Here you will find important tips and useful information for Latvia.
in Euro (EUR)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
EUR 1 = ~ CHF 0.96 ; CHF 1 = ~ EUR 1.04 (09/2022)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Observe elementary safety precautions.
Russian, German or English
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
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.
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
9.00 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)
8.00 - 17.00/20.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 15.00/20.00 h (Sat)
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
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 ‰.
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