Latvia destination information

All you need to know before visiting Latvia

Latvia summary

Latvia is a small country with around 2M Latvian. Official language is Latvian. Latvia uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Latvia is Euro (EUR).

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ATMs in Latvia are Very common. Internet speed in Latvia is on average 16.7 Mbps. In Latvia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

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Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • Latvian


Currency 💱

1 EUR = 1.1 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦

Very common

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.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳

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.


Mobile Phone 📱

Latvia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :

+1 664-491-2802

Fire department :


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 .

international: + 371 6 1234567
calling local: 6 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Latvia is on average 16.7 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Latvia is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

In Latvia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

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.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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