Entry requirements to Latvia changed as of 1 April 2022

Beginning 1 April 2022, travellers entering Latvia will no longer need to present an interoperable vaccination or recovery certificate, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result.

Entering Latvia from very high risk countries is forbidden. At present Latvia has not assigned any country to that category. Follow updates on the website of the Centre for Disease control and Prevention at: https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv  

A ban on entry from very high risk countries does not apply to persons travelling to the Republic of Latvia for a compelling purpose of employment, execution of obligations or invitations stipulated by law enforcement authorities (the Prosecutor’s Office, court), training, studies, family reunification, receipt of medical services, transit or accompanying of minor children, and also to return to their place of permanent residence or to attend a funeral or entering due to other humanitarian reasons.


Further information:

  • Covid-19 control measures
  • The Facebook account of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is accessible here.
  • Information on restrictions and precautionary measures related to COVID-19 is accessible here.

Contact information

  • Consular matters (visas, legalisation of documents, travel advise)
    • for calls made within Latvia, tel. 80005905;
    • for calls made from abroad, tel. +371 67015905;
  • SPKC information phone (e.g., to find out more about the rules on self-isolation) +371 67387661;
  • the State Border Guard phone to get information on border crossing issues +371 67075616.

Note. The website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs contains only official information at its disposal. This information may be incomplete, since other countries are entitled to impose changes to entry procedures and conditions of stay at short notice. Therefore, the Ministry suggests that those issues be clarified at the diplomatic of consular mission of the respective country. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs cannot assume responsibility for losses and inconveniences caused by failure to observe the recommendations provided here. Travel warnings published on the Ministry website have a recommendatory character without prejudice to the right to leave Latvia laid down in Article 98 of the Satversme (Constitution).