Travel advice for Latvia.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Latvia.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Euro (EUR)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Euro EUR

Currency exchange rate

EUR 1 = ~ CHF 1.10 ; CHF 1 = ~ EUR 0.91 (07/2020)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 1h

National language

Official language

Latvian

Language capabilities

Russian, German or English

Capital

Riga

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 3 months or more after end of stay or identity card and proof of a health insurance protection valid in Latvia for stays up to 3 months.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Regional Consular Center Baltic States
Riga, Elizabetes Str. 2
Tel. +371 67 33 83 51 / +371 67 33 83 52 / +371 67 33 83 53

Opening hours

Banks

9.00 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)

Stores

8.00 - 17.00/20.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 15.00/20.00 h (Sat)

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

  • CH sticker, first-aid kit, bright signal jacket, fire extinguisher and breakdown triangle mandatory.

  • Snow tires are mandatory from 1.12. Until 1.3.

  • Headlights must be on even during the day.

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

Observe elementary safety precautions.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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