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General Information

The official language of Latvia is Latvian.

The national currency of Latvia is Euro (€) (EUR).

1 EUR equals  .
equals  EUR.

Location

Latvia

The distance from to Latvia is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Latvia. Exercise normal precautions in Latvia. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Latvia is 36. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 112 to call the police in Latvia.

LGBT

Latvia has a score of 0 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Latvia ranks #68 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Latvia.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Latvia should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Latvia:

  • Hepatitis A

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Latvia to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Latvia differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Latvia, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type F
Weather

The temperature difference between Latvia and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Latvia. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Light rain tomorrow through next Friday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 37–45°F  /  3–7°C 98% 23%
Sat November 09 42–49°F  /  6–9°C 98% 55%
Sun November 10 43–49°F  /  6–9°C 97% 90%
Mon November 11 36–44°F  /  2–7°C 95% 95%
Tue November 12 35–42°F  /  2–5°C 94% 47%
Wed November 13 39–45°F  /  4–7°C 97% 99%
Thu November 14 35–45°F  /  2–7°C 95% 86%
Fri November 15 39–46°F  /  4–8°C 97% 84%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 07:47 am and sets at 04:25 pm. This equates to 8.6 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Latvia, it is in . When the sun sets in Latvia, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Latvia is 2.00 EUR. Every kilometer costs an additional 0.00 EUR. Every hour of waiting time costs 7.00 EUR.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Latvia.

The minimum driving age is 18 for cars, 14 for mopeds.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 1.00 EUR in Latvia.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 5.06 EUR.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Latvia is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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