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.