Lithuania Business Travel Guide

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The Lithuanian Business Travel Guide contains useable traveller tools and resources for business travellers to assist them on their trips. The guide contains useful information such as visa information, facts on Lithuania, business customs, culture, tips, and more. An understanding of other cultures, languages, customs and traditions can be a great advantage for business travellers helping to achieve better understanding, avoid cultural misunderstandings and helping to create a more successful business trip.

Lithuania has an advanced and developed economy with a number of business opportunities. It is located in northern Europe, one of the Baltic states and is a member of the EU, NATO and the Council of Europe. Major trading partners include EU neighbours Germany, Poland, Latvia, Estonia and the Russian Federation. Lithuania shares borders with Latvia to the north, Poland to the south, Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) to the south west, Belarus to the south and east.

The country has a variety of landscapes including coastline, hills, lakes and forests. Famous attractions include the Gediminas' Tower, St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Gate of Dawn, Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, National Museum of Lithuania and Vilnius Cathedral in the capital Vilnius and Kuršių Nerija National Park, Aukštaitija National Park, Pažaislis monastery and Europos Parkas.

Lithuania Guide

Quick Facts on Lithuania
Lithuania Travel Advice
Visa Requirements
Business Customs and Etiquette
Travel Advice and Tips
Public Holidays
Lithuania Map
Lithuania Weather & Climate

Quick Facts on Lithuania

Country: Lithuania

Capital: Vilnius

Currency: Litas (1 litas = 100 centas)

Population: 3.3 Million (UN, 2012)

Area total: 65,300 sq km

Languages: Lithuanian

Time Zone: GMT +2

Electricity: 220V 50Hz

Dialling Code: 370

GDP: USD 45.93bn (World Bank, 2013)

Religion: Catholic, Russian Orthodox, Lutheran, Protestant with Muslim and Jewish minorities.

Political System: Republic

Internet Domain: .lt

Lithuania Travel Advice

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office offers travellers useful advice when travelling to Lithuania. Here you can find useful information on entry requirements for Lithuania, advice on local laws and customs, tips on safety and security and the address and contact details of the British Embassy in Lithuania. The information is updated regularly making it a good resource to check for both business and leisure travellers, before starting their trips to Lithuania. For more information please see: Lithuania Travel Advice

Visa Requirements

No visa requirement for national of EU member states. No visa need for US and Canadian nationals for visits less than six months. Visa requirements are subject to change with changes in requirements and rules for further information please see: Lithuania Embassy UK

Business Customs and Etiquette

Business meetings should be made in advance, business attire is conservative and smart; technology based industries may dress in more casual dress. Greetings are usually with a handshake whilst maintaining eye contact. People are addressed using their title and surname and would need to wait to be invited before moving to first names. Trust and friendships are deemed important, punctuality for meetings is important.

English is used for international business, there are interpreters available if required. Decisions can take time due to bureaucracy and the hieratical nature of organisations so you may need to be patient.

Travel Advice and Tips

Trips to Lithuania usually pass without undue concern for business travellers and tourists like but there are points to note. Beware of pick pockets and the treat of car crime, do not leave valuables in the car. Ensure any valuables are not on public view, it is important to always remain vigilant and aware of your environment and surroundings.

Travel Checklist: See our Packing & Travel Checklist containing useful tips and reminders to ensure you have everything you will need on your trip.

Travel Vaccinations: It is recommended you check with your GP for advice on any travel vaccinations up to eight weeks before you travel. For more information and advice on travel vaccinations please see the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Tipping: If service charge is not included usually around 10%

Hours of Business:

For Businesses:
8.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday

For Shops:
9.00/10.00 to 19.00/20.00

For Banks:
08.00 to 15.00 Monday to Friday (some banks are open at weekends)

Note: Some Shops are open at weekends including Sundays.

Public Holidays

Public Holidays (2015):

January 1: New Year’s Day
February 16: Day of Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania
March 11: Day of Restitution of Independence of Lithuania
April 5: Easter Sunday
April 6: Easter Monday
May 1: International Labour Day
May 3: Mother’s Day
June 7: Father’s Day
June 24: St John’s Day
July 6: Statehood Day
August 15: Assumption - State Holiday
November 1: All Saints
December 25: Christmas Day
December 26: Boxing Day / St Stephen's Day

Lithuania Map

Map of Vilnius, Lithuania

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Lithuania Weather & Climate

Lithuania has a humid continental climate overall the climate is temperate but is still subject to a large variations in temperature. The most popular time t visit is in the summer with warm, sunny days; the spring and autumn periods may also have relatively mild weather. The winter usually lasts November to March, the weather can be cold and harsh with plunging temperatures and heavy snowfall not uncommon.

Lightweight cotton and linen clothing can be warn in the summer months; medium weight clothing is required for spring and autumn. Heavy weight clothing and additional layers are required in the cold winter months. Rain wear with raincoats and umbrellas are useful throughout the year.

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