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ALERT: Visa Services Suspension

On March 11, 2020, President Donald J. Trump issued Presidential Proclamation 9993 titled “Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus.” This proclamation suspends entry as non-immigrants or immigrants for aliens who were physically present within the Schengen Zone during the 14-day period ...
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Health Alert – Latvia Border Closures for Inbound Travelers

Location:  Latvia Event:  Effective midnight between Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 local time, the government of Latvia will close its borders to all but Latvian citizens and Latvian residents who hold proper residency documentation. There are no restrictions for foreigners, including U.S. citizens, to depart Latvia.  The border closures will impact a significant number ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riga (March 13, 2020) Location: Latvia Event:On March 12 the Latvian Government declared a State of Emergency until April 14, 2020 in connection to COVID-19 in Latvia.  Please visit the English version of the declaration on the  Cabinet of Ministers  website. Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Riga will have reduced appointments for ...
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COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: Latvia has 347 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. State Chancellery of Latvia COVID-19 Information Page Alerts and Messages for U.S. Citizens Entry and Exit Requirements: Departure Options: From Latvia: AirBaltic travel updates is adding flights. Go to https://www.airbaltic.com/en/travel-updates to see a list all upcoming added flights out of Riga. The Latvian Ministry of Transportation ( http://www.sam.gov.lv/?lng=en&cat=8&art_id=9539 ) has published a list of authorized departures and arrivals to/from Latvia.  Please contact the carriers ...
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