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Republic of Lithuania > Details

Country Name
Republic of Lithuania
Geographical Area
62,680 sq km
Population
3,525,761 (Oct 2014 est.)
Capital City
Vilnius
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People   Lithuanian 84%, Polish 6.1%, Russian 4.9%, Belarusian 1.1%, other or unspecified 3.9%
Language   Lithuanian (official) 82%, Russian 8%, Polish 5.6%, other and unspecified 4.4%
Religion   Roman Catholic 79%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Protestant (including Lutheran and Evangelical Christian Baptist) 1.9%, other or unspecified 5.5%, none 9.5%
Government   Parliamentary Democracy
Head of Government   Prime Minister: Algirdas Butkevicius; President: Dalia Grybauskaite
Embassy   Akmenug. 6, Vilnius, Lithuania LT-03106 Tel : (+370) 5266 5500
Visas   As a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you may enter Lithuania for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay
Health Risks   Tick-borne encephalitis can be contracted in wooded areas from spring to autumn. Although tap water is safe for drinking, bottled water is recommended.
Clothing Suggestions   SUMMER: June to August – is when the weather is warmest and the days are long and bright. Casual clothing made of lightweight fabrics and good walking shoes are essential. A shawl, sweater and/or jacket is recommended for cooler evening breezes and an umbrella is sometimes needed for summer showers. WINTER: December to March – During winter, an overcoat, hat, gloves and scarf will protect you from much of the wet and wind. For extra measure, waterproof your winter jacket or purchase a garment that is made of watertight fabric. SPRING/FALL: March to May and September to November- The weather in spring and fall can be very varied. Therefore, wearing multiple layers and bringing a jacket is recommended. DINING: Informal attire, except for some selected restaurants, which require a jacket and tie for men.
Time Zone:   Two hours ahead of GMT/UTC; seven hours ahead of U.S. EST.
Banking / Exchange   Banks offer the best rates for performing currency exchanges. The easiest and best way to get cash is from an ATM. Bank opening hours vary but are usually Mon-Fri from 8am to 3pm
Currency   Euro
Electric Current   Metric
Credit Cards / Traveler Checks   All major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops. TRAVELERS CHECKS: Traveler’s checks are widely accepted throughout Lithuania
Shopping   General Trade Stores Shopping Hours Mon to Sat: 9am –7pm Sun: closed The items most popular to buy are amber jewelry, folk art, and linen.
Weights & measures  
How to shop Tax Fee   1. Shop in any of the stores that display a TAX-FREE FOR TOURISTS window sticker and ask for a Tax-Free Shopping Form. With this form you can later claim your VAT (Value Added Tax) Refund. The VAT is included in the selling price. 2. When leaving the country, show the unused goods to customs and get your form stamped. 3. Return your completed, customs stamped form to Global Blue-Lithuania by mail to receive your refund.
National Airport   Vilnius International Airport (VNO)
Major Tourist Attractions   Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Kernave
Tipping Suggestion   It is considered polite to round your bill up for decent service.
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