In general, February is the cheapest month to fly from United States to Riga. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $469. The month of January is another great option to travel to Riga, with average flight prices from United States averaging around $503.
The best time to book a flight to Riga from United States is 60 days out, which is when prices tend to be around $654. Keep in mind that you might also find cheap flights to Riga outside of this time window. In fact, momondo users recently found flights from United States to Riga for $288.
The cheapest day to depart from United States to Riga is on a Monday when prices can be found for as low as $690. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Thursday because tickets tend to average around $726. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Riga.
Flying to Riga from United States in the morning is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as $522 when looking at flights departing in the morning. Flights at noon are often more expensive with an average ticket price of $810.
Currently, Latvia travel restrictions include travel to Riga. Latvia has restricted the entry of all travelers except for Latvian, Estonian, and Lithuanian nationals and permanent residents. Nationals and residents of EEA Member States and the UK may enter the country if they are traveling from within the EEA or the UK. Spouses or minor children of Latvian nationals, members of government delegations and passengers in transit may still enter Latvia. The Government of Latvia is monitoring the rates of COVID-19 in these countries and travelers arriving from countries with more than 15 cases per 100,000 inhabitants will be required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Up to date information can be found on the Government of Latvia website. Currently, residents of the following countries are also permitted to enter Latvia: Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uruguay. This list is updated every two weeks by the EU and can be found here. Starting from July 16, all travelers are required on arrival to complete a contact form for contact tracing listing the address they will be staying upon arrival. If you are planning to travel to Riga at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.