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The Republic of Latvia declares a state of emergency in its territory from 9 November until 6 December

Travel within the Baltic States

Last update 06.07.2020

We urge people to act responsibly and carefully consider the need for travelling abroad during the state of emergency!

From 15 May onwards, the nationals of the Baltic States and persons legally residing there may move in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania without any restrictions, provided that the person:

  • has not travelled outside the Baltic States for the last 14 days;  
  • is not in strict isolation or quarantine due to having tested positive for COVID-19 or having been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19;
  • has no symptoms of a respiratory infection.

The above-mentioned individuals are allowed to cross the Estonian-Latvian border and the Latvian-Lithuanian border in their own vehicle or using the passenger transportation services available.  Such persons are exempt from the self-isolation requirement both upon entering the neighbouring country and returning home.

The nationals and permanent residents of Latvia who arrive in Estonia or Lithuania from other countries may cross the territories of Estonia or Lithuania in transit only and on the condition that they do not have any symptoms of COVID-19.

The understanding between the Baltic States on the journeys of their residents does not affect restrictions on entry set by other countries concerning the Latvian nationals. See here restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 applied by other countries (in Latvian).

The Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs urges people to act responsibly and carefully consider the need for travelling abroad during the state of emergency.

If you find yourself in a situation where you require urgent assistance while in Estonia or Lithuania, for instance, having lost your travel document or for whatever other consular help you may require, please call the hotline at +371 26 33 77 11 or write an e-mail to palidziba@mfa.gov.lv.

Rules for travel and assembly in Estonia and Lithuania

Source reference

Ārlietu ministrija