From 1 April, the entry rules into Latvia have been reduced
Last update 28.03.2022
According to the government decision, the requirement to enter Latvia from the European Union (EU), European Economic Area countries, Switzerland and the United Kingdom with an interoperable Covid-19 vaccination or recovery certificate or a negative Covid-19 test result is lifted from 1 April.
As the incidence of Covid-19 decreases, a number of existing epidemiological safety measures will be lifted from 1 April. Given that travel is not currently important in promoting the spread of Covid-19, the rules for entering Latvia will also change. For now, the current requirements to present an interoperable Covid-19 certificate or a negative Covid-19 test result remain in force on entry from third countries. It will also be possible to enter Latvia presenting the vaccination or recovery attestation issued in the United States, Australia, New Zealand or Canada.
The Ministry of Health will continue to follow the experience of other EU countries in determining travel provisions, and as soon as the EU observes a tendency for countries to also waive the requesting of certificates from travellers from third countries, this experience will be adopted in Latvia.
More information is available in Cabinet Regulation No. 662 “Epidemiological Safety Measures for Containment of the Spread of Covid-19 Infection”.
Given that safety measures vary from country to country, we still encourage travellers to check the epidemiological safety requirements in the countries of destination and transit before the flight, clarifying the travel provisions and current requirements with the specific carrier.