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Lithuania is the southernmost Baltic state, and a former Soviet bloc nation bordering Poland, Latvia and Belarus. The capital Vilnius is near the Belarus border and is popular for its Gothic renaissance architecture.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Lithuania
If you are an EU national, you do not need a visa to enter Lithuania. However, there are several countries that require visas to visit Lithuania. Lithuania offers several different types of visas depending on the reason of your visit to the country. Do ensure to check with the Embassy of Lithuania in your country before you purchase your air ticket(s) as requirements differ for different country passport holders.
Things/Items Allowed into Lithuania
Passengers older than 17 years old and arriving from non-EU locations are allowed to bring without customs duty 200 individual cigarettes, 100 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 50 cigars, 250 grams of smoking tobacco or proportional assortment of these products, 1 liter of spirits over 22%, or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume, 2 liters of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages less than 22% volume, or sparkling wines or liquor wines, a proportional mix of these products; and in addition, 4 liters of wine or 16 liters of beer, medicines in proportion to the traveler's needs (for all passengers), and other goods (for air travelers), up to a total value of EUR 430 per adult or EUR 150 for travelers aged below 15 years.
Passengers who purchased items within EU countries are allowed the free import of 800 individual cigarettes, 400 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 200 cigars or 1 kilogram of smoking tobacco, 10 liters of spirits over 22%, 20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22%, 90 liters of wine (though no more than 60 liters of sparkling wine) or 110 liters of beer.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Lithuania
・Over 700 cigarettes
・Over 350 cigarillos
・10 liters of spirits over 22%
・More than 10,000 Euros
Things/Items Forbidden into Lithuania
• Plant and Plant Products
• Knives and Deadly Weapons
• Live Animals
•Ivory, Coral, Reptile Skin
Voice of Travelers to Lithuania
The cabin crew were a delight
I traveled on Lufthansa from Edinburgh to Beijing via Frankfurt. The airline provided a real masterclass in customer service on each leg of our journey, and even booking our ticket was easy! Our ticket was originally booked for the upper cabin, but during check-in, they politely asked if we would mind sitting in the lower cabin instead: this was excellent for us as we were given exit seats with extra leg-room, for no increase in the price of our ticket. The aircraft was spotlessly clean, and the cabin crew was a delight: friendly, attentive and hard-working, and the in-flight catering was superb. Even though we were only traveling on an economy ticket, we were treated as if we had purchased first class tickets!
Vilnius airport is unique
Vilnius airport is unique because it has a gorgeous old-fashioned arrivals building to welcome you to Lithuania! It can be a little complicated to find your way around, but the staff – like most people in Lithuania – are very helpful and friendly. The second floor is the departure hall, where there are some cafes and a small dutyfree shop, full of souvenirs from your trip to Lithuania. To visit the capital of Lithuania, you can reach the city center by bus, which stops right outside the main entrance. You can buy a ticket for the bus or a train ticket in the airport, and it also has a lot of helpful information for exploring Lithuania.
Our visit to Lithuania ended with free food!
When we were scheduled to fly home from Lithuania, our flight from Vilnius Airport (the main airport in Lithuania) was delayed by five hours. As a result the airline gave us a meal ticket, which allowed us to explore the food court in the airport, which was fantastic in terms of both quality and service and even had some authentic local food from Lithuania. Certainly it was better value for us to eat there than in Stockholm! Unfortunately, we thought the airport was quite cramped and sometimes lacking in information, but the service we received was excellent (the same as our whole holiday in Lithuania!), and well worth the price of our ticket.
Lithuania Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q.When should a visitor apply for a visa to Lithuania? How long does it take?
A. Anyone wanting to buy a ticket to Lithuania should apply for a visa at least three months before they want to travel. It’s also worth checking that there are no national holidays in Lithuania around the time you’re applying, as this will delay your application. Sometimes it can take as little as two days or two weeks to process the visa, but it’s best to organize it early, usually as soon as you buy your ticket to Lithuania.
Q. What is the weather like in Lithuania?
A. The weather in Lithuania varies throughout the year. It can be extremely cold in winter and it snows every year. October to April has very heavy snowfall, so if you book your ticket for this time then make sure you pack warm clothes for your time in Lithuania. The summers can be very warm, but be aware that July is actually the wettest month in Lithuania. The best time to book your ticket to Lithuania is spring and early summer when it’s warm but not too wet.
Q. What are the average prices for a plane ticket to visit Lithuania?
A. The average prices of a plane ticket to Lithuania do change a lot, so make sure you buy your ticket well in advance. Your ticket is most likely to be very expensive if you leave it until the last minute. There is also a big difference in your ticket price according to the season that you’re visiting Lithuania. If you buy your ticket to fly in the summer, when Lithuania is most beautiful, then you may find your ticket is much more expensive than a ticket booked for the autumn. A ticket around Christmas, when there are many visitors, may also be quite expensive. A ticket to Lithuania can be as cheap as €17 for a ticket through a European budget airline!
Lithuania - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Palanga Airport (Lithuania) ・Gatwick Airport (Lowest ticket prices)
・Barcelona International Airport (Lowest ticket prices)
・Singapore Changi Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Vilnius Airport (Lithuania) ・Orlando International Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Kaunas Airport (Lithuania) ・O'Hare International Airport (Chicago)
・Washington Dulles International Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Nida Airport (Lithuania) ・Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport ・Bangkok international Airport
Flight Routes to Lithuania
Major airlines with flight operations to Lithuania includes Qantas Airlines and Singapore Airlines. There are also routes to Lithuania from Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok) and from Paris Orly Airport. Lithuania’s airports are not incredibly busy due to the low population and they are most commonly served by Lufthansa who provides cheaper tickets to destinations all over Europe.