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Covid 19

The ban on non-essential travel, the requirement to take a Covid-19 test and go in self-isolation when entering Latvia has been lifted since 16 June if a person can present a Digital Covid-19 Certificate confirming the completion of vaccination or recovery from the disease.

The fact of vaccination or recovery from disease is confirmed only by an interoperable EU Certificate (electronically on a smart device or printed out) or a certificate of vaccination or recovery issued in the EU, EEA countries, the Swiss Confederation or the United Kingdom. Proof of recovery is valid for 11 to 180 days from the onset of illness. If a person does not have such a certificate, the requirements applicable to unvaccinated or non-recovered persons shall apply.

Learn more about travel conditions in the section "Overview of entry restrictions and security measures".

Detailed travel alerts for individual countries are available here. This information may not be complete, as countries have the right to promptly determine changes in the conditions of entry and stay. Therefore, it is always desirable to clarify these issues at the diplomatic or consular representations of the particular foreign country.

We invite you to be aware of the risks associated with going abroad in a pandemic situation!

Transport and travel

  • Wash or disinfect your hands before putting it on and before removing it.
  • The face mask must completely cover your face from the nose to the chin, fitting snugly (the nose must be covered).
  • Do not touch the face mask or your face with unwashed hands.
  • After having used the face mask, put it in a plastic bag rather than in your pocket or bag.
  • If your face mask is made of fabric, wash it at a temperature of at least 60 °C after every use.
  • Do not reuse disposable face masks! First place them in a plastic bag, and only then dispose of them.
  • If the face mask gets wet, it must be replaced with a clean and dry one.
  • The face mask must not be partially removed (for example, lowered on the chin or neck) and then reused.
  • When removing the face mask, do not touch the front of it.

Watch this video on how to use a face mask correctly!

Transport and travel Health

In order to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in public transport, the previously established safety measures to be taken by carriers and observed by passengers will also remain in place after 7 April.

For passengers:
  • It is mandatory for all passengers (including children from the age of 7) to wear a mouth and nose covering.
  • Face masks must also be used in taxis.
  • Mouth and nose coverings are not obligatory for children under the age of 7 and persons with mobility impairments or mental health disorders.
  • Public transport must not be used by persons who have tested positive for Covid-19 or who have been identified as contact persons.
For carriers:
  • Regular disinfection and ventilation of vehicles must be ensured.
  • If a physical barrier from passengers cannot be provided, drivers must use a mouth and nose covering.
  • If, due to the nature of the vehicle, it is not possible to control the entry and exit of passengers, seats in the vehicle shall be marked, ensuring the distance requirements.
  • In the mornings and evenings, when there is a higher number of passengers, larger vehicles or an additional vehicle must be provided wherever possible.

Passengers are encouraged to evaluate the necessity to use public transport and to choose a time when there are fewer passengers, i.e., not during “peak” hours when people go to or from work.

Transport and travel Gathering restrictions and distancing

Yes, masks must be worn because taxis are public transport. Face masks must be worn by everyone - both the driver and passengers, including children from 7 years of age.

Transport and travel

Yes. You should notify the State Police of the termination of self-isolation and should mandatorily use a mouth and nose mask on the road (both in public transport and at the airport and elsewhere).

Notification on changes is possible: 

  • by informing the police officer, who shall contact the person to make sure that self-isolation is observed;
  • by sending a written confirmation to the e-mail;
  • by contacting the police station that serves the district, where the person is staying. 

If, before their arrival in Latvia, a person knows that their self-isolation time will be shorter than 10 days, this information can be indicated in the electronic confirmation form that must be filled out before travelling, available on the website.

Transport and travel