After arrival in Latvia
Last update 23.09.2021
All persons travelling to Latvia must fill out an electronic form on the Covidpass.lv website not earlier than 48 hours before entering Latvia and provide the requested information concerning vaccination, testing, or recovery from Covid-19. Find out more: Overview of entry restrictions and security measures!
- Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from Covid-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19 prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of Covid-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country.
- Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling to any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.
Self-isolation is required:
- Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had Covid-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries).
- All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this will soon be available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
Self-isolation is not required:
- Persons who have had Covid-19 in the last 6 months and have recovered from it and can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom.
- Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation).
- Children under 12 years of age (until 1 September 2021 - also other minors) travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children's groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.
You must observe self-isolation, proceeding as follows:
- Fill in the questionnaire Covidpass.lv, confirming that you will comply with all of the precautionary measures and follow the restrictions in force;
- Immediately go to the premises where you will be self-isolating. Avoid any direct or indirect physical contact with other people and monitor your health closely for the next 10 days to see if any symptoms of the virus appear.
- Whether you experience any signs of an acute respiratory infection or not, apply for a test by calling 8303 or +37167334433 and get tested for Covid-19.
- If you experience any Covid-19 symptoms, immediately go to premises where you are completely isolated from other people and call 8303.
- If you experience severe Covid-19 symptoms, call 113 immediately!
- Under no circumstance should you go to a medical institution without notifying them via phone beforehand!
- You must not use public transport for a period of 10 days after your return.
- You must not receive guests, go on private visits, or make direct contact with other people in any other way. Basic necessities and food must be purchased using home delivery services or with the help of relatives who then leave the purchases at your door;
- If there are no other solutions and you have to go to the store yourself, you must do this during off-peak hours, wearing a face mask and keeping a distance of 2 meters from other people in the store.
More detailed information and instructions are available on the website of the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.