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Covid-19 control measures

Last update 15.05.2023

The table below summarises the key information on safety measures in Latvia from 1 April 2022 to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

Detailed information on safety measures is available in the of Cabinet Regulation No. 662 “Epidemiological Safety Measures for the Containment of the Spread of Covid-19 Infection”.

In order for the prevalence of Covid-19 to continue to decline rapidly, as the majority of safety measures are discontinued from 1 April, individual responsibility of each Latvian citizen to limit the spread of infection will increase significantly. Evaluate the risks and decide on the safest course of action! It is especially important for everyone to start and complete vaccination against Covid-19, as well as to receive a booster vaccine.

General safety measures - Everyone complies with the safety requirements of the specific place!
- Those infected with Covid-19 must comply with the isolation provisions!
- It is recommended to ventilate the premises, to ensure the availability of disinfectants.
Masks - Medical institutions and social care centres, service providers and employers have the right to determine the need to use medical masks or FFP2 respirators when assessing risks.

- Persons without a vaccination or recovery certificate can perform the work on-site.
- Employers have the right, after assessing risks, to determine which persons require a valid vaccination or recovery certificate for performing work duties, as well as to set other safety requirements, such as the use of masks or respirators, maintaining distance, gathering restrictions, testing, etc.
- Vaccination against Covid-19 is strongly recommended for employees who perform their work duties in close contact with people who have a high health risk related to Covid-19.

Sport - Sports service providers and event organisers (in cooperation with sports federations) have the right to set epidemiological safety requirements when assessing risks. 
Shopping and services - All points of sale are open to everyone without space restrictions or other safety requirements.
- All services are available to everyone without additional safety requirements.
- The service provider may decide on additional safety requirements.
Public transport

- Cabin is regularly ventilated, surfaces disinfected.

Culture, events, gatherings - All cultural sites are accessible to everyone without space restrictions and other safety requirements.
- There are no restrictions on organising events.
- There are no restrictions on the number of people gathering.
- Event organisers and service providers have the right to set epidemiological safety requirements when assessing risks.
Travelling  - Find out about the epidemiological safety requirements in the specific country before going abroad!