Latvia travel advice

Latvia travel advice
Most visits to Latvia are trouble-free.

There have been reports of increased petty theft and robbery, including pickpocketing. There have also been reports of drinks being spiked in establishments and tourists being charged extortionate prices for drinks or having fraudulent transactions debited against credit/debit cards.


You need a passport or a National Identity Card to enter Latvia.

Travellers should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners.

This advice is based on information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. It is correct at time of publishing. As the situation can change rapidly, visitors are advised to contact the following organisations for the latest travel advice:

British Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Tel: 0845 850 2829.

US Department of State

Embassies and tourist offices

Latvian Tourism Information Bureau

Pils Laukums 4, Riga, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia
Tel: 6722 9945.

Latvian Tourism Information Bureau in the UK

72 Queensborough Terrace, London W2 3SH, UK
Tel: (020) 7229 8271.

Embassy of Latvia in the UK

45 Nottingham Place, London W1U 5LY, UK
Tel: (020) 7312 0040.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1700; 1000-1300 (consular section).

Embassy of Latvia in the USA

2306 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
Tel: (202) 328 2840.