Lithuania Travel Vaccines and Advice
As the largest of the Baltic countries, Lithuania has always fascinated history lovers. From Vilnius to Kaunas via the seaport of Klaipeda, this country holds many historical treasures such as the impressive Curonian Spit and the amazing Hill of Crosses. On the natural side, this country rich in diversity will provide you with unforgettable experiences. You will be able to participate in outdoor activities such as hiking and canoeing in its numerous forests, lakes, lagoons and reserves such as the Aukstaitija National Park. Winter will provide you with opportunities to ski, ice skate and sled. Among other offerings, the gastronomy is a mix of Polish and Russian culinary traditions. There is something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds!
Recommended travel vaccinations for Lithuania
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Lithuania
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Lithuania
Medical Care in Lithuania
An average quality of care is offered in Lithuania, and most doctors operating in the country are well trained. Cities such as Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipeda provide medical facilities with adequate basic patient care. However, in other regions, access to care can prove difficult. Recommended public facilities include The Baltic American Medical and Surgical Clinic and the Medicine General Private Clinics with the well renowned Richard J. Cervin MD. It is also possible to get treatment at the University Hospital Vilnius Santariskes in Vilnius, which offers 24-hour emergency services.
It is essential to remember your emergency medical kit if paying a visit to Lithuania.
The number to dial for a public ambulance is 112. However, in more serious cases medical evacuation is required.
Is Lithuania Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Demonstrations||Avoid large gatherings|
|Road safety||Caution required in rural areas; Hazardous driving in winter|
|Public transportation||Only use official taxis and always verifiy the price; Slow rail service|
|Spiked food and drinks||Never leave your food unattended|
|Fraud||Risk present; Always keep an eye on your credit card|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Lithuania?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter Lithuania for trips under 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of departure.
Please note that Lithuania is a part of the Schengen area, which allows crossing its countries borders’ freely. However, all the countries within the Schengen Area are restrained to a cumulative stay of a maximum of 90 days per period of 180 days. Longer trips will require a visa.
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Embassy of Canada to Lithuania information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Office of the Embassy to Lithuania (VILNIUS)
Business Centre 2000, Jogailos St. 4,
7th Floor, Vilnius 01116, Lithuania
Tel.: 370 (5) 249-0950
Fax: 370 (5) 249-7865
Email: [email protected]
Canadian Office of the Embassy to Sweden (STOCKHOLM)
Tel.: 46 (0) 8 453-3000
Fax: 46 (0) 8 453-3016
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Office of the Embassy in Sweden.