To safeguard strict epidemiological control during the COVID-19 pandemic and continued commercial activities of the carriers simultaneously, one has specified which documents cargo and passenger carriers must present when entering Latvia.
Today, on February 4, the government has decided that employees of transport and passenger transport service providers and crew members of passenger, cargo or technical flights (hereinafter - employees of the transport sector) must present documents certifying professional activity at the request of controlling officials upon entering Latvia. The above applies to employees in the transport sector who enter Latvia in the course of their work duties, go to or return to their place of work.
At the request of the State Border Guard or the State Police, drivers of lorries and buses must present a driving license of the appropriate category and a digital tachograph driver card or tachograph of the last working day, as well as an International Transport Worker’s Certificate issued by the employer following the template drafted by the European Commission. Other transport workers must present an International Transport Worker’s Certificate.
To enter Latvia, seafarers going to or returning from their place of work must have a seafarer’s identification document (seafarer’s record book, SID) and an employer’s document confirming the need to go to or from the place of work (for example, a relevant entry in the chapter of seafarer’s record book “Data about on-board work”), including offshore oil platforms where seafarers work.
Those documents can be in paper or electronic form (smart device).
As before, the transport sector employees must have completed the questionnaire covidpass.lv before arriving in Latvia, but they do not have to present a negative COVID-19 test result.
Cabinet Regulation No 360 “Epidemiological Safety Measures for the Containment of the Spread of COVID-19 Infection” has been amended accordingly.