Survey “Personal and Professional Trips of Latvian Residents”

Due to the end of emergency situation that was declared because of COVID-19 pandemic and alleviation of restrictions, Central Statistical Bureau (further in the text – CSB) restarts surveys of population of trips.

If you have received CSB letter, your address was selected with random sampling method. The survey covers all persons aged 15 and over actually living in the household.

You will be asked about leisure and business trips – destination, duration, aim, transport used, types of accommodation and their reservation, as well as expenditures.

In line with the laws and regulations of the European Union and the Republic of Latvia, the CSB has the right to collect and process personal data and is obliged to ensure the protection and confidentiality of the data you provide. The data obtained will be published only in aggregated form for analysis of economic and social phenomena and processes.

If you want to verify identity of your interviewer or find out any other information about the survey:

Online questionnaires

If you have received invitational letter asking to complete electronic questionnaire, you can do that in time period indicated in the letter on the website (in Latvian or Russian).

The electronic questionnaire shall be completed by one person declared in the address indicated on the invitational letter envelope and aged at least 15. You can authorise by using internet bank account or e-signature.

Please, complete the questionnaire also in case you have not made any trips.

Manual (only in Latvian) on filling in the e-survey.

Telephone interviews

If due to some reason you will not be able to complete electronic questionnaire, 

From the 17th date to the 6th of the next month CSB interviewer might contact you by phone.

Paper interviews

Aiming to limit the spread of COVID-19, as of March 13 Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) is not conducting face-to-face interviews at respondent residences.

Starting with August, on the sampling basis, the CSB introduces option for population to answer questions in the questionnaire by filling in paper questionnaire delivered to the address, however, still remains option of providing answers on the Internet (see previous) or over the telephone by calling to the previously indicated telephone number.

If it is more convenient for You to answer questions in the questionnaire in a written form on paper, then insert the filled in questionnaire in printed envelope and hand it over for free of charge shipment at any “Latvijas Pasts” branch until August 14 (postal stamp) or insert it in “Latvijas Pasts” letter tray.


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