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Latvia Travel Restrictions

92.2 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
33.03% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 31.49% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Canada will not be allowed to enter Latvia.
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

Latvia has restricted the entry of all travelers except for Latvian, Estonian, and Lithuanian nationals and permanent residents. Nationals and residents of EEA Member States may enter the country if they are traveling from within the EEA. Spouses or minor children of Latvian nationals, members of government delegations and passengers in transit may still enter Latvia.


Outgoing travel to LatviaTraveling from Canada to Latvia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Latvia.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 11 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Canada will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Latvia.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to travelers who have been staying only in the countries of the European Economic Area, Switzerland or the UK over the past 14 days, and can present a document certifying that the person has received a full course of vaccinations.

Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 over the past six months and can present documentary proof of that fact.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form

Must be completed at least 48 hours before entering Latvia.


Return travelReturning to Canada from Latvia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Latvia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Latvia will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Latvia

Masks:Required in public spaces and public transportation.
Restaurants:Closed
Bars:Closed

FAQs

  • Most visitors from Canada can enter Latvia but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 10 days

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces and public transportation.

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