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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Latvia

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This article was published on April 27, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Latvia?

As of March 2022, you can enter Latvia for tourism. Nevertheless, please be aware that certain COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

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Can I enter Latvia if I am vaccinated? 

You can enter Latvia if you are fully vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated if you have received all doses of your vaccination schedule at least 14 days before arriving in Latvia. 

As of March 2022, there are five vaccines approved in Latvia:

  • Novavax
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer
  • Oxford / AstraZeneca
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

From April 1, 2022, travelers are no longer obliged to show a certificate confirming the vaccination status. 

Can I enter Latvia if I am unvaccinated? 

You can enter Latvia if you are unvaccinated.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated 

From April 1, 2022, only people arriving in Latvia from “very high risk” countries have to present one of the documents mentioned below. Presently, there are no countries on the list of “very high risk” countries. 

  • A negative COVID-19 test result (an RNA test taken within the past 72 hours or an antigen test taken within the past 48 hours) or
  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19

Who cannot enter Latvia?

Travelers from “very high risk” territories cannot enter Latvia for tourism. Travelers must have a compelling reason to be permitted to enter Latvia.

As of March 15, 2022, there are no countries categorized as “very high risk.” Nevertheless, the situation changes rapidly. Please, monitor the updates before your trip.

Can I leave Latvia?

You can leave Latvia. Please take your time to learn the requirements of your destination country

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format

Please ensure to learn the requirements about the need for a negative test result for your destination in advance. 

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Latvia currently

International traveling to Latvia has become safer. However, please be aware that some COVID-19 restrictions are still in place.

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Is it safe to travel to Latvia right now?

It is safe to travel to Latvia currently. You have to follow the main local regulations:

  • Face masks are mandatory indoors (only medical masks or FFP2 or higher-class respirators without valves are allowed to be used in public places)
  • Shopping places, indoor attractions and entertainment places, catering places, cultural and sports venues, and exhibitions require a COVID-19 certificate of vaccination or recovery.

Is Riga open for travel?

Presently, Riga is open for travelers. COVID-19-related restrictions in the capital are the same as in the rest of the country.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Latvia?

Only travelers from “very high risk” must undergo mandatory self-isolation. Currently, there are no such countries.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Latvia?

  • For travelers from the EU and Schengen Area — the EU Digital COVID Certificate
  • For countries outside of the EU but that have joined the EU digital COVID certificate — an appropriate application
  • For other travelers — printed copies of documents

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