As Latvian Government has declared a State of Emergency, starting from March 17th until April 14th international passenger carriage via airports, ports and by bus and rail has been cancelled.
- Residents of Latvia are allowed to return to Latvia (before returning must register in the consular register)
- Residents of Latvian are not allowed to leave Latvia via ports or airports starting from March 17th, 00:00.
- Non-residents of Latvia are allowed to return if their permanent residence is Latvia (before returning must register in the consular register)
- Non-residents of Latvia are not allowed to enter Latvia via ports or airports starting from March 17th, 00:00 (except with permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
More information on entry and exit restrictions in Latvia and restrictions imposed by foreign countries is available on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia website - https://www.mfa.gov.lv/
Starting from March 17th, international passenger carriage has been suspended, but there are no restrictions for freight transportation. Ferry company “Stena Line” continues to operate on the routes: Ventspils - Nynäshamn - Ventspils and Liepaja - Travemünde - Liepaja.
If there is a need to use ferry traffic to Sweden or Germany, please follow “Stena Line” webpage for more information on available routes and timetables.
AS “Tallink” website contains information about available routes and schedules. https://www.tallink.lv/lv/find-a-cruise
If necessary, Minister of Transport has the right to authorize international passenger carriage. The Minister for Transport grants such authorization on a case-by-case basis, at the request of the carrier. The carrier must apply at the Ministry of Transport for authorization for the specific journey and after evaluating the justification, Ministry of Transport grants such permission. Send applications to this email: email@example.com
Information about all permits, current affairs and recommendations issued by the Minister of Transport is published and regularly updated on the website of the Ministry of Transport.