Lithuania Shopping, Embassy and Communication

Lithuania Shopping, Embassy and Communication



The official language is Lithuanian. There are a large number of dialects, such as Aukstaiciai, Zemaiciai, Suvalkieciai and Dzukai. Polish, Belarusian and, to some extent, English and German are also spoken.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

02/16/2022 Independence Day

03/11/2022 Restoration of the Lithuanian state

04/17/2022 Easter Sunday

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Mother’s Day

05/01/2022 Labor Day

06/05/2022 fathers day

06/24/2022 Jonines (St. John’s Day)

06.07.2022 anniversary of the coronation of King Mindaugas

08/15/2022 Assumption Day

11/01/2022 all saints day

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Christmas


All public holidays that fall on a Saturday or Sunday are observed on the following Monday.

Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into Lithuania (when entering from non-EU countries) (persons aged 18 and over): 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco; 200 tobacco sticks for tobacco heaters, 50 ml e-liquids (if arriving by plane); 40 cigarettes or 20 cigarillos or 10 cigars or 50 g tobacco; 40 tobacco sticks for tobacco heaters, 20 ml e-liquids (when entering by land/water); 1 l of spirits with an alcohol content of more than 22% or 2 l of spirits with an alcohol content of 22% or less or sparkling wine; 4 l of table wine; 16 l of beer; Gifts/other goods up to a total value of €430 (air and sea travel) or €300 (travel by train/car); Children under 15 generally €150.

Import regulations

Travelers who bring meat and milk products, among other things, into the EU from outside the European Union must declare them. The regulation does not apply to the import of animal products from EU countries, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland. Anyone who does not register these products must expect fines or criminal prosecution. More information is available from

Prohibited Imports

There is a general ban on imports of live poultry, meat and meat products from third countries (with the exception of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland).

Import/Export to the EU

The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers as long as the goods are for personal use and not for resale. In addition, the goods must not have been purchased in duty-free shops. Travelers may be asked to provide proof of their own personal needs. Member States have the right to levy excise duty on spirit drinks or tobacco products if these products are not intended for personal use. The following maximum quantities apply as personal requirements: 800 cigarettes (persons aged 17 and over); 400 cigarillos (over 17s); 200 cigars (over 17s); 1 kg of tobacco (persons aged 17 and over); 10 liters of high-proof alcoholic beverages (persons aged 17 and over); 20 liters of fortified wine (such as port or sherry) (over 17s); 90 liters of wine (of which a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) (persons aged 17 and over); 110 liters of beer (over 17s); Perfumes and eau de toilette: No restrictions if it can be shown that the amount is for personal consumption. Medicines: Amount corresponding to personal needs during the trip. Other goods: The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers. However, this does not apply to gold alloys and gold plating in the unprocessed state or as a semi-finished product and fuel. Fuel may only be imported from an EC member state exempt from mineral oil tax if it is in the vehicle’s tank or in a spare container that is carried along. A fuel quantity of up to 10 liters in the reserve tank is not objected to. If additional quantities of these goods are carried, e.g. For example, a wedding is an event that could justify a bulk purchase. Note: However, there are certain exceptions to the free movement of goods regime. They relate in particular to the purchase of new vehicles and purchases for commercial purposes. (More information on car taxes can be found in the European Commission’s Guide to Buying Goods and Services in the Internal Market.)


Duty-free sales at airports and seaports have been abolished for travel within the EU. Only travelers leaving the EU can shop cheaply in duty-free shops. When importing goods into an EU country that were bought in duty-free shops in another EU country, the same travel allowances and allowances apply as when entering from non-EU countries. More information is available from Lithuanian Customs.

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania

Consulates in Geneva and Zurich.

Pod Klikovkou 1916/2
Prague 5 Smichov
+42 (0)2 57 21 01 22, +42 (0)2 57 21 01 23.

Mon-Thu 08.00-17.00 and Fri 08.00-15.45. Consular section: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 09.00-12.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania

Honorary consulates in Graz, Klagenfurt, Salzburg and Vienna.

Löwengasse 47/4
+43 (0)1 718 54 67. Consular department: +43 (0)1 710 97 58. /at/de

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00. Consular Section: Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m., by appointment.

Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania

Honorary consulates in Dresden, Erfurt, Essen, Künzelsau and Munich.

Charitéstr. 9
+49 (0)30 890 68 10.

Mon-Thu 08.30-13.00 and 13.45-17.30, Fri 08.30-13.00 and 13.45-16.15. Consular Section: Mon-Thu 10am-1pm.


Business etiquette

Business meetings are quite formal, and great importance is attached to a well-groomed appearance. German and English are common business languages.

Opening hours

Business hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00.

Business contacts

Eastern Committee of German Business (OA) House of German Business, Breite Strasse 29, 10178 Berlin, Germany Tel. +49 (0)30 206 16 71 16. Website: German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce, Lithuania office Vilniaus g. 28-201, 01402 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel. +370 (0)5 213 11 22. Website: Austrian Federal Economic Chamber Office for Eastern Europe Wiedner Hauptstraße 63, 1045 Vienna, Austria Tel. +43 (0)1 59 09 00. Website: Swiss Baltic Chamber of Commerce (SBCC) (Also responsible for Lithuania.) Gonsiori 34-8, Tallinn 10128, Estonia Tel. +372 (0)6 45 09 16. Website: Association of Lithuanian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts Vašingtono sq. 1-63a, 01108 Vilnius, Lithuania Tel.



According to, the country code of Lithuania is 00370.

Mobile phone

GSM 900/1800, 3G (2100) and 4G (LTE/ 1800/ 2600). Network operators: Telia (GSM 900), Bite (2100) and Tele 2 (GSM 2100 and 2600 Mhz). Nationwide reception/transmission range. Mobile phones can be rented from Bite in Vilnius. International roaming agreements exist. Roaming abroad can be used within the EU at the regular home tariff of the respective provider. Roaming charges were abolished within the EU in mid-2017. Nevertheless, it may be worth purchasing a Lithuanian prepaid SIM card. Using a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, except with a hands-free system.


Internet providers include Telia and Tele 2. Free Wi-Fi hotspots in Lithuania can be found in many public squares and streets, in cafés and restaurants, in shopping malls, in train stations and at Vilnius Airport. Public transport such as buses and trains also offer free WiFi. Public Internet facilities are available in the National Library of Lithuania and Internet centers in Vilnius and other major cities. There are internet cafes in all major cities. Many hotels offer free WiFi.

Post office

Letters to Western Europe take up to 3 days. Some private postal companies offer express services. The main post office in Vilnius is called Lietuvos Pastas (A. Vivulskio 23. Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 11am-7pm). Larger post offices are normally open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm and Sat 9am-2pm.


Numerous German-language radio stations can be received in Lithuania, for example via Astra satellites or via the Internet.

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