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 Latvia to the U.S. are decreasing.

Currently, Americans can leave from Riga, Tallinn or Vilnius airports to a limited number of other European cities where they can transit to the United States.  Most European countries require an onward flight in order to transit.  Please ensure that you have an onward flight to the United States before you begin travel.  You can book directly with the airlines, travel agents, or online travel websites.

The Estonian land border with Latvia remains open to foreigners who wish to transit out through the Tallinn airport.  Flights leaving from Tallinn Airport will be very limited after March 27, 2020.

The Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs extended the date of closure of its land border with Latvia for transiting foreigners to April 12, 2020 at midnight.

If you are planning on traveling through either land border, please advise the U.S Embassy Riga at

Current flight Departure information:

From Riga: 

The Latvian Ministry of Transportation
The Riga Airport Departures Page
The AirBaltic Travel Updates Page

From Tallinn: 

The Tallinn Airport Departures Page
Lufthansa – Current Flight information

From Vilnius: 

The Vilnius Airport Departures Page

Actions to Take: