US State Dept Travel Advisory
The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Lithuania. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.
US citizens should make sure their passport will not expire for at least 6 months after they enter the country even if they do not intend to stay that long. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as the stay is less than 90 days.
+(370) (5) 266-5600; EMER: +(370) (5) 266 5500; US Embassy Lithuania, Akmenu Gatve. 6, Vilnius, Lithuania, LT-03106; LibyaACS@state.gov; https://ly.usembassy.gov/
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel. Legal protections vary from country to country. Many countries do not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Approximately seventy countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment.
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The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Lithuania: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, tickborne encephalitis, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, COVID-19, and influenza.
Transitional, between maritime and continental; wet, moderate winters and summers
230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, F
Lithuanian, Russian, Polish
Roman Catholic 77.2%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Old Believer 0.8%, Evangelical Lutheran 0.6%, Evangelical Reformist 0.2%
UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
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Road Driving Side
Hill of Crosses; Vilnius (includes Gate of Dawn, Cathedral, Grand Dukes Palace); Aukštaitija National Park; Trakai Island Castle; Kaunas; Curonian Spit (includes Neringa Municipality)
Basketball, soccer, ice hockey, rugby, swimming
Lithuanians are a reserved people with respect for tradition. They generally will not go out of their way to greet someone they do not know; people on public transport do not look directly at someone else unless they are friends and generally give up their seats to their elders.
A 10% tip is appropriate at restaurants and bars. Taxi drivers are not usually tipped.
Amber jewelry and decorative items; linen shirts, dresses, suits, and table wear; liqueurs; clay pots; local art
Cepelinai — large dumplings made of raw and cooked potato dough filled with pork and doused in a ladle of a sour cream and bacon sauce
Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.
World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.
US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.
To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)
How to get help in an emergency?
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444
Page last updated: Tuesday, September 26, 2023