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Lithuania uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
The languages that are typically spoken are Lithuanian
Lithuania uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
Automatic teller machines are common in Lithuania. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Lithuania is on average 14.3 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Lithuania is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.
You can buy a SIM card for about €3.92, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Bit?, Tele2 or Teledema. Lithuania uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Lithuania upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Lithuania, dial +, then 370 (the country code for Lithuania), then the area code (without the initial 8) and the local number. For local calls within Lithuania, start with the area code (with the initial 8). In the case above area code is 312 .
In Lithuania you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 120 km/h (74 mph) on expressways, 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.04%.
Road assistance is available at 1810 (Falck). For general news on Lithuania's traffic use eismoinfo or Eismoinfo. Most popular petrol stations in Lithuania are Circle K, Lukoil, Neste, Q8 and Orlen. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called bešvinis benzinas or Bešvinis benzinas (95/98). Petrol costs about €1.05 per liter.Diesel option is called Dyzelinas.
Import and export information
All items on the prohibited import list.
There are no restrictions on the export of currency if leaving for another EU country. Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared when leaving the EU.
Protected species and products protected under CITES. A permit is required for export.
Cultural property and antiques may require an export permit from theDepartment of Cultural Heritage Protection.
Tobacco:250g of smoking tobacco; or
Tobacco:A proportional combination of these goods (such as 100 cigarettes and 50 cigarillos).
Alcohol:There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
Alcohol:Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Currency:There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
Currency:Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Other items:Medicinal products for personal use, subject to certain restrictions. For further information, please visitMedicine during a trip.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €430 when travelling by air.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €300 when travelling by land or sea.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €150 for travellers under 15 years of age, or from the Frontier Zone, or members of an international crew.
Counterfeit and pirated goods.
Meat and dairy products from outside the EU are prohibited from import into Lithuania.
Animals are subject to a mandatory health inspection at the first point of entry on EU territory. They must also have a microchip or tattoo, and have been properly vaccinated against rabies. A Common Veterinary Entry Document certifying the healthy inspection must be provided with the customs declaration. Pets travelling within the EU must have a valid pet passport. For further information, please visit theState Food and Veterinary Service
Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits. For further information, please visit theMinistry of Environment.
Weapons and ammunition require a licence issued by the Lithuanian Police Department.
Narcotics and psychotropic substances require a special certificate from the State Medicines Control Agency.
Certain plants may be brought into Lithuania from countries outside the EU up to specific amounts. For further information, please visitComing from third countries.
Meat and dairy products may be brought into Lithuania from countries in the EU, as well as Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland.
Products of animal origin such as milk powder and baby food may be brought in baggage as long as they are still packaged and do not require refrigeration.
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Lithuania, regardless of where they are eating or staying.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals such as veterinarians and researchers, for those who are taking a long trip or moving to Lithuania, and children as they are more likely to receive animal bites.
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is often reported in Europe between April and November. For further information, please visit the CDCTick-borne Encephalitis Advice.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a risk in Lithuania. For further information, please visit the CDCTuberculosis Advice.