Arrivals in Latvia will have to register electronically starting October 12

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As of October 12, everyone entering Latvia will have to complete an electronic questionnaire and a statement to comply with COVID-19 security measures, the government announced on Tuesday, October 6.

Electronic questionnaires will be available on a dedicated website from October 12. The QR code obtained from the questionnaire will have to be shown to border guards. For persons entering Latvia until 11 October, 23:59, paper questionnaires are still to be completed.

The completion of the declaration is mandatory for all arrivals, and it must be performed not earlier than 48 hours before the border of Latvia is crossed. The person must indicate his or her name, surname, personal identity number, contact number for communication and address of the actual place of residence in which the person can be reached, as well as the countries and dates of departure in which the person has stayed during the last 14 days prior to arrival in the territory of Latvia.

For minors, the statement shall be completed by parents or legal guardians.

After completing the certificate questionnaire, the traveler will receive a personalized QR code that will certify the submission of the data. 

The data indicated in the questionnaire will be automatically transmitted to law enforcement authorities - the State Police (VP), the State Border Guard (VRS) and the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC). 

Personal data will be stored for 30 days for the purpose of using the information for epidemiological security and for the traceability of contacts. In 30 days, personal data will be automatically deleted.


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