Changes to entering the UK using EU ID cards

From 1st October 2021, most EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will need to use a valid passport to travel to the UK. ID cards will no longer be accepted as a valid travel document to enter the UK, though some exemptions will apply. 

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  • Riga International Airport Guide

    Full Name: Riga International Airport
    Location: The airport is situated six miles (10km) from Riga.
    Time: GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

    Tel: +371 29 311 187

    Transfer to the City:

    Bus 22 has a direct service between the airport and the city centre; the bus stop is located opposite the terminal behind the car park. Minibus 322 is a faster service connecting the airport to the city centre; minibuses operated by RÄ«gas Mikroautobusu Satiksme are known to be the most comfortable and efficient. Some hotels provide their own shuttle services. Taxis are also available outside the terminal building, taking approximately 15 minutes to the city centre.

    Car rental:

    Car rental companies include well-known names like Avis, Budget, Sixt, and Europcar and can be found in the Arrivals sector E.


    Facilities include banks and currency exchange bureaux, duty-free shopping, restaurants and cafes, left luggage, a pharmacy, a spa, barber, and a variety of shops. Facilities for those with special needs are good and passengers should notify their airline about their requirements before travel.


    Parking is available in the short-term car park (P1) or in one of two long-term car parks (P2 and P3) situated within a few minutes' walking distance from the airport terminal. Short-term parking is situated in front of the terminal building and costs €1.50 for the first 30 minutes. Long-term parking costs €4 per day.