COVID-19 Related Information
Lithuania is a relatively safe country to travel to in regards to the novel corona-virus. As the situation is always changing we encourage you to check COVID-19 information page (available in Lithuanian, English, Russian and Polish). The organizers of IPhO 2021 are working to make arrivals and departures to and from Lithuania as seamless as possible.
Interactive map of travel restrictions for regular travel

Typical Weather in Vilnius in July
Typical weather in July in Vilnius is 18 °C (64 °F) on average (even though temperature usually rises above 30 ° C (86 °F) during warmer days) with July 24th being the hottest day of the year. While July is the hottest month it is also the wettest month so do not forget to get an umbrella while traveling to Lithuania!

You may need a visa to enter Lithuania. Lithuania is a member of the Schengen area, which is why the visa you need is a Schengen visa. List of countries whose citizens do not require short-stay visas to enter or travel on transit through the Republic of Lithuania is given here

Lithuanian tap water is among the cleanest in Europe and is perfectly drinkable. This is because 100% of it is taken from abundant underground sources sheltered from human interference. 

Electric supply
In Lithuania the power plugs and sockets are of type F (this socket also works with plug C and plug E.). The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

The official currency of Lithuania is the euro. Euro is used in many European countries and the banknotes are similar everywhere, lacking any Lithuanian details. Some coins have Lithuanian coat of arms (Vytis) on them, but the coins with details of other European countries also circulate within Lithuania. 

Lithuanian is the official language of Lithuania. Lithuanian language is the oldest living language from the Indo-European language family and shares many features with other archaic (but extinct) languages from the same language family, such as Sanskrit, Latin and Ancient Greek. Lithuanian is a national identity with over 85% of native speakers and 90% fluent speakers in the country.
English is the most popular foreign language in Lithuania, and is spoken by about 80% of the country"s youth while Russian language usually is spoken by older Lithuanians.


More facts about Lihuania:

Official name:

Republic of Lithuania
The Republic of Lithuania is a member of the EU, Schengen Area and NATO 


65,300 sq. km




43.6/sq. km


Vilnius (534.453 pop.)

Largest cities:

Kaunas (292.691 pop.), Klaipėda (151.309 pop.), Šiauliai (101.214 pop.), Panevėžys (91.054 pop.)

Time zone:

GMT + 2 (Summer Time GMT + 3)

Calling code:

+ 370 …

Information number:

+ 370 700 55 118

Emergency number:



Maritime/continental. Average temperatures are +17.9 °C in July and −3.2 °C in January (light snow occurs every winter)


Lithuania is a country of plains (approx. 75%) and forests (approx. 33.5%)