Please be informed that due to the expansion of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the U.S. as of May 12, 2020 until further notice the Consular Division of the Embassy of Latvia to the U.S. will continue to provide only those consular services that can be received remotely. To apply for a new passport it is possible only in person at the Embassy.
Emergency situation in Latvia has been extended until June 9 and for the time being no commercial flights are allowed to Latvia, only the flights that have received a permission from the Minister of Transport: http://www.sam.gov.lv/?cat=8&art_id=9533 .
Please check with your air company if your flight will not be cancelled.
Information about these flights is available on the webpage of the Ministry of Transport: http://www.sam.gov.lv/?cat=8&art_id=9533, where you can also find information how to purchase tickets.
Please look into the commercial flights available to a European countries (please see the attached list of currently available flights from the U.S. to Europe).
Afterwards, we ask you to look into commercial flights to the airports of Estonia or Belarus, then travelling by land, or flying to Finland, then choosing a Tallink, Eckerö Line or Viking Line ferry to Tallinn, then continuing by land. In order to travel from Helsinki to Tallinn by ferry, before the flight to Helsinki they must prove that they have a valid ferry ticket. From there, they can travel by bus to Latvia (www.ferrytickets.lv or https://www.estravel.lv/en/) .
Information on the current situation regarding options for returning to Latvia and restrictions for entry/departure set by Latvia and other countries is available on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: https://www.mfa.gov.lv/konsulara-informacija/celo-drosi-2/10-atgadinajumi-veiksmigam-celojumam/celojumu-bridinajumi-par-valstim-un-teritorijam .
Information regarding options for returning to Latvia is also available on the Facebook page of the Consular Department of Latvia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs facebook.com/celodrosi/ , the Facebook page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs facebook.com/arlietuministrija/ and the Embassy of Latvia’s Facebook page: facebook.com/EmbassyofLatviainUS/ .
Please be informed that it is mandatory after arrival in Latvia to self-quarantine for 14 days.