Health Alert: Travel Restrictions for travelers present in certain African countries – U. S. Embassy in Riga, Latvia

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy in Riga, Latvia (December 2, 2021)

Location: Latvia

Event: On November 26, the White House announced a travel restriction for certain travelers physically present within the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Eswatini, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Malawi, the Republic of Mozambique, the Republic of Namibia, the Republic of South Africa, and the Republic of Zimbabwe due to the detection of a variant of the SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The policy does not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents and certain other categories of travelers. See the text of the announcement here. The new restrictions and requirements took effect on November 29.

As always, U.S. citizens are reminded that transportation schedules can change without notice. Please check with airlines/carriers regarding flight cancellations and/or restrictions and keep apprised of the testing and vaccine requirements for any country you are transiting. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to have a departure plan that does not depend on U.S. government assistance. U.S. citizens are also encouraged to read our webpage on What the Department of State Can and Can’t do in a Crisis.

Please see contact information for airlines operating from Riga International Airport below.

Telephone: +371 6700 6006

Telephone: +371 6720 7113

Telephone: +371 6358 8036

Telephone: +371 6616 4011

Telephone: +371 6785 2199

Telephone: +47 2149 0015

Turkish Airlines
Telephone: +371 6735 9441

Uzbekistan Airways
Telephone: +371 67324563

Telephone: +44 1279358588

Wizz Air
Telephone: +371 9020 0955

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