Latvia has declared state of emergency to fight the spread of the coronavirus, which will be in effect until June 9.
Everyone needs to keep a distance of 2 meters (6,6 ft). (Except persons living in one household and persons performing work duties)
Public and private gatherings of no more than 25 people are allowed as long as those present remain two meters apart. Inside gatherings can last a maximum of three hours.
Washing and disinfecting hands frequently is highly recommended!
Residents of and foreigners currently present in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia can cross shared borders without compulsory quarantine, providing that those crossing have not been outside the Baltic States in the past 14 days.
International passenger travel continues to be suspended under the State of Emergency.
Tourist information centers are closed during the state of emergency period. If you need information about issues related to travel, contact us by e-mail email@example.com or give us a call at +371 67037900.
Grocery stores, pharmacies and other convenience stores and shopping centres are open from Monday till Sunday. The working hours may deviate.
Restaurants, cafés and venues
Restaurants and other entertainment venues start working no earlier than at 7.00 and end work not later than 24.00. People need to maintain 2 m distance when visiting these places.
However, a the state of emergency is not an obstacle to enjoying excellent meals. Most of Riga's best restaurants provide delivery services. You can find their offers through the Wolt and Bolt Food applications, as well as on restaurant websites or Facebook pages.
Museums, cultural and entertainment establishments, as well as other services
Museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions including concert halls and cinemas are reopening gradually. 2 m distance and the rule of max 25 people must be adhered to. We will inform you about the opened venues and their working hours.
Use of face coverings, scarves, shawls, or self-made masks are mandatory on public transportation.
Organised sports trainings are allowed if no more than 25 persons gather at the same time. The duration of the sports training indoors does not exceed 3h, the duration of the sports training outdoors is not restricted.
The most important precaution is to observe social distancing. Wash and disinfect your hands often, keep a distance of 2 meters from others and be sure to stay home if you show any signs of illness. For more information on Covid-19 and precautions, visit the web-site of the Center for Disease Prevention and Control - https://spkc.gov.lv/en.
If you develop flu-like symptoms, call the Center for Disease Prevention and Control on 8303 for advice on what to do next.