As of January 25, 2021 a negative Covid-19 PCR test required for entry into Latvia

26.01.2021. 15:42

As of January 25, 2021 only PCR (polymerase chain reaction) negative Covid-19 test results will be acceptable for entry into Latvia.

The test must be performed no earlier than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft that will be entering Latvia.

Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result or other medical document that confirms that the person is not infectious (for example, a medical certificate, antibody certificate) must be presented to the airline. If this is not done, the passenger will be denied boarding to Latvia.

Children under the age of 11 are exempted from the Covid-19 testing requirements. For other exceptions please see the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No. 360, adopted June 9, 2020, paragraph 354: Epidemiological Safety Measures for the Containment of the Spread of COVID-19 Infection .  We would like to inform that the earlier exception of not requiring a negative Covid-19 test for individuals who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 has been removed from the list of exemptions.

The mandatory requirement for self-isolation remains unchanged: after arriving from a country with a high risk of infection (including from the United States), a 10-day period of self-isolation, as well as other epidemiological safety requirements as outlined by the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control of Latvia must be observed. In addition, prior to entering Latvia, the QR code confirming that the form has been completed must be shown.

We would like to remind that travel to Latvia from the United States is allowed only for restricted categories – mainly for nationals of Latvia and their family members. A complete list of categories of those who are allowed to enter Latvia is listed under article 37 of the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No.360 Epidemiological Safety Measures for the Containment of the Spread of COVID-19 Infection