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Latvia coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Reconsider your need to travel to Latvia. Latvia is Closed for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Latvia. Latvia is part of Europe with main city at Riga. Its Developed country with a population of 2M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Latvian.
👍 Developed   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 2M people
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🚨 Travel Advice for Latvia

Closed

for travel
International travel to Latvia is permitted for vaccinated travelers. This does not apply to non-vaccinated citizens and those traveling for 'essential reasons'.

Exceptional travel

Exemptions to the border closure are in place for essential reasons, including travel for studies and work that cannot be conducted remotely. Travel for tourism is not permitted unless fully vaccinated or recently recovered in Europe and other selected countries.
The full list of exceptions can be found at https://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/consular-information/news/66019-emergency-situation-in-latvia-to-restrict-the-spread-of-covid-19

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, can enter without an essential reason and are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
The certificate must be issued within Europe or other selected countries. The full list and further information can be found at https://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/information-travellers-latvia-provisions-preventing-spread-covid-19

EU Digital COVID Certificate

Travelers may provide their EU Digital Certificate in paper or digital format as proof of vaccination, negative test result, or previous recovery. Health documents provided this way will not require further verification on arrival.
Full details on the EU Digital Certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificateen

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days. This period may be shortened if a COVID-19 test is taken on the seventh day and a negative test result is confirmed.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine requirements. The positive COVID test must have been taken at least 11 days before departure, and not more than 180 days. The certificate must be issued within Europe or other selected countries. The full list and further information can be found at https://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/information-travellers-latvia-provisions-preventing-spread-covid-19

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours prior, must be provided on departure. Alternatively, proof of a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours can be presented.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements. The positive COVID test must have been taken at least 11 days before departure, and not more than 180 days. The certificate must be issued within Europe or other selected countries. The full list and further information can be found at https://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/information-travellers-latvia-provisions-preventing-spread-covid-19

Testing on arrival

A COVID-19 test will be administered on arrival. Those testing positive will be required to complete the self-quarantine period at a hotel.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements. The positive COVID test must have been taken at least 11 days before departure, and not more than 180 days. The certificate must be issued within Europe or other selected countries. The full list and further information can be found at https://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/information-travellers-latvia-provisions-preventing-spread-covid-19

Additional documents required

Travelers must complete and submit a 'COVIDpass' within 48 hours before departure. The QR code received after submitting the form must be presented upon arrival. - COVIDpass
For more details Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Latvia

Government measures

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, a nationwide 'State of Emergency' remains in place. Social gatherings remain limited to a maximum of 10 people indoors and 20 people outdoors. Proof of vaccination or previous recovery may be required to access some facilities and establishments or attend events. Details about the COVID-19 response in Latvia can be found at https://covid19.gov.lv/en/support-society/how-behave-safely/covid-19-control-measures

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Private vehicles with 5 seats can carry up to 3 people from different households.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open until 9 pm for vaccinated and recovered customers. Seating is limited to a maximum of 4 people per table.

Bars

Bars are open until 9 pm for vaccinated and recovered customers. Seating is limited to a maximum of 4 people per table.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from testing on arrival, quarantine, and testing on day 14 after arrival requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 who have received at least one dose of an approved vaccine are exempt from testing on arrival, quarantine, and testing on day 14 after arrival requirements. Additionally, recovered travelers may present a negative antigen test, taken 48 hours before travel, instead of a PCR test before boarding. The traveler must have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 3 months and received at least 1 dose of vaccine 2 weeks before travel.
The documents must be in English or certified copies of an English translation can also be presented.
Once travelers have left the 'Tourism bio-bubble', staying at a 'Level 1 Safe and Secure' hotel will no longer be permitted. It is recommended to stay at a Safe and Secure hotel that is not level 1.
Further information can be found at https://srilanka.travel/helloagain/

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to isolate at 'Level 1 Safe and Secure' hotels for 15 days or depending on the length of stay in Sri Lanka if visiting for less than 15 days. Visitors are allowed to use all facilities within the hotel but must not leave the property.
A second PCR test will be administered on day 14 and those testing negative may leave quarantine. Travelers staying less than 14 days in Sri Lanka are exempt from additional testing requirements. A “discharge document’’ will be issued by the hotel doctor at the end of this period.
After booking, the hotel will provide a reference number that needs to be provided on the ETA application process. A list of the 'Safe and Secure' hotels can be found at https://srilanka.travel/helloagain/

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided before boarding. The test result must be in English or a certified copy of an English translation can also be presented.

Testing on arrival

All travelers will be tested on arrival and the test results will be provided in 24 to 48 hours, hotel facilities cannot be used until the result is confirmed negative.

Travel restriction details for Latvia

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
🛬 Return Quarantine required
🏖️ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
🛍️ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
📅 events Partially Allowed

🔒 Lockdown Details for Latvia

All the measures that are currently in place in Latvia can be found at Covid-19 control measures https://bit.ly/3jsS5Lt (in English, Latvian and Russian).
Use of facemasks
-Using face masks outdoor is not obligatory -Face masks must be used in all indoor places, where there is more than 1 person. Wearing a face mask is not obligatory for children under 7 years of age or for people who have difficulty wearing a mask due to medical reasons, for example, due to functional impairments. -Face masks are mandatory in public transport and in educational institutions. -The face mask may not be used indoors, outdoors, in private or public events where vaccinated people or people recovered from Covid-19 gather. 
People must respect 2 metres physical distancing (applies to both public indoor and public outdoor spaces). Physical distancing is not applied to members of the same household.
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🛡️ Travel safety for Latvia

Reconsider your need to travel

Due to a new wave of COVID-19, Latvia is in a state of emergency for three months. Strict restrictions are in place until 14 November, including a curfew between 8pm and 5am. Under the new rules, restrictions can vary depending on your vaccination status. We now advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Latvia due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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