USEFUL WORDS AND PHRASES
|Expressions of politeness||Useful words|
|Thank you – Paldies |
Good day/afternoon – Labdien
Good evening – Labvakar
Hello/greetings – Sveiki
Good-bye/see you again – Uz redzēšanos
Cheers! – Priekā!
|Yes – Jā |
No – Nē
Taxi – Taksometrs
Shop – Veikals
Police – Policija
Currency exchange – Valūtas maiņa
Hotel – Viesnīca
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Where to seek for help
The single emergency Hotline number 112 will provide information on what to do in certain situations, or connect you to the appropriate service – emergency medical, fire department, natural gas emergency, or the police. The number 112 is toll-free and reachable from land lines as well as from mobile phones.
The Hotline 1188 provides information about business addresses, hours, service providers, state institutions, public transport timetables, concerts and events, the location of the nearest service provider, as well as all vital tourism information – about accommodations, museums, attractions, restaurants and cafes, and medical centers. The Hotline is reachable 24 hours per day. Information is provided in Latvian, Russian, and English.
Tourist Police in Riga
Riga Municipal Police has a
If you are an EU citizen who requires medical attention while in Latvia, make sure that the medical centre accepts the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The EHIC confirms the right to receive the necessary and/or emergency medical treatment to the same extent as would be received by a local resident.
If you are not an EU citizen and do not have an EHIC card, but require emergency medical assistance, you will have to pay the full cost of the services. Acquiring a travel insurance policy is recommended.