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Latvia

Latvia is located in Northern Europe and has a population of 2.3 million people. A growing tourist destination, Latvia has magnificent coastlines opening out onto the Baltic Sea, lakes and forests. The official language is Latvian, while Russian, English and German are also widely spoken.

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Best time to travel

Latvia has a temperate climate with warm summers, mild spring and fall/autumn, and cold winters (November though to mid-March).

Money and costs

The national currency is the Latvian Lat (LVL, symbol Ls). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.

Visas

Nationals of the EU, USA, Canada and Australia do not require a tourist visa for stays of up to 90 days within a six-month period.

Getting there

The two international airports of Latvia are Riga and Liepaja International Airport.

Dialling codes

To call Latvia, the country dialling code is +371.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Latvia at:

Lonely Planet - www.lonelyplanet.com/​latvia

Latvia Embassy in the USA - www.latvia-usa.org

Latvia Embassy in the UK - www.mfa.gov.lv/​en/​london

NHS health information on Latvia - www.nhs.uk/​NHSEngland/​healthcarelatvia/​Pages/​healthcarelatvia.aspx

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011