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All actual information about COVID-19 (prevention, statistics, symptoms and more) you can find on WHO website and in Google feed.

2019 divided the history of most countries into «before» and «after». We are talking about a pandemic that has swept the whole world. The SARS-CoV-2 virus was first identified among residents of Hubei province (China). In just a few months, a disease called Covid-19 has spread to the inhabitants of the entire planet. Italy and Latvia were not an exception.

Why is covid so dangerous? Regardless of the level of development of a particular state, medical care and other factors, millions of people have become victims of the coronavirus. According to the latest data, this figure is 177 039 062 people, among the total — 3 832 951 deaths. The main symptoms of the disease are: shortness of breath, high fever, dry cough, loss of taste and smell. The world’s leading countries have developed or are working on the production of their own vaccines that protect against COVID-19. Naturally, vaccination is not a 100% guarantee of protection against coronavirus, however, when infected, the disease is transferred much easier.

According to current data (statistics for Saturday, 5 June 2021), the number of cases in Latvia is 134 677 people, total deaths are 2407, and 4308 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of Latvia to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter Latvia from Italy?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Latvia:

  • Open to citizens: Yes
  • Open to s: Partially
  • Open to foreigners and tourists: Partially
  • Quarantine (lockdown) in Latvia: Partial

During the most «acute» periods of the pandemic, the following restrictions are applied in Latvia:

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of Latvia only if absolutely necessary: study in Latvia, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the government: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/LVA
  2. Availability of the test: No tests required

All countries are divided into 3 main categories by the Ministry of Health:

  • «Green» (low rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Orange» (average rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Red» (high rate of spread of coronavirus)

In this regard, the government acts in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Association. The distribution of states into separate categories is updated regularly. At the moment, Italy ranks among the states of the «Orange» category.

The main reasons for the introduction of new restrictions are coronavirus mutations, an increase in the number of cases, and insufficient vaccination rates.

Rules for entering Latvia from Italy in 2021

At the moment, Latvia is partially opened to foreigners, including s. Quarantine measures are applied to tourism and trade.

Before travelling to Latvia, s must pass the PCR test no earlier than 72 hours in advance and submit a written document of an international standard (in English). Also, at the time of arrival, there should be no signs of SARS (fever, chills, runny nose, cough, etc.).

Is it necessary to comply with quarantine and take a PCR test when entering Latvia?

No tests required

Quarantine for 14 days required for some countries.

For which countries are the borders with Latvia open?

Today (Saturday, 5 June 2021) the borders of Latvia are fully open for 0/ 32 countries, partially open for 50/ 32 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Estonia are partially or completely open:

In Latvia, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:

Entry to Latvia from EU Member States, the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation is permitted for the following urgent and essential reasons only:work; training, studies; family reunion; in order to receive medical services; transit; accompanying a minor; return to one’s permanent place of residence; attending a funeral.All travellers arriving from outside the EU+ area or the United Kingdom are subject to double test and mandatory isolation.Is a coronavirus test required?Travellers entering Latvia will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test performed no earlier than 72 hours before boarding or crossing the Latvian border. If a traveller is unable to show a test result (printed or on an electronic device), he will not be allowed to board the plane, train, bus, ferry, or other means of transportation. The test result must be in English, French, Russian or in an official language of the country of departure.This requirement also applies to those arriving in Latvia in a personal vehicle.The negative COVID-19 test results must be indicated in the Covidpass. lv form, which will be checked by the State Border Guard and Police officers.After entering Latvia, an additional Covid-19 test must be taken at the nearest point of testing. Children and vaccinated persons are also subject to this obligation.Is a quarantine required?In the case of negative result to the COVID-19 test performed in Latvia, 10-day self-isolation at the traveller’s residence or tourism accommodation is mandatory.If the test result is positive, or if it is not performed at all, the person must notify it at Covidpass. lv and undergo 10-day isolation at a freely selected Latvian tourist accommodation that is suitable for the reception of Covid-19 patients, and in which all the necessary safety protocols are in place (list of allowed tourist accommodation).If the test result is positive, the tourism service provider must ensure the transport of the concerned traveller (s) to the tourist accommodation for isolation, and must inform the Police in case the traveller leaves the tourist accommodation during the isolation period.The isolation may be avoided or interrupted if a person can prove that he or she has been ill with Covid-19, has recovered and is not infectious.Mandatory Travel DocumentationAll travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass. lv website. Electronic confirmation must be completed no earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Latvian border.Documents proving the purpose of entry will have to be presented to the Border Guard or the Police.

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entering the territory of Latvia. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

For which countries are the borders with Italy open?

Today (Saturday, 5 June 2021) Italy’s borders are fully open to 31/ 32 countries, partially open — to 20/ 32 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Italy are partially or completely open:

In Italy, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entry into Italy. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

The cheapest flights to Latvia from Italy

The resumption of full-fledged air communication is gradual. At the moment, direct flights to Latvia are limited, so it is possible to get to Latvia with transfers. We offer the best air fares from Italy to Latvia. Today you have the opportunity to book tickets at an affordable price. A pandemic is not a barrier to business and travel.

We constantly monitor the situation with the spread of coronavirus and are always ready to provide you with up-to-date information.

Actual data of COVID-19 in Latvia

Current coronavirus statistics in Latvia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 134 677
  • Sick right now: 4308
  • Number of deaths: 2407
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Latvia:

In indoor spaces outside the household, a face mask must be worn if there is more than one person in the room. Face masks are mandatory in public transport and in educational institutions.Children under 7 years of age are exempted from the obligation.People must respect 2 metres physical distancing (applies to both public indoor and public outdoor spaces). Physical distancing is not applied to family members and members living in the same household.Public events are not allowed. Up to 10 people can meet together outdoors.Up to 2 households (maximum 10 people) can privately meet outdoors.From 7 May, restaurants, bars and cafés can resume their activities outdoors, under enhanced safety measures.

>Actual data of COVID-19 in Russia

Current statistics on coronavirus in Russia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 4 230 153
  • Sick right now: 195 369
  • Number of deaths: 126 472
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Russia:

Enhanced measures are in place across Italy to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus:-A nightly curfew is in place in all regions from 10pm to 5am. You cannot leave your place of residence during this time apart from for emergency, work or health reasons. -You'll need to carry a self-declaration form explaining your reasons for travel during these hours -There is a strong recommendation from the Italian Government that people do not travel by public or private transport except for work, health reasons, or for reasons of necessity -Public transport is operating at 50% capacity and its use is discouraged except for essential purposes-Funerals are permitted to take place with limited attendance. Religious ceremonies are permitted. Receptions following civil and religious ceremonies are banned -Dance activity in nightclubs and open air venues has been suspended and parties are not permitted -Social distancing of one metre must be observed -The use of masks is mandatory in all public spaces, whether outdoors or indoors. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all timesAll regions have been designated «yellow», «orange» or «red» regions with a variety of restrictive measures in place. In «yellow» regions, from 26 April-Bars and restaurants with outdoor seating can reopen until 10pm. Indoor table service to resume from 1 June until 6pm -Hotel restaurant service permitted at any hour for guests only -Cinemas, theatres and concert venues can reopen, with limited capacity and pre-assigned seating -Museums and exhibits can reopen but must be pre-booked at least one day in advance -From 15 May, beach facilities and open air swimming pools can open -Fairs are permitted from 15 June and conferences from 1 July -Limited attendance to outdoor competitive group sports from 1 June -Spas and theme parks will reopen on 1 JulyIn «orange» and «red» regionsUnless you have a «green certificate» (see above), a self-declaration is required to move within an orange or a red region. Movement is only permitted for cases of absolute necessity, work or health.In «red» and «orange» regions, bars and eateries are closed and only shops selling essential items are open. Eateries can provide a takeaway service for delivery between 5am and 10pm.More information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones is available on the Ministry of Health website www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioFaqNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&id=230#11 (in English)

Thus, the restrictions associated with the coronavirus dictate living conditions in 2021. Each state has developed its own border crossing rules and entry rules. It all depends on the general situation with the spread of COVID-19.

However, even in a pandemic, you can leave Italy for Latvia with the necessary permits:

No tests required

Quarantine for 14 days required for some countries.

When will Latvia open its borders to Italy and  during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021?