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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. Netherlands 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 188 313 990 people, among the total — 4 057 531 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 Thursday, 15 July 2021), the number of cases in Latvia is 138 041 people, total deaths are 2542, and 519 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 Netherlands?

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://covid19.gov.lv/index.php/en/support-society/how-behave-safely/covid-19-control-measures
  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, Netherlands 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 Netherlands 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

Self-isolation for 10 days required for some travelers.

For which countries are the borders with Latvia open?

Today (Thursday, 15 July 2021) the borders of Latvia are fully open for 0/ 38 countries, partially open for 51/ 38 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:

Vaccinated persons and persons recovered from Covid-19 do not have to get tested for Covid-19prior to travel unless they are travelling to a particularly high-risk country with a very high incidence or spread of a new strain of Covid-19. It is not required to get tested when returning unless the person has been in a particularly high-risk country;Other travellers are required to get tested before traveling to any country. When returning from a high-risk or particularly high-risk third country, getting tested for Covid-19 is obligatory.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 (https://covidpass.lv/en/), 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.Self-isolation is required:-Persons who have not been vaccinated or have not had Covid-19 and recovered from it should observe self-isolation when returning from high-risk countries (EU, EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom and other countries);-All travellers entering from a high-risk country (including the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) with a very high incidence or prevalence of a new Covid-19 strain. More information on this will soon be available on the website of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.spkc.gov.lv/lv).Self-isolation is not required:-Persons who have had Covid-19 in the last 6 months and have recovered from it and can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom;-Persons who can provide proof with an EU digital certificate (via smart device or printed) or a certificate issued in the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, stating that the person has received full vaccination (i.e. 15 days have elapsed since the completion of a full vaccination course) and what vaccine he/she were vaccinated with (exemption from self-isolation only applies to vaccines registered by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent regulators or recognised by the World Health Organisation);-Children under 13 years of age (until 1 September 2021 — also other minors) travelling with adults who are exempt from the requirement of self-isolation. However, in such cases, children do not make close contacts with persons outside their household, do not attend public events, children’s groups, do not use public transport for 10 days after leaving the high-risk country.All travellers must fill in an electronic confirmation form on the Covidpass. lv website (https://covidpass.lv/en/). 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 Netherlands open?

Today (Thursday, 15 July 2021) Netherlands’s borders are fully open to 31/ 38 countries, partially open — to 20/ 38 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 Netherlands are partially or completely open:

In Netherlands, 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 Netherlands. 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 Netherlands

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 Netherlands 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: 138 041
  • Sick right now: 519
  • Number of deaths: 2542
  • 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 15 June, public events will be possible for people who have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19.Private eventsUp to 10 people from two households can meet indoors.Up to 20 people can meet outdoors (with no household restriction).From 15 June, a relaxation of these measures is planned for people who have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19.Restaurants, bars and cafés have resumed their activities outdoors, under enhanced safety measures.No more than 4 adults (excluding minors) from no more than 2 households can seat at the same table (no more than 10 persons in total).Physical separation, or a minimum distance of at 2 metres, must be ensured between people sitting at different tables.Staff and guests must use facemasks during their stay, except when sitting at a table.
Source:https://covid19.gov.lv/index.php/en/support-society/how-behave-safely/covid-19-control-measures

Actual data of COVID-19 in Netherlands

Current statistics on coronavirus in Netherlands:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 1 766 102
  • Sick right now: 110 970
  • Number of deaths: 17 773
  • Recent morbidity: flattening

Situation with lockdown in Netherlands:

As of 26 June 2021, most outdoor and indoor activities will be permitted again, as long as 1.5 metres social distancing is observed. For large-scale activities or activities where 1.5 metres social distancing cannot be maintained, venues might ask visitors for proof of a negative PCR test taken within the last 40 hours, proof of being fully vaccinated, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last 6 months. See the Dutch Government’s website for further information on these measures.There will no longer be limits on group sizes indoors and outdoors, as long as 1.5metres social distancing is observed. Mandatory reservations, health checks and maximum capacity limits are in place for public venues, such as restaurants, cafes, museums, theatres, amusement parks and zoos.You must stay 1.5 metres away from other people. This applies to everyone over the age of 18, in the street, in shops and other buildings. It does not apply to members of your household and it does not apply if you are providing assistance to someone, for example pushing a wheelchair. If you notice that it is becoming difficult to keep a distance of 1.5 metres, you should leave. The Dutch government continues to advise people to avoid busy places. If a gathering poses a safety or public health risk, enforcement officers can take action.
Source:https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-test/entry-testing-for-events-and-activities

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 Netherlands for Latvia with the necessary permits:

No tests required

Self-isolation for 10 days required for some travelers.

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