Each 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. You should monitor local media, avoid large gatherings and take care if you’re in the area.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Around 48,100 British tourists visited Latvia in 2012.  Most visits are trouble-free.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.