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Visa & Entry

All participants attending the meeting are requested to have a valid passport or ID document and, if required, a visa. Applications for visas should be submitted to the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the country in which the participants reside, with reference to the Quality 2022 Conference.

If necessary, Statistics Lithuania can provide a letter to facilitate obtaining a visa. Please indicate this need on the registration form or contact the Conference Team at q2022team@stat.gov.lt.

Since December 21, 2007, Lithuania has been the part of the Schengen Area where no controls on internal borders take place. Third-country nationals may enter Lithuania if they are in possession of a valid travel document and a visa (if required). Council Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 includes the lists of third countries whose nationals must possess valid visas to cross external borders, and of countries whose nationals are exempt from this obligation.

See the list of countries whose citizens need a visa to enter Lithuania by clicking.

Do I need a visa to visit Lithuania?

More.


Emergencies

The organizer does not provide any medical, travel or personal insurance. The participants are expected to cover the costs of any medical expenses incurred in Lithuania.

Therefore, it is highly recommended that participants should have an insurance policy covering medical expenses in Lithuania and elsewhere during their travel. The participants requesting an entry visa will also be required to submit the proof of medical insurance. EU citizens should have the European Health Insurance Card. 

The organiser will not accept any liability for damages and/or losses of any kind, which may be incurred by conference participants or by any persons accompanying them during official events.


Call 112 in emergencies

Fire, medical, crime emergency: remember the universal 112.

The operators are staffed so as someone able to assist in English is readily available.

Please note: this 112 number should be used only in cases of emergency - never to obtain tourist information. 


COVID-19: Information for travellers

The information about travelling to Lithuania and the health situation updated on these pages:


Electricity

Electricity in Lithuania is 220 Volts. Plugs are European standard with two round pins.

Common plug and socker


Eating out

History: Long winters and cool weather shaped Lithuanian cuisine. Potatoes are a major staple, particularly as the base for stomach-stretching dumpling dough.

Lithuanian food is epitomized in the formidable cepelinai (tsep-e-lin-ay), sometimes jokingly called zeppelins. These are parcels of thick potato dough stuffed with cheese, mesa (meat) or grybai (gree-bai; mushrooms). They come topped with a rich sauce made from onions, butter, sour cream and bacon bits.

Another favorite is sour cream–topped kugelis – a ‘cannon ball’ dish borrowed from German cuisine that bakes grated potatoes and carrots in the oven. Koldūnai (kol-doon-ay) are hearty ravioli stuffed with meat or mushrooms and virtiniai are stodgy dumplings.

Soups: Cold red beet soup (soup is made with buttermilk, sour cream, hard-cooked eggs, cucumbers, and dill).

Cakes: Skruzdėlynas ( “anthill”) and is called a cake, but it is not a cake in the traditional sense. It is layers of fried dough, covered in honey and topped with poppy seeds. It is only as sweet as the honey!

Lithuanian šakotis or raguolis, Polish sękacz, Belarusian bankukha is a Polish, Lithuanian and Belarusian traditional spit cake. It is a cake made of butter, egg whites and yolks, flour, sugar, and cream, cooked on a rotating spit in an oven or over an open fire. Similar to German Baumkuchen

Sweet mushroom chocolate biscuits (Grybukai) made from vanilla sugar cookie type dough.

What and where to eat?

More about gastronomy? The best way to learn is by practicing!


What to drink

Beer (alus) is popular, local brands being Švyturys, Utenos and Kalnapilis, and so is mead (midus), Lithuania’s former nobleman’s drink. The leading local firewaters are Starka, Trejos devynerios and Medžiotojų – invigorating spirits flavored with herbs. Many lively bars in Vilnius and Kaunas copy American or Irish models, although there are also plenty of folksy Lithuanian places, while cafés (kavinė) come in all shapes and sizes. Coffee (kava) and tea (arbata) are usually served black; ask for milk (pienas) and/or sugar (cukrus).


Currency & Exchange

Currency

Official currency in Lithuania is Euro.

Visa and MasterCard are accepted in most shops, hotels and restaurants.

ATM (Cash Machines)

Cash-points are ubiquitous in Vilnius, so you won’t have to wander far to track one down. You will also find an ATM at the airport. However, most banks will charge a small fee for withdrawing cash overseas.


Where to shop

Admire niche, handmade and original works by Lithuanian creators and find stuff from your favourite brands. So where will you go for some shopping therapy? Choose according to your mood and needs.


What to buy

Typical Lithuanian  products:

  • amber
  • linen
  • glass
  • handcrafts

The city’s markets are also well worth a visit for an authentic, blast-from-the-past experience.


Weather

In Lithuania, a flat country overlooking the Baltic Sea, the climate is semi-continental, with very cold winters and mild, moderately rainy summers.

Summer, from June to August, offers, in addition to very long days, pleasant temperatures: highs are around 18/21 °C (64/70 °F) on the coast and around 21/23 °C (70/73 °F) in inland areas. However, summer is a rainy season.

So in the summer, it is good to bring sunglasses, a sunscreen and an umbrella.

Here are the average temperatures in Vilnius, the capital, located in the easternmost part (ie the most continental) of the country, about 280 km (170 mi) from the coast.

Vilnius - Average temperatures

Month

Min (°C)

Max (°C)

Mean (°C)

Min (°F)

Max (°F)

Mean (°F)

January

-7

-2

-4,2

20

29

24,4

February

-7

-1

-4

20

30

24,8

March

-3

4

0,2

26

39

32,4

April

2

12

7

36

54

44,7

May

7

18

12,8

45

65

55,1

June

11

21

15,7

51

69

60,3

July

13

23

18,1

55

74

64,6

August

12

22

17,2

54

72

63

September

8

17

12,2

46

62

54

October

4

10

6,9

38

50

44,4

November

-1

3

1

30

38

33,9

December

-5

-1

-3

23

31

26,6

Year

2,8

10,6

6,7

37,1

51,1

44

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