Coronavirus and FAQs at (RIX) airport

Coronavirus Answers and Frequently Asked Questions for Passengers at Riga airport (RIX)

IMPORTANT: The information provided below is only a quick guide, but it may be subject to change due to permanent changes in the health situation. Therefore, always corroborate the information with the official entities and the airline with which you intend to travel to and also check if at the time of your trip, the country you are coming from is not within the list of High Risk Countries.
 

Covid-19: Regulations for travel to Latvia

International travel to Latvia is allowed. You need to meet the requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Open with conditions

Travelers who have visited or transited high-risk countries in the previous 10 days will not be able to travel. There are exceptions for citizens and permanent residents who must submit a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival, perform a PCR test on arrival, and undergo 10-day self-isolation. You can find a list of high risk countries HERE

Vaccinations and travel rules for vaccinated people

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, using an approved vaccine, are exempt from the testing and quarantine requirements. The certificate must be issued within Europe or other selected countries. The full list and more information can be found HERE

EU COVID digital certificate

Travelers can provide their EU digital certificate on paper or digitally as proof of vaccination, negative test result or prior recovery. Health documents provided in this way will not require additional verification on arrival. Full details on the EU digital certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found HERE

Quarantine is in effect upon arrival

Travelers must be quarantined for 10 days. This period may be shortened if a COVID-19 test is performed on the seventh day and a negative test result is confirmed. Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine requirements. Positive COVID test must have been taken at least 11 days prior to departure and no more than 180 days. The certificate must be issued within Europe or other selected countries. The full list and more information can be found HERE

It is mandatory to submit medical certificate / proof

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours prior, must be provided upon departure. Alternatively, proof of a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours may be presented. Passengers arriving without valid proof will be screened upon arrival. Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine requirements. Positive COVID test must have been taken at least 11 days prior to departure and no more than 180 days. The certificate must be issued within Europe or other selected countries. The full list and more information can be found HERE

Additional documents required

Travelers must complete and submit a 'COVIDpass' within 48 hours of departure. The QR code received after submitting the form must be presented on arrival.

For more details visit the website of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs


E. Gulbis Laboratory (Tel +371 6780 1112; e-mail: [email protected]) operates several clinics inside the airport grounds where passengers can take tests for Covid-19 from 6:00 am to 0:00 am.

Passengers entering from the Schengen area can choose the facility located in Arrivals Hall E, by the terminal exit.

Those entering from outside the Schengen area can use the clinic in Arrivals Hall C, before the border control.

In addition, there is a testing centre in the check-in hall, on the second floor.

To use these services, you have to make a PREVIOUS APPOINTMENT.

Costs: PCR test - €25.00-37.00; antigens test - €24.00; antibodies test - €6.80-41.50; SARS-CoV-2 RNS (NAAT) - €60.00.

Due to high demand, the waiting time for test results can exceed 24 hours.
 

Latest updates: January 25, 2022

 CORONAVIRUS

World situation. General considerations
 
Due to the advancement of vaccination worldwide, documentation and testing restrictions have been eliminated in many countries. In fact, in some countries, by presenting the complete vaccination certificate against Coronavirus, RT-PCR or antigen test results are no longer required, nor is a health affidavit form.

However, we insist once again, that in the situation of constant changes, it is always important to consult and finalize details with the airline and, if necessary, with the airport as well as, in the case of international flights, with the embassy or consulate near the final destination, and also with the countries involved for connecting flights, if any.
 
In this sense, it is useful to review the International Map of the current restrictions of each country.

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