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  • Latvia reduced the validity period of the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate


On February 1, 2022, the government of Latvia announced that the period of validity for the European Union (EU) Digital Vaccination Certificate would 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 suitable 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 December 22, 2021.

Looking Ahead

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

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Latvia

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