1. How can I reach Lithuania?
It is easy to reach Lithuania by air, land and water. There are three airports in Lithuania – in Vilnius, Kaunas, and Palanga – offering direct flights to many European countries. International ferry lines connect the Lithuanian port city of Klaipėda with ports in Germany and Sweden. There is excellent railway connections with our neighboring countries. Lithuanian roads are of the highest quality and have a very well developed infrastructure – Lithuania is crossed by six European highways.
2. When is the best time to visit Lithuania?
In Lithuania, you can experience all four seasons. Here winter, spring, summer and autumn have distinct climatic features. If you come in the winter months, you will likely see snow, but be prepared for cooler weather – the temperatures may drop as low as -20°C or even lower! Spring and autumn have their charm, but are quite rainy. In summer, there are many warm and sunny days. The average temperature in July is +17.9°C, but there are days when it can get as hot as 30°C. In early autumn, the weather is often quite warm and pleasant.
3. Do I need a visa for visiting Lithuania?
Lithuania is a part of the Schengen Area, so citizens of the 26 countries that belong to this area have the right to enter Lithuania without visa or border control. Visas are not required for citizens of many other countries who come to Lithuania for short-term purposes (no more than 90 days in a period of 180 days) or transit through its territory. You can check if your country’s citizens need a Lithuanian visa here.
Visas are required for citizens of other countries, as well as those whose purpose is a long-term stay in the Republic of Lithuania.
4. Do people understand English in Lithuania?
Lithuania is second in Europe in terms of foreign language skills. Nearly 97 per cent of Lithuanian people between 25 and 64 know at least one foreign language. Almost every young or middle-aged resident will be able to converse in English with you.
5. Is it easy to acquire a local SIM card?
Buying a prepaid SIM card in Lithuania is very simple – you can do it in any cell phone operator shop as well as from many other vendors: from large shopping centers to press kiosks. Presenting your ID or signing contracts is not necessary.
6. Is Wi-Fi easily accessible in public spaces in Lithuania?
Don’t worry, in Lithuania you will not be left without an Internet connection. For several years now, Lithuania has been among the world leaders in terms of the speed of public Wi-Fi. There are plenty of public Wi-Fi spots. You’ll find them in cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, even outside as well as on trains and buses!
7. Is tap water safe to drink in Lithuania?
In Lithuania water enters the pipes directly from the underground water reserves, so it is protected from external contamination. Not only is it good to drink, it is also healthy, pure and delicious!
8. What are the best souvenirs from Lithuania?
Traditional souvenirs from Lithuania: amber jewelry, textiles made of flax (linen) and wool, wooden spoons, ceramics, and leather products. The most popular edible souvenirs from Lithuania are: tree cake šakotis, skilandis (a kind of sausage), honey, cheese, herbal teas.
9. What is the currency in Lithuania? Payment by cash or by card?
The Lithuanian currency is the euro. The common currency of the European Union is the only legal means of paying cash. Most shopping centers, restaurants and hotels in Lithuania take payments by card. Have some cash when you go shopping in markets, fairs, or going to more remote tourist destinations and rural tourism homesteads.
10. Is my health insurance valid in Lithuania?
Citizens of the European Union, of countries that are members of the European Economic Area as well as Switzerland who are insured with health insurance in their country, are entitled to emergency medical care in Lithuania and the costs of these services is reimbursed by public health insurance. It is advisable to have a European Health Insurance Card certifying your insurance. In other cases, before you go to Lithuania, find out the conditions of your existing health insurance abroad or purchase additional travel insurance coverage.
11. Where should I call in case of emergency?
The general emergency number in Lithuania is 112.