Address: Elizabetes Street 55, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia
Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & SPA Hotel is one of the most recognizable buildings in Riga and the largest conference hotel in the Baltics, located close to major public institutions, cultural and religious centers, as well as the most popular shopping and entertainment venues.
Attending the 35th EGP Council
The Latvian government announced a lift of almost all restrictions from the 1st of April 2022. However, to ensure the limit of the spread of the Covid-19 virus during the event, we will implement the following measures:
- Disinfecting stations will be placed around the Council venue. All participants are invited to clean their hands regularly.
- Face masks and Covid-19 tests will be available at the registration desk and will be disseminated on demand.
- Meeting rooms will be ventilated through the centralized system of the conference center.
- Participants with symptoms are asked not to attend the Council.
- Participants who test positive for Covid-19 must isolate to comply with the regulations in Latvia. More information can be found here.
Entering the country
From the 1st of April, it is no longer required to present a valid vaccination certificate when entering Latvia. A vaccination or recovery certificate or a negative Covid-19 test is only required for those entering Latvia from a particularly high-risk country. Information on particularly high-risk countries is published here.
You can find more about the latest Coronavirus regulations in Latvia here.
The information under “Coronavirus regulations” was last updated on 19/05/2022.
Travel to Riga
- BY LAND
Riga Central Railway Station is located at Stacijas Square and it can only be reached by train from Estonia (the travel duration is about 7 hours).
Riga International Coach Terminal serves both international and domestic bus lines. The terminal is located right next to the Riga Central Railway Station. There are direct buses from Warsaw to Riga and the trip takes about 12 hours. Vilnius and Tallin are two other cities from where travel by bus to Riga is possible (the travel duration is about 4-5 hours).
- BY FERRY
Riga can be reached by ferry from Stockholm in about 17 hours.
- BY AIR:
There is only one airport in Riga - Riga International Airport - the largest airport in the Baltic states, which offers direct flights to over 85 destinations in 30 countries. We recommend looking for affordable flight options here and here.
Local transport in Riga
In Riga, the public transport network consists of 6 tram routes, 18 trolleybus routes and 51 bus routes, as well as express buses. You can find more information about where to buy tickets and the timetable here.
Travel from Riga Central Railway Station to the Council Venue
The Council Venue, Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & SPA Hotel is 1,2 km away, at approximately 16-minute walk. Alternatively, you can take:
- bus 3 direction Sarkandaugava for 2 stops until Inženieru iela and then walk for 6 minutes (directions)
- bus 4 direction Jugla for 2 stops until Tērbatas iela and then walk for 3 minutes (directions)
Travel from Riga International Airport to the Council Venue
Riga International Airport is located 10 km from central Riga.
BUS NO. 22
Bus number 22 runs from the airport to the city center, where it stops in the vicinity of the venue.
Option 1: get off at the stop 11.Novembra krastmala and walk straight through Old Town. ~15 min walking distance (directions)
Option 2: get off at the stop Autoosta. Either walk through city center (~ 15 min walking distance) or at the same bus stop take:
The single ticket price per bus/drive is EUR 1,15 (if purchased in advance), EUR 2,00 (if bought from the driver). For each bus change, a new ticket is required. There are also options to purchase:
- 24h ticket EUR 5,00 (all routes)
- 3-day ticket EUR 10,00 (all routes)
- 5-day ticket EUR 15,00 (all routes), EUR 9,00 (one route)
Tickets can be purchased at the Airport's Information Office (Arrivals E), “Narvesen” shops (on the 1st and 2nd floor) and at the ticket vending machine at the bus stop.
The timetable can be found here.
Riga offers a wide array of accommodation options in several price ranges within a convenient walking distance from the Council venue. Please see below some possible options:
In this document you can find all the information regarding the reimbursement rules. EGP will either book and pay for travel and accommodation or reimburse your travel and accommodation costs.
For member parties for whom EGP is booking for, you will be contacted by the EGP office following your registration, with instructions.
For member parties who will book their own travel and accommodation, we urge you to arrange your travel and book flights as early as possible, before the rates become too expensive. Bear in mind we will only reimburse travel tickets that are booked no later than 3 weeks (Friday, 13 May 2022) before the start of the Council, unless agreed otherwise with the EGP office. Delegates can book single rooms and EGP will reimburse based on the invoice up to 95€ per delegate per night for a maximum of 3 nights (4 nights if travel is not possible on the day just before or after the Council, which is to be agreed with EGP in advance, before purchase).
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