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Latvia is a budget-friendly European destination with a mix of history, culture, and outdoor activities. Start in the capital city of Riga, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its Art Nouveau architecture and lively Old Town. Explore the great outdoors, sandy beaches and dunes, picturesque villages and unspoiled nature. Immerse yourself in the local customs by visiting a traditional Latvian farm, trying some Latvian cuisine, or catching a folk music performance and festivals.

Latvia is a small Baltic country is packed with things to see and do. Start in the capital city of Riga, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its Art Nouveau architecture and lively Old Town. Take a stroll down the charming cobblestone streets and check out the colorful buildings and local markets.

But Latvia isn't just about the city life. Get out and explore the great outdoors with a visit to the Gauja National Park, home to ancient castles and beautiful hiking trails. Or head to the Latvian coast and check out the sandy beaches and dunes of the Jurmala resort town. And don't forget about the Latvian countryside, where you can find picturesque villages and unspoiled nature.

Latvia is also rich in culture and tradition. Immerse yourself in the local customs by visiting a traditional Latvian farm, trying some Latvian cuisine, or catching a folk music performance. And if you're lucky, you might even get to experience one of Latvia's many festivals, such as the Song and Dance Festival, a huge cultural event that takes place every five years.

In short, Latvia is a budget-friendly destination that offers a unique blend of city and country, history and culture, and outdoor activities. So pack your bags and come discover this hidden gem of Europe!

Current Active Cases: 129,633 ๐Ÿคฎ
Percent of Population: 6.75%

Current COVID restrictions ๐Ÿ˜ท for Latvia.
  • โš ๏ธ Connected to the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC), which allows restriction-free travel across all EU and EEA countries following proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test.
  • โš ๏ธ Latvia is operating a 'green pass' for access to public spaces.
  • โš ๏ธ Everyone who intends to enter Latvia is required to complete and submit an electronic form no earlier than 48 hours before entering Latvia.
  • โš ๏ธ For travellers from high-risk countries outside of the EU, EEA, Switzerland and the UK who are not vaccinated and have not recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months, travel is only allowed for essential reasons.
  • โš ๏ธ All arrivals must show a negative PCR test performed no more than 72 hours before flying to be allowed to enter Latvia.

๐Ÿ‘‰ View COVID restrictions at Latvia.travel

๐Ÿ‘‰ View COVID restrictions at Re-open EU

Last updated Feb 20, 2022

COVID status and restrictions change frequently. Please be sure to research COVID restrictions for Latvia on official channels to ensure you have accurate travel information before you plan your trip.

๐Ÿ’ต Currency

Euro

๐Ÿ—ฃ Primary Language

Latvian

๐Ÿ”Œ Power

230V, type C & F (2 round pins)

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Population

1,902,000

๐Ÿ—บ Land Area

24,938 sq. mi.

๐Ÿ“ Region

Northeastern Europe, Baltics

๐Ÿ“† Average Stay

4 days

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ต Tipping

Optional (10%)

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ“ธ Tourists per Year

2,900,000

๐Ÿป Legal Drinking Age

18

๐Ÿšฌ Public Smoking

๐Ÿšญ No

๐Ÿ”ซ Guns per capita

19

๐Ÿ”ช Murder Rate

3.9 / 100,000

๐ŸŒง Rainfall (average)

26 in.

๐Ÿ“ก Internet Speed (average)

120.4 Mbps

๐Ÿš• Best Taxi App

Bolt

๐Ÿ’ณ Cashless

64%

๐Ÿšฐ Tap Water

๐Ÿ‘ Safe to Drink

๐Ÿ’ธ VAT Tax

21%

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ In the EU

๐Ÿ‘ Yes

๐Ÿ›‚ Shengen Country

๐Ÿ‘ Yes

โญ๏ธ Capital City

Riga

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Speaks English

27%

See something wrong or missing? Edit โœ๏ธ the costs for Latvia

๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ’ต Cost per day - Backpacker

$42

๐Ÿจ Hotel (per night)

$34

๐Ÿจ Hotel (per week)

$110

๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿจ Luxury Hotel (per night)

$110

๐Ÿ› Hostel (per night)

$20

๐Ÿ› Accommodations

$59

๐Ÿฒ Food

$40

๐Ÿ” Lunch (for 1)

$5

๐Ÿฟ Snacks

$2

๐Ÿบ Beer (0.5L)

$22

๐Ÿ’ง Water (bottle)

$2

๐ŸŽŸ Museum Entry

$13

๐ŸšŽ Transportation

$41

๐Ÿš• Taxi Ride

$25

๐ŸšŒ Bus Ride

$13

๐Ÿš‡ Subway Ride

$7

๐Ÿ’ต Cost per day

$136

๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿค‘ Cost per day - Luxury

$260

๐Ÿท Wine (glass)

$22

See something wrong or missing? Edit โœ๏ธ the scores for Latvia

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Meh
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Affordable
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Ok
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No Data
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