According to the order adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers on 8 September 2022, as of Monday, 19 September, the entry of citizens of the Russian Federation, holders of short-term Schengen visas, into the Republic of Latvia for non-essential purposes, such as tourism and recreation, when crossing the external border of the European Union, will be restricted.
|The restriction also applies to citizens of the Russian Federation who enter Latvia in transit to travel to another country.|
The new regulation provides for several exceptions, including not prohibiting the entry of politically persecuted persons or in cases of other humanitarian situations. In such cases, the person at the border crossing point will have to prove with documents the compliance with the cases of exception mentioned in the order of the Cabinet of Ministers.
Please see detailed information on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia www.mfa.gov.lv and the website of the State Border Guard www.rs.gov.lv.