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ISRAELI CITIZENS VISITING LATVIA


TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS

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An ETIAS authorization will be required for every Israeli citizen for short-stay period in Latvia starting from 2021.

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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 Israel 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 Israeli citizen starting from 2021.
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 Israeli diplomatic offices in Latvia


Embassy of Israel in Riga, Latvia

Address: 2 Elizabetes Str., Riga, LV-1010, LatviaCheck on map


Phone: (371) 7320980; (371) 7320739


Fax: (371) 7830170


Email: press@rig.mfa.gov.il


Website: http://riga.mfa.gov.il


Office Hours: Monday Thursday: 9.30 12.00 Friday: 9.30 11.30


Details: Jurisdiction: Latvia, Lithuania


List of Latvian diplomatic offices in Israel


Latvian Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel

Address: Europe Israel Tower 15th Floor, 2, Rehov Weizman, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel


Phone: (972) 3 777 58 00; (972) 3 777 58 12


Fax: (972) 3 695 31 01


Email: embassy.israel@mfa.gov.lv



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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

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

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