10 / 06 / 2021
COVID-19
Flying to Latvia from Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport (IEV): what you need to know

Please note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Latvia is still closed to tourism. However, active international air traffic continues with the country.

Fly from Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport (IEV) to Riga, the capital of the Republic of Latvia, with 2 our partner airlines.

Wizz Air low-cost airline flies to Latvia once a week, every Saturday, until June 29, 2021. After that date IEV-RIX flights are scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.

LOT airline flies on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until June 21, 2021.  From then and until July 2, 2021, they would operate every day from Monday to Saturday. For the time after July 2, 2021, flights are scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.

Passengers traveling to the Republic of Latvia should be aware of a number of restrictions imposed by the government to limit the COVID-19 spread.

IMPORTANT: Entry is only possible for a substantial reason such as work, study, medical care, family reunification, etc. Find out more about ones here.

IMPORTANT: 72 hours or less prior to boarding the aircraft, each passenger must take a COVID-19 PCR test as entry to the country by air is only allowed to persons with a negative test. Passengers who do not have a negative test certificate will be denied boarding.

Among those who do not need the test are children under the age of 11, diplomatic service staff, crew members, etc.

At the same time, everyone who is covered by any of these exceptions must have all required supporting documents.

IMPORTANT: 48 hours and later, each passenger must fill out the entry form and receive a QR code to be presented before boarding the aircraft in print or electronic form. In case there is no QR-code, the air carrier may deny boarding to the passenger.

In addition to these requirements upon arrival to Latvia each passenger arriving by air from third countries (i.e., countries that are not members of the European Union or the European Economic Area, Switzerland, Great Britain) is obliged to:

  • take the COVID-19 re-test immediately, at your nearest testing point, at your own expense. This requirement also applies to children and vaccinated persons.
  • be 10 days self-isolated at home, if tested negative.
  • be 10 days self-isolated in one of the certain tourist accommodation sites, if tested positive or refused to take a repeated test.

Re-testing is not required for diplomatic staff, passengers in transit without leaving the controlled area of the aerodrome and not staying there for more than 24 hours, if they can present confirmation of the transit flight, etc.

Self-isolation can be stopped for individuals who can prove with documents that one has had COVID-19, has recovered from the disease and is not infectious. For more information, please, visit Riga Airport COVID-19: FAQ.

Please note: wearing a face mask at all times is required in the Republic of Latvia.

According to the Ministry of Health rules, it is mandatory while staying indoors with more than one person, taking a transport and being in school buildings.

Exclusion is only possible for children under the age of 7 and people with mental or motor disorders, as well as for ones doing sports or visiting a dentist.

At the same time, social and cultural life in the country is returning to normal: from June 2, stores and shopping centers are open. The cafés and restaurants welcome guests on the terraces and outdoors. Museums, exhibition halls and art spaces are open to visitors.

The only and main requirement for all guests and service workers is compliance with the epidemiological requirements imposed by the authorities.