Crossing the Border

Crossing the Border

Travel Documents
For intended stays on the territory of the Member States of a duration of no more than 90 days in any 180-day period, which entails considering the 180-day period preceding each day of stay, the entry conditions for third-country nationals have to be in possession of a valid travel document entitling the holder to cross the border satisfying the following criteria:

its validity shall extend at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States. In a justified case of emergency, this obligation may be waived;

it shall have been issued within the previous 10 years.
Health Insurance
All foreigners from non-European Union countries seeking entry into Lithuania must carry proof of a medical insurance policy contracted for payment of all costs of hospitalization and medical treatment in Lithuania. The minimum amount of health insurance in respect of a single alien shall be LTL 20 000 (8000$), where she/he arrives to the Republic of Lithuania without a visa.

Customs Information
Citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and other countries arriving in the Republic of Lithuania from third countries shall bring a limited number of goods free of duties and other charges. The Customs Department under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania provides useful information for travelers about carriage of goods from third countries into the Republic of Lithuania.

Pet Transportation
Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the animal health requirements applicable to the non-commercial movement of pet dogs and cats entered into force on October 1st, 2004.

Aliens and citizens of the Republic of Lithuania must have relevant documents for the entry of pets into the Republic of Lithuania. Pet owners arriving from EU Member States must carry the passport of their pet which must be of the EU approved unified form certifying anti-rabies vaccination or revaccination. Passports are issued by veterinarians only to some animals such as dogs, cats, polecats and ferrets. Dogs, cats and ferrets must be identified and bear a clearly readable tattoo or a transponder (after 3 July 2011 only transponders will be recognised as identification).

Individuals with pets entering the Republic of Lithuania from third countries must have a veterinary certificate issued by a state licensed veterinarian from the alien’s country of origin or residence and results of the pet’s antibody tests carried out by a state approved laboratory. Antibody tests have to be performed after the anti-rabies vaccination had been administered. Unvaccinated dogs, cats and ferrets under three months of age shall be brought in from third countries only if the epizootic rabies situation in these countries is favourable.

For additional and more detailed information about the admission of pets into the Republic of Lithuania please contact the State Food and Veterinary Service of the Republic of Lithuania.