Litas (Lt) is the national currency unit since June 25, 1993.
The denomination of currency is : 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5,
2 and 1 Lt (Litas). Coins: 1 Lt, 50, 20, 5, 2 and 1 Ct (Centas).
All convertible currency can be exchanged in banks and currency
exchange offices. The latter are available at hotels, airports,
railway and bus stations and shops. Transactions are mostly
made in cash. Most hotels, major restaurants and shops accept
major credits cards including Eurocard, Mastercard, Visa and
rarely American Express. Travelers Cheques are acceptable
at banks and some currency exchange offices.
Foreign citizens or stateless persons willing to visit Lithuania
are requested to obtain a visa.
Travelers arriving to the Republic of Lithuania for the period
not exceeding three days inclusive must have not less than
300 litas in cash or a corresponding amount in foreign currency,
and travelers arriving for a period exceeding 3 days must
have not less than 100 litas for one day or a corresponding
amount in foreign currency. This requirement shall not be
applied to Lithuanian travellers, travelers going by transit
via the territory of the Republic of Lithuania, and to non-lithuanian
travelers arriving for the purposes of studying, medical treatment
or working, upon presentation by them of a certificate issued
pursuant to the procedure established by the Ministry of Interior.
When dialling long distance in Lithuania, dial 8 (wait for
the dial tone) then 2 and then the area code. Directory enquiries:
information 09, fire brigade 01, police 02, ambulance 03,
international operator 07. International calls from Lithuania
can be placed directly from virtually all phones. Dial 8 (wait
for the dial tone), then 10 and then the country code.
Mobile phone comunications is easily accessible in Lithuania
and more than reliable now, be it a mobile GSM or NMT analogue
network. To call a mobile within Lithuania dial 8 followed
by the mobile phone code and telephone number. To call a mobile
from outside Lithuania dial the international country code
+370 followed by the mobile phone code.