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Latvia - Covid travel rules, EU Digital Covid Certificate, restrictions and measures in place

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To ensure safe travel during the continued coronavirus pandemic, the EU has agreed on a common approach to free movement restrictions. A traffic-light system to classify EU countries (EU 27 + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) according to their epidemiological (rate of infection) situation has been put in place. This information is available online providing travellers with the latest data and details on any restrictions and special rules in place (such as quarantine and testing requirements).

As some countries may have stricter rules, check here for more information on the specific rules that apply when travelling to Latvia.

What are the rules to enter this country with or without the EU Digital COVID certificate from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?

COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted for entry to Latvia. There is no need to present a certificate of vaccination, recovery or negative test result when entering Latvia.

Travellers may consult the Tourist Portal to learn more about current measures.


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You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?

COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted for entry to Latvia. There is no need to present a certificate of vaccination, recovery or negative test result when entering Latvia.

Travellers may consult the Tourist Portal to learn more about current measures.


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You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

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

Can I transit this country?

Transit passangers have an opportunity to spend the night at Riga Airport waiting for their next flight. Passengers travelling in transit should make sure they have all the necessary documents for entry into the Republic of Latvia and the Schengen Area, as well as meeting the conditions to stay specific to Latvia.

Learn more:

State Chancellery

 

National health measures

Most domestic COVID-19 health measures were lifted. Facemasks are recommended in healthcare and social care institutions and on public transport. 

Learn more:

State Chancellery

 

Use of facemasks

Facemasks and respirators must be worn in health care and social care facilities, as well as when using public transport.

Safety measures for public transportation

Facemasks must be worn and social distancing rules respected.

Quarantine

Persons exposed to the virus, and those who test positive, must isolate at home for 7 days, unless they obtain a negative COVID-19 test result no earlier than the 7th day of confinement. 

Learn more:

State Chancellery

 

National use of COVID-19 Certificates

Information on 'EU Digital COVID Certificates' issued in Latvia

There is no requirement to present a COVID-19 certificate when accessing indoor public spaces including tourist accommodations, bars and restaurants, or cultural leisure and sports facilities. Please consult the National health measures section for further details. 

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The 'EU Digital COVID Certificate' (EUDCC) is digital proof, valid in all EU countries, that a person has either been vaccinated against COVID-19, has recovered from COVID-19, or has received a negative test result. National authorities are responsible for issuing the certificate.

Learn more:
EUDCC - Questions & Answers
EUDCC - Factsheet

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