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Attention! According to the regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers, until August 15, 2020 regular passenger flights are not allowed to Luxembourg, Romania, Spain, Andora, Belgium, San Marino, Bulgaria, Malta, Monaco, Sweden, Czechia, Netherland, Portugal, Iceland, Australia and countries outside the European Union that are not on the European Commission's list of safe countries! When arriving from these countries, as well as Switzerland, France, Poland, Croatia, Austria, Cyprus and Canada, it is mandatory to observe 14 days of self-isolation!

Currency Exchange and Tax Refund

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Eurex Capital currency exchange bureau is located in Arrivals Sector E and in the passenger area of Departures Sector E.

VAT Refund at Riga International Airport

         

If your country of residence is outside the European Union (EU) and you are flying to a country outside the boundaries of the EU, you may receive a VAT refund at Riga International Airport for your purchases by presenting a Global Blue Tax Free receipt together with a cash register receipt. The receipts and the purchased goods prior to departure from Riga Airport must be presented for inspection to the officer of the Customs Service of the Republic of Latvia who will check them and make a note on the purchase receipt.

If you intend to put your purchases into the hold baggage, please inform the agent at your flight check-in counter or the Airport Information desk of the necessity to make a VAT refund before checking the baggage in. The agent or the Airport information officer will call the Customs officer to check the goods and make a note on the purchase receipts. Upon finishing this procedure, if you depart from Sector E, go to the Eurex Capital currency exchange bureau to arrange for a cash refund, whereas, if you depart from Sector C, put the completed documents into a special TAX FREE box, and the cash will be refunded and paid into the bank account indicated by you.

If you plan to carry your purchases in the cabin baggage and if you depart from Sector E, go to the Eurex Capital currency exchange bureau. The cashier will call the Customs officer to check the goods on the spot and make a note on the purchase receipts. Thus, you will be able to arrange for a cash refund.

If you plan to carry your purchases in the cabin baggage and if you depart from Sector C, you will be able to call the Customs officer to check the goods on the spot and make a note on the purchase receipts. The Customs officer can be summoned on a special telephone. Put the completed documents into a special TAX FREE box, and the cash will be refunded and paid into the bank account indicated by you.

If you have any queries in this matter, please ask the staff of the Airport Information desk on Level 2 of the Terminal or call the Airport Enquiry Service on tel. 1817.