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Latvia international travel guide in June 2023

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Latvia 🇱🇻

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Latvia is part of Europe with main city at Riga. It's usually 🌤️ 14.84 °C in Latvia with a rainfall of 🌧 62.34 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 Exercise normal safety precautions. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~14.84 °C   🌧 ~62.34 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 2M people

Latvia Travel Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise normal safety precautions
We’ve reviewed our advice for Latvia. We haven’t changed the overall level of our advice, exercise normal safety precautions. Higher levels apply. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions overall in Latvia. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Latvia Weather

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Latvia Essential travel details

🔌 Plugs

Latvia uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Latvian

Money in Latvia

💱 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.

💳 Cards

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.

🏧 ATMs

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.

Calling in Latvia

📡 Internet

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.

📱 Phones

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.

📞 Calling

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 .

Driving in Latvia

🛣️ 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 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.

🆘 Emergency

+1 664-491-2802
Fire department

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