Health Alert: Latvia Implements Further Restrictions to Promote Social Distancing

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia (March 29, 2020) Location: Latvia Event: Latvia Implements Further Restrictions to Promote Social Distancing On March 29, 2020, the Government of Latvia announced stricter social distancing measures in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  The new measures include the following: No more than two people are permitted to gather …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia

Location:  Latvia  Event:  Only One Scheduled Flight from Riga Airport – March 30, 2020 to Frankfurt The U.S. Embassy reiterates  the State Department’s Level Four Global Health Advisory , stating “U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.” U.S. Embassy Riga has no evacuation or …

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Health Alert: Only One Scheduled Flight from Riga Airport – March 30, 2020 to Frankfurt

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia – March 28, 2020 Location:  Latvia Event:  Only One Scheduled Flight from Riga Airport – March 30, 2020 to Frankfurt The U.S. Embassy reiterates  the State Department’s Level Four Global Health Advisory , stating “U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain …

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Health Alert – Latvia Restricts Some Scheduled Healthcare Services to Protect Patients from COVID-19 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia (March 27, 2020) Location: Latvia Event: Latvia Restricts Some Scheduled Healthcare Services to Protect Patients from COVID-19 The Latvian Minister of Health Ilze Viņķele, approved an order to limit health care services in both private and public medical facilities from March 27, 2020.  The goal of limiting theses services is …

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Health Alert – Flights Out of Latvia Continue to Decrease

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia (March 26, 2020) Location: Latvia Event: Flights Out of Latvia Continue to Decrease The U.S. Embassy reiterates  the State Department’s Level Four Global Health Advisory , stating “U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.” Departure opportunities from …

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Health Alert-The Government of Latvia Implements Stricter Social Distancing Measures.  Lithuania Delays Land Border Closure for Transiting Foreigners

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia (March 25, 2020) Location: Latvia Event: The Government of Latvia Implements Stricter Social Distancing Measures.  Lithuania Delays Land Border Closure for Transiting Foreigners On March 25, 2020 the Government of Latvia announced new social-distancing measures to limit the spread of COVID.  On weekends and holidays, only grocery stores, pharmacies, pet pharmacies, …

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Health Alert – Further Airport and Land Border Closures-U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia Location: Latvia Event: Further Airport and Land Border Closures After March 27, 2020, the number of passenger flights out of Riga is expected to decrease further or stop altogether.  This reduction or stoppage of flights could last several weeks or longer.  The U.S. Embassy reiterates the State Department’s Level Four Global Health Advisory , stating “U.S. citizens …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia – March 20, 2020  Location:  Latvia  Event: Departure Options Dwindle from Latvia  The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19 on March 19, 2020.  U.S. Embassy Riga has no evacuation or chartered flights scheduled at this time.    U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to …

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Health Alert – Latvia Border Closures for Inbound Travelers

Location:  Latvia Event:  Effective midnight between Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 local time, the government of Latvia will close its borders to all but Latvian citizens and Latvian residents who hold proper residency documentation. There are no restrictions for foreigners, including U.S. citizens, to depart Latvia.  The border closures will impact a significant number …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga (March 13, 2020) Location: Latvia Event:On March 12 the Latvian Government declared a State of Emergency until April 14, 2020 in connection to COVID-19 in Latvia.  Please visit the English version of the declaration on the  Cabinet of Ministers  website. Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Riga will have reduced appointments for …

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COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: Latvia has 347 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. State Chancellery of Latvia COVID-19 Information Page Alerts and Messages for U.S. Citizens Entry and Exit Requirements: Departure Options: From Latvia: AirBaltic travel updates is adding flights. Go to https://www.airbaltic.com/en/travel-updates to see a list all upcoming added flights out of Riga. The Latvian Ministry of Transportation ( http://www.sam.gov.lv/?lng=en&cat=8&art_id=9539 ) has published a list of authorized departures and arrivals to/from Latvia.  Please contact the carriers …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia, May 8-9, 2019

Location:  Announced gathering points and route include, but are not limited to, the Victory Park and Old Town in Riga. Event:  Large organized gatherings to commemorate Victory Day. are expected to begin on May 8  at 17:00 at the Victory Monument.  On May 9 at 8:30, a rally is scheduled to take place in front of the Saeima.  Commemorative events on May 9 are …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia, March 16

Location: Announced gathering point and route includes, but is not limited to, Old Town Riga, specifically around the Freedom Monument and Saint Peter’s church. Event: Demonstrations expected to take place on March 16, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The groups intend to commemorate/protest Latvian Legionnaires’ Day. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the …

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