Practical information

Practical Information


Lithuania is an EU country and visa-free entry is granted to citizens of all EU countries and 85 other states. Please note however that in some cases there are further requirements, for example biometric passports. For citizens of other states, a Schengen visa is required and can be obtained through Lithuanian diplomatic missions or consular offices, or other European Union embassies that handle Lithuanian affairs.

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Currency and exchange

The Euro is the official currency of Lithuania. Most banks are open on weekdays until 17:00 or 18:00 only, though some banks have branches in major shopping centres (such as Akropolis) and are open seven days a week until 22.00. Additionally, currency exchange offices exist at the airport and, open 24 hours, near the railway station at Geležinkelio str. 6, phone. +370 5 213 5454.


Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, experiences a temperate continental climate that has fairly hot summers and cold winters. The average temperature in Vilnius in August is very mild at 16.3 °C (61.34 °F). Afternoons can be really warm with average high temperatures reaching 21.6 °C (70.9 °F). Overnight temperatures are generally quite mild with an average low of 11.5 °C (52.7 °F). In August the mean daily temperature variation/ range is 10.1 °C (18.2 °F). The weather in August is somewhat dry. Just 72mm (2.8in) of water is laid down. The shortest day is 13:49 long and the longest day is 15:53 long with an average length of 14:53. The average temperature in Vilnius in September is quite mild at 11.6 °C (52.88 °F). Although, conference participants are advised to be prepared for any eventualities from cool wet conditions to warm and sunny.


Lithuania’s country code is +370. To make calls within the country, dial +370 or 00370, the city code and the number you wish to reach. Wi-fi access is widely available, including in many hotels and restaurants, in major shopping malls and in libraries. In the main cities and resorts, wi-fi hotspots also exist in a limited number of streets and squares.

Time Zone

Lithuania operates in the Eastern European Standard Time Zone (EET) and is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).


Lithuanian is the state language of Lithuania, though Russian and Polish are also spoken by significant minorities within the country. English is widely spoken in hotels, shops and other places.

Electricity/ Voltage

Lithuania uses a standard two-pin European plug with a voltage of 220V/50Hz. Adaptors can be bought at the airport on your arrival and may be available at your hotel.

Emergencies and health

The emergency number for police, ambulance, fire brigade and other rescue services is 112. The call is free of charge. Operators speak Lithuanian, Russian, English and German. Be prepared to give clear information: your name, phone number, address, the nature of the problem and what kind of immediate assistance you need. Tap water in Lithuania is safe for drinking, however it is recommended to drink bottled water.

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Institute of Sociology and Social Work
Faculty of Philosophy
Vilnius University

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