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Lithuania

Lithuania: At a glance

Capital: Vilnius

Population: 2.48 million

Official language: Lithuanian

Time zone: Eastern European Standard Time, Eastern European Summer Time

Emergency #: 112

Vaccinations required: No

Risk of malaria: No

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Lithuania: Travel Health Information

Lithuania is known for its history and natural landscapes. Visitors can enjoy the country’s Baltic beaches, explore the sand dunes of the Curonian Spit, or hike through one of the many national parks. The Old Town within the capital city Vilnius is one of the oldest medieval towns in Europe and is popular for its gothic, neoclassical, baroque, and medieval architecture.

Healthcare

The standards for patient care and medical services in Lithuania may differ from your home country. Lithuania has a centralized, public healthcare system as well as a private sector. Healthcare is publicly funded and the quality of care generally meets international standards. Lithuania has a high number of hospitals compared to the EU average, so services are accessible and timely. The quality of care in private medical facilities is high and doctors are more likely to speak English. Many doctors in the public sector do not speak English, especially in rural areas.

In the event of a medical emergency, contact your travel health insurance company immediately. Hospitals and private practitioners in Lithuania typically require upfront payment, regardless if you have travel health insurance. Evacuation to Western Europe may be required for complex emergencies. Ensure that you have accessible funds to cover upfront fees and adequate travel health insurance, including evacuation. Before you depart, check with your insurer about the extent of their coverage in Lithuania.

Pharmacies and medications

Prescriptions for medicines must be obtained by a local doctor or a doctor licensed in another EU country.

If you are travelling with medication, check with Lithuania’s embassy, consulate, or Ministry of Health for details on medication allowances and restrictions. If your medication is a psychotropic or narcotic, you can review Lithuania’s regulations on the International Narcotics Control Board. Note that these sources may provide incomplete or out-of-date information.

Road safety

Roads in Lithuania are generally well maintained, but travellers should be cautious as speeding is very common among local drivers. Seat belts are required for the driver and passengers of a vehicle at all times. Helmets are mandatory for motorcycle drivers and passengers, and for cyclists under the age of 18.



Lithuania: At a glance

Capital: Vilnius

Population: 2.48 million

Official language: Lithuanian

Time zone: Eastern European Standard Time, Eastern European Summer Time

Emergency #: 112

Vaccinations required: No

Risk of malaria: No

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