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User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1003 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Hello everyone!

I am flying to my home country of Latvia this summer, haven't been there for 4 years. The last time I went the only document I needed was my US Passport. Nowadays every website I check seems to mention health insurance as a requirement to enter Latvia and some websites even mention that the border guards check in upon entry. Does anyone know if this is true or not? It hasn't been the case the last time I went there which was in 2003.


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User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1920 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

I looked on Skyteam web site where they have a section about visa requirements (you choose your country of nationality and eventually country for connection). Here what it says (below) and the health insurance is needed. BUt they say you can take one at the airport on arrival before clearing immigration

National U.S.A. (US) /Embarkation U.S.A. (US)
Destination LATVIA (LV)

Passport (must be valid at least 3 months beyond period of
intended stay) required.

Visa not required for a stay of generally max. 90 days per
half calendar year.

Passenger must hold health and life insurance policy that
guarantees covering health care expenses in Latvia, including
the return to the host country in case of severe illness or
It is possible to obtain policy before Immigration control on
arrival at Riga International airport.

User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 9 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

Is this true of many countries? Or is Latvia somewhat unique in this?

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User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1920 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 8 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 2):
Is this true of many countries? Or is Latvia somewhat unique in this?

Don't know for sure but in Europe, I think it's quite unique.
I know also it's the case for Russia as it's one of the item to provide for the visa demand

User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1446 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 1587 times:

I have never heard this......considering how expensive insurance is in some countries.....why not call the embassy and find out or email them

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