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Jun 29, 2007
Latvia Travel Warnings

This advice has been reviewed and reissued with an amendment to the Entry Requirements section. The overall level of the advice has not changed.
There is a low threat from terrorism. But you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks which could be in public areas, including those frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.

If you visit forested areas you should seek medical advice about inoculations against rabies and tick-borne encephalitis. See the Health section of this advice for more details.

Around 75,000 British tourists visit Latvia every year. Most visits to Latvia are trouble-free. The main type of incident for which British nationals required consular assistance in Latvia in 2006 was for replacing
lost or stolen passports.

There have been a number of reports recently of foreign tourists being charged extortionate prices for drinks in bars in Riga. Check the price of drinks before you order, especially if a stranger asks you to buy a drink for them. See the Crime section of this advice for more details.

We strongly recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling. You should check any exclusions, and that your policy covers you for all the activities you want to undertake. See the General (Insurance) section and the Travel Insurance for more details.
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