Latvia COVID-19 pandemic

Practical information for travelers to Latvia during covid-19 pandemic

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This page contains practical travel information for international travelers planning a visit to Latvia during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Last updated: June 17th, 2021

All travelers who have vaccinated or are former COVID-19 patients can freely arrive to Latvia. There is no testing needed when boarding the transport to Latvia and there will be no testing on arrival. Printed or digital Covid-19 certificate confirming the completion of vaccination or recovery from the disease is required.

Unfortunately non vaccinated people have to be tested before traveling and self isolate upon arival to Latvia.

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COVID-19 Restrictions in Latvia

  • People must observe 2 meters distance (applies to both public indoor and public outdoor spaces).
  • Face masks must be used in all indoor places, where there is more than 1 person, including public transport, shops, post offices, petrol stations, railway stations, bus stations, airports, as well as cultural and religious venues, etc. Children up to 13 years old do not need to use masks, but from 7 years must wear a mask in public transport.
  • Meeting indoors is limited to two households (up to 10 people).
  • Up to 20 people are allowed to gather outdoors.
  • Libraries, archives, museums and similar arts and historical sites are accessible for individual visits.
  • All stores and shopping centers are allowed to work. Street trade is allowed.
  • Indoor catering services are available to people who are vaccinated against Covid-19, have overcome Covid-19 in the past six months as well as children aged 11 and under without any certificates. All visitors can use outdoor areas (terraces).
  • In general, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia reminds all travelers that taking care of good hygiene – e.g. careful washing of hands and using hand disinfectants - is a reasonable use of common sense. If you have any questions regarding the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 and your travels, please call Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) helpline (00 371) 67501590 or (00 371) 67387661 (open 8.30-17.00 working days). In case of emergency call 113.