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Latvia - Covid-19 regulations:

Overview

The state of emergency in Latvia has been extended but restrictions are eased. Since 16 July, before entering Latvia, all passengers of international passenger carriers have to submit a completed questionnaire to their carrier, indicating the countries that they have visited during the last 14 days, their contact information, and the address chosen for performing two weeks of self-isolation (if applicable).

Source: www.riga-airport.com/en.
Last updated: 11th August 2020

National movement

No restrictions within Latvia

Cross-borders

Since 3 June 2020, citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area, and the Swiss Confederation, as well as people who are permanently residing in those countries, when travelling from their home countries to Latvia, are no longer be obliged to go into a 14-day self-isolation period, so long as their home countries have maintained an incidence level of less than 15 individuals per 100,000 who have fallen ill with Covid-19. Travel without self-isolation for residents from the following countries is now allowed: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South-Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China. This list of countries will be updated every Friday. List of countries and recommendations: www.spkc.gov.lv

Airports

All travellers, except children under the age of 7, must wear a medical mask when staying at the Airport. Entry to the Airport terminal is only allowed to passengers wearing a mask, upon presentation of a boarding pass or booking confirmation. There are no special health checks for arriving passengers at Riga Airport.

Public Transport

As of 1 July, face coverings are not obligatory on public transport anymore but recommended. This does not apply to persons coming from countries abroad that have a high incidence of Covid-19: these persons are still required to use a face covering on public transport when going to their residence to self-isolate.

Taxi

Operating, state regulation applies.

Guides / Assistants

Working, state regulation applies.

Coaches

Use of masks on public transport is recommended but not compulsory. Private coaches can set their own rules.

Rail / Cable Cars

Same regulation as for public transportation.

Shops

Open, state regulation applies

Restaurants

Cafes and restaurants are open if they are able to provide for a 3m2 pp. distance between people and meet max capacity requirements. From July 11th to September 1st, no more than 4 visitors who are not members of the same household can sit at one table in indoor spaces; no more than 8 visitors who are not members of the same household can sit at one table in outdoor spaces.

Hotels

Open, state regulations apply

Attractions

The museum shall provide services to visitors, ensuring a 2 m distance between visitors, between staff, and between visitors and staff, except for when several persons live in the same household, max capacity 50% indoors. Separate (partitioned) entrance and exit flows of visitors mus be ensured. For cultural events where visitors sit in personalised, fixed seats, a distance of 1 metre must be provided between the seats.

Events

From August 1st it is allowed for:
-up to 250 persons to gather in premises for which the total publicly accessible area is 1000 m2 or less;
-up to 500 persons to gather in premises for which the total publicly accessible area is more than 1000 m2, but not exceeding 50% of the maximum acceptable number of people in the room, considering that 4 m2 should be provided per person;
-up to 3000 persons to gather outside, ensuring publicly available information about the maximum acceptable number of persons is provided at the venue or place where the provision of commercial service occurs.