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Tourism info

Money

Latvia’s currency is lats (lati in plural). One lats is divided into 100 santimi. For exchange rates, see www.bank.lv. One euro is about 0.54 Latis. US dollar is about 0.61 Latis. There are 24-hour exchange bureaus at Basteja 12 and 14, between the Old Town and a park. Also Brivibas 30. Rates in exchange offices may vary 10-15 %, so choose your exchange office carefully!

Visa regulations

Visa is not required from the EU citizens. Also Iceland, Norway, Slovakia, Poland, Japan, Switzerland and the USA citizens do not need a visa. For further information, see Latvia’s foreign minister site www.mfa.gov.lv

Tourist information

  • Call 72 22 222 for travel information. Also 77 70 777.
  • Riga Tourist Info (Melngalvju nams), Ratslaukums 6, tel. 70 44 377, tourinf[email protected] www.riga800.lv
  • Riga Airport tourist info, [email protected]
  • Riga Card, tel. 73 10 270, [email protected]
  • Latvian tourism board (Latvian Tourism Development Agency), Pils laukums 4, tel. 72 29 945, [email protected], www.latviatourism.com

Travel agencies

  • Balta, Basteja 10, tel. 72 16 444.
  • Latvia tours, Kalku 8. tel. 70 85 005.
  • Norvista, Barona 13/15, tel. 72 17 617.
  • Satellite, Kalku 20, tel. 72 16 216.

Luggage

Left-luggage at the railway station from 5 am till midnight. At the railway station, 6 am til 11 pm.

Electricity

220 Volts, 50 Hz, two-pin plug.