Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Raleigh to Latvia
Latvia has restricted the entry of all travelers except for Latvian, Estonian, and Lithuanian nationals and permanent residents. Nationals and residents of EEA Member States may enter the country if they are traveling from within the EEA. Spouses or minor children of Latvian nationals, members of government delegations and passengers in transit may still enter Latvia.
Direct passenger flights between Latvia and the UK resumed. However, From January 11, UK nationals are no longer classified as EU/EEA nationals and will not be allowed entry to Latvia. These restrictions do not apply to UK nationals who are legally resident in Latvia and those who are transiting Latvia. Residents will be allowed to re-enter the country, but will need to present proof of residency, as well as their valid UK passport.
Currently, residents of the following countries are also permitted to enter Latvia: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. This list is updated every two weeks by the EU and can be found here.
From 12 October, everyone who intends to enter Latvia is required to complete and submit an electronic form no earlier than 48 hours before entering Latvia.
All travelers entering Latvia, including children aged 11 and above, must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before boarding their flight. Travelers without a valid medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result will be denied boarding. The certification must be in English, French, Russian or in the official language of the country from where the journey begins.
Starting from July 16, all travelers are required on arrival to complete a contact form for contact tracing listing the address they will be staying upon arrival.
From September 17, the period of self-isolation is reduced from 14 days to 10 for asymptomatic travelers. Travelers who have been in contact with a COVID-19 infected person or who work in Latvia in the medical professions, as teachers, or as social workers are still required to self-isolate for 14 days.
All travelers arriving at Riga International Airport from the UK are required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the Airport or provide evidence of a negative test and then go straight to their place of residence to self-isolate for 10 days. The test result will be emailed to the them within 24 hours. If the test result is negative they should continue with their 10 days of self-isolation. If the test result is positive they should observe 10 days of quarantine. A second test is required on day 9 of self-isolation. If the result of the second test is negative, self-isolation can be safely completed after day 10.
The Government of Latvia is monitoring the rates of COVID-19 in these countries and travelers arriving from countries with more than 15 cases per 100,000 inhabitants will be required to self-isolate for 10-14 days upon arrival. Up to date information can be found on the Government of Latvia website.
There are currently 6,504 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in LV and 1,990 deaths as of Apr 13 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "One cookie with tea is not enough at this time of day! Especially if there had no chance to eat dinner before the flight."
Pros: "The crew were truly great as I had an extremely difficult flight due to tremendous pain in my knees. Coach economy are way too narrow, even if I paid for preferred seating. A joke. Cldnt move. So uncomfortable."
Cons: "Boardingvwas delayed so we left a good 50 minute late. Ran out of meal choice so we had to eat what they had left which was pasta that was too spicy for me anyway. I was very disappointed bec I preferred chicken but there were none left."
Pros: "I liked the movies , comfortable seats, food was great!!!"
Cons: "If we had free WiFi"
Pros: "Great service."
Cons: "New planes have 9 sits in the rove (economy class) which affects the passengers comfort."
Pros: "The crew was good."
Cons: "The infotainment system could be better. My system was not working for the first 3 hours and then the sound went out out completely after 2 hours of use. Also the airbus model still use the outdated 2 prone headphone and I was not able to use my noise canceling headphones."
Pros: "I loved the Awesome Check in lady from United airlines, her name is Sandra and she is pure awesomeness. I also loved the air hostesses for the care they have given me from the time I set foot On the plane until I left."
Cons: "The attitude of the Lufthansa gate staff was anything but welcoming. Reaching the gate for the Lufthansa flight was greeted with my name shout from a distance, and my apologise for being late were met with shrugs! Not only that, but my 3 checked bags are still in at IAD, I didn’t receive in CAI!"
Pros: "Flight itself was good. Crew was nice"
Cons: "Flight was late. Airport experience in Frankfurt horrible. It looked like all was intended to increase the delay. They made me miss my train connection"
Pros: "Nice to have more legroom, crew was egficient and accomodating, they treated a sick passanger in the row in front of me with great empathy and professionalism."
Pros: "Flight crew was excellent. Top notch in customer service. They had a very difficult lady constantly wanting help with meals and food issues, and they were very professional and efficient."
Cons: "Check in was late in Rome. Arrived at 5am for a 8:30 flight, and they would not check us in until 6 am. Don’t understand the “arrive 3 hrs prior” when this happens."
Pros: "Large entertainment variety"
Cons: "Comfort less than desirable. Not enough sitting space. Also my luggage was left behind in Munich."
Pros: "The service and crew was amazing! We splurged on Business class and it was worth it! I was impressed with their efficiency at every point: checking in, boarding, and in-flight service."
Cons: "Sleeping overnight the cabin got a bit warm which made it a bit uncomfortable. I’ve never had that problem on a flight before."
Cons: "Didn't like the fruit dish or the liverwurst type meat."
Pros: "Flight crew was amazing, as well as the first meal....restaurant quality."
Cons: "Passport control and security for connecting fights made the connection hell, also walking 10 miles to the gate"
Pros: "see above"
Cons: "see above"
Pros: "Staff was really good"
Pros: "The boarding process was smooth, take off delayed by just over an hour but the Crew were exceptional with providing updates and bringing around refreshments whilst we waited."
Cons: "Seats were a little uncomfortable but outside that not much I can fault the airline for."
Pros: "Lots of food with free wine"
Cons: "I didn’t like it because when I asked for a big water bottle, they refused to gove it to me while I am sick and suffer dry throat. The space is rather small. If you are 5ft 5 and above person, I honestly would suggest you buy extra legroom for comfortable purposes. Also, there is like 1 restroom on the whole plane and if you sot at the end, you are screw. Lets not forget that they delayed our flights like 4 hours and only gave us 1 voucher for snack. I don’t expect the experience will be fancy but this is a total disappointment!"
Pros: "On time, no complaints"
Pros: "Such great personnel in the air - can't say enough how much I appreciated them."
Cons: "The airline as a whole, however, encourages you to book with them under the reasonable assumption that connecting flights with Lufthansa will be achievable. Now that I've seen Frankfurt, There was no way they could actually expect any of us to make our connecting flights. And they offer no compensation. When I did get another flight, it was terribly delayed. Talking in line with regular European travelers, they said they expect it. Also met several fliers at the service desk attempting to connect via entirely different routes, all having the same experience."
Pros: "The special meals ordered were good. the staff was courteous. Bags arrived on time."
Cons: "Seats towards the rear of plane were too narrow. When the front passenger reclined their seats they were in your face. This is bad design. Also, at Frankfurt we had to wait over an hour for the plane to get de-iced. Why was this process not started early, as the departure time was known."
Pros: "Real silverware and glasses for dinner and the best blanket on any flight I've ever taken."
Pros: "Thank goodness the movies were good."
Cons: "Had to wait in 5 lines before someone could check our bags. no organization at boarding time. Just a free for all."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful"
Cons: "I am lactose intolerant and there were few non-dairy options"
Pros: "nice and polite crew"
Cons: "no screens/maps with route information no enterteinment unless downloaded on your own devise, I had an Iphone which is too small to watch anything.... seat hardly reclined at all and felt extreemely uncomfortable"
Pros: "My mom loved the hospitality of the crew and their professionalism. Lufthansa is the best..."
Cons: "The total flight was 17 hours. They can improve on the timeline."
Pros: "waited for us to get to gate"
Pros: "Very comfortable"
Pros: "Flying from San Francisco to Madrid via Munich in economy class. All very good in general, in fact the best experience compared with other airlines I have used in the past for the same trip. Vegetarian meal was good, but only on the long leg. Munich to Madrid was not possible to choose the special meal, but that is not that important for me, so I eat what I could and that was good enough. The crew was super nice. The plane is huge, toilets are literally 'downstairs' and extra room to hang out. I will definitely choose Lufthansa again for my trips to Europe."
Cons: "If you want to reserve a seat in advance you need to pay for it, that's the only thing I didn't quite like because I found it after I bought the ticket. It was not mentioned clearly in advance, and it felt like an afterwards surprise, really? I paid for it anyways. For me it is worth it to make sure I get a window seat on the long leg flight."
Pros: "I am a little bit disappointed with Entertainment for this flight. No update movies, more of them classic or old. Boarding are was not clean and crowded"
Pros: "Very kind professional and accommodating crew"
Pros: "Because we left at 6:50am and I didn't sleep the night before in the airport, I the second I got on the plane I feel asleep and didn't wake up until we landed, so I couldn't tell you much about the experience."
Cons: "The boarding process was rather hectic and they didn't have enough seating for people waiting."
Pros: "Food was great!"
Cons: "Lackluster movie selection, internet was a rip off and barely worked."
Pros: "short hop--good"
Pros: "Lufthansa has us on a short connection in Munich. But instead of bumping us like Air Canada, which does not care about customers, Lufthansa got a little van for our family of 5, took us through expedited passport control and helped us reach our flight. They have done a superb job and it is great to see an airline that has a very capable ground crew as well as air crew. Lufthansa made us feel like they cared about us and trust me traveling with three kids under 6 we very much appreciated it and they will have our return business!!"
Pros: "Pre-bording with children and nice entertainment selection of movies, tv shows and music."
Cons: "rhe FA was saying that they have either pasta or chicken and they had beef, when asked what kind of pasta he said how would I know."
Cons: "We had to take a bus from the gate to the plane, it took forever to pick us up, and then drove so far getting to the plane, we felt like we must be driving all the way to Venice!"
Cons: "There was one flight attendant with a bad attitude. An African American who spoke German. She was saucy. I was scared to press the call button when My wine spilt from a bump in the flight cause I didn't want her to give me attitude. But everyone else was very nice and helpful."
Pros: "Great crew, smooth flight, enough leg room, but no reclining seats"
Pros: "Despite the tight connection we made the flight to barcelona, a special work around bus was used - very effective."
Cons: "Flight was delayed in take off due to weather and arrived late making connection to barcelona tight. Audio visual system on flight was poorly responsive"
Cons: "not enough leg room, louder than expected engine noise"
Pros: "The idea of flying your airline and passing through Frankfurt"
Cons: "Terrible communication, scheduling, and handeling of both passengers and baggage. Worst management of any disembarkation and flight cancellation ive experienced"
Cons: "Flight attendants barely spoke English and didn't offer us a beverage for the flight. It was a small plane that was very loud and a small backpack barely fit under the plane. All in all, it took us 30 hours in airports and on airplanes to get to Riga, for one appointment."
Pros: "smooth flight, on time, professional and helpful, caring service"
Cons: "Greek managers who hate Macedonian flyers. On purpose he took our carry-on bags for check-in when I said that I had things that can be broken inside. Both bags were bellow 8 kg and we ware family of 3. Our bags were approved by Luftansa on check-in an we have them as carry-on bags from SFO. Two precious trophies was broken because of this. He did this when he saw our Macedonian passport although first the Luftansa lady said bags are ok. I will never fly with Agean Luftansa ever again."
Airlines flying from Raleigh to Latvia have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Raleigh to Latvia
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Raleigh to Latvia
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Raleigh to Latvia
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Raleigh to Latvia
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Raleigh to Latvia