Lithuanian is a member of the E.U. If you are traveling to Lithuania as an EU national, all you need is a passport or equivalent personal identification document.
The national currency is the Euro: €
ATM machines are available at main banks and at airports and shopping centers, supermarkets.
Major credit cards including American Express, Mastercard and Visa are accepted mainly everywhere – in hotels, car rental companies and stores in the main cities.
Rules of the Road
Minimum driving age is 18. Driving is on the right side of the road.
All foreign driving licenses are recognized; however, any license which does not bear a photograph must be supplemented by a document with a photo, preferably a passport.
Passengers in the front and the back seats of a car must wear seatbelts at all times. Children under 12 years of age must ride in the back seat. Children under 8 must be seated in a special children- or babysitter.
Speed limits are 50 km/h (31 mph) in build-up areas, 90 km/h (56 mph) on main roads and 110 km/h (70 mph) on highways unless posted otherwise.
The use of cellular phones while driving is prohibited (only hands-free devices are allowed).
Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a criminal offense and penalties are severe. The police have the authority to stop vehicles at random and to perform preliminary breath alcohol tests.
In case of a car accident do not leave the site, call the police and make sure that you get a copy of the Police Report. General emergency number is: 112
You can order a taxi: +37061111111, +37067777777, +37069999999 . In case you need a taxi in other cities than Vilnius, please find a phone number here: http://www.taksi.lt/taksi-vilniuje/
Safety and insurance
Please ensure that you have the necessary insurance arrangements to cover you for any likely problems that you might experience whilst at the conference. We suggest that you bring a travel insurance covering any kind of problems with cancellations of flights or loss of luggage, covering health or medical needs that might occur, and for general activities in the outdoors (planned for pre-conference, might have some risks involved even if minimized). And of course, remember to bring your insurance documents with you!
What to bring?
For the weather
Weather in Lithuania in mid-spring varies. It can be quite warm and sunny, or rainy and cold. Be prepared for all types of weather and keep posted with local weather information.
You can check this webpage for weather in Vilnius: https://www.meteoblue.com/en/weather/forecast/week/vilnius_republic-of-lithuania_593116
So, bring a wide range of clothing to cover all eventualities:
- Bring your mountain jacket, at night it does get cold,
- Rain gear & hiking boots,
- Sun lotion, hat & shades,
- Mosquitoes protection lotion,
- You may also want to bring: your swimming costume (for the pre-conference participants is a must).
If you have any special needs, i.e. a certain diet, disabilities or pregnancy, please let us know. We will do our best to help you out.
And this is a fun part 🙂 there is some funny information, and also some real facts about Lithuania you might be interested to learn. Enjoy!