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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS VISITING LATVIA


TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS

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An ETIAS authorization will be required for every Australian citizen for short-stay period in Latvia starting from 2020.

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A valid passport is required to enter Latvia. All tourists entering Latvian territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Latvian authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.


Visa
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of Australia who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorization will become a mandatory requirement for every Australian citizen starting from 2020.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.


Custom Regulations
Latvian custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Latvian territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

If arriving from a non-EU country:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigarillos (100), cigars (50), tobacco (250g) by arriving by air.
  • Cigarettes (40), cigarillos (20), cigars (10), tobacco (50g) by arriving by by road, rail or water.
  • Alcohol: Beer (16L), wine (4L), other alcohol products (3L).

If arriving from an EU Member State:
  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), tobacco (1kg).
  • Alcohol: Beer (110L), wine (90L), other alcohol products (10L).


Currency Restriction
The government of Latvia does not impose any restrictions on the import of foreign and local currencies.


List of Australian diplomatic offices in Latvia


Australian Consulate in Riga, Latvia

Address: C/- AIRTOUR , 7 Vilandes, Riga LV-1010, LatviaCheck on map


Phone: +371 67 320 509


Fax: +371 67 320 516


Email: strenin@airtour.lv



List of Latvian diplomatic offices in Australia


Honorary Consulate of Latvia in Australia

Address: P.O.Box 457, Strathfield, NSW 2135Check on map


Phone: (+61-2) 97445981


Fax: (+61-2) 97476055


Email: dalins@opusnet.com.au


Honorary General Consulate of Latvia in Australia

Address: P.O.Box 23, Kew, VIC 3101


Phone: (+61-3) 94996920


Fax: (+61-3) 94997008


Email: latcon@ozemail.com.au



Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies

About Latvia

Capital: Riga
Languages:
  • Latvian 56.3%;
  • Russian 33.8%;
  • Other 0.6%;
  • Unspecified 9.4%;

Area: 64,589 KM2
Population: 2,217,969
Timezone: UTC/GMT +2 hours
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +371

Power Sockets

Type C European 2-pin  C European 2-pin
Type F Schuko plug  F Schuko plug

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ETIAS and Travel info for Latvia