Travel Facts

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.

Passport/Visa Requirements

For the latest passport and visa requirements for this country, please consult the U.S. State Department’s “Learn About Your Destination” search tool, available through the link below.

US Embassy/Consulate

+(370) (5) 266-5600; EMER: +(370) (5) 266 5500; US Embassy Lithuania, Akmenu Gatve. 6, Vilnius, Lithuania, LT-03106;;

LGBTQIA+ Travelers

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone



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

Currency (Code)

Litai (LTL)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, F

Plug Type CPlug Type F

Major Languages

Lithuanian, Russian, Polish

Major Religions

Roman Catholic 77.2%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Old Believer 0.8%, Evangelical Lutheran 0.6%, Evangelical Reformist 0.2%

Time Difference

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

Potable Water


International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Hill of Crosses; Vilnius (includes Gate of Dawn, Cathedral, Grand Dukes Palace); Aukštaitija National Park; Trakai Island Castle; Kaunas; Curonian Spit (includes Neringa Municipality)

Major Sports

Basketball, soccer, ice hockey, rugby, swimming

Cultural Practices

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.

Tipping Guidelines

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

Traditional Cuisine

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: Thursday, May 09, 2024