Entry & Exit Formalities
Entering Lithuania is no different to arriving in any other EU country. You'll barely notice you've crossed a border if you arrive from another country in the Schengen Area. Arriving from EU countries outside the Schengen zone will involve little more than a passport check as visas aren't required for many nationalities, including the USA, Canada and Australia. If arriving from outside the EU, you may be asked to produce proof of travel insurance.
EU customs rules apply to Lithuania. There's some information on the Lithuanian Customs Department website (https://vls.lrmuitine.lt) and a more comprehensive guide on the Vilnius Airport website (www.vilnius-airport.lt/en/tips-for-passengers/customs).
- From outside the EU you can import duty-free into Lithuania: 1L of spirits, 2L of wine or champagne, and 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco.
- Meat and dairy products cannot be brought from outside the EU.
- Upon entering, you must declare foreign currency in cash above €10,000, and the same amount when exiting.
- When travelling within the EU, there are no restrictions on what you can take in and out of Lithuania providing it’s for personal use.
- Prescription medicines for periods up to 30 days won't attract attention, provided they're in original, clearly labelled packaging; larger quantities are best accompanied by a doctor's note.
- Lithuania limits amber exports, but a few souvenirs is perfectly OK.
- You need a Culture Ministry permit, and to pay 10% to 20% duty, to export artworks over 50 years old. Contact the Committee of Cultural Heritage (www.kpd.lt) for info.
Not required for citizens of the EU, USA, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia for visits up to 90 days.