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Published: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 21:40:07 +0100

Last Build Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 21:40:07 +0100

 



Required travel documents for Lithuania
Required travel documents for Lithuania: passport/identity card [...]



Electric power
Electric power: 220V / 50 Hz [...]



Area code to Lithuania
Area code to Lithuania: +370 [...]



Stamps in Lithuania
A stamp which has been bought in the country which is a part of the EU can
be used only within the area of this country. Even if it has been paid for
in euro.

Sending a postcard to another country, which is also a part of the EU, you< [...]



Travellers cheques
Not accepted by retailers and can only be exchanged at a few outlets. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in US Dollars. [...]



Credit & debit cards
Most major credit cards are accepted in the main hotels, restaurants, shops and in some petrol stations. Check with your credit and debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available. [...]



Currency
Litas (Lt) = 100 centas. Notes are in denominations of Lt500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins are in denominations of Lt5, 2 and 1, and the worthless 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 centas. [...]



Tipping
Taxi fares and restaurant bills include a tip. Otherwise, tips are discretionary. [...]



Shopping
Amber, linen goods and local crafts are good buys. National artists sell their works in specialised art galleries in major towns. Shopping hours: Grocery shops open Mon-Fri 0800-2000. [...]



Food & Drink
Local specialities include skilandis (smoked meat), salti barsciai (cold soup), cepelinai (made from grated potatoes with a minced meat filling), vedarai (potato sausage) and bulviniai blynai (potato pancakes). Smoked eel is a famous Baltic delicacy. Wait [...]