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Survey “Personal and Professional Trips of Latvian Residents”

During the emergency situation the Central Statistical Bureau (further in the text – CSB) continues to survey population about trips because the information acquired is significant at national level for the analysis of tourism sector, especially, during the Covid-19 pandemic when trips abroad are replaced by trips around Latvia and we are encouraged to go outdoors, visit walking routes and other objects.

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.

Please participate in the survey also in case you have not made any trips.

The survey is carried out in all European Union member countries, therefore impact of Covid-19 to travel habits of population will be comparable among the Baltic and other countries.

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 e.csb.gov.lv (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.

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, 

If you do not have opportunity to answer questions of the survey remotely, in time period indicated in the letter our interviewer will contact you by phone.

Interviewer’s identity can be verified by pressing the link or calling the previously mentioned toll-free number.

Paper interviews

In December, on the sampling basis, the CSB offers option for population to answer questions in the questionnaire by filling in paper questionnaire delivered to the address. Still remains option of providing answers on the Internet or over the telephone interview (see previous).

If it is more convenient for you to answer questions in the questionnaire in a written form on paper, please send us the filled in questionnaire by December 20 in some of the ways indicated below:

  • by inserting it in a printed envelope and handing it over for free of charge shipment at any “Latvijas Pasts” branch or by inserting it in “Latvijas Pasts” letter tray;
  • by sending scanned or photographed questionnaire to e-mail address turisms@csb.gov.lv;
  • by sending photographed questionnaire in WhatsApp application to telephone number +371 25488751.

Face-to-face interviews

Following epidemiological safety measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection, the CSB restricts face-to-face interviews.

If you do not have opportunity to answer questions of the survey remotely, in time period indicated in the letter our interviewer can visit you at home. Upon arrival, interviewer will present a CSB employee identification card with a photo.

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

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