Latvia: Vaccination Certificate Validity Changed

February 15, 2022 Jessie Butchley

Key Points 

  • Reduced validity period of the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate  

Overview 

On 1 Feb. 2022, the government of Latvia announced that the period of validity for the European Union (EU) Digital Vaccination Certificate will be  270 days, regardless of the type of vaccine that was administered. No validity period will be applied to vaccine certificates indicating that a booster dose has been administered. The COVID-19 recovery certificate will remain valid for 180 days.  

The validity period of vaccination certificates issued for those who have received the Johnson & Johnson (Jannsen) vaccine will be five months.  

Additionally, travelers arriving in Latvia from the United States, Australia, and Canada will be eligible to receive a short-term vaccination certificate that will remain valid for use throughout the country. The certificate will be valid for 30 days from the day of issuance.  

What are the Changes? 

The government of Latvia has set the validity period for the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate to 270 days. This decision was made in accordance with a recommendation from the European Commission made on 22 Dec. 2021.   

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Latvia’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  


This article was published on 15 Feb. 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative. 

About the Author

Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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