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Latvia

From seaside to nature to nightlife, Latvia has more to it than might initially meet the eye. Continue exploring the Baltics in this small but fun filled country! 

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Basic Info

Drinking water: Safe to drink from the tap,  but doesn’t always taste good

Plugs: Type C and F (See photo below)

Covid Updates

Graph provided in the link below to show who needs what, based on purpose of entry and vaccination status. 

**Make sure to triple check entry requirements well before departure as protocols are constantly changing** 

Money

Official currency: € Euro  

Budget: A very budget friendly destination! Dorms range from €5 – €15 per night with an average daily budget of €20. You can find 3 and 4 star hotels start at €40 for a double room. 

Credit cards:  Common but have cash in markets, small towns and smaller local shops.  

Tipping: 10-15% 

Visas

Schengen state. 62 countries can enter for 90 days within 180 visa free. 

**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**

Vaccinations

None

**Assuming you are current on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations specific to your home country**

Safety

Exercise Normal Precautions

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**

Language

Official Languages: Latvian

Hello (to a woman): Sveika! (SVYEH-kah)

Hello (to a man): Sveiks! (SVEH-eeks)

Thank-you: Paldies (PUHL-dyehs)

Yes: Jā.(yahh)      No: Nē. (neh)

When to go

The weather is the most pleasant in late spring or summer (late May – August) but even then it can be rainy with chilly nights so bring layers. Fall is brisk but beautiful and the winters in Latvia are long and cold, lasting from November through April at times. 

Responsible Travel

Hire local guides

Eat, stay and shop local

Always be environmentally conscious

Latvia travel guides 

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