Information about Latvia
Population: 2,217,053 est 2012
Capital: Riga 699,203 (2012)
Official Languages: latvian
The national flag of Latvia is airBaltic (BT)
Main cities: Riga, Daugavplis, Liepaja , Jelvgava, Jurmala.
According to your nationality, before planning your trip, please check with the embassy or consulate of Latvia in your country of residence, if you need Visa in order to enter the country. Make sure to have the health insurance required and the valid passport, as well.
In addition to passport and visa, if you plan to travel to Latvia, whether for business or pleasure, we suggest to review the following information: International Airports - Airport Safety Rules - baggage allowance, size and weight restrictions - Most visited cities - Driving in Latvia - Electricity - Time Zone - Business hours - National Holidays - Weights and Measures - Rules of Etiquette and Commercial Practices
Currency: Lat (LVL)
Time Zone: (GMT+2) Summer Time (GMT+3)
International travel to Latvia is allowed. You need to meet the requirements to ensure entry is allowed.
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
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
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
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
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
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