Lithuania

  • Visa Requirements

no visa required - useful info on passport / visa information here

  • Current British Travel Advise

Foreign Office Advice on Lithuania

Lithuanian Embassy in London

Lithuanian embassy page - unofficial embassy homepage!

  • Fuel (availability, quality and cost)

fuel is widely available and is about €0.94 per litre - very useful AA site here for petrol prices across Europe AA Roadwatch petrol price table Lithuania does not accept the Euro however and local prices are 3.2 per litre

  • Period in country

It's possible we will only be in Lithuania for one day... this needs to be firmed on the route timetable

  • State of roads

Road There is a good network of roads within the country. Modern four-lane motorways connect Vilnius with Klaipeda, Kaunas and Panevezys. Traffic regulations: Seat belts must be worn. The speed limit is 110kph (68mph) on motorways, 90kph (56mph) on country roads and 60kph (44mph) inside towns. The Vilnius-Kaunas highway has a speed limit of 100kph (60mph). Traffic drives on the right. Bus: Generally, buses are more frequent and quicker than domestic trains and serve almost every town and village. Car hire: Avis, Europcar and Hertz can provide chauffeur-driven or self-drive cars. Documentation: Most European nationals should be in possession of EU pink format driving licences. Otherwise, a national driving licence is sufficient, if supported by photograph-bearing ID.

  • Local embassy advice (phone call to the local British embassy)

The British Embassy in Lithuania can be found here - complete contact details are available from the website - in case of emergency in the country we should contact +370 698 37097 and ask for the Duty Consular Officer

  • Emergency advice, including medical cover – what happens if we have to go to hospital?

The British Embassy in Vilnius can help us - we should call +370 698 37097 24 hours a day - medical cover in Lithuania is as the rest of the Europe with the EHIC card - specific details on services available with that card in Lithuania can be found hereBUT because of the 'newness' of Lithuania in the EU there are only specific doctors / dentists etc we can use - we should print out and take the advice on the page above with us.

  • Cost of everyday items

Generally quite cheap, having difficulty finding specific prices but if the petrol is anything to go by about 1/2 the price of the UK.

  • Usual cost of ‘gifts

No bribes required

  • Border routines Inward

EU 'border-less' crossing, normal rules apply as rest of EU - passport required - customs to be declared - specific customs regulations can be found here

  • Border Routines Outward

As above

  • Cost of accommodation – towns / villages – camping, B&B, hotels
    • Camping

Exceptionally cheap - top of the range comes in at 6Lt per person but we have to keep any eye on 'extras' like the showers etc which can cost an extra 4lt

  • B&B

The average costs ranges from 20ly to 40lt per person per night depending on location Youth Hostels range from 27lt to 40lt per persons

  • Hotels

2* start at €75 up to over €185 for 3*

  • Currency

Is the Litas (LTL)

1.00 GBP United Kingdom Pounds = 5.15680 LTL Lithuania Litai

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