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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: 10 May, 2023 The Administration will end the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11, the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. This means starting May 12, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of ... Read More»

Ambassador John Carwile: Ukraine’s Six Months of Resistance, Resilience, and Resolve

August 30, 2022 Riga Ukraine, a country under attack by Russia since 2014, has now withstood half a year of massive bombings, sieges of cities, and atrocities against its people. Ukraine is fighting to defend not only its democracy, but its very survival as an independent country. August 24th marked the 31st anniversary of Ukraine’s ... Read More»

U.S. and Latvian Officials Participated in Unveiling Ceremony for U.S.-Funded Fire Station at Lielvārde Air Force Base

Riga, August 5, 2022 – On August 4, U.S. Ambassador to Latvia John Carwile, Latvian Air Force Lt. Col. Viesturs Masulis and Under Secretary of State for Logistics Latvian Ministry of Defense Mārtiņš Paškēvičs participated in an official unveiling ceremony for a U.S.-funded Fire Station at the Lielvārde Air Force Base. Construction of the $2 ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution

On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida. Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers to attack ... Read More»