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 abroad for an indefinite period.

U.S. Embassy Riga has no evacuation or chartered flights scheduled at this time.

Presently, there is only one commercial scheduled flight out of Riga Airport.  It will depart on March 30, 2020 to Frankfurt on Air Baltic.  More information can be found on the Air Baltic Travel Updates Page

U.S. citizens transiting through Frankfurt or Amsterdam will not be allowed to leave the airport while transiting.  They must stay at the airport between flights.

U.S. citizens can still cross the Latvian land borders with Estonia and Lithuania to fly out.  In order to cross the borders, U.S. citizens must be able to prove that they have tickets to fly out of Tallinn or Vilnius airports.   If you are planning on crossing either border to depart, please email us at

Flight Departure Information:

From Latvia:

From Estonia:

  • At the moment, Lufthansa has scheduled flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from Tallinn to Frankfurt.  Please visit their website hereand search Timetable by Route for more information.
  • The Tallinn Airport website lists Tallinn Airport arrivals and departures. Please check for up-to-date information.

From Lithuania: (UNTIL 13 April 2020, 00:00)

Please visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for up-to-date information on departures and resources available.

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