Foreign travel advice

Latvia

Summary

Information and advice for British nationals travelling and living in Europe, following the result of the EU referendum.

Every year on 16 March, some Latvians seek to honour the veterans and fallen of the Latvian Legion at the Freedom Monument in Riga. This is a controversial occasion, which can provoke opposition and counter demonstrations. Keep up to date with media coverage of local events, avoid all demonstrations and take care if you’re near any large gatherings.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Around 65,000 British nationals visit Latvia each year. Most visits are trouble-free.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.