UnionPay service since: The end of 2016Local service hotline: N/AIn Latvia, merchants with UnionPay logo can accept UnionPay cards. In Latvia, UnionPay cards are accepted at the ATMs of Euronet.
Latvia – A Country of Fairy Tales on the Baltic Sea
Located in the northeast of Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Latvia was originally one of the Republics of the Soviet Union and became independent in 1991. The best-known scenic spots in Latvia include Riga, Jurmala coast, Helguda and Cesu scenic area, Ethnographic Open-Air Museum and Rundale Palace. In addition, Latvia is one of the few countries which protect their natural ecosystems from massive touch of human beings, and has one of its territory maintaining exuberant natural ecosystems. Why not take your UnionPay cards (card number starting with 62) to appreciate the natural beauty of the Baltic Sea.
Merchants with the signage of UnionPay Logo all accept UnionPay cards. Since that some of the merchants have yet to put up the UnionPay signage, cardholders may show their UnionPay cards upon the till and inquire about UnionPay acceptance.
When using co-branded cards, you are advised to choose UnionPay as the routing option to be benefited from the special offers and services provided by UnionPay.
Note：Some UnionPay card acceptors or acquirers route co-branded cards to corresponding card shcem according to the card BIN, which means co-branded cards transactions aren't routed to UnionPay without selection by cardholders and merchant cashiers. Please refer to the transaction results for the information about transaction routing.
Paying with UnionPay credit card at some local merchants requires no PIN. Cardholders can complete the payment following the instruction of the cashier. You can also refer to relative service guide at “Help Center-Card-using Instructions-Service Guide for Overseas Using of UnionPay Credit Card without PIN”.
Cash withdrawIn Latvia, UnionPay cards are accepted at the ATMs of Euronet.Please refer to the latest government policy on overseas cash withdrawal viaUnionPay cards at "Help Center-Card-using Instructions-Refined Card-using Tips". Daily cash withdrawal limit from respective issuers and/or ATM may apply. Please consult your issuer on the possible cap on the amount. You may split your withdrawals into several times which comply with the limit(s).
TipsSelect PINs that cannot be easily guessed by anyone.Never disclose your PIN to anyone who claims to represent the bank or the police.Be alert to your surroundings before conducting any banking transactions.Keep a close eye on your credit card during transaction to avoid any illegal activities.If your UnionPay card has been stolen/lost, please inform the issuer immediately.
More considerate servicesUnionPay Card Emergency Cash Assistance ServiceUnionPay cardholders can call the hotline of the issuer or local UnionPay hotline to apply for an emergency cash assistance capped at the equivalent of USD 5,000 if they are experiencing emergencies like lost and damage thus suffer malfunctioning cards.