Six European countries now on Latvia's Covid travel 'green list'

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The updated list of epidemiological requirements for arrivals into Latvia from other countries was published on October 1.

The overwhelming majority of European countries are now deemed to have a "high public health threat", including Baltic neighbors Estonia and Lithuania which now have some of the highest Covid infection rates in Europe.

The classification system rates travel to each country as low (green), high (yellow), or very high risk (red). No country has yet been ranked as very high risk.

Only six countries make the green list. When entering Latvia from Monaco, Malta, Czechia, Hungary, Poland and the Vatican, travellers do not need to undergo tests or observe self-isolation, though people who have not been vaccinated or who have not recovered from Covid will have to take a test before travelling to Latvia.

The rest of Europe is on the "yellow list" of countries are those in which the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants exceeds 75.


Covid countries list October 1, 2021.pdf


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The epidemiological requirements based upon the lists come into force at midnight, i.e. 00:00 on Saturday, October 2.

The latest list of countries, their current travel status, and the necessary epidemiological measures that apply is available HERE in Latvian, English and Russian and is also attached to this story in English, in PDF form for your convenience.

More details on travel requirements, including the mandatory travel form to fill in prior to arrival in Latvia, are available at

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