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 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.”
On March 23, 2020, Latvian Foreign Minister Rinkevics confirmed that repatriation flights of Latvians back to Latvia will cease on March 27, 2020.  This will further reduce the availability of flights in and out of Riga.
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 land border with Latvia will be closed to transiting foreigners beginning tomorrow night, March 25, 2020 at midnight.

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

Actions to Take:


U.S. Embassy Riga, Latvia
Samnera Velsa iela 1
Riga LV-1510
+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

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