The emergency number in Latvia is 112.
You can change your money in banks or bureaus de change which are very common, especially in Riga. Please note that the exchange rates vary considerably between different bureaus, so it is a good idea to look around for a good exchange rate, especially if you plan on changing largers sums.
Yes. All major credit cards are accepted at most restaurants, banks, petrol stations and cash machines.
Right-hand traffic, right-hand traffic rules. International road signs. Vehicle registration original must be brought with you at all times while travelling with car. Speed limits: 50 km/h in populated areas, otherwise 90 km/h on freeways. Exceptions are marked with road signs. Blood alcohol limit is 0.5 promille. Questions about insurance in Latvia can be answered at (00) 371 – 6722 43 18.
Lead-free and high octane petrol can be bought at nearly all petrol stations.
In Latvia the voltage is 220. Plugs are standard European.
It is recommended not to drink water straight from the tap. The water should be boiled or filtered through a special water cleaner before drinking.
Latvia is situated in GMT +2.