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From 25 January, a medical mask or respirator must be used in the workplace, shop, public transport and other public places.

Arriving from eight countries, also vaccinated persons and persons recovered from Covid-19 will require a negative Covid test

Last update 22.12.2021

In light of the rapid spread of the new variant of Covid-19 - Omicron - in Europe and the need to introduce measures to reduce its spread in Latvia, the Government today approved amendments to the Order regarding the Emergency Situation. They stipulate that from 24 December to 11 January, 2022, persons arriving to Latvia from the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, Germany and Russia will need to also perform the Covid-19 test, regardless of whether the individual holds an interoperable recovery or vaccination certificate.

If a person with a vaccination or recovery certificate enters by personal vehicle and the Covid-19 test has not been performed before entering Latvia, the Covid-19 test must be performed immediately after entering the Republic of Latvia, but not later than within 24 hours.

The requirement to perform the test does not apply to children under the age of 12, persons in transit through the Republic of Latvia, employees of the transport and passenger transport service provider and members of the crew of passengers, cargo or technical flights, etc. in cases specified by the Regulations No. 662 of the Cabinet of Ministers adopted 28 September 2021 “Epidemiological Safety Measures for the Containment of the Spread of Covid-19 Infection”.

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Ārlietu ministrija

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Satiksmes ministrija

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Veselības ministrija

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