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This page contains practical travel information for international travelers planning a visit to Latvia during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Latvia has officially declared end of the state of emergency in the country because of COVID-19 starting with June 10th. We are welcoming travelers to Latvia and informing about the restrictions that still remain.
Latest updatesLast updated: July 11, 2020
At the moment Latvia welcomes travelers without spending 14 days in isolation from all European Union countries except Sweden, Portugal, Romania, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Czechia, Croatia and San Marino where cumulative number of COVID-19 cases is above 15 per 100,000 people.
Travellers from the above mentioned countries do have to spend 14 days in quaranteen on arrival to Latvia.
From June 3 citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area, and the Swiss Confederation, as well as people with permanent residence status in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia no longer face a 14-day self-isolation period, if in the European countries from which they travelled have a 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases which does not exceed 15 individuals per 100,000 (or if they have been in Lithuania or Estonia during the 14 days immediately prior to entering Latvia).
Epidemiological data, listing all these European countries is updated every week of Friday on the website of Latvia's Centre of Disease Prevention and Control website. See the list here.
If you are arriving from a country not mentioned in the list, 14 day quaranteen will be still neccessary, until further notice.
Traveling to European Union countries from outside its borders
The European Union Member States have approved a list of 15 countries, considered as safe due to their epidemiological situation related to the Coronavirus.
As of July 1, residents of Algeria, Australia, Canada, China*, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay, will be permitted to enter Europe.
For more on this please follow this link.
COVID-19 Restrictions in Latvia
- Until the end of June people are allowed to gather for both public and private events with some restrictions - no more than 100 people gathering indoors and no more than 300 people gathering outdoors, taking into account that at least four square meters of the event space are provided per person.Please, follow the information provided by event organizer!
- From 1 July to 31 July, no more than 100 people will gather indoors with a total public space of less than 1000 square meters.The indoor premises with a total area of more than 1000 square meters will be able to accommodate up to 500 people at a time.For outdoor events will be possible to gather up to 1000 people,taking into account that at least four square meters of the event space are provided per person.
- From August 1 to August 31, no more than 250 people will be able to gather for indoor events with a total area of less than 1000 square meters. In the indoor premises with an area of more than 1000 square meters will be able to gather no more than 500 people. For outdoor events will be possible to gather up to 1000 people, taking into account that at least four square meters of the event space are provided per person.
- People still must observe 2 meters distance (applies to both public indoor and public outdoor spaces).
- People using public transport in Latvia are required to cover their mouth and nose (with mask or scarf).This includes international flights, trains, buses etc.
- Dining places can be open from 6:30 a.m. until 2 a.m. Indoors no more than four non-household visitors can be at the same table, while no more than eight visitors can be at the same table outdoors.
- Culture, sports and other entertainment facilities are allowed to be open from 6:30 a.m. until midnight (except for open-air cinema demonstrations, which must end no later than 2 a.m.). The organiser of the event shall ensure the observance of the restrictions and the availability of disinfectants for the participants.