Lithuania

Capital Vilnius

Population 2,872,294

Area 65,300 km2

Key facts

Lithuania is a member state of the European Union located in Northern Europe. There are 4 countries (Belarus, Latvia, Poland, Russian Federation) that Lithuania shares its borders with. The official language of Lithuania is Lithuanian. Although English is not the official language, a large number of people in Lithuania are fluent English speakers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Lithuania was ranked 24th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Lithuania is Euro (EUR). The euro (€) is subdivided into 100 cent (c).

With today's currency rate, 1 USD is worth 1.03 EUR.

Lithuanian
Banknotes

€5€10€20€50€100€200€500

Lithuanian
Coins

€1€25c10c20c50c1c2c

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Lithuania is 168.35 Mbps and mobile is 84.67 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density The number of ATMs per person in Lithuania is close to the world average.37.85 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration You can buy a SIM card in Lithuania without having to register it with your ID or passport.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Lithuania. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Lithuania will celebrate 14 national public holidays. The next one All Saints' Day will take place on November 1.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayNaujieji metai
February 16, 2022The Day of Restoration of the State of LithuaniaLietuvos valstybės atkūrimo diena
March 11, 2022Day of Restoration of Independence of LithuaniaLietuvos nepriklausomybės atkūrimo diena
April 17, 2022Moving holidayEaster SundayVelykos
April 18, 2022Moving holidayEaster MondayAntroji Velykų diena
May 1, 2022International Working DayTarptautinė darbo diena
June 24, 2022St. John's DayJoninės, Rasos
July 6, 2022Statehood DayValstybės diena
August 15, 2022Assumption DayŽolinė
November 1, 2022All Saints' DayVisų šventųjų diena
November 2, 2022All Souls' DayVėlinės
December 24, 2022Christmas EveŠv. Kūčios
December 25, 2022Christmas DayŠv. Kalėdos
December 26, 2022St. Stephen's DayŠv. Kalėdos

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Lithuania?

There are no Mariott hotels in Lithuania.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Lithuania.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Lithuania.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Lithuania.

There are Radisson hotels in 2 cities: Kaunas and Vilnius.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Lithuania.

What fast food chains are present in Lithuania?

Cepelinai are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Lithuania. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Lithuania below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Lithuania.

The KFC chain operates in Lithuania.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Lithuania.

The Subway chain operates in Lithuania.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Lithuania.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Lithuania.

Weather

Today the sun in Vilnius, rises at 7:15 AM and sets at 7:02 PM. The climate of Vilnius may be categorized as a Humid continental (Dfb), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29OvercastLow: 6.8°C (44.24°F)High: 12.6°C (54.68°F)
FridaySep 30FogLow: 4°C (39.2°F)High: 12.8°C (55.04°F)
SaturdayOct 1RainLow: 6.2°C (43.16°F)High: 12.3°C (54.14°F)
SundayOct 2RainLow: 5.9°C (42.62°F)High: 10.5°C (50.9°F)
MondayOct 3FogLow: 7.4°C (45.32°F)High: 11.7°C (53.06°F)
TuesdayOct 4FogLow: 6.7°C (44.06°F)High: 11.6°C (52.88°F)

Weather data for Vilnius (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is available only in one city: Vilnius. Bolt is available in 23 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Lithuania.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 6.1, Lithuania is placed 21st out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Lithuania traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  347.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 8.10 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Lithuania

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is prohibited, but medical use is legal.

You are not entitled to a duty-free allowance for tobacco or alcohol if you are under the age of 17.

Alcohol allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 90L of still wine (60L of sparkling wine)
  • 110L of beer
  • 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22%
  • 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 4L of wine
  • 16L of beer
  • 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume

Tobacco allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco

Travellers from non-EU countries:

Your tobacco allowance is determined on your form of transportation.

If you are travelling by air:

  • 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco

If you are NOT travelling by air:

  • 40 cigarettes or 20 cigarillos or 10 cigars or 50g of tobacco

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Lithuania?

Currently, citizens of 92 countries can enter Lithuania without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Lithuania.

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