Fast Facts

About Lithuania

Lithuania is a country lands in the north of Europe, ashore the Baltic Sea. It is one of three Baltic countries that shares borders with Latvia, Byelorussia, Poland and Russia (Kaliningrad). The country is preserved natural landscapes, woods, lakes and rivers, and has a unique sea side.

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Location

Vytautas Magnus University(VMU)

S. Daukanto g. 28, Kaunas

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Climate

Average high temperatures in Lithuania is around 10.2°C

October is within the Autumn season. For more detailed weather forecast, please visit here

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Religion

Majority of the Lithuanians consider themselves as Roman Catholics.

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Time

Lithuania standard time zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours.

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Language

The main language spoken is Lithuanian. While Russian, Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, and other languages are spoken in some of the larger cities. However, English are still commonly spoken by the new generation these days

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Business Day

The official operating hours for most stores open from 10am to 9 pm. during the week and from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday.

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Banking Hours

Most major retail banks in Singapore operate from 9.30am to 3pm from Mondays to Fridays

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Electricity

In Lithuania the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The power plugs and sockets are of type F.

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Currency & Credit Cards

The currency of Lithuania Republic is in Euro (1 Euro = 3,45 Lt)

Credit and debit cards are widely accepted for most credit card types such as Visa, MasterCard, and Amex. ATMs are widely available throughout the city

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Tax and Tipping

Should you wish to tip for good services, you may do so, and it is up to individual.

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Dress Code

There is no specific dress code for visitors however, appearance should always be clean and neat. For business meetings, men should wear suits and ties; women should wear suits or dresses.

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Medical Care

The quality and standard of medical care is widely accepted to be high, as most hospitals are well equipped.

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Getting around

Public transportation is not cheap in Lithuania and it is advisable to get a car for better connections within the country. Also note that trains runs less frequently than buses in Lithuania.

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Visa Requirements

For more information on visa issues, please click HERE.

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Credit & Debit Cards

Credit and debit cards are widely accepted.

Foreign currencies can be exchanged in licensed exchange offices, banks and hotels but a passport will be required.

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Security and Emergency Numbers

The following numbers that are good to note down:
Police / Ambulance / Fire : 112

Lithuania’s international calling code is +370.

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Custom Clearance

Passengers are only permitted to bring certain items, such as liquids, gels, pastes, lotions, creams and drinks sealed in containers with a capacity of 100ml or less past the security checkpoint. Items deemed to pose significant health or safety risks to others such as aerosols, potential weapons and flammable materials are not permitted past the security checkpoint as well.

Tourists are therefore advised to check the custom regulations of your destination country before departure.

Vilnius Airport

Vilnius Airport is the largest commercial airport in Lithuania, serving over 4.9 million passengers every year. The airport is located on a plateau in the south of Vilnius. It is only 7 km or 15 minutes’ drive by car from the centre of the capital. The airport provides aviation and non-aviation services to national and foreign economic entities, as well as natural persons.


Flight map: More information.

Airlines: Aeroflot, AirBaltic, Finnair, LOT, Ryanair, SAS, WIZZ, Turkish airlines, etc. More information.


From Vilnius to Kaunas


Train & Bus Information Taxi Information
Bus station: The most popular route is Vilnius – Kaunas. More information.
Lithuania Railways:  More information.
Taxi cabs approved by Vilnius Airport are cheap and comfortable. More information.

Kaunas Airport

Kaunas Airport is the second airport by popularity in Lithuania after Vilnius Airport and the fourth busiest in the Baltic states. The airport is located in the central part of the country, 14 km (8.7 mi) northeast of Kaunas city centre and 100 km west from the capital Vilnius.


Flight map: More information.

Airlines: LOT, Ryanair, WIZZ. More information.


From Kaunas Airport to Kaunas center


Train & Bus Information Taxi Information
By public transport. More information. Kaunas taxi are cheap and comfortable. More information.

Important: before planning your travel, please check the entry requirements to Lithuania here.

 

Letter of Invitation. Upon your request, the Conference office will send a personal invitation to participate in the conference. This invitation is meant to help the participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa, and does not represent a commitment on the part of organizers to provide any financial support.

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