Open with restrictions

Latvia Travel Restrictions

52.62% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 50.60% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Latvia.
Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Latvia without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Latvia for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Latvia entry details and exceptions

Entry restrictions in Latvia is dependent on the country where the traveler is from, whether the traveler is protected or not and the reason of travel.

Travelers arriving in Latvia are required to fill out Covidpass 48 hours prior to arrival in Latvia.


Outgoing travel to LatviaTravelling from the United Kingdom to Latvia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 for Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Latvia.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Children under the age of 12, individuals with compelling reasons or pressing grounds and those who cross border on a daily basis for work or education from Latvia to other EU countries are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Latvia.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

The isolation period can be shortened

After 7 days of quarantine at the earliest, travelers can get a PCR test. If the test is negative, travelers do not need to quarantine further.

Details and exceptions

Travelers arriving from high risk countries are required to isolate for 10 days. Children who are 0-12 years old are exempt from quarantine requirement.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form (Covidpass)

Must be completed at least 48 hours before entering Latvia.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from Latvia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travellers returning from Latvia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Qualified fully vaccinated travelers are not required to present a pre-departure test when traveling to England. However, they are still required to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test which will be taken on or before day 2 after arrival in the country. An individual traveling to the country is considered fully vaccinated if he/she meets the qualification indicated here.

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules are required to present a pre-departure test (to be taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date), day 2 and day 8 PCR tests. They may check the pricelist and order the test thru these authorized testing providers.

Travelers could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) are exempt from the test requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from Latvia will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules arriving from non-red list countries are required to quarantine at home or in the place they are staying for 10 days.

Permitted travelers from the red list countries are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel. They must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Latvia

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Latvia without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Latvia.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Latvia without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Latvia.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from the United Kingdom are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 for Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travellers from the United Kingdom are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Latvia is required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Latvia are open with restrictions. Bars in Latvia are open with restrictions.