The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) updated guidelines January 22 regarding countries upon arrival from which self-isolation must be observed.
Data published Jaunary 21 by the Central Statistical Bureau show that the volume of cargo and post loaded and unloaded at the Rīga International Airport has increased by 4.6%.
The government adopted stricter rules for all travelers, stipulating that as of January 25, only one type of Covid test will be valid on entry, the Ministry of Transport said January 20.
Upgrading of the Latvian-Russian border crossing point Grebnev has been launched, the state shares company “State Real Estate” (VNĪ) said January 19.
In view of the curfew set on weekends, public transport will not run past 22:00 on January 15, 16, 22, and 23, Rīgas satiksme said Thursday.
As of January 15, a negative Covid-19 test result will have to be presented for entry into Latvia. At the same time, there are exceptions, including those who have received the required doses of Covid-19 vaccine, the Ministry of Transport said January 14.
A high-profile Estonian businessman as been appointed as the new Chairperson of the RB Rail AS Supervisory Board.
Last year, the pandemic greatly impacted public transportation and passenger numbers. Rīga transport provider Rīgas satiksme said January 14 that adjusted timetables would be in place starting this weekend.
Starting Friday, a negative Covid-19 test will have to be presented upon entering Latvia. Travelers without proof of this will be subject to administrative responsibility, Ministry of Transport's Deputy State Secretary Dīns Merirands said January 13.
On January 13, after an intensive snowfall during the night, streets and roads of Latvia are covered in snow and ice, said Rīga City council.
The taxi industry has suffered quite a lot as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Latvian Radio reported January 12.
In 2020, only 2.01 million passengers were serviced at Riga International airport, 74.2% less than a year earlier, the airport said in a statement January 12.
In 2020, the Latvian airline airBaltic transported 1.34 million passengers, or 73% less than a year ago, said airBaltic CEO Martins Gauss in a statement January 8.
The Latvian government decided January 7 that entry to Latvia will in future only be permitted if the traveler in question can show a negative Covid-19 test.
Latvian airline airBaltic has been awarded a five-star Covid-19 safety rating by aviation industry company Skytrax, the airline said January 7.
The government is still discussing whether to require all arrivals in Latvia to present a negative Covid-19 test, said Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs on Latvian Radio January 6.
On January 2, flights from Rīga to London were renewed after being banned since December 21.
The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) updated guidelines January 1 regarding countries upon arrival from which self-isolation must be observed.
As of January 2, Latvia will resume international passenger transport with the United Kingdom, the Civil Aviation Agency said December 30.
As of January 1, 2021, the agreement on Brexit will come in force between the United Kingdom and European Union, with changes to come regarding travel, residence, and economy.
In a break with tradition, the Latvian capital's municipal transport company, Rīgas satiksme (RS), has announced that there will be no free public transport provided on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
In spite of the pandemic and the interruption of scheduled flights, this was a year of growth for Liepāja airport, Latvian Radio reported December 29.
The Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) updated guidelines December 25 regarding countries upon arrival from which self-isolation must be observed.
On Christmas afternoon, 18 cars had crashed in a single accident series on Dienvidu bridge, State Police told LETA December 25.
For Latvian nationals, a repatriation flight from Great Britain will take place on December 28 at 17:30 UK time, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs said on his Facebook profile December 23.
Over the past two weeks, around 14% of the arrivals in Latvia had not submitted the electronic questionnaire Covidpass.lv, said the State Border Guard December 21.
“Rail Baltica” station and adjacent infrastructure at Rīga International Airport will be built by the consortium “B.S.L. Infra”, said the project implementer in Latvia Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas December 21.
In common with many other European Union member states, Latvia on December 20 announced the suspension of all flights to and from the United Kingdom.