Open with restrictions

Latvia Travel Restrictions

52.62% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 50.60% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Latvia with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand 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 New Zealand to Latvia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand 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

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Latvia.

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 New Zealand from Latvia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Latvia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

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

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


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 New Zealand can enter Latvia without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Latvia with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Latvia without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Latvia with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from New Zealand are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from New Zealand 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.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • 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.