Latvia travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Latvia with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Latvia.

Latvia travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Latvia with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Latvia - quick facts
Flight time 3 hours
Time difference UK +2 hours
Language(s) Latvian
Currency Euro
Electricity C + F plug (230V)
Driving side Right

Why visit Latvia?

Considering a holiday to the Latvia? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for culture or nature to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

  • Culture vultures
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Latvia weather

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The Latvia weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Riga.

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Latvia travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Latvia from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Latvia.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Latvia travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Latvia with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Latvia, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Latvia covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Latvia with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Latvia travel features

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Latvia FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Latvia including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Latvia due to Covid-19?

Latvia is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Latvia.

Check out Ministry of Health, Republic of Latvia for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Latvia?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Latvia. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Latvia from the UK?

The flight time to Latvia from the UK is typically 3 hours.

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What is the time difference between Latvia and the UK?

The time difference between Latvia and the UK is UK time+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Latvia?

The main language spoken in Latvia is Latvian.

What is the currency in Latvia?

The currency in Latvia is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in Latvia?

Latvia uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Latvia?

They drive on the right side of the road in Latvia.

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