Considering the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 in Europe and the need to restrict its spread in Latvia, the Cabinet has decided that from 24 December to 11 January 2022, passengers entering Latvia from the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, Germany or Russia, regardless of the existence of an interoperable or other recovery or vaccination certificate, must also be tested negative for Covid-19 prior to their flight.
Passengers must present a negative test result in digital or paper form before boarding the aircraft to Latvia. A negative RNA test within the last 72 hours or a negative antigen test within the last 48 hours is valid for presentation. If the passenger is unable to present a negative test result, the carrier has the right to refuse the flight.
The requirement to present a test result does not apply to children under the age of 12, persons in transit through the Republic of Latvia, employees of transport and passenger carriage service providers and members of the crew of passenger, cargo or technical flights, etc. cases specified in Cabinet Regulation No. 662 of 28 September 2021 “Epidemiological Safety Measures for Limiting the Spread of Covid-19 Infection” (Epidemioloģiskās drošības pasākumi Covid-19 infekcijas izplatības ierobežošanai).