Other Daily Life Issues

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In this section you will find useful information that could help you to get used to life in Latvia and Riga.

Transport

RIX - Riga International Airport - the airport is situated eight kilometres from city centre, connected to city centre by taxi, airport express, bus (line 22, frequency 10 - 30 minutes, journey time about 30-45 minutes) or minibuses (lines 222 and 241)

Air Baltic Corporation (airBaltic) – national flight operator, offers direct flights to most of European capitals and largest cities

 

 

Communications

Latvian Post (Latvijas pasts)

Phone - 371 - Latvia phone code. No separate city or region codes have been used in Latvia. At present moment, eight digit numbers are used both for fixed and mobile phones

Internet - Latvian Internet TLD: .lv. The service providers offer different solutions to provide Internet access in Latvia. Please consult with your provisional employer and renter about available Internet access solutions at your provisional work and home

WiFi - a wireless high-speed Internet access service at more than 4500 public access locations all over Latvia marked with a label Wi-Fi wireless Internet

 

Banking, money

 

Shopping, cuisine

 

Useful information and services

Electricity system in Latvia is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz; the plug is two – pin, European – style

Time - Latvia is on Eastern European Time, three hours ahead of GMT in summer, and two hours in winter

Weather – see the Latvian Hydrometeorological Agency

Is it safe in Latvia? - Riga is no different than any major city in the world. There is potential for pickpockets, petty crimes, personal assaults for robbery. Be aware of your surroundings and avoid potential problem situations. State Police (phone: 110)

The free single emergency phone line in case of accident: 112

The Latvian Centre for Human Rights – an independent non-governmental organisation working with issues related to integration, discrimination, hate crimes, asylum, migration and fundamental rights issues.

 

Culture life, sport, tourism, events, leisure

Bilesu Serviss (Tickets Service) – advertisements and tickets online to concerts, theaters, shows, events

Bilesu Paradize (Tickets Paradise) – advertisement and tickets online to concerts, theaters, shows, events

KoDarit.Lv (What To Do?) - portal about tourism, leisure, culture and sports events in Latvia

Viss.Lv (The Whole) - portal about daily life issues, shopping, services, tourism, etc. in Latvia