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Lithuania: entry and exit regulations

Lithuania: entry and exit regulations

Formalities, visas

On December 21, 2007, the Schengen Agreement came into force in Lithuania. Together with Estonia, Latvia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Malta, you can now enter all of these countries without border controls. For example, a Spaniard can get to Estonia without any controls and a Finn via Estonia to Portugal. As of December 21, 2007, a total of 24 states belong to the Schengen area.

In the Moselle town of Schengen in Luxembourg, it was decided in 1985 to gradually abolish border controls in the participating countries, but to increase controls at the external borders.

Issuing of visas in Germany

In those cases where a visa is still required, it can be obtained from the Latvian embassy. All questions about entry, residence or working and study conditions are also answered here.


Visa Department of the Embassy of Lithuania

Charitestraße 9

10117 Berlin-Mitte

Tel: +49 (0) 30/890681-0

Fax: +49 (0) 30/890681-15

Email: [email protected]

Import and export of foreign currency

  • Local currency

    The introduction of the local currency is unlimited, but export is limited to 5,000 litas.

  • Foreign currencies

    The import and export of foreign currencies is unlimited. However, amounts with a value of 40,000 or more must be declared.

Import and export of goods

The import and export of plants and animals that are protected under the Washington Species Protection Act is prohibited. Violation can result in severe penalties.


The following goods are allowed to be imported as part of a visiting or business trip: 800 cigarettes, 400 cigarillos, 200 cigars, 1 kg tobacco, 10 liters of high-proof alcohol, 20 liters of fortified wine (e.g. port or sherry), 90 Liters of wine (including a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine), 110 liters of beer.

All types of weapons are subject to notification upon entry. The importation of pets is subject to the submission of the general vaccination certificates, especially against rabies.

Entry with pets

For the owners of dogs and other animals, when traveling abroad, the question arises whether they can even take their animals with them to the chosen travel destination, and if that is possible, then of course the question of the respective applicable conditions arises. Here with us you will find all the important information on this topic, seriously researched at the embassies or the Foreign Office.

In Lithuania, the EU regulation on the import and export of pets from October 1, 2004 applies: Accordingly, animals must be identified electronically, i.e. by a chip, when entering Lithuania. If the pets have not yet had a chip implanted, a tattoo will be sufficient for identification purposes until 2011. Furthermore, an EU pet passport must be issued for each animal. This card can be issued by any resident veterinarian.

When entering Lithuania, all pets must be vaccinated against rabies. This vaccination must have been given at least 21 days prior to entry and must not be older than twelve months. The animal must be at least three months old when it is first vaccinated. If an animal is to be imported into Lithuania that is younger than three months, this is possible under certain conditions. This animal must have a chip/tattoo and an EU pet passport must be issued. In addition, it must be ensured that the young animal has been kept in the same place since birth and that it did not come into contact with wild animals.

Lithuania: travel and transport

How to get to Lithuania

There are daily flights with the national airline Lithuanian Airlines from Berlin and Frankfurt/M. to Vilnius. Lufthansa also flies from Frankfurt/ M. and Berlin Vilnius. Air Lithuania offers daily connections from Hamburg and Cologne to Kaunas and Palanga.

Travel in the country

Air connections The airports of Kaunas, Palanga and Siauliai are served by domestic air traffic.


Eurolines buses run between Lithuania and other countries. The public bus network in Lithuania is good and you can reach almost every place in the country.


The Lithuanian railway network amounts to approx. 1,905 km. Trains run from Vilnius to Riga in Latvia, Minsk and Grodno in Belarus and Kaliningrad in Russia, and Warsaw in Poland. There are good connections from Vilnius to all major cities in Lithuania.


Lithuania has a well-developed state road network totaling 21,000 km. Motorways lead from Vilnius to Kaunas, Klaipeda and Panevezys.


cars Rental cars are offered by local car rental companies with a driver and by international companies.

Ferry connections

Klaipeda, the former Memel, is the only year-round ice-free seaport in the Baltic States and calls at 200 international ports. There are also connections from Klaipeda to Ahus in Sweden and Fredericija in Denmark. There is a year-round ferry between Mukran near Saßnitz on Rügen and Klaipeda.

Traffic rules

Maximum speeds

The maximum speed is 110 km/h on motorways, 90 km/h on country roads and 60 km/h in built-up areas.

Special regulations

Since May 31, 2005 a fee has been charged for the use of the Lithuanian trunk road network by buses and trucks. This fee is only payable for journeys on a total of 18 road sections.

Low beam for cars from September 1st to 7th as well as from 1.11 to 1.3. is also mandatory during the day, studded tires are from November 1st. - 1.4. allowed.

Alcohol limits

In Lithuania the 0.4 alcohol limit applies. Driving under the influence of alcohol is criminally punishable by heavy penalties up to and including the withdrawal of the driver's license.

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, the international license plate of Lithuania is:


Tourist office

Baltic Tourist

Board (BTZ) Tourist Board Estonia - Latvia - Lithuania

Katharinenstr. 19

10711 Berlin

Tel: 0049 - (0) 30 - 89009091

Fax: 0049 - (0) 30 - 89009092

Email: [email protected]


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Lithuania: Travel Medicine and Warnings

Infectious Diseases

In Lithuania, no infectious diseases that are not widespread in Germany or Central and Northern Europe are to be expected:

  • Lyme disease, from tick bites
  • Intestinal infections caused by contaminated food or water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria
  • Early summer meningoencephalitis (TBE)
  • Hepatitis B.
  • Polio, polio
  • tetanus
  • rabies

Recommended vaccinations

when traveling to Lithuania, the following usual in Germany vaccinations recommended:

  • Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist in your home country.
  • Hepatitis B, a vaccination against hepatitis B, is only required for people who may come into contact with blood or for those who are looking for sexual contact.
  • Early summer meningoencephalitis (TBE)
  • Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus should always exist in the home country.
  • Rabies, but only in high-risk travelers who can come into contact with the vector animals

Vaccination requirements There are no vaccination requirements when entering or staying in the country.

Hazards and current warning notices

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizens' Service

Telephone: 0049 - (0) 30 - 5000 - 2000

Fax: 0049 - (0) 30 - 5000 - 51000

Lithuania: currency, shopping and exchange rate

The national currency of Lithuania is the litas = 100 centas. The litas has been linked to the euro since February 2, 2002.

The following banknotes are valid and in circulation in the country:

  • 500
  • 200
  • 100
  • 50
  • 20th
  • 10
  • 5 (rare, but still valid)
  • 2 (rare, but still valid)
  • 1 (rare, but still valid)

Coins are in circulation in the following denominations:

  • 5
  • 2
  • 1 litas
  • 50
  • 20th
  • 10
  • 5
  • 2
  • 1 centas

Conversion rate

You can find a currency converter here:

Bank opening hours

  • Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Sunday: closed


Shop opening times

  • Monday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed

Cheap or country-specific goods, souvenirs,

amber and linen fabrics can be bought particularly well in Lithuania. Amber can be purchased relatively inexpensively even with trapped insects such as flies or mosquitoes or trapped plants. But also as jewelry with silver or gold, amber star could be a wonderful souvenir. The Lithuanians also call amber, based on the Roman poet Ovid, "tears of the gods".

Lithuania: embassies, consulates

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Lithuania embassies and consulates

Representations of Lithuania in Germany

Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Berlin

Charitéstr. 9

10117 Berlin

Tel: 0049 - (0) 30 - 89 06 810

Fax: 0049 - (0) 30 - 89 06 81 15

Email: [email protected]



Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania

Königsbrücker Straße 61

01099 Dresden

Tel: 0049 - (0) 351-8 14 06 0

Fax: 0049 - (0) 351-8 14 06 88

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania

Felix-Klein-Strasse 6

40474 Düsseldorf

Tel: 0049 - (0) 211 - 43618630

Fax: 0049 - (0) 211 - 43618616

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania

Melchendorfer Straße 64

99096 Erfurt

Tel: 0049 - (0) 361 - 4283112

Fax: 0049 - (0) 361 - 3735562

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania

Brodschrangen 4

20457 Hamburg

Tel: 0049 - (0) 40 - 37501770

Fax: 0049 - (0) 40 - 37655334

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania

Amrichshäuser Straße 10

74653 Künzelsau

Tel: 0049 - (0) 7940 - 1269103

Fax: 0049 - (0) 7940 - 1269104

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania

Frankfurter Strasse 90

63067 Offenbach am Main (Greater Frankfurt am Main)

Tel: 0049 - (0) 69 - 85095454

Fax: 0049 - (0) 69 - 617106

E-Mail: [email protected]

German representations in Lithuania

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Vilnius

Sierakausko gatve 24/8

03105 Vilnius

Tel: 00370 - 5 - 210 64 00

Fax: 00370 - 5 - 210 64 46

Email: [email protected]


Austrian representations in Lithuania

Austrian Embassy in Vilnius

Gaono 6

01131 Vilnius

Tel: 00370 - 5 - 266 05 80

Fax: 00370 - 5 - 279 13 63

Email: [email protected]


Representations of Lithuania in Austria

Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Vienna

Löwengasse 47

1030 Vienna

Tel: 0043 - 1 - 718 54 67

Fax: 0043 - 1 - 718 54 69

Email: [email protected]


Honorary Consulate of Lithuania

Franz-Hattinger-Strasse 14

5020 Salzburg

Tel: 0043 - (0) 662 - 640 395

Fax: 0043 - (0) 662 - 843 420

Email: [email protected]

Honorary Consulate of Lithuania

Glanzinggasse 17/2

190 Vienna

Tel: 0043 - 1 - 604 25 42

Fax: 0043 - 1 - 603 19 50

E-Mail: [email protected]

Honorary Consulate of Lithuania

Glacisstrasse 37

8010 Graz

Tel: 0043 - 316 - 33 79 76

Fax: 0043 - 316 - 33 80 48

E-Mail: [email protected]

Honorary Consulate of Lithuania

Roseggerstrasse 58

4020 Linz

Tel: 0043 - 732 - 784 33 10

Fax: 0043 - 732 - 774 331

Swiss representations in Lithuania


The embassy in Latvia is responsible (see here >>>).

Representations of Lithuania in Switzerland

Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Bern

Kramgasse 12

3011 Bern

Tel: 0041 - (0) 31 - 352 52 91

Fax: 0041 - (0) 31/352 52 92

Email: [email protected]

Web: http: //


Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania

Avenue de Warens 2

1203 Geneva

Tel: 0041 - (0) 22 - 344 50 20

Fax: 0041 - (0) 22 - 344 50 20

Email: [email protected]

Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania

Via Luganetto 4

6962 Viganello

Tel: 0041 - (0) 91 - 971 56 43

Fax: 0041 - (0) 91 - 971 56 45

Email: [email protected]

Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania

c/o Juris Treuhand AG, Selnaustrasse 5

8001 Zurich

Tel: 0041 - (0) 43 - 817 66 10

Email: [email protected]






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