Latvia – a top travel destination by British media

Latvia is becoming a more and more beloved tourism destination for those who are looking for clean nature (eco-tourism), fresh air, delicious food and those who want to improve their health whether in several SPA and relaxation centers or having more serious medical procedures like weight-loss surgery, orthopedics, eye or dental treatment.

Latvia is also preparing to many significant events in close future -

  • Riga (in cooperation with Sigulda) – European Capital of Culture 2014
  • Latvia – EU presiding country – the first half of 2015
  • Sigulda – host of the Words Cup in Luge 2015

Recently Latvia has earned a big British media attention.

Lonely Planets Best in Travel 2014 Top cities – Riga – the 4th

Latvia – the most beautiful country in the world by Dailymail.co.uk

Autmn travel destination nr.1 – Latvia, Sigulda – by The Guardian 

Welcome to Latvia!

Direct flights from UK and Ireland to Riga

With a new year start, we wish to inform our customers that the number of direct flights from the UK to Riga in 2011 has increased. In addition to the existing flights with Air Baltic and Ryanair, the airline Wizz Air launched flights from London Luton airport. Also Ryanair has increased the amount of destinations in UK. Continue reading

Sigulda – convenient and beautiful destination

Nordmed Tour’s main collaboration partner for medical services is Riga Regional Hospital (Sigulda hospital). The Hospital is located in Sigulda, only 50 km from Riga, making it a favorite destination for recreation among both – locals and foreigners. Continue reading

BMI (Body Mass Index)

BMI (Body Mass Index) is a measurement of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 years.The WHO regard a BMI of less than 18.5 as underweight and may indicate malnutrition or other health problems, while a BMI greater than 25 is considered overweight, and above 30 is considered obese. Continue reading

Directive on European cross-border healthcare

The Council of the European Union has formally approved the European Parliament’s amendments on a draft directive aimed at facilitating access to safe and high-quality cross-border healthcare and promoting cooperation on healthcare between member states. Read more on International Medical Travel Journal

Private Insurance for Medical Treatment Abroad

Even though The Clinic and Doctors at Riga Regional hospital have Insurance policies for unexpected and unforeseeable cases in medical treatment, we highly recommend having additional private insurance for medical travel. Continue reading

Things to Check before Going Abroad for Healthcare

  • Choose going abroad only for procedure or treatment, which you are sure, you need and your GP is recommended. Be clear and realistic about what you want and need to achieve. Continue reading

About Latvia

Latvia, the pearl of the Baltic States, is one of the European Union member states and is situated in the North of Europe – on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Since ancient times Latvia has been at the cross-roads between East and West, North and South. Continue reading