Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia (May 5, 2020)
Event: Air Baltic Adds More Flights
Air Baltic added additional flights out of Latvia from on May 11, 2020 and May 12, 2020. Available flights from Riga Airport are as follows:
Date Time Route
May 6, 2020 11:00 Riga (RIX) – Amsterdam (AMS)
May 6, 2020 11:50 Riga (RIX) – Frankfurt (FRA)
May 7, 2020 11:00 Riga (RIX) – Amsterdam (AMS)
May 7, 2020 11:50 Riga (RIX) – Frankfurt (FRA)
May 7, 2020 12:40 Riga (RIX) – Helsinki (HEL)
May 11, 2020 11:00 Riga (RIX) – Amsterdam (AMS)
May 12, 2020 11:00 Riga (RIX) – Amsterdam (AMS)
Please go to the Air Baltic Travel Updates page and follow the directions on that page to book a flight. You can book onward flights to the U.S. from Frankfurt, Amsterdam or Helsinki directly with the airlines, through a travel agent, or through online travel sites.
U.S. citizens must have a ticket for a connecting flight in order to transit other European Airports. U.S. citizens are permitted to transit through Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Helsinki for the purpose of connecting to an outbound flight to the U.S. but will not be permitted to leave the airport while transiting. Note: All flights from Helsinki require transit through another European airport and it will be more difficult to transit.
The U.S. Embassy in Riga reiterates The State Department’s Level Four Global Health Advisory “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.”
Please let us know if you are planning to depart Riga by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actions to Take:
- Email us directly at email@example.com if you are trying to depart Latvia for the U.S.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Latvia.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
- Follow travel.state.gov on Facebook and Twitter.
- U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia
Samnera Velsa iela 1
+371 6710 7000
+371 6710 7000 (after hours)
- After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +371 2920 5708
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Latvia Country Information
- Enroll in Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
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