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Useful addresses

United Kingdom

Latvian Embassy – 45 Nottingham Place - London W1U SLY - t 0207 312 0040 - http://latvia.embassyhomepage.com/

Republic of Ireland

Latvian Embassy – 92 St. Stephen’s Green - Dublin 2 - t 353 01 428 3320 - http://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/ireland/embassy/


When to go

A trip to Latvia will vary immensely depending on the time of year.

Summer (June-late August) or peak tourist season: countless festivals.

Winter (November-March): snowfall and short days.

Spring and autumn: both seasons are brief and often quite rainy, but spring is bright and cheerful.


Time difference

Latvia is on GMT+2 (October-February) and GMT+3 (March-September), so, when it is 12noon in London, it is 2pm in Riga.

Latvia switches to and from daylight saving time on the last Sunday of March and October.


Documents

Valid passport.


Health

Also see Practical A to Z.

Recommended vaccinations: DT polio, measles and BCG.

Travel insurance is advisable (automatically provided by some bank cards).


Websites

www.latviatourism.lv – Official tourist site of Latvia.

www.latviansonline.com – Cultural news and events.

www.latinst.lv – Latvian Institute (history, culture, politics and news).

www.kultura.lv – Website developed by the Ministry of Culture of Latvia.

www.celotajs.lv or www.countryholidays.lv – Country holidays in the Baltic States.

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