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Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: - Quarantine: partial
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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 27.12.2021

1. Passengers who in the past 10 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter. - This does not
apply to nationals and residents of Latvia.

2. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals and residents of Latvia; - family members of nationals and of residents of Latvia; - passengers
arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy,
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City
(Holy See); - passengers arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao
(SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay; - passengers who reside in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,
Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco,
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers with a diplomatic passport
traveling on duty and their family members; - merchant seamen.

3. Passengers must have: - a COVID-19 EU digital green vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival; or - a negative COVID-19
PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the last embarkation point; or - a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the last
embarkation point; or - a COVID-19 EU digital green recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival; or - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued
in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival; or - a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in
Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; -
passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty and their family members; - merchant seamen; - passengers who in the past 10 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho,
Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe. - passengers arriving from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland (Rep.), Norway, Russian Fed., Sweden or United Kingdom.

4. Passengers arriving from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland (Rep.), Norway, Russian Fed., Sweden or United Kingdom must have: - a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72
hours before departure from the last embarkation point; or - a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the last embarkation point.

5. Passengers who in the past 10 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken
at most 72 hours before departure from the last embarkation point.

6. Passengers entering or transiting through Latvia must complete a "COVIDpass" before departure at www.covidpass.lv. This will generate a QR code which must be presented before
departure and upon arrival.

7. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - merchant seamen.

8. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 10 days. More information is available in the latest ?List of countries with 14-day COVID-19 morbidity rates" which can be
found at https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-ar-covid-19-0 - This does not apply to: - passengers with a COVID-19 EU digital green vaccination certificate
showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival. They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or
Zimbabwe; - passengers with a COVID-19 EU digital green recovery issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival. They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini,
Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA
showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival. They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or
Zimbabwe; - passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before
arrival. They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe.

Published on 15.12.2021

1. Passengers who in the past 10 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter. - This does not
apply to nationals and residents of Latvia.

2. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals and residents of Latvia; - family members of nationals and of residents of Latvia; - passengers
arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy,
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City
(Holy See); - passengers arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao
(SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay; - passengers who reside in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,
Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco,
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers with a diplomatic passport
traveling on duty and their family members; - merchant seamen.

3. Passengers must have: - a COVID-19 EU digital green vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival; or - a negative COVID-19
PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the last embarkation point; or - a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the last
embarkation point; or - a COVID-19 EU digital green recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival; or - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued
in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival; or - a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in
Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; -
passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty and their family members; - merchant seamen; - passengers who in the past 10 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho,
Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe.

4. Passengers who in the past 10 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken
at most 72 hours before departure from the last embarkation point.

5. Passengers entering or transiting through Latvia must complete a "COVIDpass" before departure at www.covidpass.lv. This will generate a QR code which must be presented before
departure and upon arrival.

6. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - merchant seamen.

7. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 10 days. More information is available in the latest ?List of countries with 14-day COVID-19 morbidity rates" which can be
found at https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-ar-covid-19-0 - This does not apply to: - passengers with a COVID-19 EU digital green vaccination certificate
showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival. They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or
Zimbabwe; - passengers with a COVID-19 EU digital green recovery issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival. They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini,
Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA
showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival. They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or
Zimbabwe; - passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before
arrival. They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe.

Published on 02.12.2021

1. Passengers who in the past 10 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter. - This does not
apply to nationals and residents of Latvia.

2. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals and residents of Latvia; - family members of nationals and of residents of Latvia; - passengers
arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy,
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City
(Holy See); - passengers arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao
(SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay; - passengers who reside in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,
Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco,
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers with a diplomatic passport
traveling on duty and their family members; - merchant seamen.

3. Passengers must have: - a COVID-19 EU digital green vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival; or - a negative COVID-19
PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the last embarkation point; or - a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the last
embarkation point; or - a COVID-19 EU digital green recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival; or - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued
in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival; or - a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in
Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; -
passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty and their family members; - merchant seamen; - passengers who in the past 10 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho,
Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe.

4. Passengers who in the past 10 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken
at most 72 hours before departure from the last embarkation point.

5. Passengers entering or transiting through Latvia must complete a "COVIDpass" before departure at www.covidpass.lv. This will generate a QR code which must be presented before
departure and upon arrival.

6. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 10 days. More information is available in the latest ?List of countries with 14-day COVID-19 morbidity rates" which can be
found at https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-ar-covid-19-0 - This does not apply to: - passengers with a COVID-19 EU digital green vaccination certificate
showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival. They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or
Zimbabwe; - passengers with a COVID-19 EU digital green recovery issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival. They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini,
Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA
showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival. They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or
Zimbabwe; - passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before
arrival. They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe.

Published on 01.12.2021

1. Passengers who in the past 10 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter. - This does not
apply to nationals and residents of Latvia.

2. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals and residents of Latvia; - family members of nationals and of residents of Latvia; - passengers
arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy,
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City
(Holy See); - passengers arriving from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao
(SAR China), New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uruguay; - passengers who reside in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,
Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco,
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers with a diplomatic passport
traveling on duty and their family members; - merchant seamen.

3. Passengers must have: - a COVID-19 EU digital green vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival; or - a negative COVID-19
PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the last embarkation point; or - a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the last
embarkation point; or - a COVID-19 EU digital green recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival; or - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued
in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival; or - a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in
Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before arrival. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; -
passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty and their family members; - merchant seamen.

4. Passengers entering or transiting through Latvia must complete a "COVIDpass" before departure at www.covidpass.lv. This will generate a QR code which must be presented before
departure and upon arrival.

5. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 10 days. More information is available in the latest ?List of countries with 14-day COVID-19 morbidity rates" which can be
found at https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv/valstu-saslimstibas-raditaji-ar-covid-19-0 - This does not apply to: - passengers with a COVID-19 EU digital green vaccination certificate
showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days before arrival; - passengers with a COVID-19 EU digital green recovery issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days before
arrival; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15
days before arrival; - passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA issued at least 11 days and at most 180 days
before arrival.

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

Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to category.

All travellers must complete the Covid Pass before entry. They must provide proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result.
Entry requirements also depend on the country of departure and according to Latvia’s national classification of risk assessment.
Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Document checklist
1. All travellers must complete the Covid Pass.
2. They must provide proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result.
Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2022-01-14
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 2680981
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 8918
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 143.6
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 4777

The EU Digital COVID Certificate (available as of 1 July 2021) provides proof that a person has either:
been vaccinated against COVID-19 (vaccine type and manufacturer, number of doses, date of vaccination);
received a negative test result, PCR or rapid antigen, with the name of the test, date and time of test, test centre and result (self-tests are not valid);
recovered from COVID-19 (positive PCR test result valid for 180 days).
When travelling, holders of the EU Digital COVID Certificate will have the same rights as citizens of the visited Member State who have been vaccinated, tested or recovered.

Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following: a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine; a certificate of recovery from COVID-19; a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival; a pre-departure negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or entering Latvia.
All travellers, including fully vaccinated people, are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test. Fully vaccinated people from the EU, Schengen Associated Countries, Switzerland and the United Kingdom are not subject to the self-isolation requirement. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after both doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines (or a single dose of the Janssen vaccine).

Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from Covid-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of Covid-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling from any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

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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: 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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  • Latvia Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 state of emergency to 28FEB22 because of Omicron variant (News.cn, 05.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers must complete the Covid Pass to enter Latvia.

    Travellers can enter Latvia if they can provide one of the following:

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    State Chancellory

    Covid Pass

     

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must complete the Covid Pass to enter Latvia.

    Travellers can enter Latvia if they can provide one of the following:

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    State Chancellory

    Covid Pass

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: A state of emergency remains in place until 11 January. Measures are in place to limit transmission of COVID-19. See the Latvian government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    It is mandatory for facemasks to be worn indoors, including on public transport, and in crowded outdoor settings such as markets.
    Wearing a facemask does not replace social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a facemask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 7 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.
    The fine for not wearing a facemask when required is 50 Euros.
    Some stores can be visited only by those with COVID-19 certificates. Essential stores such as grocery shops, pharmacies, opticians etc can allow people without a COVID-19 certificate if there are separate queues for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.
    Latvia will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    14.01.2022
  • Latvia Latest News: Authorities suspend entry restrictions for travelers from Spain and Vatican City State; list of countries updated (SVI, 23.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers must complete the Covid Pass to enter Latvia.

    Travellers can enter Latvia if they can provide one of the following:

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    State Chancellory

    Covid Pass

     

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must complete the Covid Pass to enter Latvia.

    Travellers can enter Latvia if they can provide one of the following:

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    State Chancellory

    Covid Pass

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: A state of emergency remains in place until 11 January. Measures are in place to limit transmission of COVID-19. See the Latvian government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    It is mandatory for facemasks to be worn indoors, including on public transport, and in crowded outdoor settings such as markets.
    Wearing a facemask does not replace social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a facemask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 7 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.
    The fine for not wearing a facemask when required is 50 Euros.
    Some stores can be visited only by those with COVID-19 certificates. Essential stores such as grocery shops, pharmacies, opticians etc can allow people without a COVID-19 certificate if there are separate queues for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.
    Latvia will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    27.12.2021
  • Latvia Travellers from eight world countries will be subject to additional entry restrictions upon arrival in Latvia starting from Friday, December 24, in view of the rapid spread of the new variant of COVID-19 – Omicron – in Europe.

    According to the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, travellers from the countries listed below who enter the country on the basis of a COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate will have to present negative results of a pre-departure Coronavirus test:

    Belgium
    Denmark
    Germany
    Ireland
    Norway
    Russia
    Sweden
    the United Kingdom
    “In addition to an interoperable vaccination or recovery certificate, [travellers from these countries] must also present proof of a negative test for COVID-19: an RNA test taken within 72 hours before entry, or an antigen test taken within the past 48 hours,” the Latvian MFA explains.

    At the same time, the Ministry explains that travellers holding COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificates, who reach the country with personal vehicles and do not hold a COVID-19 test, are obliged to test within 24 hours upon entering the country.

    The decision to impose additional requirements for travellers from these countries has been taken after the same reported an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in recent days, including Omicron cases.

    Data by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that the number of newly reported in last seven days per 100,000 population in the United Kingdom was 147,61, in Germany 108,814, in Russia 299,249, in Belgium 27,992, in Sweden 15,231, in Ireland 5,835, in Denmark 3,084, and in Norway 1,207.

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    23.12.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Authorities suspend entry restrictions for travelers from Spain and Vatican City State; list of countries updated (SVI, 23.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers must complete the Covid Pass to enter Latvia.

    Travellers can enter Latvia if they can provide one of the following:

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    State Chancellory

    Covid Pass

     

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must complete the Covid Pass to enter Latvia.

    Travellers can enter Latvia if they can provide one of the following:

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    State Chancellory

    Covid Pass

     

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: A state of emergency remains in place until 11 January. Measures are in place to limit transmission of COVID-19. See the Latvian government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    It is mandatory for facemasks to be worn indoors, including on public transport, and in crowded outdoor settings such as markets.
    Wearing a facemask does not replace social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a facemask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 7 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.
    The fine for not wearing a facemask when required is 50 Euros.
    Some stores can be visited only by those with COVID-19 certificates. Essential stores such as grocery shops, pharmacies, opticians etc can allow people without a COVID-19 certificate if there are separate queues for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.
    Latvia will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    22.12.2021
  • Latvia Travellers from a total of 20 countries will be subject to the screening process when planning to travel to Latvia, the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.

    According to the Ministry’s announcement, all persons wishing to enter Latvia from the following territories will be selectively screened: Germany, Sweden, Egypt, the United Kingdom, Poland, Norway, Italy, Lithuania, Finland, Hungary, Estonia, Spain, Netherlands, Russia, Ireland, Denmark, Georgia, Malta, Ukraine, and Switzerland.

    The Ministry has announced that such a decision has been taken following the increase in the number of COVID-19’s Omicron variant, while authorities in the Baltic country are attempting to maintain the epidemiological situation under control.

    “All screened passengers, including ones that are holding a valid vaccination, recovery, or testing DCC, or a negative result of a COVID-19 test performed before the flight to Riga, will be subjected to COVID-19 testing (PCR). Exemptions include transit passengers, children below 12 years old, aircrews, seamen, ones related to diplomatic and international affairs,” the statement published by the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reads.

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    14.12.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Authorities suspend entry restrictions for travelers from Spain and Vatican City State; list of countries updated (SVI, 23.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers must complete the Covid Pass to enter Latvia.

    Travellers can enter Latvia if they can provide one of the following:

    Children below 12 years are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.

    Learn more:

    State Chancellory

    Covid Pass

     

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    From 1 September persons from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Israel, New Zealand and Canada who can provide evidence that they have been vaccinated with vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent regulator or recognized by the World Health Organization and will have the appropriate proof can enter Latvia without additional restrictions.

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from COVID-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of COVID-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling from any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website within 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Non-vaccinated or non-recovered travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 48 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional COVID-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

    Is quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:

    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had COVID-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Self-isolation is not required:

    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course or fifteen days after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months and can provide proof with an EU Digital COVID Certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Children under 13 years of age travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

     

    Find out more:

    Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Covidpass.lv website
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: A state of emergency remains in place until 11 January. Measures are in place to limit transmission of COVID-19. See the Latvian government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    It is mandatory for facemasks to be worn indoors, including on public transport, and in crowded outdoor settings such as markets.
    Wearing a facemask does not replace social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a facemask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 7 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.
    The fine for not wearing a facemask when required is 50 Euros.
    Some stores can be visited only by those with COVID-19 certificates. Essential stores such as grocery shops, pharmacies, opticians etc can allow people without a COVID-19 certificate if there are separate queues for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.
    Latvia will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    09.12.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Authorities suspend entry restrictions for travelers from Spain and Vatican City State; list of countries updated (SVI, 23.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers who do not possess an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or other valid documents issued by an EU or European Economic Area (EEA) country, the Swiss Confederation or the United Kingdom, and who enter the Republic of Latvia by land through the border crossing points listed below, must immediately take a COVID-19 test at their own expense at these crossing points:

    • Grebņeva
    • Terehova
    • Pāternieki
    • Silene

    This requirement does not apply to:

    • children under 12 years of age;
    • staff of diplomatic and consular missions, international organisation and their representations accredited in Latvia and their family members;
    • persons arriving in Latvia at the invitation from the President of Latvia, the Saeima, the Cabinet of Ministers or members thereof, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the State Audit Office or a ministry;
    • Latvian or foreign diplomatic couriers or ad hoc diplomatic couriers who present an official document specifying their status and the number of packages constituting their diplomatic pouch; 
    • holders of the diplomatic passport of the Republic of Latvia, technical staff accompanying them, officials and employees of the diplomatic and consular service in the performance of their official duties. 

    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:

    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine. A vaccinated person also will considered a person on the fifteenth day after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (if entering from high risk country)
    • a pre-departure negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or entering Latvia (if entering from high risk country)

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.

    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.

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

    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.

    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.

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    From 1 September persons from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Israel, New Zealand and Canada who can provide evidence that they have been vaccinated with vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent regulator or recognized by the World Health Organization and will have the appropriate proof can enter Latvia without additional restrictions.

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from COVID-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of COVID-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling from any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website within 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Non-vaccinated or non-recovered travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 48 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional COVID-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

    Is quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:

    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had COVID-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Self-isolation is not required:

    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course or fifteen days after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months and can provide proof with an EU Digital COVID Certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Children under 13 years of age travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

     

    Find out more:

    Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Covidpass.lv website
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: A state of emergency remains in place until 11 January. Measures are in place to limit transmission of COVID-19. See the Latvian government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    It is mandatory for facemasks to be worn indoors, including on public transport, and in crowded outdoor settings such as markets.
    Wearing a facemask does not replace social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a facemask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 7 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.
    The fine for not wearing a facemask when required is 50 Euros.
    Some stores can be visited only by those with COVID-19 certificates. Essential stores such as grocery shops, pharmacies, opticians etc can allow people without a COVID-19 certificate if there are separate queues for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.
    Latvia will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    02.12.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Authorities tighten entry rules for almost all European countries because of COVID-19 (SVI, 08.11.2021). Government announces lockdown from 21 October to 15 November because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 18.10.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers who do not possess an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or other valid documents issued by an EU or European Economic Area (EEA) country, the Swiss Confederation or the United Kingdom, and who enter the Republic of Latvia by land through the border crossing points listed below, must immediately take a COVID-19 test at their own expense at these crossing points:

    • Grebņeva
    • Terehova
    • Pāternieki
    • Silene

    This requirement does not apply to:

    • children under 12 years of age;
    • staff of diplomatic and consular missions, international organisation and their representations accredited in Latvia and their family members;
    • persons arriving in Latvia at the invitation from the President of Latvia, the Saeima, the Cabinet of Ministers or members thereof, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the State Audit Office or a ministry;
    • Latvian or foreign diplomatic couriers or ad hoc diplomatic couriers who present an official document specifying their status and the number of packages constituting their diplomatic pouch; 
    • holders of the diplomatic passport of the Republic of Latvia, technical staff accompanying them, officials and employees of the diplomatic and consular service in the performance of their official duties. 

    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:

    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine. A vaccinated person also will considered a person on the fifteenth day after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (if entering from high risk country)
    • a pre-departure negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or entering Latvia (if entering from high risk country)

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.

    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.

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

    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.

    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.

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    From 1 September persons from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Israel, New Zealand and Canada who can provide evidence that they have been vaccinated with vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent regulator or recognized by the World Health Organization and will have the appropriate proof can enter Latvia without additional restrictions.

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from COVID-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of COVID-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling from any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website within 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Non-vaccinated or non-recovered travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 48 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional COVID-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

    Is quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:

    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had COVID-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Self-isolation is not required:

    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course or fifteen days after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months and can provide proof with an EU Digital COVID Certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Children under 13 years of age travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

     

    Find out more:

    Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Covidpass.lv website
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: A state of emergency remains in place until 11 January. Measures are in place to limit transmission of COVID-19. See the Latvian government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    It is mandatory for facemasks to be worn indoors, including on public transport, and in crowded outdoor settings such as markets.
    Wearing a facemask does not replace social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a facemask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 7 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.
    The fine for not wearing a facemask when required is 50 Euros.
    Some stores can be visited only by those with COVID-19 certificates. Essential stores such as grocery shops, pharmacies, opticians etc can allow people without a COVID-19 certificate if there are separate queues for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.
    Latvia will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    18.11.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Authorities tighten entry rules for almost all European countries because of COVID-19 (SVI, 08.11.2021). Government announces lockdown from 21 October to 15 November because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 18.10.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers who do not possess an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or other valid documents issued by an EU or European Economic Area (EEA) country, the Swiss Confederation or the United Kingdom, and who enter the Republic of Latvia by land through the border crossing points listed below, must immediately take a COVID-19 test at their own expense at these crossing points:

    • Grebņeva
    • Terehova
    • Pāternieki
    • Silene

    This requirement does not apply to:

    • children under 12 years of age;
    • staff of diplomatic and consular missions, international organisation and their representations accredited in Latvia and their family members;
    • persons arriving in Latvia at the invitation from the President of Latvia, the Saeima, the Cabinet of Ministers or members thereof, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the State Audit Office or a ministry;
    • Latvian or foreign diplomatic couriers or ad hoc diplomatic couriers who present an official document specifying their status and the number of packages constituting their diplomatic pouch; 
    • holders of the diplomatic passport of the Republic of Latvia, technical staff accompanying them, officials and employees of the diplomatic and consular service in the performance of their official duties. 

    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:

    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine. A vaccinated person also will considered a person on the fifteenth day after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (if entering from high risk country)
    • a pre-departure negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or entering Latvia (if entering from high risk country)

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.

    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.

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

    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.

    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.

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    From 1 September persons from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Israel, New Zealand and Canada who can provide evidence that they have been vaccinated with vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent regulator or recognized by the World Health Organization and will have the appropriate proof can enter Latvia without additional restrictions.

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from COVID-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of COVID-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling from any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website within 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Non-vaccinated or non-recovered travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 48 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional COVID-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

    Is quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:

    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had COVID-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Self-isolation is not required:

    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course or fifteen days after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months and can provide proof with an EU Digital COVID Certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Children under 13 years of age travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

     

    Find out more:

    Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Covidpass.lv website
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: A lockdown has been introduced until 15 November, taking effect from 21 October. Additional measures have been put in place to limit transmission of COVID-19. See the Latvian government’s COVID-19 website for full details. The lockdown measures include the following:
    • A curfew is in place from 8pm to 5am. Exceptions apply in the following circumstances: travelling to or from your place of work; seeking medical treatment; attending a vaccination appointment; visiting a pharmacy; and travelling to or from the airport, port or railway station. On such occasions, a self-certifiable form must be filled in on paper or electronically and presented to the police upon request.
    • All public and private events and gatherings are forbidden.
    • Only essential goods stores, such as groceries, pharmacies and opticians, can be open from 6am to 7pm.
    • All bars and restaurants are closed to the public, but can offer food for take-away. Food delivery is allowed during curfew.
    • Museums, exhibitions, cinemas and gyms are closed.
    • Funerals are allowed for up to 20 people outdoors.
    • No more than two people or one household can share a car.
    • Only essential services will be provided in person.
    It is mandatory for facemasks to be worn indoors, including on public transport, and in crowded outdoor settings such as markets.
    Wearing a facemask does not replace social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a facemask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 7 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.
    The fine for not wearing a facemask when required is 50 Euros.
    Some stores can be visited only by those with COVID-19 certificates. Essential stores such as grocery shops, pharmacies, opticians etc can allow people without a COVID-19 certificate if there are separate queues for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.
    If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required.

    Read more
    15.11.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Authorities tighten entry rules for almost all European countries because of COVID-19 (SVI, 08.11.2021). Government announces lockdown from 21 October to 15 November because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 18.10.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers who do not possess an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or other valid documents issued by an EU or European Economic Area (EEA) country, the Swiss Confederation or the United Kingdom, and who enter the Republic of Latvia by land through the border crossing points listed below, must immediately take a COVID-19 test at their own expense at these crossing points:

    • Grebņeva
    • Terehova
    • Pāternieki
    • Silene

    This requirement does not apply to:

    • children under 12 years of age;
    • staff of diplomatic and consular missions, international organisation and their representations accredited in Latvia and their family members;
    • persons arriving in Latvia at the invitation from the President of Latvia, the Saeima, the Cabinet of Ministers or members thereof, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the State Audit Office or a ministry;
    • Latvian or foreign diplomatic couriers or ad hoc diplomatic couriers who present an official document specifying their status and the number of packages constituting their diplomatic pouch; 
    • holders of the diplomatic passport of the Republic of Latvia, technical staff accompanying them, officials and employees of the diplomatic and consular service in the performance of their official duties. 

    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:

    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine. A vaccinated person also will considered a person on the fifteenth day after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (if entering from high risk country)
    • a pre-departure negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or entering Latvia (if entering from high risk country)

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.

    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.

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

    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.

    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.

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    From 1 September persons from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Israel, New Zealand and Canada who can provide evidence that they have been vaccinated with vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent regulator or recognized by the World Health Organization and will have the appropriate proof can enter Latvia without additional restrictions.

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from COVID-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of COVID-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling from any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website within 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Non-vaccinated or non-recovered travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 48 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional COVID-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

    Is quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:

    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had COVID-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Self-isolation is not required:

    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course or fifteen days after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months and can provide proof with an EU Digital COVID Certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Children under 13 years of age travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

     

    Find out more:

    Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Covidpass.lv website
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: A lockdown has been introduced until 15 November, taking effect from 21 October. Additional measures have been put in place to limit transmission of COVID-19. See the Latvian government’s COVID-19 website for full details. The lockdown measures include the following:
    • A curfew is in place from 8pm to 5am. Exceptions apply in the following circumstances: travelling to or from your place of work; seeking medical treatment; attending a vaccination appointment; visiting a pharmacy; and travelling to or from the airport, port or railway station. On such occasions, a self-certifiable form must be filled in on paper or electronically and presented to the police upon request.
    • All public and private events and gatherings are forbidden.
    • Only essential goods stores, such as groceries, pharmacies and opticians, can be open from 6am to 7pm.
    • All bars and restaurants are closed to the public, but can offer food for take-away. Food delivery is allowed during curfew.
    • Museums, exhibitions, cinemas and gyms are closed.
    • Funerals are allowed for up to 20 people outdoors.
    • No more than two people or one household can share a car.
    • Only essential services will be provided in person.
    It is mandatory for facemasks to be worn indoors, including on public transport, and in crowded outdoor settings such as markets.
    Wearing a facemask does not replace social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a facemask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 7 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.
    The fine for not wearing a facemask when required is 50 Euros.
    Some stores can be visited only by those with COVID-19 certificates. Essential stores such as grocery shops, pharmacies, opticians etc can allow people without a COVID-19 certificate if there are separate queues for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.
    If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required.

    Read more
    10.11.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Government announces lockdown from 21 October to 15 November because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 18.10.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Non-essential travel to Latvia is allowed for holders of an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or other documents meeting the criteria listed in the two sections below. All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form at Covidpass.lv within 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border. More information on entry restrictions and security measures here: Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    -Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate:
    Travellers can enter Latvia without being subject to additional restrictions if their ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) contains one of the following:
    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine. A vaccinated person also will considered a person on the fifteenth day after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for unvaccinated/non recovered)
    • a pre-departure negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or entering Latvia (for unvaccinated/non recovered)
    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.
    Travellers who do not possess an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or other valid documents issued by an EU or European Economic Area (EEA) country, the Swiss Confederation or the United Kingdom, and who enter the Republic of Latvia by land through the border crossing points listed below, must immediately take a COVID-19 test at their own expense at these crossing points:
    • Grebņeva; Terehova; Pāternieki; Silene
    This requirement does not apply to:
    • children under 12 years of age;
    • staff of diplomatic and consular missions, international organisation and their representations accredited in Latvia and their family members;
    • persons arriving in Latvia at the invitation from the President of Latvia, the Saeima, the Cabinet of Ministers or members thereof, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the State Audit Office or a ministry;
    • Latvian or foreign diplomatic couriers or ad hoc diplomatic couriers who present an official document specifying their status and the number of packages constituting their diplomatic pouch; 
    • holders of the diplomatic passport of the Republic of Latvia, technical staff accompanying them, officials and employees of the diplomatic and consular service in the performance of their official duties. 
    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:
    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine. A vaccinated person also will considered a person on the fifteenth day after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (if entering from high risk country)
    • a pre-departure negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or entering Latvia (if entering from high risk country)
    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.
    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.
    This requirement also applies to those arriving in Latvia in a personal vehicle.
    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.
    Data on the incidence of COVID-19 cases in the EU and third countries is updated every Friday on thewebsite of Latvia’s 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. Quarantine does not apply to persons who cross the territory in transit. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    From 1 September persons from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Israel, New Zealand and Canada who can provide evidence that they have been vaccinated with vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent regulator or recognized by the World Health Organization and will have the appropriate proof can enter Latvia without additional restrictions.

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from COVID-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of COVID-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling from any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website within 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Non-vaccinated or non-recovered travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 48 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional COVID-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

    Is quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:

    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had COVID-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Self-isolation is not required:

    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course or fifteen days after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months and can provide proof with an EU Digital COVID Certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Children under 13 years of age travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

     

    Find out more:

    Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Covidpass.lv website
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: A lockdown has been introduced until 15 November, taking effect from 21 October. Additional measures have been put in place to limit transmission of COVID-19. See the Latvian government’s COVID-19 website for full details. The lockdown measures include the following:
    • A curfew is in place from 8pm to 5am. Exceptions apply in the following circumstances: travelling to or from your place of work; seeking medical treatment; attending a vaccination appointment; visiting a pharmacy; and travelling to or from the airport, port or railway station. On such occasions, a self-certifiable form must be filled in on paper or electronically and presented to the police upon request.
    • All public and private events and gatherings are forbidden.
    • Only essential goods stores, such as groceries, pharmacies and opticians, can be open from 6am to 7pm.
    • All bars and restaurants are closed to the public, but can offer food for take-away. Food delivery is allowed during curfew.
    • Museums, exhibitions, cinemas and gyms are closed.
    • Funerals are allowed for up to 20 people outdoors.
    • No more than two people or one household can share a car.
    • Only essential services will be provided in person.
    It is mandatory for facemasks to be worn indoors, including on public transport, and in crowded outdoor settings such as markets.
    Wearing a facemask does not replace social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a facemask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 7 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.
    The fine for not wearing a facemask when required is 50 Euros.
    Some stores can be visited only by those with COVID-19 certificates. Essential stores such as grocery shops, pharmacies, opticians etc can allow people without a COVID-19 certificate if there are separate queues for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.
    If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required.

    Read more
    02.11.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Government announces lockdown from 21 October to 15 November because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 18.10.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Non-essential travel to Latvia is allowed for holders of an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or other documents meeting the criteria listed in the two sections below. All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form at Covidpass.lv within 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border. More information on entry restrictions and security measures here: Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    -Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate:
    Travellers can enter Latvia without being subject to additional restrictions if their ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) contains one of the following:
    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine. A vaccinated person also will considered a person on the fifteenth day after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (for unvaccinated/non recovered)
    • a pre-departure negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or entering Latvia (for unvaccinated/non recovered)
    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.
    Travellers who do not possess an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or other valid documents issued by an EU or European Economic Area (EEA) country, the Swiss Confederation or the United Kingdom, and who enter the Republic of Latvia by land through the border crossing points listed below, must immediately take a COVID-19 test at their own expense at these crossing points:
    • Grebņeva; Terehova; Pāternieki; Silene
    This requirement does not apply to:
    • children under 12 years of age;
    • staff of diplomatic and consular missions, international organisation and their representations accredited in Latvia and their family members;
    • persons arriving in Latvia at the invitation from the President of Latvia, the Saeima, the Cabinet of Ministers or members thereof, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the State Audit Office or a ministry;
    • Latvian or foreign diplomatic couriers or ad hoc diplomatic couriers who present an official document specifying their status and the number of packages constituting their diplomatic pouch; 
    • holders of the diplomatic passport of the Republic of Latvia, technical staff accompanying them, officials and employees of the diplomatic and consular service in the performance of their official duties. 
    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:
    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine. A vaccinated person also will considered a person on the fifteenth day after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (if entering from high risk country)
    • a pre-departure negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or entering Latvia (if entering from high risk country)
    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.
    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.
    This requirement also applies to those arriving in Latvia in a personal vehicle.
    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.
    Data on the incidence of COVID-19 cases in the EU and third countries is updated every Friday on thewebsite of Latvia’s 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. Quarantine does not apply to persons who cross the territory in transit. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    From 1 September persons from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Israel, New Zealand and Canada who can provide evidence that they have been vaccinated with vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent regulator or recognized by the World Health Organization and will have the appropriate proof can enter Latvia without additional restrictions.

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from COVID-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of COVID-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling from any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website within 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Non-vaccinated or non-recovered travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 48 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional COVID-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

    Is quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:

    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had COVID-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Self-isolation is not required:

    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course or fifteen days after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months and can provide proof with an EU Digital COVID Certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Children under 13 years of age travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

     

    Find out more:

    Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Covidpass.lv website
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: A lockdown has been introduced until 15 November, taking effect from 21 October. Additional measures have been put in place to limit transmission of COVID-19. See the Latvian government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    The lockdown measures include the following:
    A curfew is in place from 8pm to 5am. Exceptions apply in the following circumstances: travelling to or from your place of work; seeking medical treatment; attending a vaccination appointment; visiting a pharmacy; and travelling to or from the airport, port or railway station. On such occasions, a
    self-certifiable form< /a> must be filled in on paper or electronically and presented to the police upon request.
    • All public and private events and gatherings are forbidden.
    • Only essential goods stores, such as groceries, pharmacies and opticians, can be open from 6am to 7pm.
    • All bars and restaurants are closed to the public, but can offer food for take-away. Food delivery is allowed during curfew.
    • Museums, exhibitions, cinemas and gyms are closed.
    • Funerals are allowed for up to 20 people outdoors.
    • No more than two people or one household can share a car.
    • Only essential services will be provided in person.
    It is mandatory for facemasks to be worn indoors, including on public transport, and in crowded outdoor settings such as markets.
    Wearing a facemask does not replace social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a facemask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 7 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.
    The fine for not wearing a facemask when required is 50 Euros.
    Some stores can be visited only by those with COVID-19 certificates. Essential stores such as grocery shops, pharmacies, opticians etc can allow people without a COVID-19 certificate if there are separate queues for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.
    The COVID-19 App digital QR code cannot be scanned in Latvia and therefore is not verifiable. This means that you may not be allowed to enter shops and venues.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
  • Latvia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers who do not possess an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or other valid documents issued by an EU or European Economic Area (EEA) country, the Swiss Confederation or the United Kingdom, and who enter the Republic of Latvia by land through the border crossing points listed below, must immediately take a COVID-19 test at their own expense at these crossing points:

    This requirement does not apply to:

    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.

    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.

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

    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.

    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.

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    From 1 September persons from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Israel, New Zealand and Canada who can provide evidence that they have been vaccinated with vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent regulator or recognized by the World Health Organization and will have the appropriate proof can enter Latvia without additional restrictions.

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from COVID-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of COVID-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling from any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website within 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Non-vaccinated or non-recovered travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 48 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional COVID-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

    Is quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:

    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had COVID-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Self-isolation is not required:

    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course or fifteen days after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months and can provide proof with an EU Digital COVID Certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Children under 13 years of age travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

     

    Find out more:

    Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Covidpass.lv website
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    Government announces lockdown from 21 October to 15 November because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 18.10.2021).
    *Travel in Latvia: A lockdown has been introduced until 15 November, taking effect from 21 October. Additional measures have been put in place to limit transmission of COVID-19. See the Latvian government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    The lockdown measures include the following:
    A curfew is in place from 8pm to 5am. Exceptions apply in the following circumstances: travelling to or from your place of work; seeking medical treatment; attending a vaccination appointment; visiting a pharmacy; and travelling to or from the airport, port or railway station. On such occasions, a
    self-certifiable form< /a> must be filled in on paper or electronically and presented to the police upon request.
    • All public and private events and gatherings are forbidden.
    • Only essential goods stores, such as groceries, pharmacies and opticians, can be open from 6am to 7pm.
    • All bars and restaurants are closed to the public, but can offer food for take-away. Food delivery is allowed during curfew.
    • Museums, exhibitions, cinemas and gyms are closed.
    • Funerals are allowed for up to 20 people outdoors.
    • No more than two people or one household can share a car.
    • Only essential services will be provided in person.
    It is mandatory for facemasks to be worn indoors, including on public transport, and in crowded outdoor settings such as markets.
    Wearing a facemask does not replace social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a facemask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 7 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.
    The fine for not wearing a facemask when required is 50 Euros.
    Some stores can be visited only by those with COVID-19 certificates. Essential stores such as grocery shops, pharmacies, opticians etc can allow people without a COVID-19 certificate if there are separate queues for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.
    The COVID-19 App digital QR code cannot be scanned in Latvia and therefore is not verifiable. This means that you may not be allowed to enter shops and venues.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
  • Latvia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers who do not possess an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) or other valid documents issued by an EU or European Economic Area (EEA) country, the Swiss Confederation or the United Kingdom, and who enter the Republic of Latvia by land through the border crossing points listed below, must immediately take a COVID-19 test at their own expense at these crossing points:

    This requirement does not apply to:

    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.

    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.

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

    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.

    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.

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    From 1 September persons from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Israel, New Zealand and Canada who can provide evidence that they have been vaccinated with vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent regulator or recognized by the World Health Organization and will have the appropriate proof can enter Latvia without additional restrictions.

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from COVID-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of COVID-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling from any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass.lv website within 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Non-vaccinated or non-recovered travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 48 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional COVID-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

    Is quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:

    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had COVID-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Self-isolation is not required:

    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course or fifteen days after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months and can provide proof with an EU Digital COVID Certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Children under 13 years of age travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

     

    Find out more:

    Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Covidpass.lv website
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    Government announces lockdown from 21 October to 15 November because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 18.10.2021).
    *Travel in Latvia: A lockdown has been introduced until 15 November, taking effect from 21 October. Additional measures have been put in place to limit transmission of COVID-19. See the Latvian government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    The lockdown measures include the following:
    • A curfew is in place from 8pm to 5am. Exceptions apply in the following circumstances: travelling to or from your place of work; seeking medical treatment; attending a vaccination appointment; visiting a pharmacy; and travelling to or from the airport, port or railway station. On such occasions, a self-certifiable form must be filled in on paper or electronically and presented to the police upon request.
    • All public and private events and gatherings are forbidden.
    • Only essential goods stores, such as groceries, pharmacies and opticians, can be open from 6am to 7pm.
    • All bars and restaurants are closed to the public, but can offer food for take-away. Food delivery is allowed during curfew.
    • Museums, exhibitions, cinemas and gyms are closed.
    • Funerals are allowed for up to 20 people outdoors.
    • No more than two people or one household can share a car.
    • Only essential services will be provided in person.
    It is mandatory for facemasks to be worn indoors, including on public transport, and in crowded outdoor settings such as markets.
    Wearing a facemask does not replace social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a facemask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 7 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.
    The fine for not wearing a facemask when required is 50 Euros.

    Read more
    22.10.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Persons entering the Republic of Latvia by land through border crossing points: Grebņeva, Terehova, Pāternieki, or Silene who do not possess an inter-operational EU certificate of vaccination, testing or recovery; or other valid document issued from a European Union Member State or European Economic Area country; the Swiss Confederation; or the United Kingdom must immediately take a COVID-19 test at their own expense at the above-mentioned border crossing point.

    This requirement does not apply to:

    • children under 12 years of age;
    • staff of diplomatic and consular missions, international organisation and their representations accredited in Latvia and their family members;
    • persons arriving in Latvia at the invitation from the President of Latvia, the Saeima, the Cabinet of Ministers or members thereof, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the State Audit Office or a ministry;
    • Latvian or foreign diplomatic couriers or ad hoc diplomatic couriers who present an official document specifying their status and the number of packages constituting their diplomatic pouch; 
    • holders of the diplomatic passport of the Republic of Latvia, technical staff accompanying them, officials and employees of the diplomatic and consular service in the performance of their official duties. 

    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:

    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine. A vaccinated person also will considered a person on the fifteenth day after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (if entering from high risk country)
    • a pre-departure negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or entering Latvia (if entering from high risk country)

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.

    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.

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

    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.

    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.

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    From 1st September persons from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Israel, New Zealand and Canada who have been vaccinated with the vaccine registered by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent regulator or recognized by the World Health Organization and will have the appropriate Proof can enter Latvia without additional restrictions.

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from Covid-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of Covid-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling from any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Non-vaccinated or non-recovered travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 48 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

    Is a quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:

    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had Covid-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Self-isolation is not required:

    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course or fifteen days after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Persons who have had Covid-19 in the last 6 months and have recovered from it and can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Children under 13 years of age travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

    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 Border Guard or the Police.

     

    Find out more:

    Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Covidpass.lv website
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    Government announces lockdown from 21 October to 15 November because of rise in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 18.10.2021).
    *Travel in Latvia: A lockdown has been introduced until 15 November, taking effect from 21 October. Additional measures have been put in place to limit transmission of COVID-19. See the Latvian government’s COVID-19 website for full details.
    The lockdown measures include the following:
    • A curfew is in place from 8pm to 5am. Exceptions apply in the following circumstances: travelling to or from your place of work; seeking medical treatment; attending a vaccination appointment; visiting a pharmacy; and travelling to or from the airport, port or railway station. On such occasions, a self-certifiable form must be filled in on paper or electronically and presented to the police upon request.
    • All public and private events and gatherings are forbidden.
    • Only essential goods stores, such as groceries, pharmacies and opticians, can be open from 6am to 7pm.
    • All bars and restaurants are closed to the public, but can offer food for take-away. Food delivery is allowed during curfew.
    • Museums, exhibitions, cinemas and gyms are closed.
    • Funerals are allowed for up to 20 people outdoors.
    • No more than two people or one household can share a car.
    • Only essential services will be provided in person.
    It is mandatory for facemasks to be worn indoors, including on public transport, and in crowded outdoor settings such as markets.
    Wearing a facemask does not replace social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a facemask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 7 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.
    The fine for not wearing a facemask when required is 50 Euros.

    Read more
    21.10.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Persons entering the Republic of Latvia by land through border crossing points: Grebņeva, Terehova, Pāternieki, or Silene who do not possess an inter-operational EU certificate of vaccination, testing or recovery; or other valid document issued from a European Union Member State or European Economic Area country; the Swiss Confederation; or the United Kingdom must immediately take a COVID-19 test at their own expense at the above-mentioned border crossing point.

    This requirement does not apply to:

    • children under 12 years of age;
    • staff of diplomatic and consular missions, international organisation and their representations accredited in Latvia and their family members;
    • persons arriving in Latvia at the invitation from the President of Latvia, the Saeima, the Cabinet of Ministers or members thereof, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the State Audit Office or a ministry;
    • Latvian or foreign diplomatic couriers or ad hoc diplomatic couriers who present an official document specifying their status and the number of packages constituting their diplomatic pouch; 
    • holders of the diplomatic passport of the Republic of Latvia, technical staff accompanying them, officials and employees of the diplomatic and consular service in the performance of their official duties. 

    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:

    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine. A vaccinated person also will considered a person on the fifteenth day after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (if entering from high risk country)
    • a pre-departure negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or entering Latvia (if entering from high risk country)

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.

    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.

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

    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.

    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.

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    From 1st September persons from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Israel, New Zealand and Canada who have been vaccinated with the vaccine registered by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent regulator or recognized by the World Health Organization and will have the appropriate Proof can enter Latvia without additional restrictions.

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from Covid-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of Covid-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling from any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Non-vaccinated or non-recovered travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 48 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

    Is a quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:

    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had Covid-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Self-isolation is not required:

    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course or fifteen days after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Persons who have had Covid-19 in the last 6 months and have recovered from it and can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Children under 13 years of age travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

    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 Border Guard or the Police.

     

    Find out more:

    Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Covidpass.lv website
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Latvia: Be aware that the NHS COVID-19 App digital QR code is not verifiable in Latvia, and cannot be used. This means that you may not be allowed to enter shops and venues, such as museums, cafes, or events.
    A state of emergency has been introduced for three months, taking effect from 11 October. Additional measures have been put in place to limit transmission of COVID-19. This includes restrictions on 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.
    It is mandatory for facemasks to be worn indoors, including on public transport, and in crowded outdoor settings such as markets and sports venues. Wearing a facemask does not replace social distancing and disinfection requirements. Wearing a facemask is not obligatory for:
    • children under 7 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.
    The fine for not wearing a facemask when required is 50 Euros. Access to venues and services for non-vaccinated people is limited. People with an EU COVID-19 certificate can access services, including cultural services or outdoor attractions, and can attend events and venues such as the cinema, museums and gyms.
    People without a COVID-19 certificate are permitted to be in a group of up to 10 people indoors and up to 20 people outdoors. Bars, cafes and restaurants, including outdoor space, are only available for people with an EU COVID-19 certificate. No more than 4 people are allowed to sit at one table and 3m distance must be maintained between tables indoors. People without a COVID-19 certificate are permitted to enter catering establishments to collect a takeaway meal. Catering and entertainment services, as well as places of religious activity, are permitted to open from 06:00 to 21:00.
    Most retail stores can only be visited by people with an EU COVID-19 certificate. Essential goods stores, such as groceries, pharmacies and opticians, can be visited by people without a Covid-19 certificate if separated

    Read more
    14.10.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Persons entering the Republic of Latvia by land through border crossing points: Grebņeva, Terehova, Pāternieki, or Silene who do not possess an inter-operational EU certificate of vaccination, testing or recovery; or other valid document issued from a European Union Member State or European Economic Area country; the Swiss Confederation; or the United Kingdom must immediately take a COVID-19 test at their own expense at the above-mentioned border crossing point.

    This requirement does not apply to:

    • children under 12 years of age;
    • staff of diplomatic and consular missions, international organisation and their representations accredited in Latvia and their family members;
    • persons arriving in Latvia at the invitation from the President of Latvia, the Saeima, the Cabinet of Ministers or members thereof, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the State Audit Office or a ministry;
    • Latvian or foreign diplomatic couriers or ad hoc diplomatic couriers who present an official document specifying their status and the number of packages constituting their diplomatic pouch; 
    • holders of the diplomatic passport of the Republic of Latvia, technical staff accompanying them, officials and employees of the diplomatic and consular service in the performance of their official duties. 

    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:

    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine. A vaccinated person also will considered a person on the fifteenth day after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (if entering from high risk country)
    • a pre-departure negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or entering Latvia (if entering from high risk country)

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.

    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.

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

    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.

    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.

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    From 1st September persons from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Israel, New Zealand and Canada who have been vaccinated with the vaccine registered by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent regulator or recognized by the World Health Organization and will have the appropriate Proof can enter Latvia without additional restrictions.

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from Covid-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of Covid-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling from any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Non-vaccinated or non-recovered travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 48 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

    Is a quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:

    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had Covid-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Self-isolation is not required:

    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course or fifteen days after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Persons who have had Covid-19 in the last 6 months and have recovered from it and can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Children under 13 years of age travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

    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 Border Guard or the Police.

     

    Find out more:

    Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Covidpass.lv website
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Latvia: The State of Emergency was lifted on 6 April 2021 but some of its measures remain in place. This includes restrictions on 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 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 7 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.
    The fine for not wearing a face mask when required is 50 Euros.

    Read more
    06.10.2021
  • Latvia airBaltic

    16.09.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Persons entering the Republic of Latvia by land through border crossing points: Grebņeva, Terehova, Pāternieki, or Silene who do not possess an inter-operational EU certificate of vaccination, testing or recovery; or other valid document issued from a European Union Member State or European Economic Area country; the Swiss Confederation; or the United Kingdom must immediately take a COVID-19 test at their own expense at the above-mentioned border crossing point.

    This requirement does not apply to:

    • children under 12 years of age;
    • staff of diplomatic and consular missions, international organisation and their representations accredited in Latvia and their family members;
    • persons arriving in Latvia at the invitation from the President of Latvia, the Saeima, the Cabinet of Ministers or members thereof, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the State Audit Office or a ministry;
    • Latvian or foreign diplomatic couriers or ad hoc diplomatic couriers who present an official document specifying their status and the number of packages constituting their diplomatic pouch; 
    • holders of the diplomatic passport of the Republic of Latvia, technical staff accompanying them, officials and employees of the diplomatic and consular service in the performance of their official duties. 

    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:

    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine. A vaccinated person also will considered a person on the fifteenth day after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (if entering from high risk country)
    • a pre-departure negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or entering Latvia (if entering from high risk country)

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.

    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.

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

    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.

    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.

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    From 1st September persons from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Israel, New Zealand and Canada who have been vaccinated with the vaccine registered by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent regulator or recognized by the World Health Organization and will have the appropriate Proof can enter Latvia without additional restrictions.

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from Covid-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of Covid-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling from any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Non-vaccinated or non-recovered travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 48 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

    Is a quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:

    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had Covid-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Self-isolation is not required:

    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course or fifteen days after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Persons who have had Covid-19 in the last 6 months and have recovered from it and can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Children under 13 years of age travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

    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 Border Guard or the Police.

     

    Find out more:

    Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Covidpass.lv website
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Latvia: The State of Emergency was lifted on 6 April 2021 but some of its measures remain in place. This includes restrictions on 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 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 7 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.
    The fine for not wearing a face mask when required is 50 Euros.

    Read more
    06.09.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    From 12 July 2021 to 1 September 2021, persons entering the Republic of Latvia by land through border crossing points: Grebņeva, Terehova, Pāternieki, or Silene who do not possess an inter-operational EU certificate of vaccination, testing or recovery; or other valid document issued from a European Union Member State or European Economic Area country; the Swiss Confederation; or the United Kingdom must immediately take a COVID-19 test at their own expense at the above-mentioned border crossing point.

    This requirement does not apply to:

    • children under 12 years of age;
    • staff of diplomatic and consular missions, international organisation and their representations accredited in Latvia and their family members;
    • persons arriving in Latvia at the invitation from the President of Latvia, the Saeima, the Cabinet of Ministers or members thereof, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the State Audit Office or a ministry;
    • Latvian or foreign diplomatic couriers or ad hoc diplomatic couriers who present an official document specifying their status and the number of packages constituting their diplomatic pouch; 
    • holders of the diplomatic passport of the Republic of Latvia, technical staff accompanying them, officials and employees of the diplomatic and consular service in the performance of their official duties. 

    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:

    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine. A vaccinated person also will considered a person on the fifteenth day after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival (if entering from high risk country)
    • a pre-departure negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or entering Latvia (if entering from high risk country)

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.

    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.

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

    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.

    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.

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from Covid-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of Covid-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling from any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Non-vaccinated or non-recovered travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 48 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:

    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had Covid-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Self-isolation is not required:

    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course or fifteen days after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Persons who have had Covid-19 in the last 6 months and have recovered from it and can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Children under 13 years of age (until 1 September 2021 – also other minors) travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

     

    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 Border Guard or the Police.

     

    Find out more:

    Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Covidpass.lv website
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Latvia: The State of Emergency was lifted on 6 April 2021 but some of its measures remain in place. This includes restrictions on 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 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 7 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.
    The fine for not wearing a face mask when required is 50 Euros.

    Read more
    19.08.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    From 12 July 2021 to 1 September 2021, persons entering the Republic of Latvia by land through border crossing points: Grebņeva, Terehova, Pāternieki, or Silene who do not possess an inter-operational EU certificate of vaccination, testing or recovery; or other valid document issued from a European Union Member State or European Economic Area country; the Swiss Confederation; or the United Kingdom must immediately take a COVID-19 test at their own expense at the above-mentioned border crossing point.

    This requirement does not apply to:

    • children under 12 years of age;
    • staff of diplomatic and consular missions, international organisation and their representations accredited in Latvia and their family members;
    • persons arriving in Latvia at the invitation from the President of Latvia, the Saeima, the Cabinet of Ministers or members thereof, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the State Audit Office or a ministry;
    • Latvian or foreign diplomatic couriers or ad hoc diplomatic couriers who present an official document specifying their status and the number of packages constituting their diplomatic pouch; 
    • holders of the diplomatic passport of the Republic of Latvia, technical staff accompanying them, officials and employees of the diplomatic and consular service in the performance of their official duties. 

    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:

    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine. A vaccinated person also will considered a person on the fifteenth day after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival
    • a pre-departure negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or entering Latvia

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.

    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.

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

    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.

    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.

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from Covid-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of Covid-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling from any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Non-vaccinated or non-recovered travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 48 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:

    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had Covid-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Self-isolation is not required:

    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course or fifteen days after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Persons who have had Covid-19 in the last 6 months and have recovered from it and can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Children under 13 years of age (until 1 September 2021 – also other minors) travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

     

    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 Border Guard or the Police.

     

    Find out more:

    Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Covidpass.lv website
    Latvia Travel

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Latvia: The State of Emergency was lifted on 6 April 2021 but some of its measures remain in place. This includes restrictions on 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 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 7 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.
    The fine for not wearing a face mask when required is 50 Euros.

    Read more
    13.08.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    From 12 July 2021 to 1 September 2021, persons entering the Republic of Latvia by land through border crossing points: Grebņeva, Terehova, Pāternieki, or Silene who do not possess an inter-operational EU certificate of vaccination, testing or recovery; or other valid document issued from a European Union Member State or European Economic Area country; the Swiss Confederation; or the United Kingdom must immediately take a COVID-19 test at their own expense at the above-mentioned border crossing point.

    This requirement does not apply to:

    • children under 12 years of age;
    • staff of diplomatic and consular missions, international organisation and their representations accredited in Latvia and their family members;
    • persons arriving in Latvia at the invitation from the President of Latvia, the Saeima, the Cabinet of Ministers or members thereof, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the State Audit Office or a ministry;
    • Latvian or foreign diplomatic couriers or ad hoc diplomatic couriers who present an official document specifying their status and the number of packages constituting their diplomatic pouch; 
    • holders of the diplomatic passport of the Republic of Latvia, technical staff accompanying them, officials and employees of the diplomatic and consular service in the performance of their official duties. 

    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:

    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine. A vaccinated person also will considered a person on the fifteenth day after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival
    • a pre-departure negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or entering Latvia

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.

    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.

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

    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.

    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.

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from Covid-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of Covid-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling from any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Non-vaccinated or non-recovered travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 48 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:

    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had Covid-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Self-isolation is not required:

    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course or fifteen days after a single dose of vaccine (registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognized by the World Health Organization) received no later than 180 days after a laboratory confirmed episode of SARS-CoV-2 infection as determined by SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Persons who have had Covid-19 in the last 6 months and have recovered from it and can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Children under 13 years of age (until 1 September 2021 – also other minors) travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

     

    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 Border Guard or the Police.

     

    Find out more:

    Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    Covidpass.lv website
    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
    28.07.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    From 12 July 2021 to 1 September 2021, persons entering the Republic of Latvia by land through border crossing points: Grebņeva, Terehova, Pāternieki, or Silene who do not possess an inter-operational EU certificate of vaccination, testing or recovery; or other valid document issued from a European Union Member State or European Economic Area country; the Swiss Confederation; or the United Kingdom must immediately take a COVID-19 test at their own expense at the above-mentioned border crossing point.

    This requirement does not apply to:

    • children under 12 years of age;
    • staff of diplomatic and consular missions, international organisation and their representations accredited in Latvia and their family members;
    • persons arriving in Latvia at the invitation from the President of Latvia, the Saeima, the Cabinet of Ministers or members thereof, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the State Audit Office or a ministry;
    • Latvian or foreign diplomatic couriers or ad hoc diplomatic couriers who present an official document specifying their status and the number of packages constituting their diplomatic pouch; 
    • holders of the diplomatic passport of the Republic of Latvia, technical staff accompanying them, officials and employees of the diplomatic and consular service in the performance of their official duties. 

    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:

    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival
    • a pre-departure negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours before boarding the carrier’s vehicle or entering Latvia

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.

    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.

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

    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.

    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.

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from Covid-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of Covid-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling from any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Non-vaccinated or non-recovered travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 48 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

    Is a quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:

    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had Covid-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Self-isolation is not required:

    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Persons who have had Covid-19 in the last 6 months and have recovered from it and can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Children under 13 years of age (until 1 September 2021 – also other minors) travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

    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 Border Guard or the Police.

     

    Find out more:

    Overview of entry restrictions and security measures | Covid-19 (covid19.gov.lv)
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19 oficiālā valsts mājaslapa | covid19 Latvija
    Latvia Travel
    Ekonomikas ministrija (em.gov.lv)

    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
    21.07.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    From 12 July 2021 to 1 September 2021, persons entering the Republic of Latvia by land through border crossing points: Grebņeva, Terehova, Pāternieki, or Silene who do not possess an inter-operational EU certificate of vaccination, testing or recovery; or other valid document issued from a European Union Member State or European Economic Area country; the Swiss Confederation; or the United Kingdom must immediately take a COVID-19 test at their own expense at the above-mentioned border crossing point.

    This requirement does not apply to:

    • children under 12 years of age;
    • staff of diplomatic and consular missions, international organisation and their representations accredited in Latvia and their family members;
    • persons arriving in Latvia at the invitation from the President of Latvia, the Saeima, the Cabinet of Ministers or members thereof, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the State Audit Office or a ministry;
    • Latvian or foreign diplomatic couriers or ad hoc diplomatic couriers who present an official document specifying their status and the number of packages constituting their diplomatic pouch; 
    • holders of the diplomatic passport of the Republic of Latvia, technical staff accompanying them, officials and employees of the diplomatic and consular service in the performance of their official duties. 

    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:

    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival
    • a pre-departure negative rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.

    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.

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

    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.

    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.

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from Covid-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of Covid-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling to any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

     

    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 or a negative rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 48 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:

    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had Covid-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
    • Self-isolation is not required:
    • Persons who have had Covid-19 in the last 6 months and have recovered from it and can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Children under 13 years of age (until 1 September 2021 – also other minors) travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

     

    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 Border Guard or the Police.

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel
    Ekonomikas ministrija (em.gov.lv)

    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
    16.07.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    From 12 July 2021 to 1 September 2021, persons entering the Republic of Latvia by land through border crossing points: Grebņeva, Terehova, Pāternieki, or Silene

    who do not possess an inter-operational EU certificate of vaccination, testing or recovery; or other valid document issued from a European Union Member State or European Economic Area country; the Swiss Confederation; or the United Kingdom must immediately take a COVID-19 test at their own expense at the above-mentioned border crossing point.

    This requirement does not apply to:

    • children under 12 years of age;
    • staff of diplomatic and consular missions, international organisation and their representations accredited in Latvia and their family members;
    • persons arriving in Latvia at the invitation from the President of Latvia, the Saeima, the Cabinet of Ministers or members thereof, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the State Audit Office or a ministry;
    • Latvian or foreign diplomatic couriers or ad hoc diplomatic couriers who present an official document specifying their status and the number of packages constituting their diplomatic pouch;
    • holders of the diplomatic passport of the Republic of Latvia, technical staff accompanying them, officials and employees of the diplomatic and consular service in the performance of their official duties.

    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:

    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.

    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.

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

    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.

    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.

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from Covid-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of Covid-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling to any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

    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. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:
    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had Covid-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this will soon be available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Self-isolation is not required:
    • Persons who have had Covid-19 in the last 6 months and have recovered from it and can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Children under 13 years of age (until 1 September 2021 – also other minors) travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

    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 Border Guard or the Police.

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel
    Ekonomikas ministrija (em.gov.lv)

    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
    12.07.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:

    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.

    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.

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

    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.

    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.

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    • Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from Covid-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of Covid-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;
    • Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling to any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.

    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. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Self-isolation is required:
    • Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had Covid-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);
    • All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this will soon be available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Self-isolation is not required:
    • Persons who have had Covid-19 in the last 6 months and have recovered from it and can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;
    • Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);
    • Children under 13 years of age (until 1 September 2021 – also other minors) travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.

    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 Border Guard or the Police.

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel
    Ekonomikas ministrija (em.gov.lv)

    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
    05.07.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Latvia adopts its own national classification of risk areas. Latest information on entry rules for Latvia are available on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website

    Travellers from EU/EEA countries can enter Latvia by presenting one of the following:

    • a certificate of vaccination. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after the second doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 15 days after the single dose of the Janssen vaccine.
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19
    • a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival

    Children under 12 years old are exempted from the requirements above.

    Documents must be provided in English, French, Russian, or in an official language of the country from which travellers are beginning their trip to Latvia.

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

    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.

    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.

     

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

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers arriving from outside the EU+ area or the United Kingdom are subject to double test and mandatory isolation.

     

    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. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of negative result to the COVID-19 test performed in Latvia, 10-day self-isolation at the traveller’s residence or tourism accommodation is mandatory.

    If the test result is positive, or if it is not performed at all, the person must notify it at Covidpass.lv and undergo 10-day isolation at a freely selected Latvian tourist accommodation that is suitable for the reception of Covid-19 patients, and in which all the necessary safety protocols are in place (list of allowed tourist accommodation).

    If the test result is positive, the tourism service provider must ensure the transport of the concerned traveller(s) to the tourist accommodation for isolation, and must inform the Police in case the traveller leaves the tourist accommodation during the isolation period.

    The isolation may be avoided or interrupted if a person can prove that he or she has been ill with Covid-19, has recovered and is not 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.

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

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel
    Ekonomikas ministrija (em.gov.lv)

    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
    29.06.2021
  • Latvia Latest News: Latvian government lifts quarantine requirement for vaccinated travelers; negative COVID-19 test still mandatory (Schengen Visa Info, 19.05.2021).

    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.

    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?

    All travellers, including fully vaccinated people, are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR)

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    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.

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    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.

    vaccination-benefits Fully vaccinated people from the EU, Schengen Associated Countries, Switzerland and the United Kingdom are not subject to the self-isolation requirement. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after both doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines (or a single dose of the Janssen vaccine).

    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
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers arriving from outside the EU+ area or the United Kingdom are subject to double test and mandatory isolation.

     

    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. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of negative result to the COVID-19 test performed in Latvia, 10-day self-isolation at the traveller’s residence or tourism accommodation is mandatory.

    If the test result is positive, or if it is not performed at all, the person must notify it at Covidpass.lv and undergo 10-day isolation at a freely selected Latvian tourist accommodation that is suitable for the reception of Covid-19 patients, and in which all the necessary safety protocols are in place (list of allowed tourist accommodation).

    If the test result is positive, the tourism service provider must ensure the transport of the concerned traveller(s) to the tourist accommodation for isolation, and must inform the Police in case the traveller leaves the tourist accommodation during the isolation period.

    The isolation may be avoided or interrupted if a person can prove that he or she has been ill with Covid-19, has recovered and is not 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.

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

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel
    Ekonomikas ministrija (em.gov.lv)

    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
    20.05.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    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.

    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?

    All travellers, including fully vaccinated people, are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR)

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    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.

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    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.

    vaccination-benefits Fully vaccinated people from the EU, Schengen Associated Countries, Switzerland and the United Kingdom are not subject to the self-isolation requirement. The full vaccination course is reached 15 days after both doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines (or a single dose of the Janssen vaccine).

    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
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers arriving from outside the EU+ area or the United Kingdom are subject to double test and mandatory isolation.

     

    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. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of negative result to the COVID-19 test performed in Latvia, 10-day self-isolation at the traveller’s residence or tourism accommodation is mandatory.

    If the test result is positive, or if it is not performed at all, the person must notify it at Covidpass.lv and undergo 10-day isolation at a freely selected Latvian tourist accommodation that is suitable for the reception of Covid-19 patients, and in which all the necessary safety protocols are in place (list of allowed tourist accommodation).

    If the test result is positive, the tourism service provider must ensure the transport of the concerned traveller(s) to the tourist accommodation for isolation, and must inform the Police in case the traveller leaves the tourist accommodation during the isolation period.

    The isolation may be avoided or interrupted if a person can prove that he or she has been ill with Covid-19, has recovered and is not 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.

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

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel
    Ekonomikas ministrija (em.gov.lv)

    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
    18.05.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    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. 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?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
    Accepted test: molecular (PCR)

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    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.

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All passengers arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    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.

    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
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers arriving from outside the EU+ area or the United Kingdom are subject to double test and mandatory isolation.

     

    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. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of negative result to the COVID-19 test performed in Latvia, 10-day self-isolation at the traveller’s residence or tourism accommodation is mandatory.

    If the test result is positive, or if it is not performed at all, the person must notify it at Covidpass.lv and undergo 10-day isolation at a freely selected Latvian tourist accommodation that is suitable for the reception of Covid-19 patients, and in which all the necessary safety protocols are in place (list of allowed tourist accommodation).

    If the test result is positive, the tourism service provider must ensure the transport of the concerned traveller(s) to the tourist accommodation for isolation, and must inform the Police in case the traveller leaves the tourist accommodation during the isolation period.

    The isolation may be avoided or interrupted if a person can prove that he or she has been ill with Covid-19, has recovered and is not 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.

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

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel
    Ekonomikas ministrija (em.gov.lv)

    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
    01.05.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    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. 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?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
    Accepted test: molecular (PCR)

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    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.

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All passengers arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    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.

    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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers arriving from outside the EU+ area or the United Kingdom are subject to double test and mandatory isolation.

     

    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. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of negative result to the COVID-19 test performed in Latvia, 10-day self-isolation at the traveller’s residence or tourism accommodation is mandatory.

    If the test result is positive, or if it is not performed at all, the person must notify it at Covidpass.lv and undergo 10-day isolation at a freely selected Latvian tourist accommodation that is suitable for the reception of Covid-19 patients, and in which all the necessary safety protocols are in place (list of allowed tourist accommodation).

    If the test result is positive, the tourism service provider must ensure the transport of the concerned traveller(s) to the tourist accommodation for isolation, and must inform the Police in case the traveller leaves the tourist accommodation during the isolation period.

    The isolation may be avoided or interrupted if a person can prove that he or she has been ill with Covid-19, has recovered and is not 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.

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

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel
    Ekonomikas ministrija (em.gov.lv)

    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
    27.04.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    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. 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?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
    Accepted test: molecular (PCR)

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    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.

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All passengers arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    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.

    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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers arriving from outside the EU+ area or the United Kingdom are subject to double test and mandatory isolation.

     

    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. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of negative result to the COVID-19 test performed in Latvia, 10-day self-isolation at the traveller’s residence or tourism accommodation is mandatory.

    If the test result is positive, or if it is not performed at all, the person must notify it at Covidpass.lv and undergo 10-day isolation at a freely selected Latvian tourist accommodation that is suitable for the reception of Covid-19 patients, and in which all the necessary safety protocols are in place (list of allowed tourist accommodation).

    If the test result is positive, the tourism service provider must ensure the transport of the concerned traveller(s) to the tourist accommodation for isolation, and must inform the Police in case the traveller leaves the tourist accommodation during the isolation period.

    The isolation may be avoided or interrupted if a person can prove that he or she has been ill with Covid-19, has recovered and is not 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.

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

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel
    Ekonomikas ministrija (em.gov.lv)

    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
    26.04.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

    In case of stay or transit through EU countries (List C) during the 14 days prior to the entrance in Italy, entry is permitted without the need to specify the reason for travelling.

    Specific and updated rules for each country of origin are available at ViaggiareSicuri

    Before embarking on a trip to Italy, make sure that your Region of destination has no further measures in place. For additional information, some useful regional contacts are available.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.

    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

    Accepted test: molecular (PCR) and antigenic.

    Specific measures apply for travellers coming from the Tirol region in Austria, who are required to:

    • present a certificate of a negative antigenic or molecular test, performed up to 48 hours before entry;
    • undergo an additional antigenic or PCR test upon arrival or within 48 hours from entering the country;
    • undergo, regardless of the result of the test, health surveillance and fiduciary isolation for a period of 14 days;
    • carry out a further molecular or antigenic test at the end of the 14-day quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Until 30 April, all travellers from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries will have to complete a 5-day quarantine.

    On day 5, a PCR test must be taken. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All persons travelling to Italy from any foreign location are required to provide a self-declaration to the carrier or, upon request, to law enforcement officers. Furthermore, travellers are asked to inform the Local Health Authority as soon as they enter the Italian territory.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Exemptions to the requirement of quarantine or pre-departure PCR test

     

    Contact Point for Italy:
    Online Inquiries

    For information related to molecular or antigenic test in Italy, you can refer to the following phone numbers:

    • From abroad: +39 0232008345 – +39 0283905385
    • In Italy: 1500 (free of charge)

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Italy, the following rules apply:

    Anyone (regardless of nationality) can transit by private means through the Italian territory for a period not exceeding 36 hours, with the obligation, at the end of that period, to leave the national territory immediately or, failing that, to begin the period of surveillance and fiduciary isolation.

    Find out more:

    Esteri.it: Italian nationals returning to Italy and foreigners in Italy

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    *From Third Countries:

    For travellers coming from third countries outside the EU+ area, travel is allowed only for specific reasons and not for tourism.

    Travellers from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore (List D) are allowed to enter for any reason (including tourism).

    Third-country travellers can also enter Italy if they have a proven relationship with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens, or with people who are legally resident in Italy, and if they are travelling to their partners’ home/domicile/dwelling.

     

    Specific rules for travel from Brazil:

    Entry and transit in the national territory are forbidden for travellers who have visited or transited through Brazil in the 14 days prior to their day of entry. Some exceptions are in place according to the Order of 13 February 2021.

    People who are allowed to enter Italy to reach their domicile, home, or residence of their minor children, have to follow a specific protocol described on salute.gov.it.

     

    Is quarantine required?

    In all the described cases, travellers have to:

    • provide a self-declaration;
    • self-isolate for 14 days and undergo supervision by the competent local Health Authority. The self-isolation period is reduced to 10 days for travellers who entered Italy after 18 April 2021. After the 10-day period, an additional PCR test is required.

     

    Find out more:
    Esteri.it
    Viaggiare Sicuri

    Exemptions to the requirement of quarantine or pre-departure PCR test

    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
    23.04.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    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. 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?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
    Accepted test: molecular (PCR)

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    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.

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All passengers arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    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.

    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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers arriving from outside the EU+ area or the United Kingdom are subject to double test and mandatory isolation.

     

    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. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of negative result to the COVID-19 test performed in Latvia, 10-day self-isolation at the traveller’s residence or tourism accommodation is mandatory.

    If the test result is positive, or if it is not performed at all, the person must notify it at Covidpass.lv and undergo 10-day isolation at a freely selected Latvian tourist accommodation that is suitable for the reception of Covid-19 patients, and in which all the necessary safety protocols are in place (list of allowed tourist accommodation).

    If the test result is positive, the tourism service provider must ensure the transport of the concerned traveller(s) to the tourist accommodation for isolation, and must inform the Police in case the traveller leaves the tourist accommodation during the isolation period.

    The isolation may be avoided or interrupted if a person can prove that he or she has been ill with Covid-19, has recovered and is not 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.

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

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel
    Ekonomikas ministrija (em.gov.lv)

    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
    13.04.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    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. 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?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
    Accepted test: molecular (PCR)

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    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.

    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.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All passengers arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    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.

    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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers arriving from outside the EU+ area or the United Kingdom are subject to double test and mandatory isolation.

     

    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. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of negative result to the COVID-19 test performed in Latvia, 10-day self-isolation at the traveller’s residence or tourism accommodation is mandatory.

    If the test result is positive, or if it is not performed at all, the person must notify it at Covidpass.lv and undergo 10-day isolation at a freely selected Latvian tourist accommodation that is suitable for the reception of Covid-19 patients, and in which all the necessary safety protocols are in place (list of allowed tourist accommodation).

    If the test result is positive, the tourism service provider must ensure the transport of the concerned traveller(s) to the tourist accommodation for isolation, and must inform the Police in case the traveller leaves the tourist accommodation during the isolation period.

    The isolation may be avoided or interrupted if a person can prove that he or she has been ill with Covid-19, has recovered and is not 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.

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

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel
    Ekonomikas ministrija (em.gov.lv)

    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
    08.04.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    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. 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?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
    Accepted test: molecular (PCR)

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    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.

    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?

    All passengers arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    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.

    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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers arriving from outside the EU+ area or the United Kingdom are subject to double test and mandatory isolation.

     

    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. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of negative result to the COVID-19 test performed in Latvia, 10-day self-isolation at the traveller’s residence or tourism accommodation is mandatory.

    If the test result is positive, or if it is not performed at all, the person must notify it at Covidpass.lv and undergo 10-day isolation at a freely selected Latvian tourist accommodation that is suitable for the reception of Covid-19 patients, and in which all the necessary safety protocols are in place (list of allowed tourist accommodation).

    If the test result is positive, the tourism service provider must ensure the transport of the concerned traveller(s) to the tourist accommodation for isolation, and must inform the Police in case the traveller leaves the tourist accommodation during the isolation period.

    The isolation may be avoided or interrupted if a person can prove that he or she has been ill with Covid-19, has recovered and is not 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.

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

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel
    Ekonomikas ministrija (em.gov.lv)

    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
    01.04.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    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. 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?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
    Accepted test: molecular (PCR)

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    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.

    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?

    All passengers arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    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.

    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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers arriving from outside the EU+ area or the United Kingdom are subject to double test and mandatory isolation.

     

    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. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of negative result to the COVID-19 test performed in Latvia, 10-day self-isolation at the traveller’s residence or tourism accommodation is mandatory.

    If the test result is positive, or if it is not performed at all, the person must notify it at Covidpass.lv and undergo 10-day isolation at a freely selected Latvian tourist accommodation that is suitable for the reception of Covid-19 patients, and in which all the necessary safety protocols are in place (list of allowed tourist accommodation).

    If the test result is positive, the tourism service provider must ensure the transport of the concerned traveller(s) to the tourist accommodation for isolation, and must inform the Police in case the traveller leaves the tourist accommodation during the isolation period.

    The isolation may be avoided or interrupted if a person can prove that he or she has been ill with Covid-19, has recovered and is not 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.

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

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel
    Ekonomikas ministrija (em.gov.lv)

    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
    31.03.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    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. 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?

    All travellers are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.
    Accepted test: molecular (PCR)

    Children aged 11 and under are exempted.

    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.

    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?

    All passengers arriving from countries in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has exceeded the threshold of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants must complete a 10-day mandatory quarantine.

    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.

    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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers arriving from outside the EU+ area or the United Kingdom are subject to double test and mandatory isolation.

     

    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. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of negative result to the COVID-19 test performed in Latvia, 10-day self-isolation at the traveller’s residence or tourism accommodation is mandatory.

    If the test result is positive, or if it is not performed at all, the person must notify it at Covidpass.lv and undergo 10-day isolation at a freely selected Latvian tourist accommodation that is suitable for the reception of Covid-19 patients, and in which all the necessary safety protocols are in place (list of allowed tourist accommodation).

    If the test result is positive, the tourism service provider must ensure the transport of the concerned traveller(s) to the tourist accommodation for isolation, and must inform the Police in case the traveller leaves the tourist accommodation during the isolation period.

    The isolation may be avoided or interrupted if a person can prove that he or she has been ill with Covid-19, has recovered and is not 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.

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

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel
    Ekonomikas ministrija (em.gov.lv)

    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
    29.03.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    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. 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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries: All travellers arriving from outside the EU+ area or the United Kingdom are subject to double test and mandatory isolation.

    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
    26.03.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    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. 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. Persons crossing Latvia in transit must leave Latvia within 12 hours from the submission of the certification questionnaire on the Covidpass.lv.

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers arriving from outside the EU+ area or the United Kingdom are subject to double test and mandatory isolation.

     

    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. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.

    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.

    After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    In the case of negative result to the COVID-19 test performed in Latvia, 10-day self-isolation at the traveller’s residence or tourism accommodation is mandatory.

    If the test result is positive, or if it is not performed at all, the person must notify it at Covidpass.lv and undergo 10-day isolation at a freely selected Latvian tourist accommodation that is suitable for the reception of Covid-19 patients, and in which all the necessary safety protocols are in place (list of allowed tourist accommodation).

    If the test result is positive, the tourism service provider must ensure the transport of the concerned traveller(s) to the tourist accommodation for isolation, and must inform the Police in case the traveller leaves the tourist accommodation during the isolation period.

    The isolation may be avoided or interrupted if a person can prove that he or she has been ill with Covid-19, has recovered and is not 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.

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

     

    Find out more:
    Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    covid19.gov.lv
    Latvia Travel
    Ekonomikas ministrija (em.gov.lv)

    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
    23.03.2021
  • Latvia Latest News:

    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. 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.

     

    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.

    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
    19.03.2021
  • 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
    16.03.2021
  • 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
    12.03.2021
  • 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
    05.03.2021
  • 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
    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.

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    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.

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    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
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