Rules for entering Latvia

Is a COVID-19 certificate or a negative test required when entering Latvia?

No, an interoperable COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate or a negative test result is not required for entry into Latvia.

An interoperable COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate or negative test result is only required if entering from a high-risk country. Information on high-risk countries can be found on the website of the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Should one self-isolate when entering Latvia?

No, you do not have to observe self-isolation when entering Latvia.

Do children need to take a test before entering Latvia?

No one needs to take the test before entering Latvia.

Do I have to fill in the questionnaire?

From 1 March 2022, it is not necessary to fill in the questionnaire.

In which cases is a COVID-19 certificate or negative test not required when entering from a high-risk country?

Exceptions apply to:

  • Children under the age of 12;
  • Ukrainian citizens and their family members leaving Ukraine, directly or indirectly, in connection with the military invasion by the Russian Federation;
  • Employees of the transport and passenger transport service provider and members of the crew of passengers, freight or technical services, even when traveling to or from the place of work. At the request of the State Border Guard or the State Police, professional lorry and bus drivers shall present a driving license of the appropriate category, as well as a digital tachograph driver card or a tachograph of the last working day and an International Transport Worker’s Certificate issued in accordance with the specimen drafted by the European Commission;
  • Seafarers who need to get to or from their place of work on board;
  • Aircraft passengers who cross the territory of Latvia in transit without leaving the controlled area of the airport and staying there for no longer than 24 hours if they can present confirmation of their transit flight;
  • Delegations, diplomats, and their family members, diplomatic couriers;
  • Other exceptional cases specified in Cabinet Regulation No 360 “Epidemiological Safety Measures for the Containment of the Spread of COVID-19 Infection”. 

Where can I find out the expiration date of a certificate?

Information about the validity period of the vaccination certificate on the NHS website.

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