A valid passport for at least six months beyond the planned date of travel is required.
For citizens of the European Union a valid passport until the date of return is required. It is your own responsibility to arrange a travelling visa (if required). You can find additional information about travel document requirements for your country here.
All prices for the congress are in Euros. The local currency in Latvia is the Euro (€)
You can convert other currencies in Euros at banks, hotels and exchange offices. Banks are generally open Monday to Friday 10:00 – 17:00.
Credit cards are generally accepted in hotels, restaurants, shops and some taxis You can also use ATM’s to get cash.
In the spring that lasts from mid-April to mid-June, large differences in weather conditions are possible within a very short period of time. When the wind turns, a completely different weather can occur with temperature differences rising to almost 20 degrees within a day. Average Temperature is 19C.
In Riga, traffic of 8 tram routes, 17 trolleybus routes and 55 bus routes, as well as that of minibuses, express buses and night transport is ensured within the united route network.
Emergency calls from phone boxes are free of charge.
There are several ways to reach Riga and Jurmala.
Riga is served by direct flights from almost 100 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. The Latvian national airline, airBaltic, is the official carrier, providing easy and convenient connections to all of Europe major airports.
Riga International Airport is close to Riga’s city centre, as well as Jurmala. The most convenient way to reach either destination from the airport is by taxi: we recommend Baltic Taxi, Red Cab, and the Bolt ride-sharing app. A taxi ride from the airport to central Riga or Jurmala will take ten to twenty minutes depending on the traffic, and it will cost approximately 15 Euro.
For those coming from Sweden, Tallink operates ferry connections from Stockholm to Riga every other day. The ferry terminal is located within walking distance of Riga’s Old Town, making this a smooth transportation option from door to door.
Regular train connections to Riga are available to our Russian visitors from Moscow (twice daily), St. Petersburg (daily) and Pskov (daily). These services are operated by Latvijas Dzelzceļš, and they end at Riga Central Railway Station: located directly at the Old Town border.
Lux Express is the largest passenger carrier in the Baltics, offering several daily departures from a range of cities including Tallinn, Tartu, Parnu, Vilnius, Warsaw, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Minsk and more.
Con-Ex provides transport services (private cars with english speaking drivers, minibuses and coaches) for individual guests to/from the airport or railway station to/from hotels/congress centre. Our professional guides or english speaking drivers take care of the congress participants arriving to Riga. In case you would like to arrange such a transfer please contact: Monta Kvjatkovska firstname.lastname@example.org
Prices are available upon request.