Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia (May 15, 2020)
Event: Baltic Shared Borders Open and Air Baltic Adds Flights
As of Friday, May 15, the land borders between Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia are open to individuals with no symptoms of respiratory problems and who have not traveled outside of the Baltic region in the past 14 days. Individuals traveling to and from Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia who meet these requirements will not be subjected to the 14-day quarantine.
On May 18, 2020, Air Baltic will resume daily flights from Riga Airport to Frankfurt, Oslo, Tallinn, and Vilnius. For information on the flights please visit the Air Baltics Travel Updates page. To book a flight, please go to the Air Baltic Home page.
Please check our COVID-19 page for up-to-date information and links.
U.S. citizens must have a ticket for a connecting flight in order to transit the Frankfurt and Oslo. U.S. citizens are permitted to transit through these airports for the purpose of connecting to an outbound flight to the U.S. but will not be permitted to leave the airport while transiting.
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
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.