Passports & Visas
All passengers require a machine-readable passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip, with appropriate visas. You should carry your passport with you at all times to ensure against its loss or theft in hotels. Check with the Lithuanian Consulate to determine if any visas are needed. Securing required documents is the responsibility of the traveler. This information is a guide only and it is essential that you check all current passport and visa rules with your travel agent before departure.
The currency used is the Litas (LTL). it is divided into centas (1 Litas = 100 centas). Coins are in denominations of LTL5, 2, AND 1, AND 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, and 1 centas. Notes are in denominations of LTL500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10,5, 2, and 1. Banks are open Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm, and some banks are open Saturdays 9am to 1 pm.
The voltage in Lithuania is 220 V with a speed of 50 Hz. US travelers will ned to buy adapters.
WiFi is also available in Lithuania and is offered by many hotels. WiFi connections are also available in various public places – cafes, hotels, business centers, the airport and bus terminals – just look for the WiFi sign.
The country code is +370 (dialing in) and international access 00 (dialing out). There are two kinds of pay phones: rectangular telephones which take magnetic strip cards and rounded telephones which take chip cards. Phone cards are sold at kiosk and post offices. Plans are underway to introduce one type of phone card, compatible with both phones.
Amber and Amber jewelry (fossilized tree sap), wood carvings, linen goods, and local crafts are good buys. Grocery shops are open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm.
You should check to see if service is included on the bill. If it isn’t then you should tip 5-10% for good service.Tipping bar tenders isn’t expected.Tipping a taxi driver isn’t common or expected
As with most European citites, Lithuania can easily be traverssed by foot. However, public transportation is available in the larger cities, and you have access to a nation-wide bus system. For additional fees, you could also opt for renting a car.
Dress for the season! Winters are cold, so make sure that you layer and stay warm. Casual clothing- jeans, cotton, sandals, etc. are perfectly acceptable wear.