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Lithuania

Lithuania is located on the eastern Baltic coast in Northern Europe with a population of 3.6 million people. The country has a landscape of hills, forests and a dense network of lakes and rivers. The capital, Vilnius, is a small city that is said to be enchanting with its blossoming art communities and old-world charm. In regards to Medical Tourism, Lithuania has no shortage of clinics and there are private practitioners, often trained in Western Europe or the USA, whose sole activity is performing surgery on clients from western nations. Lithuanian is the official language spoken, although there are a large number of dialects, particularly for such a small country.

Medical tourism

Lithuania has a large number of Dental and Cosmetic providers, as well as Medical Tourism providers in most other areas, including Orthopedic, Spinal and Neurology. See the box to the right to view a full list of available treatment areas.

Best time to travel

Lithuania has a generally temperate climate with warm summers, mild spring and fall/autumn, and very cold winters (November through to mid-March).

Money and costs

The currency used is the Lithuanian Litas (LTL, symbol Lt), which is pegged to the Euro at a fixed rate. A number of hotels and restaurants list their prices in Euros, but payment still needs to be made in Lt. Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.

Visas

Tourists from most countries can enter Lithuania for up to 90 days without a visa.

Getting there

There are two international airports for entry to Lithuania: Kaunas International Airport and Vilnius International Airport. Kaunas is located approximately one hour away from the capital of Vilnius, and is where many of the European budget airlines land. Most international traffic to Lithuania still lands at Vilnius International Airport. A number of the European budget airlines fly to/from Lithuania, such as Wizzair and Ryanair. Other airlines include Lithuanian Airlines and Air Baltic. Those travelling from outside of Europe will have to catch a connecting flight to Lithuania from one of the many more central European hubs such as London, Paris or Vienna.

Dialling codes

To call Lithuania, the country dialling code is +370.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Lithuania at:

Lonely Planet - www.lonelyplanet.com/​lithuania

Lithuania Tourism - www.lithuaniatourism.co.uk

Lithuania Embassy in the USA - www.ltembassyus.org

Lithuania Embassy in the UK - lithuania.embassyhomepage.com

NHS health information on Lithuania - www.nhs.uk/​NHSEngland/​healthcarelithuania/​Pages/​healthcarelithuania.aspx

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011