Covid-19

E-Confirmation is mandatory before entering Jelgava Sport hall

Please note that entry to the Jelgava Sport Hall is only possible for those players, coaches and umpires who have completed the E-Confirmation of the Covid-19 epidemiological protocol.
E-Confirmation must be filled in every day before arrival at Jelgava Sport Hall.
If Jelgava Sport Hall is visited several times a day, one e-confirmation is enough.

>>> Fill in the questionnaire here on the day when the first game or the first training in Jelgava Sports Hall

Mandatory certificate

Please note that a certificate (vaccination, illness or testing) is required when crossing the Latvian border.
If participants need a test when returning from Latvia, testing will be organized in Jelgava, during the tournament, on Saturday. This is a paid service (PSR test – €25)

List of countries

Azerbaijan, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland,, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, U.S.A., Ukraine.

>>> See List of countries subject to special safety measures

Covid-19 tests

Participants arriving from unsafe member states must also take the local test within 24 hours of arrival.
The test can be performed at the airport immediately upon arrival. If airport border guards send participants for a mandatory test (this often happens if they arrive from unsafe countries), this is enough.
Participants will be able to take the PSR test on site in the sports hall starting on August 25.
The price of the PSR test is 25 euros. It can be paid on the spot in cash, by card or by bank transfer.
NB! Competitors from unsafe countries cannot participate in competitions and training until they have received a negative result to the covid-19 test. Test results are usually received at night, from 24:00 to 04:00\

Just one Covid-19 test?

If person come from a country marked as “Very high public health threat” or “High public health threat” and not Vaccinated and recovered person, if the person stays in the Republic of Latvia for more than five days, the person shall undergo a repeated laboratory testing for the diagnostics of COVID-19 on the 5th-7th day after the person has left the country which is published on the website of the Centre as a country to which the special precautionary and restrictive measures are applicable.

What are the requirements of Latvian law?

Regulation No. 360 of of the Government of Latvia
Epidemiological Safety Measures for the Containment of the Spread of COVID-19 Infection

32.7 17. any sporting events on site (for example, competitions, demonstrations, numbers) shall be prohibited and cancelled, except for: the following sports competitions if they are held without spectators:
32.7 17.1. the international sports competitions included in the calendar of sports competitions of international sports federations (including the official trainings intended before competitions) for athletes from 10 years of age;

6.3. in public indoor spaces, including working places, if more than one person stays in the premises:
6.3.1. medical or non-medical (hygienic or fabric) face masks (hereinafter – the mouth and nose covers) shall be used, except for:
6.3.1.4. athletes during sports trainings (sessions) and the sporting events referred to in Sub-paragraph 32.7 17 of this Regulation;

61.4 Athletes and sports employees, and also representatives of international sports organisations whose arrival in the territory of the Republic of Latvia is connected with participation as an accredited person in an international sporting event organised by a sports federation recognised in accordance with the procedures laid down by the Sports Law or a member thereof, and who have arrived from a country which is published on the website of the Centre as a country to which the special precautionary and restrictive measures are applicable shall not be subject to the requirement referred to in Sub-paragraph 56.1 of this Regulation for self-isolation and the requirement referred to in Sub-paragraph 56.2 of this Regulation for the visiting of social and public spaces and premise and contacts with other persons at a place and time when the person fulfils such duties which are directly related to participation in the international sporting event if the person meets the following criteria:
61.4 1. the person does not display signs of an acute respiratory disease;
61.4 2. the person can submit to the organiser of the international sporting event in Latvia a copy of the document (present the original thereof upon a request) certifying that he or she has undergone laboratory testing for the diagnostics of COVID-19 not earlier than three days before arrival in the territory of the Republic of Latvia and it did not find COVID-19 infection;
61.4 3. not later than 24 hours after arrival in the territory of the Republic of Latvia, the person has undergone laboratory testing for the diagnostics of COVID-19 and it did not find COVID-19 infection, and the person has also submitted a copy of the document certifying this fact (presented the original thereof upon a request) to the responsible medical practitioner appointed by the organiser of the international sporting event in Latvia;
61.4 4. before arrival in the territory of the Republic of Latvia (concurrently with accreditation for the international sporting event) or not later than 24 hours after arrival in the territory of the Republic of Latvia, the person has submitted to the organiser of the international sporting event in Latvia a certification that:
61.4 4.1. he or she shall comply with all the restrictions imposed for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 infection, including the conditions referred to in Sub-paragraphs 56.2, 61.4 4.2, 61.4 4.3 and 61.44.4, and also Paragraph 61.2 of this Regulation (where applicable);
61.4 4.2. outside the participation in the international sporting event he or she shall stay at the place of stay in the Republic of Latvia indicated in the certification;
61.4 4.3. during the stay in the territory of the Republic of Latvia, he or she shall monitor his or her health condition (two times per day – in the morning and evening – by measuring body temperature) and shall inform the responsible medical practitioner appointed by the organiser of the international sporting event in Latvia if any signs of an acute respiratory disease (cough, increased body temperature (fever), shortness of breath) appear;
61.4 4.4. he or she shall not use the public transportation, and also shall use personal vehicle or a vehicle ensured by the organiser of the international sporting event in Latvia to get to the place of stay in the territory of the Republic of Latvia and venue of the international sporting event in the territory of the Republic of Latvia, and when travelling between these places;
61.4 4.5. he or she shall cover all the expenditures related to medical treatment if COVID-19 infection will be confirmed to the person.

Protection measures for persons who arrived in Latvia

Travellers who have arrived in Latvia to participate international sports competitions in Latvia represented countries “Very high public health threat” and “High public health threat” should following:
* The participants must have been accredited before (not only players and umpires, but also coaches, physiotherapists, etc.)
* When crossing the border of Latvia, a Covid-19 test with a negative result must be presented
* Within 24 hours of crossing the Latvian borders, a Covid-19 test must be performed in Latvia. It is paid by the participants themselves
* Until the negative results of Latvia’s Covid-19 test have been received, self-isolation must be performed without living together with other participants. Therefore, on the first day of the tournament, the participants will remain in hotel Riga, then go to Jelgava with the tournament’s transport.
* Participants receive special rules to participate in the competition, but in other circumstances, self-isolation requirements must be made, including no tours, parties, etc.
These points are only for participants from the “Blacklist” countries.
Participants from countries with low Covid-19 prevalence should comply with the normal epidemiological prudential requirements.