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Entry Requirements Lithuania

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Entry to Lithuania

In order to be prepared for your entry to Lithuania, the subsequent vacation and also the departure, we have created an overview with the most important entry requirements to Lithuania.

Here you will find all the information you need to prepare for your vacation in Lithuania and to enjoy your trip relaxed.

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General travel advices

  • ID requirement: A valid passport or ID card of an EU country with a photo is required for travel. Please note that children also need their own identification documents.

  • Corona regulations: Restrictions related to the Corona pandemic have largely been lifted in Lithuania. There is no longer a testing or quarantine requirement.

  • Goods subject to customs & import regulations: There are generally no customs duties when importing goods within the EU. However, certain restrictions also apply to private individuals and guideline quantities apply to the import of, for example, alcohol, tobacco, fuel and coffee. Here you can read the exact regulations.

  • Before you start your trip, please inform yourself directly on the website of the Lithuanian government or at the Foreign Office about valid travel warnings, safety instructions, daily updated information about Corona and virus variant areas. All information without guarantee.

Entry with child

When entering the country with children, it is important to note that identification is mandatory. Not only for adults, but also children need a child ID. Newborns need a passport to be allowed to leave the country at all.

Adolescents under the age of 14 are not allowed to travel unaccompanied. Adolescents between the ages of 14-17 need the written consent of a parent or guardian.

Entry with pet

Dogs, cats and ferrets require an ID tag, a valid vaccination against rabies, a valid EU pet passport and must be registered with customs in the respective country of destination. Your pet must also be at least 3 months old at the time of entry and if you are entering with more than five animals, additional special regulations apply. You can read more about this here.

In Lithuania there is also a leash and muzzle requirement for the following dog breeds: American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro, Kangal, Caucasian Shepherd and South Russian Shepherd.

Driving in Lithuania

In Lithuania, you should observe these special regulations when driving a motor vehicle to avoid unplanned costs for possible violations:

  • You must also drive with dipped headlights during the day and throughout the year.
  • In winter, winter tires are compulsory from November 10 and until April 1.
  • A fire extinguisher and high-visibility vests must be carried for all occupants of the vehicle.
  • For passenger cars, the per mille limit is 0.4 per mille. A limit of 0.0 per mille applies to: Novice drivers, bicyclists, motorcycles, mopeds, tricycles, quadricycles, vehicles with more than nine seats, buses, trucks over 3.5 tons, cabs, and hazardous goods transports
  • In Lithuania, novice drivers (less than 2 years old) may not drive faster than 90 km/h on expressways and highways, and 70 km/h on rural roads.

Political situation

Walking in the border area with Russia and Belarus is currently prohibited. Entering a defined area directly at the border requires a special permit from the Lithuanian border authority. Anyone crossing the border illegally from Lithuania must expect arrest by the Lithuanian or Belarusian border police.

Please also check the Lithuanian government's website or the Foreign Office before you start your trip. All information is without guarantee.

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