Vaccination Certificate Validity Changed

Published date17 February 2022
Subject MatterImmigration, Coronavirus (COVID-19), General Immigration, Operational Impacts and Strategy
Law FirmEnvoy Global, Inc.
AuthorMr Jessie Butchley

Key Points

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


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...

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