Latvia is part of Europe with main city at Riga. It's usually 🌤️ 1.24 °C in Latvia with a rainfall of 🌧 55.26 mm. Internet speed in Latvia is on average 16.7 Mbps. In Latvia you drive on the right side. Its Developed country with a population of 2M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Latvian. Automatic teller machines are very common in Latvia. Current travel safety advice is Reconsider your need to travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed 🌤️ ~1.24 °C 🌧 ~55.26 mm 👨👩👦👦 2M people
🛡️ Travel safety
Reconsider your need to travel
Due to a new wave of COVID-19, Latvia is in a state of emergency for three months. Strict restrictions are in place until 14 November, including a curfew between 8pm and 5am. Under the new rules, restrictions can vary depending on your vaccination status. We now advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Latvia due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Latvia uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
The languages that are typically spoken are Latvian
💱 Currencies Used
Latvia uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Latvia (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.
Automatic teller machines are very common in Latvia. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Latvia is on average 16.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Latvia is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.
You can buy a SIM card for about €7.95, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Bite, LMT or Tele2. Latvia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Latvia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Latvia, dial +, then 371 (the country code for Latvia), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Latvia, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 6 .
🛣️ Road rules
In Latvia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways, 90 km/h (55 mph) on motorways and 90 km/h (55 mph) on expressways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.05%.
🚦 On the road
Road assistance is available at 1888 (LAMB), +371 28268007 (Baltic Auto) or 20007086 (Autoevakuators247). For general news on Latvia's traffic use Latvia.lv. Most popular petrol stations in Latvia are Circle K, Neste Oil, Latvijas Nafta, Astarte Nafta, Astarte-Nafta, Neste, Statoil and Orlen. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called bezsvina or Bezsvina (95/98). Petrol costs about €1.07 per liter.Diesel option is called Dizelis.
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