Financial Aspects of the Visits

18.03.2016. 11:07

Expenses covered by the Latvian Government

The expenses covered by the Latvian side are mentioned in the table below accordingly to the status of the visit.

There are cases possible when financial aspects of the visit are agreed on during the preparation of the programme of the visit on the principle of reciprocity.

Expenses not covered by the Latvian Government during State and Official Visits:

Any other expenses (e.g. telecommunication services, mini-bar, laundry, dry cleaning) incurred by members of the official delegation are not covered by the Latvian side.

The number of personsfor an accompanying delegation is not restricted. All expenses for the needs of an accompanying delegation are covered by visiting country.

The financial aspects of a forthcoming working visit are usually initially coordinated by the State Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and by the Protocol Service of the State concerned. The principle of reciprocity may be applied.

Advance Team

In connection with the preparation of the State and Official Visits an Advance Team may arrive before the visit.All expenses relevantto the Advance Team will not be covered by the Latvian side. The same applies to the official guests and members of the delegation who arrive before the official programme begins or remain in the country after it has been ended.

Expenses covered by Latvian side

Heads of State

 

VIP Lounge

Hotel

Transportation

State Visit

1 (2) + 10 or on the principle of reciprocity

1 (2) + 10 or on the principle of reciprocity

 

Official visit

1 (2) + 10 or on the principle of reciprocity

1 (2) + 10 or on the principle of reciprocity

 

Working visit

1 (2) + 3 or on the principle of reciprocity

1 (2) + 3 or on the principle of reciprocity

 

Private visit

1 (2)

No covered

 

Transit visit

1 (2)

No covered

 

Spouse visit

On the principle of reciprocity

On the principle of reciprocity

On the principle of reciprocity

 

Heads of the  Government

 

Embassy

VIP Lounge

Hotel

Transportation

Official visit

Resident

1 (2) + 9 or on the principle of reciprocity

1 (2) + 9 or on the principle of reciprocity

Only for the official delegation during the time of the official   programme

Non-resident

1 (2) + 9 or on the principle of reciprocity

1 (2) + 9 or on the principle of reciprocity

All delegation (excluding business delegation and journalists) during   the time of the official programme

Working visit

Resident

 

1 + 4 or on the principle of reciprocity

1 + 4 or on the principle of reciprocity

Only for the official delegation during the time of the official   programme

Non-resident

1 + 4 or on the principle of reciprocity

1 + 4 or on the principle of reciprocity

All delegation (excluding business delegation and journalists) during   the time of the official programme

Transit visit

Resident

 

1 (2)

Not covered

Only VIP car

Non-resident

 

1 (2)

Not covered

Only VIP car

Private visit

Resident

 

1 (2)

Not covered

Not covered

Non-resident

 

1 (2)

Not covered

Not covered

 

Ministers of   Foreign Affairs

 

Embassy

VIP Lounge

Hotel

Transportation

Official visit

Resident

1 (2) + 4 or on the principle of reciprocity

1 (2) + 4 (the principle of reciprocity)

Only for the official delegation during the time of the official   programme

Non-resident

1 (2) + 4 or on the principle of reciprocity

1 (2) + 4 (the principle of reciprocity)

All delegation (excluding business delegation and journalists) during   the time of the official programme

Working visit

Resident

 

On the principle of reciprocity, but not larger than 1 + 2

Not covered

Only VIP car

Non-resident

On the principle of reciprocity, but no larger than 1 + 2

Not covered

Only official delegation (no larger than 1+4) during the time of the   official programme

Transit visit

Resident

 

1 (2)

Not covered

Not covered

Non-resident

 

1 (2)

Not covered

Not covered

Private visit

Resident

 

1 (2)

Not covered

Not covered

Non-resident

 

1 (2)

Not covered

Not covered

*Security and the Road Police escort is provided according to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No 340 “Procedure for providing protection (security service) by Security Police to public officials”

**The costs for official meals are covered by the Latvian side at all times

***Depending of the context of the visit additional expenses may be permitted, which are covered by the Latvian side