Tourism tax in Riga postponed to 2022

The temporary administration of Riga municipality decided that the local government's fee for arrival of tourists in Riga will be postponed and come into force as of January 1, 2022, Riga City Council said in a news release on June 9.

This has been decided with the aim of promoting tourism in Riga and making the city a more cost-effective destination.

Last year, the Riga City Council decided that on January 1, 2021, a fee of EUR 1 per day would be introduced in Riga per each traveler staying at a tourist accommodation.

The tourism sector is experiencing a severe crisis due to COVID-19. The crisis has also had a financial impact on potential visitors to Riga. Fee introduction  would require substantial funds, and it was decided that it would best be introduced after consequences of COVID-19 have subsided.

It was also decided that until October 31, tour guides will not have to pay for the extension of certification renewal.

 

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