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. Curfews from 10pm to 5am will be in force on Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday nights to 25 January 2021. See theLatvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    Face masks must be worn:
    • On public transport;
    • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed;
    • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports;
    • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale;
    • In open air markets;
    • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places;
    • In churches;
    • In any other public place;
    • In workplaces;
    • When providing and receiving services;
    • When attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required;
    • In medical institutions.
    The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 13 years of age, except on public transport where it must be worn by anyone of 7 years of age and above;
    • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder.
    From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

    Read more
    13.01.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Direct scheduled passenger flights between Latvia and the United Kingdom resumed on 2 January (Gov.uk, 02.01.2021). Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the UK (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): Everyone who intends to enter Latvia is required to complete and submit an electronic form no earlier than 48 hours before entering Latvia. Further information is available on the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website. From 1 January 2021, all passengers arriving at Riga International Airport from the United Kingdom are required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the Airport or provide evidence of a negative test and then go straight to their place of residence to self-isolate for 10 days. The test result will be emailed to the passenger within 24 hours. If the test result is negative the passenger should continue with their 10 days of self-isolation. If the test result is positive the passenger should observe 10 days of quarantine. A second test is required on day 9 of self-isolation. If the result of the second test is negative, self-isolation can be safely completed after day 10. Details of how to self-isolate and quarantine are on the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website.
    From 15 January 2021, all travellers entering Latvia, including children aged 11 and above, will be required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken not earlier than 72 hours before boarding or before crossing the Latvian border individually, for example by road. There are only a few very limited exemptions to this requirement. For more information about these, see this https://www.sam.gov.lv/en/article/entering-latvia-will-be-possible-only-presenting-negative-covid-19-test-january-15″>press release from the Latvian Ministry of Transport.

    *From within the EU:

    Note: Latvia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Latvia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    All travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, arriving from or transiting countries with a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, must self-isolate for a 10-day period upon arrival in Latvia. Particular groups of persons (for example, health and social workers, teachers) who intend to work in Latvia, have to self-isolate for 14 days.

    Citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area, and the Swiss Confederation, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia, do not have to undergo a 10-day self-isolation period, if 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants does not exceed the rate in Latvia.

    Epidemiological statistical data regarding the European Union and third countries on the incidence of COVID-19 cases is being updated every Friday on the website of the Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    From 15 January, all international travellers, either by a passenger carrier or private transport, are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to arriving in Latvia. When travelling to Latvia by a passenger carrier, the test has to be presented to the carrier prior to boarding the vehicle. When travelling to Latvia by private transport, a negative test will also have to be indicated with a special mark on the Covidpass form. This will be checked by the State Border Guard and the State Police.

    Children under the age of 11, persons vaccinated against Covid-19 (who can prove it), passenger carrier staff, sailors travelling for work, transit passengers who do not leave the airport control area, and members of the diplomatic corps are exempted from doing the test. Tests will also not be required for those who live near the border and cross it daily for work or education.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons who intend to enter Latvia must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed not earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    All arrivals to Latvia from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland must get a compulsory COVID-19 test at the airport.

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government announced on 29 December that the State of Emergency would be extended to 7 February 2021, which includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. Curfews from 10pm to 5am will be in force on Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday nights to 25 January 2021. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details. Face masks must be worn:
    • On public transport;
    • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed;
    • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports;
    • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale;
    • In open air markets;
    • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places;
    • In churches;
    • In any other public place;
    • In workplaces;
    • When providing and receiving services;
    • When attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required.
    • In medical institutions.
    The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 13 years of age, except on public transport where it must be worn by anyone of 7 years of age and above;
    • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder.
    From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

    Read more
    11.01.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Direct scheduled passenger flights between Latvia and the United Kingdom resumed on 2 January (Gov.uk, 02.01.2021). Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the UK (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): Everyone who intends to enter Latvia is required to complete and submit an electronic form no earlier than 48 hours before entering Latvia. Further information is available on the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website. From 1 January 2021, all passengers arriving at Riga International Airport from the United Kingdom are required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the Airport or provide evidence of a negative test and then go straight to their place of residence to self-isolate for 10 days. The test result will be emailed to the passenger within 24 hours. If the test result is negative the passenger should continue with their 10 days of self-isolation. If the test result is positive the passenger should observe 10 days of quarantine. A second test is required on day 9 of self-isolation. If the result of the second test is negative, self-isolation can be safely completed after day 10. Details of how to self-isolate and quarantine are on the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website.
    From 15 January 2021, all travellers entering Latvia, including children aged 11 and above, will be required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken not earlier than 72 hours before boarding or before crossing the Latvian border individually, for example by road. There are only a few very limited exemptions to this requirement. For more information about these, see this https://www.sam.gov.lv/en/article/entering-latvia-will-be-possible-only-presenting-negative-covid-19-test-january-15″>press release from the Latvian Ministry of Transport.

    *From within the EU:

    Note: Latvia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Latvia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Citizens from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can enter Latvia without additional restrictions if the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants is below 50. 

    Epidemiological data is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. If the country is marked in red or yellow, all travellers – including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia – who have arrived from these countries must quarantine for a period of 10 days.

    If the 14-day cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants exceeds twice the average value for the EU/EEA and the UK, all direct international passenger transport is prohibited and non-essential travel not recommended. 

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Prior to the arrival in 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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, travellers will receive a QR code that also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, travellers can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    From 21 December until 11:59 pm on 1 January, Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the United Kingdom.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government announced on 29 December that the State of Emergency would be extended to 7 February 2021, which includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. Curfews from 10pm to 5am will be in force on Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday nights to 25 January 2021. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details. Face masks must be worn:
    • On public transport;
    • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed;
    • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports;
    • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale;
    • In open air markets;
    • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places;
    • In churches;
    • In any other public place;
    • In workplaces;
    • When providing and receiving services;
    • When attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required.
    • In medical institutions.
    The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 13 years of age, except on public transport where it must be worn by anyone of 7 years of age and above;
    • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder.
    From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

    Read more
    08.01.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Direct scheduled passenger flights between Latvia and the United Kingdom resumed on 2 January (Gov.uk, 02.01.2021). Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the UK (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Citizens from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can enter Latvia without additional restrictions if the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants is below 50. 

    Epidemiological data is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. If the country is marked in red or yellow, all travellers – including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia – who have arrived from these countries must quarantine for a period of 10 days.

    If the 14-day cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants exceeds twice the average value for the EU/EEA and the UK, all direct international passenger transport is prohibited and non-essential travel not recommended. 

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Prior to the arrival in 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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, travellers will receive a QR code that also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, travellers can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    *Transit: Entry is allowed to foreigners transiting through the territory of Latvia on their return to their country of residence. Quarantine does not apply to persons who cross the territory in transit.
    *From Third Countries:

    From 21 December until 11:59 pm on 1 January, Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the United Kingdom.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government announced on 29 December that the State of Emergency would be extended to 7 February 2021, which includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. A curfew from 10pm to 5am will be in force from 30 December to 4 January and from 8 to 10 January. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details. Face masks must be worn:
    • On public transport;
    • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed;
    • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports;
    • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale;
    • In open air markets;
    • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places;
    • In churches;
    • In any other public place;
    • In workplaces;
    • When providing and receiving services;
    • When attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required.
    • In medical institutions.
    The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 13 years of age, except on public transport where it must be worn by anyone of 7 years of age and above;
    • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder.
    From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

    Read more
    05.01.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Direct scheduled passenger flights between Latvia and the United Kingdom resumed on 2 January (Gov.uk, 02.01.2021). Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the UK (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Citizens from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can enter Latvia without additional restrictions if the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants is below 50. 

    Epidemiological data is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. If the country is marked in red or yellow, all travellers – including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia – who have arrived from these countries must quarantine for a period of 10 days.

    If the 14-day cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants exceeds twice the average value for the EU/EEA and the UK, all direct international passenger transport is prohibited and non-essential travel not recommended. 

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Prior to the arrival in 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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, travellers will receive a QR code that also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, travellers can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    From 21 December until 11:59 pm on 1 January, Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the United Kingdom.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government announced on 29 December that the State of Emergency would be extended to 7 February 2021, which includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. A curfew from 10pm to 5am will be in force from 30 December to 4 January and from 8 to 10 January. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details. Face masks must be worn:
    • On public transport;
    • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed;
    • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports;
    • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale;
    • In open air markets;
    • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places;
    • In churches;
    • In any other public place;
    • In workplaces;
    • When providing and receiving services;
    • When attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required.
    • In medical institutions.
    The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 13 years of age, except on public transport where it must be worn by anyone of 7 years of age and above;
    • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder.
    From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

    Read more
    04.01.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the UK (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    From 21 December at 00:00 until 1 January, Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the United Kingdom
    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    From 21 December until 11:59 pm on 1 January, Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the United Kingdom.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Citizens from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can enter Latvia without additional restrictions if the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants is below 50. 

    Epidemiological data is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. If the country is marked in red or yellow, all travellers – including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia – who have arrived from these countries must quarantine for a period of 10 days.

    If the 14-day cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants exceeds twice the average value for the EU/EEA and the UK, all direct international passenger transport is prohibited and non-essential travel not recommended. 

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Prior to the arrival in 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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, travellers will receive a QR code that also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, travellers can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government announced on 29 December that the State of Emergency would be extended to 7 February 2021, which includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. A curfew from 10pm to 5am will be in force from 30 December to 4 January and from 8 to 10 January. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details. Face masks must be worn:
    • On public transport;
    • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed;
    • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports;
    • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale;
    • In open air markets;
    • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places;
    • In churches;
    • In any other public place;
    • In workplaces;
    • When providing and receiving services;
    • When attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required.
    • In medical institutions.
    The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 13 years of age, except on public transport where it must be worn by anyone of 7 years of age and above;
    • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder.
    From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

    Read more
    30.12.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the UK (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    From 21 December at 00:00 until 1 January, Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the United Kingdom
    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    From 21 December until 11:59 pm on 1 January, Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the United Kingdom.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Citizens from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can enter Latvia without additional restrictions if the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants is below 50. 

    Epidemiological data is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. If the country is marked in red or yellow, all travellers – including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia – who have arrived from these countries must quarantine for a period of 10 days.

    If the 14-day cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants exceeds twice the average value for the EU/EEA and the UK, all direct international passenger transport is prohibited and non-essential travel not recommended. 

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Prior to the arrival in 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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, travellers will receive a QR code that also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, travellers can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government has announced the extension of the State of Emergency to 11 January 2021, which includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website

    Read more
    28.12.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the UK (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    From 21 December at 00:00 until 1 January, Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the United Kingdom
    *From within the EU:

    Citizens from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can enter Latvia without additional restrictions if the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants is below 50. 

    Epidemiological data is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. If the country is marked in red or yellow, all travellers – including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia – who have arrived from these countries must quarantine for a period of 10 days.

    If the 14-day cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants exceeds twice the average value for the EU/EEA and the UK, all direct international passenger transport is prohibited and non-essential travel not recommended. 

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Prior to the arrival in 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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, travellers will receive a QR code that also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, travellers can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government has announced the extension of the State of Emergency to 11 January 2021, which includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website

    Read more
    24.12.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the UK (Gov.UK, 20.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    From 21 December at 00:00 until 1 January, Latvia will not be permitting the operation of passenger carriers to or from the United Kingdom
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Citizens from EU Member States plus Schengen Associated countries, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can enter Latvia withour additional restrictions, if the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants is below 50. 

    Epidemiological data is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. If the country is marked in red or yellow, all travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from these countries, must quarantine for a period of 10 days.

    If the 14-day cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants exceeds twice the average value for the EU/EEA and the UK, all direct international passenger transport is prohibited and non-essential travel not recommended. 

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government has announced the extension of the State of Emergency to 11 January 2021, which includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website

    Read more
    20.12.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Citizens from EU Member States plus Schengen Associated countries, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can enter Latvia withour additional restrictions, if the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants is below 50. 

    Epidemiological data is updated every Friday on the website of Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. If the country is marked in red or yellow, all travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from these countries, must quarantine for a period of 10 days.

    If the 14-day cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants exceeds twice the average value for the EU/EEA and the UK, all direct international passenger transport is prohibited and non-essential travel not recommended. 

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government has announced the extension of the State of Emergency to 11 January 2021, which includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website

    Read more
    15.12.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Citizens from EU Member States plus Schengen associated countries, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia no longer face 10 days self-isolation period, if the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants is below 50. 

    Epidemiological data is updated every Friday on the website of SPKC (Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control). If the country is marked in red or yellow, all travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from these countries, must quarantine for a period of 10 days.

    If the 14-day cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants exceeds twice the average value for the EU/EEA and the UK, all direct international passenger transport is prohibited and non-essential travel not recommended. 

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Uruguay, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government has announced the extension of the State of Emergency to 11 January 2021, which includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website

    Read more
    11.12.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Citizens from EU Member States plus Schengen associated countries, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia no longer face 10 days self-isolation period, if the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants is below 50. 

    Epidemiological data is updated every Friday on the website of SPKC (Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control). If the country is marked in red or yellow, all travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from these countries, must quarantine for a period of 10 days.

    If the 14-day cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants exceeds twice the average value for the EU/EEA and the UK, all direct international passenger transport is prohibited and non-essential travel not recommended. 

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Uruguay, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to Latvia. The entry from other third-countries, China and administrative territories of Hong Kong and Macao is allowed only for essential purposes and exceptions.

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government has announced the extension of the State of Emergency to 11 January 2021, which includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website

    Read more
    08.12.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Citizens from EU Member States plus Schengen associated countries, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia no longer face 10 days self-isolation period, if 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants does not exceed the threshold rate in Latvia.

    Epidemiological data is updated every Friday on the website of SPKC (Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control). If the country is marked in red or yellow, all travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from these countries, must quarantine for a period of 10 days.

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Uruguay, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to 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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government has announced the extension of the State of Emergency to 11 January 2021, which includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website

    Read more
    02.12.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Citizens from EU Member States plus Schengen associated countries, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia no longer face 10 days self-isolation period, if 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants does not exceed the threshold rate in Latvia.

    Epidemiological data is updated every Friday on the website of SPKC (Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control). If the country is marked in red or yellow, all travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from these countries, must quarantine for a period of 10 days.

    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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

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

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

    Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Uruguay, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to 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.

    Electronic questionnaires are accessible from any smart device and it is possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en.

    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.

    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    Find out more:

    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government has announced a State of Emergency from 9 November to 6 December 2020, which includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure. Establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details. Face masks must be worn: • On public transport; • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed; • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports; • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale; • In open air markets; • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places; • In churches; • In any other public place; • Providing and receiving services; • Attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required. • In medical institutions. The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for: • children under 13 years of age; • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder. From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

    Read more
    17.11.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Citizens from EU Member States plus Schengen associated countries, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia no longer face 10 days self-isolation period, if 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants does not exceed the threshold rate in Latvia. Epidemiological data is updated every Friday on the website of SPKC (Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control). If the country is marked in red or yellow, all travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from these countries, must quarantine for a period of 10 days.
    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. Electronic questionnaires will be accessible from any smart device and it will be possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en. After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address. The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.
    Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    *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.

    *From Third Countries: Entry Restrictions- Citizens from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Uruguay, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, can travel to 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.
    Electronic questionnaires will be accessible from any smart device and it will be possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en. After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.
    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted. * Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease, Prevention and Control and https://covid19.gov.lv/en.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government has announced a State of Emergency from 9 November to 6 December 2020, which includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure. Establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details. Face masks must be worn: • On public transport; • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed; • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports; • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale; • In open air markets; • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places; • In churches; • In any other public place; • Providing and receiving services; • Attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required. • In medical institutions. The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for: • children under 13 years of age; • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder. From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

    Read more
    14.11.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Citizens from EU Member States plus Schengen associated countries, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia no longer face 10 days self-isolation period, if 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants does not exceed the threshold rate in Latvia. Epidemiological data is updated every Friday on the website of SPKC (Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control). If the country is marked in red or yellow, all travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from these countries, must quarantine for a period of 10 days.
    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. Electronic questionnaires will be accessible from any smart device and it will be possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en. After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address. The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.
    Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    *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.

    *From Third Countries: Entry Restrictions- Citizens from EU Member States plus Schengen associated countries, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia no longer face 10 days self-isolation period, if 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants does not exceed the threshold rate in Latvia. Epidemiological data is updated every Friday on the website of SPKC (Latvia’s Centre for Disease Prevention and Control). If the country is marked in red or yellow, all travellers, including citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, who have arrived from these countries, must quarantine for a period of 10 days.
    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. Electronic questionnaires will be accessible from any smart device and it will be possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en. After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address. The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted. * Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease, Prevention and Control and https://covid19.gov.lv/en.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government has announced a State of Emergency from 9 November to 6 December 2020, which includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure. Establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details. Face masks must be worn: • On public transport; • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed; • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports; • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale; • In open air markets; • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places; • In churches; • In any other public place; • Providing and receiving services; • Attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required. • In medical institutions. The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for: • children under 13 years of age; • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder. From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

    Read more
    11.11.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Citizens from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days 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. Electronic questionnaires will be accessible from any smart device and it will be possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en. After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address. The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted. *Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    *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.

    *From Third Countries: Entry Restrictions- Citizens from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days upon arrival in Latvia. *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 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. *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. Electronic questionnaires will be accessible from any smart device and it will be possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en. After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address. The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted. * Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease, Prevention and Control https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: There has been a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Latvia in recent weeks. The Latvian Government has announced a State of Emergency from 9 November to 6 December 2020, which includes restrictions on the opening of catering, retail, entertainment and leisure. Establishments and limits on the number of people allowed to gather at private and public events both indoors and outdoors. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details. Face masks must be worn: • On public transport; • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed; • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports; • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale; • In open air markets; • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places; • In churches; • In any other public place; • Providing and receiving services; • Attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required. • In medical institutions. The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for: • children under 13 years of age; • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder. From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

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    06.11.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

    International Restrictions: From 12 October, everyone who intends to enter Latvia is required to complete and submit an electronic form no earlier than 48 hours before entering Latvia. Further information is available on the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website. 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 within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Citizens from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days 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. Electronic questionnaires will be accessible from any smart device and it will be possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en. After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address. The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted. Find out more Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    *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.

    *From Third Countries: Entry Restrictions- Citizens from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days upon arrival in Latvia. 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 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. 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. Electronic questionnaires will be accessible from any smart device and it will be possible to complete them on a special website covidpass.lv/en. .
    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.
    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.
    Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and https://covid19.gov.lv/en.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on the number of people allowed at private and public events and the maintenance of social distancing and hygiene remain in place. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details. Face masks must be worn: • On public transport; • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed; • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports; • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale; • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places; • In churches; • In any other public place; • Providing and receiving services; • Attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required. • In medical institutions. The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for: • children under 13 years of age; • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder. From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

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    03.11.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

    International Restrictions: From 12 October, everyone who intends to enter Latvia is required to complete and submit an electronic form no earlier than 48 hours before entering Latvia. Further information is available on the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website. 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.


    *Travel from the EU: Entry is partially permitted.
    Citizens from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days 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.
    Electronic questionnaires will be accessible from any smart device and it will be possible to complete them on a special website here.
    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.
    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.
    *Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and https://covid19.gov.lv/en.

    *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: Entry Restrictions: Citizens from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days 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.
    Electronic questionnaires will be accessible from any smart device and it will be possible to complete them on a special website here.
    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.
    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.
    *Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and https://covid19.gov.lv/en.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: The State of Emergency was lifted on 10 June 2020 but many of its measures, including restrictions on the number of people allowed at private and public events and the maintenance of social distancing and hygiene remain in place. See the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website for full details. Face masks must be worn: • On public transport; • In taxis by passengers and by the driver, if a special barrier, such as a separating wall, is not installed; • At bus stations, railway stations, ports, and airports; • In shops, pharmacies, post offices, petrol stations, and other indoor points of sale; • In museums, libraries, exhibition halls, concert halls, cinemas and similar places; • In churches; • In any other public place; • Providing and receiving services; • Attending events where personalised, fixed seating is required. • In medical institutions. The using of a face mask does not substitute social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for: • children under 13 years of age; • anyone with certain medical conditions, for example, if a person has difficulty wearing a mask due to a movement disorder or if the person has a mental health disorder. From 20 November 2020, the fine for not wearing a face mask when required is Euros 50.

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    02.11.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

    International Restrictions: From 12 October, everyone who intends to enter Latvia is required to complete and submit an electronic form no earlier than 48 hours before entering Latvia. Further information is available on the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website. 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.


    *Travel from the EU: Entry is partially permitted.
    Citizens from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days 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.
    Electronic questionnaires will be accessible from any smart device and it will be possible to complete them on a special website here.
    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.
    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.
    *Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and https://covid19.gov.lv/en.

    *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: Entry Restrictions: Citizens from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days 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.
    Electronic questionnaires will be accessible from any smart device and it will be possible to complete them on a special website here.
    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.
    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.
    *Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and https://covid19.gov.lv/en.

    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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    30.10.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

    International Restrictions: From 12 October, everyone who intends to enter Latvia is required to complete and submit an electronic form no earlier than 48 hours before entering Latvia. Further information is available on the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website. 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.


    *Travel from the EU: Citizens from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days 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.
    Electronic questionnaires will be accessible from any smart device and it will be possible to complete them on a special website here.
    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.
    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.
    *Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and https://covid19.gov.lv/en.

    *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: Entry Restrictions: Citizens from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days 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.
    Electronic questionnaires will be accessible from any smart device and it will be possible to complete them on a special website here.
    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.
    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.
    *Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and https://covid19.gov.lv/en.

    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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    27.10.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

    International Restrictions: From 12 October, everyone who intends to enter Latvia is required to complete and submit an electronic form no earlier than 48 hours before entering Latvia. Further information is available on the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website. 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.


    *Travel from the EU: Citizens from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days 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.
    Electronic questionnaires will be accessible from any smart device and it will be possible to complete them on a special here.
    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.
    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.
    *Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and https://covid19.gov.lv/en.

    *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: Entry Restrictions: Citizens from EU+ and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days upon arrival in Latvia.
    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 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.
    *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.
    Electronic questionnaires will be accessible from any smart device and it will be possible to complete them on a special here.
    After filling in the form, the traveller will receive a QR code which is assigned to them personally and which also confirms that the information they submitted on the electronic questionnaire was received. In case the QR code is lost, the traveller can go back to the website and retrieve their QR code again by clicking on the “Receive QR Code” function and entering their e-mail address.
    The data indicated in the questionnaire is automatically transferred to law enforcement authorities – the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) – and the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the sake of epidemiological safety and so that travellers can be contacted. After 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.

    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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    23.10.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

    International Restrictions: From 12 October, everyone who intends to enter Latvia is required to complete and submit an electronic form no earlier than 48 hours before entering Latvia. Further information is available on the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website. 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.


    *Travel from the EU: Citizens from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days upon arrival in Latvia.
    *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 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. If the country is marked in red or yellow, self-isolation for a period of 10 days is required.
    *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.
    *Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and https://covid19.gov.lv/en.

    *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: Entry Restrictions: Citizens from EU+ and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days upon arrival in Latvia. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. 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 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. If the country is marked in red or yellow, self-isolation for a period of 10 days is required.

    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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    20.10.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

    International Restrictions: From 12 October, everyone who intends to enter Latvia is required to complete and submit an electronic form no earlier than 48 hours before entering Latvia. Further information is available on the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website. 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.


    *Travel from the EU: Entry Restrictions: Citizens from EU+ and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days upon arrival in Latvia. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. *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 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. If the country is marked in red or yellow, self-isolation for a period of 10 days is required. *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. *Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and https://covid19.gov.lv/en.

    *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: Entry Restrictions: Citizens from EU+ and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days upon arrival in Latvia. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. 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 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. If the country is marked in red or yellow, self-isolation for a period of 10 days is required. *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. *Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and here.

    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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    16.10.2020
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvia introduces 14-day COVID-19 quarantine for travelers from Estonia (Reuters , 11.09.2020).

    International Restrictions: From 12 October, everyone who intends to enter Latvia is required to complete and submit an electronic form no earlier than 48 hours before entering Latvia. Further information is available on the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website. 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: Citizens from EU+ and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days upon arrival in Latvia. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino.
    *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 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. If the country is marked in red or yellow, self-isolation for a period of 10 days is required.
    *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.
    From 12 October, everyone who intends to enter Latvia is required to complete and submit an electronic form no earlier than 48 hours before entering Latvia. Further information is available on the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website.
    *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.

    *From Third Countries: Persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days upon arrival in Latvia. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino.
    *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 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. If the country is marked in red or yellow, self-isolation for a period of 10 days is required.
    *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. *Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and here here.

    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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    12.10.2020
  • 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.


    *From EU: Citizens from EU+ and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days upon arrival in Latvia. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino.
    *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 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. If the country is marked in red or yellow, self-isolation for a period of 10 days is required.
    *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.
    From 12 October, everyone who intends to enter Latvia is required to complete and submit an electronic form no earlier than 48 hours before entering Latvia. Further information is available on the Latvian Government’s COVID-19 website.
    *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.

    *From Third Countries: Persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days upon arrival in Latvia. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino.
    *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 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. If the country is marked in red or yellow, self-isolation for a period of 10 days is required.
    *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. *Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and here here.

    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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    07.10.2020
  • 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.


    *From EU: Entry Restrictions- Citizens from EU+ and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days upon arrival in Latvia. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. *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 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. If the country is marked in red or yellow, self-isolation for a period of 10 days is required. *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. *Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and here https://covid19.gov.lv/en

    *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.

    *From Third Countries: Entry Restrictions- Citizens from EU+ and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 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 10 days upon arrival in Latvia. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. *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 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. If the country is marked in red or yellow, self-isolation for a period of 10 days is required. *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. *Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and here.

    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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    06.10.2020
  • 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.


    Travel from EU: Citizens from EU+ and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 isolation upon arrival is periodically updated here. 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 10 days 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. Find out more: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    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.

    From 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: ravelling 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. Links to national sources: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    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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    02.10.2020
  • 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.


    Travel from EU: Citizens from EU countries plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino and persons lawfully residing in these countries are allowed to enter Latvia, provided that the incidence rate of COVID-19 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 isolation upon arrival is periodically updated here. 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 10 days 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. *Links to national sources: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    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.

    From 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: ravelling 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. Links to national sources: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    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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    29.09.2020
  • 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.


    Travel from EU: 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. *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. *Links to national sources: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    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.

    From 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: ravelling 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. Links to national sources: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

    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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    23.09.2020
  • 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.


    **Travel from EU: 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. *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. *Links to national sources: Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control or here.

    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.

    From 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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    22.09.2020
  • 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: 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.

    *****

    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.

    *****

    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].

    *****

    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].

    *****

    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].

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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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    28.07.2020
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    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].

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    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].

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    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].

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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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    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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