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General information about Latvia

We are happy to welcome you to Latvia, Riga.

Latvia is a small country located in Northern Europe, on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. The country is known for its beautiful natural landscapes, including forests, lakes, and the Baltic Sea coast, and for its rich cultural heritage, which includes traditional folk songs and dances.

When asked what they love about their country the most, Latvians will proudly and loudly say: "Nature, of course!” Nature is what binds Latvian people to their land and culture, with its deep roots in ancient celebratory traditions.

Latvia's capital city Riga, is home to a variety of architectural styles, including Art Nouveau, Gothic, and Baroque. This gives a beautiful blend of aesthetics like no other.

We hope to see you soon in our beautiful nature and vibrant city!

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The official currency of Latvia is Euro. Credit cards are widely accepted in most places. Payment in cash is also available.


Latvia uses a 230 volt 50 Hz system with type C and type F sockets.

Time Zone

Latvia is on Eastern European Time - Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 2 hours. From end of March to October is summer time, i.e. GMT + 3 hours.


Spring in Latvia is tricky - it can be both +25 and sunny and -5 and snowy. Let's hope for the best, but prepare for an actual situation.

Please check weather conditions before arriving for example here:

Information about coronavirus pandemic in the Latvia

At the moment there are no restrictions for travel, but we will update if it changes. Mask use is voluntary except in medical institutions.