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Covid-19 testing at the airport


If you want to take the Covid-19 rapid antigen test before your flight, please arrive at the Airport on time - at least three hours in advance! Make sure that the antigen test is sufficient to enter your flight destination.

Due to high infection rates and demand for testing, the wait time for results may exceed 24h!

For the convenience of passengers and employees working in the Airport territory, Riga Airport offers a wide range of Covid-19 testing options available at the E. Gulbis Laboratory permanent patient reception point and contactless Covid-19 testing point.


Voluntary Testing for Arriving Passengers

According to Cabinet decision, as of 2 December, all passengers (including travellers who have an interoperable vaccination or recovery certificate) upon arrival in Latvia have an opportunity to have a state-paid Covid-19 RNA test at Riga Airport.

Testing at the Airport will be provided by E.Gulbis laboratory.

Testing points for arriving passengers are available at the following locations:

  • For passengers entering from the Schengen Area – in the arrivals hall E, at the exit from the terminal;
  • For passengers entering from outside the Schengen Area – in the arrivals area C before the border control.

When these testing points are closed, you can have the test at the E. Gulbis Laboratory branch in the Airport's check-in hall on the 2nd floor.

After the test, you must go immediately to your place of residence, stay or tourist accommodation to wait the result of the test. In the event of a positive test, contact your GP immediately and maintain strict self-isolation!



Other testing possibilities

Type of the test Price*
PCR test (swab from the nose and throat) 37 EUR
The saliva PCR test 25 EUR
The antigen or rapid test 24 EUR
Antibody tests 6.80 - 41.50 EUR
The saliva test
25 EUR

A permanent E.Gulbis Laboratory patient reception point

The patient point is located in the Airport’s check-in hall, to the right of the entrance. 

The opening hours of the point: 6:00 – 24:00

Who can use this service?

Taking into account the epidemiological safety measures in place at Riga Airport, passengers can visit the point not earlier than 72 hours before their flight and must present a boarding pass or booking confirmation before entering the terminal. The point will also be available to arriving passengers by presenting a boarding pass to enter the check-in hall, as well as to employees of the Airport and companies working at the Airport.

How to apply?

Passengers should apply for Covid-19 tests at the Airport patient point in advance; however, patients without appointment will also be served in free time between appointments. You can sign up by calling 67801112 or on the website of E. Gulbis Laboratory, by choosing airport in the section "Service centers".

In addition to Covid-19 tests, other tests that are not subject to special handling or storage conditions can also be taken at the permanent patient point. More detailed information will be available from the laboratory staff, upon specifying the respective test.

The contactless Covid-19 testing point

There is also a contactless Covid-19 testing point of E.Gulbis Laboratory at Riga Airport, which is located at the Airport at the exit of Arrivals Hall E.

This point is available to anyone interested and travellers can take a saliva test, the result of which is ready within 24* hours. This device can only be used by those Airport guests and employees who have access to authentication tools recognized in Latvia: Swedbank, SEB, Luminor or Citadele internet bank, e-parakstsID or e-paraksts Mobile or Smart-ID. If these authentication tools are not available, you can authenticate by sending a passport or ID card photo.

* Due to high infection rates and demand for testing, the wait time for results may exceed 24h!