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What you need to know when attending events in Latvia

As from 15 June, two types of public events can be organized in Latvia: those which can only be visited by persons vaccinated against (or having overcome) Covid-19, and events where people with negative Covid-19 tests can also be present. Here is a summary of what you should know about attending those events, produced by LSM's Latvian language service.

Events in which all visitors have been vaccinated or overcome Covid-19 within the past six months:

Private outdoor or indoor events for up to 20 people from different households can be held. Public outdoor or indoor events have an unlimited number of visitors.

During the event:

  • a valid Covid-19 certificate must be applicable;
  • face masks do not have to be used;
  • physical distancing does not have to be observed;
  • no time limits. 

Events in which all visitors have been vaccinated, overcome Covid-19 or show a negative test:

Public outdoor events for up to 500 visitors without a time limit are allowed. Indoors, public events are allowed to take place with up to 300 visitors, and the duration of the event must not exceed 4 hours.

During the event:

  • a valid Covid-19 certificate must be applicable;
  • face masks must be used;
  • physical distancing does have to be observed;
  • personalized seats must be used;
  • children under 12 years of age do not have to produce a Covid-19 certificate and do not need to perform a test.

If you have not been vaccinated but have avoided catching Covid-19, the event organizers can offer to carry out an antigen test before the event, in which case you should arrive an hour earlier. If you perform the test individually, the antigen test is valid for six hours, while the PCR test is valid for 48 hours.

If you are not vaccinated and do not want to do a Covid-19 test

Private outdoor events for up to 20 people from different households can take place. Private indoor events have a limit of 10 people from two households.

You can still go to restaurant outdoor terraces, museums, libraries, markets, shopping malls, etc.

How do I get a Covid-19 certificate?

You can obtain a certificate if:

  • you have been vaccinated against Covid-19 and at least 14 days have passed after the first dose of Janssen, Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or 22 to 90 days after the first shot of AstraZeneca vaccine, and immediately after the second dose of all vaccines.
  • you have had and overcome Covid-19 and at least 11 days after the positive test result have passed (the certificate shall be valid for 180 days from the date of the first positive Covid-19 test);
  • have performed a Covid-19 PCR test in the last 48 hours (certificate valid for 48 hours);
  • have performed an antigen test (certificate valid for 6 hours).

You can get the digital Covid-19 certificate on Covid19sertifikats.lv. 

If you cannot access the digital certificate because you do not use any of the authentication methods needed, you will be able to apply and receive one at one of the joint State customer service network centers as of June 15.

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