|Typhoid & Polio
Adequate care in the event of accidents or illness is guaranteed in the larger cities of Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Panevezys and Siauliai. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for nationals of EU and EFTA countries. The EHIC regulates care and reimbursement of costs in the event of illness for EU and EFTA citizens. In the event of illness, EHIC holders contact a contract doctor from the local health insurance company (Valstybine ligoniu kasa – VLK) directly. This also provides information about the addresses of contract doctors. Invoices from private doctors are billed in full to patients. General practitioners refer to a specialist. The EHIC does not include repatriation after a serious illness or an accident abroad. Statutory health insurance companies are not allowed to offer this service. Only private travel insurance companies pay for return transport. It is therefore recommended that you take out health insurance abroad for the duration of your stay, which covers risks that are not covered by statutory health insurance companies. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Check directoryaah for more information.
Food and drink
The quality of tap water has improved in recent years. Nevertheless, because of the risk of possible intestinal infections, care should be taken to ensure careful drinking and food hygiene. It is recommended to resort to bottled water. It should be ensured that the original packaging has not been opened. Meat and fish dishes should only be well cooked and served hot. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled.
The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Across the country, there is a risk of transmission of Lyme disease from ticks, especially in grass, shrubs and undergrowth. Main transmission time is April to October. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is also transmitted by ticks from April to October, especially in the center of the country, in the north, in the Marijampole district in the south and around Kaunas. In addition, TBE cases are reported nationwide, resulting from the consumption of raw milk from sheep and goats. In addition to the above protective measures, vaccination against TBE is possible. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. Rabies occurs nationwide. The main carriers are stray dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Tuberculosis can occur. Infection occurs from person to person via droplet infection.
For long-term stays, a health certificate and an HIV test in English are required. In Lithuania and in all other EU countries, proof of the COVID vaccination status with the paper vaccination card is valid in addition to the digital COVID-19 vaccination card (EU Digital COVID Certificate). Lithuania accepts Swiss COVID certificate.
1 euro = 100 cents. Currency code: €, EUR (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros, coins in denominations of 1 and 2 euros and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents. The euro was introduced on January 1st, 2015.
Larger hotels, restaurants, shops and banks accept major credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card. Money can often be withdrawn with a credit card at the numerous ATMs in all smaller and larger cities.
Girocard With the Girocard (formerly EC card) such as the Maestro card, V Pay or Sparcard and PIN number, cash can be withdrawn from ATMs in the national currency throughout Europe. In many European countries it is also possible to pay with a debit card in shops. Cards with the Cirrus, V-Pay or Maestro symbol are accepted throughout Europe. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.
Traveller’s checks are not accepted in Lithuania.
Bank opening hours
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., some banks also Sat 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Foreign exchange regulations
For travelers within and from outside the EU, there are no restrictions on the import or export of national and foreign currencies, but there is an obligation to declare funds from an equivalent value of €10,000 (in addition to cash, cash also includes travelers cheques, savings accounts, other currencies, to third parties checks drawn, the true value of precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum (gold coins containing at least 90 percent gold grade, uncoined gold in the form of bars, nuggets or nuggets containing at least 99.5 percent gold grade), precious stones (but not jewelry). )).
There are numerous exchange offices, mainly in larger hotels, post offices, airports and train stations. Money can also be exchanged in banks.
|Exchange rates (no guarantee)
|1 EUR = 1.00 €
1 CHF = 1.19 €
1 USD = 0.96 €