The official working language of the meeting is English. Sessions of Commissions and Working Groups will not be translated.
Passport and Visa
There are no visa requirements for EU passport holders. All non-EU citizens should contact their local embassies for specific requirements. All foreign citizens entering Lithuania must be in possession of a valid passport. Further information can be obtained from http://www.urm.lt/.
Health and Insurance
Participants are requested to arrange their own insurance for health, travel and property. The Organising Committee will not accept any liability for personal injuries, loss or damage of property. In reference to this fact, be cautious if you decide to rent a car and drive. If you get into a serious car accident, you won’t be able to call your US stateside car accident lawyer. According to a UN recent study there are each year on the average about 6,200 people injured and 725 killed driving in Lithuania. These statistics include car accidents that occurred on Lithuanian modern highways between major cities, as well as simple small dirt roads throughout the countryside. Unfortunately violation of traffic rules is routine so you should exercise care and drive defensively. There are car accident lawyers in Lithuania. But unless you speak the language, it would be better to contact your embassy for help. Nevertheless, the advice you would receive from a state side car accident lawyer probably is sound advice even in a foreign country: Before you say or sign anything, it’s important to speak with an attorney or at least your embassy.
Social Security Disability Benefits
If you are receiving SSD benefits and traveling overseas for any length of time, make sure that your benefits are being received. The smartest move is to have them auto deposited in your bank account so you have access to them. Do not have them forwarded to an overseas address unless there is no alternative. You might want to consult a social security disability lawyer if you have any issues or questions regarding the receipt of these important benefits.
Smoking is forbidden in enclosed places of work in Lithuania. This includes office blocks, various buildings, public houses/bars, restaurants and company vehicles. Smoking will not be permitted indoors at the congress centre. Some hotels have rooms for smokers.
Currency and Money Exchange
The monetary unit of Lithuania is the Litas (Lt). Official Litas-Euro rate is 3.45:1. Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport or at banks. All major Credit Cards, such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Banks are open Monday to Friday between 10.00 a.m. and 17.00 p.m.
According to EU standards in Lithuania is Variable (50Hz) 220 V current power supply and is currently in use the triple wire system.
Transport from Vilnius airport to Vilnius city center
Public bus No 2 goes to and from the airport to the city center. This service runs from 6.00 a.m. till 23.00 p.m. every day. Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver and cost approximately 50 Euro cents (~2 LTL).
You can get a taxi to and from airport to all areas in Vilnius. The average price to city center 20 Euro, to “Le Meridien Villon Resort & Convention Centre” 40 Euro.
Cars from airport
Car rental companies such as Hertz, Europcar, Avis and etc are available at the Airport.