Starting June 19, Latvia is open to travelers from the USA

19.06.2021. 21:23

In accordance with the information published by the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control of Latvia (SPKC), the United States of America has been included in the list of third countries with low levels of COVID-19 infections. Therefore, starting June 19 travel from the USA to Latvia is allowed, including for US citizens. Additionally, due to the low infection rate, travelers from the USA are not required to self-isolate upon entering Latvia.

The list published by the SPKC elaborates the June 16 amendments to Cabinet Regulation No 360 “Epidemiological safety measures to limit the spread of Covid-19 infection” that facilitate entry into Latvia for individuals who have been vaccinated with a European Medicines Agency or equivalent similar regulator or World Health Organization recognized vaccine, as well as for those individuals who have recovered from Covid-19 and are able to provide clear and credible proof of this.

Please note that the fact of vaccination, testing and recovery from Covid-19 can only be verified by an interoperable digital European Union certificate (either in an electronic smart device or printed out on paper). A recovery certificate is valid for 11 to 180 days from the start of the illness.

If the individual is not able to present such a certificate, they must follow all requirements that apply to non-vaccinated persons or persons who have not recovered from the disease. More information on this here.

In addition, prior to entering Latvia, the QR code confirming that the form has been completed must be shown.