AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS VISITING LITHUANIA
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Australian citizen for short-stay period in Lithuania starting from 2021.
A valid passport is required to enter Lithuania. All tourists entering Lithuanian territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Lithuanian authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of Australia who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every Australian citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.
Lithuanian custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Lithuanian territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:
If arriving from a non-EU country:
- Alcohol: Spirits (1L), wine or champagne (2L);
- Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), tobacco (250g).
Lithuania limits amber exports, souvenirs with a value not exceeding €1000 are allowed. Cultural goods export is restricted, Lithuanian government release permits for transporting valuables, a tax (10% to 20%) is applied to every artwork over 50 years old.
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Lithuania with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.
Australia and Lithuania
The first Lithuanians arrived in Australia in 1833 as refugees fleeing exile to Siberia after the insurrection of 1831. Approximately 10,000 Lithuanian migrants came to Australia as refugees in the 1940s and 50s, mostly to escape the second Soviet occupation. Most post-war Lithuanian immigrants, all over the age of 18, had to enter into a two-year work contract with the Australian government.
Bilateral relations between Australia and Lithuania are underpinned by agreements covering Trade and Economic Cooperation and Investment Promotion and Protection. Two-way merchandise trade between the countries includes imports from in the form of animal feed and electrical circuits equipment. Imports Exports are mainly wood and wood manufactures, furnishings and electrical distributing equipment.
Approximately 16,300 people in Australia have Lithuanian ancestry.
Australians interested in visiting Lithuania for short stay tourism and business purposes can do so at present for up to 90 days with just a valid passport. When ETIAS is implemented in 2021, Australians will require this electronic pre-authorisation before embarking on the trip.
List of Australian diplomatic offices in Lithuania
Australian Consulate in Vilnius, Lithuania
Address: 23 Vilniaus St, LT-2001 Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone: +370 5 212 33 69
Fax: +370 5 212 33 69
List of Lithuanian diplomatic offices in Australia
Consulate of Lithuania in Australia
Address: 26 Jalanga Crescent, Aranda ACT 2614, Australia
Phone: 02 6253 2062
Fax: 02 6253 2063
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