COVID-19: French Institute adapts its rules!


Due to the last official instructions given by Latvian authorities, the whole team of French Institute in Latvia is working remotely until new restrictions will be released by the Latvian government.

If you have documents to return or if you wish to borrow some, the multimedia library will welcome you - only by prior appointment - on Thursdays June 3 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

June 10 will be the last opportunity to come to the media library before the relocalisation og the French Institute in Latvia to our new premises (in Raina bulvaris 9). The multimedia library will be ready to welcome you again from mid-August. The closing period of the media library will not be taken into account as a delay in the return of documents and no penalty will be applied.

Please, remember that any person from outside the Institute must respect the barrier gestures while entering the building:

  • It is mandatory to wear a mask and/or a visor inside the Institute. Access to the Institute can be denied to anyone coming to the entrance without a mask or a visor. There is a tolerance for children under 13 years who come without wearing a mask or a visor.
  • Respect the regulatory distance of 2m/3m2 per person.
  • Hand disinfection with hydroalcoholic gel is mandatory before going through the second airlock door of the building. Regular hand disinfection is then required.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Use disposable handkerchiefs (not provided by the Institute) .


  • For children aged 5 to 8

For the moment, lessons for children aged 5 to 8 are temporarily suspended. We will offer alternative opportunities for students later during the 2021 school year.

  • For children aged 9 to 10 and adolescents aged 11 to 15

Lessons for 9-10-year-olds and 11-15-year-olds are offered online.
These courses can be taken on computers, tablets, or mobile phones through the ZOOM application.

  • For adults

Group and individual lessons for adults are offered online.
These courses can be taken on computers, tablets or mobile phones through the ZOOM application.

If you have any questions concerning the courses and the exams, please write to


The multimedia library of the French Institute is open to the public only by prior appointment and only to borrow or return documents (consultation of documents on-site is prohibited) on Thursdays June 3 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Wearing a mask and/or visor is compulsory.

We invite you to use the digital library, Culturethèque

If you have any questions, please write to



To exchange with a CampusFrance advisor, please contact

The entire IFL team remains mobilized remotely so do not hesitate to contact us. You will find our contact details on our
team page.

If you have any general question, please contact French Institute' s frontdesk ( // +371 67 20 18 51).
Regularly visit the websites and social networks of the French Embassy in Latvia and the French Institute in Latvia to stay informed in real-time of the situation.