Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Latvia’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

There are rules about taking food and drink into the EU. See Taking food and drink into the EU for further information. There are rules about taking your pet into the EU. See Taking your pet dog, cat or ferret abroad for further information.

Around 142,000 British nationals visit Latvia each year. Most visits are trouble-free.

If you are living in or moving to Latvia, read the Living in Latvia guide in addition to this travel advice.

You are required to have health insurance when you enter Latvia. See Health insurance

Terrorist attacks in Latvia can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.