English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.
Visa and Invitation Letter
All foreign visitors entering Lithuania must have a valid passport. For some countries a visa or invitation letter is necessary. Information about visa requirements and the location of embassies can be found on the website of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For questions concerning invitation letter please contact Conference Contacts. Please apply for your visa well in advance of your journey.
Please check, if your country is on a list of countries whose citizens do not require visas to enter Lihuania.
Lithuania has a central European climate. The beginning of July generally is warm. Bring a sweater for a cool evening and an umbrella for a shower. More about the weather here.
After the Summer months the time in Lithuania is shifted back by 1 hour to Eastern European Time (EET) or (GMT+2).
Transport and Travel Information
Getting to Vilnius
Vilnius is served by two airports: the Vilnius International Airport (www.vilnius-airport.lt/en/), seven kilometers from the city center, and the Kaunas International Airport (www.kaunas-airport.lt/index.php?lang=en), approximately one hundred kilometers from Vilnius. There are shuttle buses between Kaunas International Airport and Vilnius (cost about 10 EUR, tickets can be bought online).
Lufthansa, SAS, and Ryan Air are among the airlines that have regular scheduled services to Vilnius.
Getting from the Vilnius International Airport
Vilnius Airport is about 8 km away from the conference venue.
More information (abour Public transport, Routes and Timtables, Car rental, Taxi and other transport) is available here: http://www.vilnius-tourism.lt/en
Since January 1st of 2015 the official currency in Lithuania is Euro used as the single currency of the European Union.
Visa and Master Card are accepted in most shops, hotels and restaurants. You will find a cash dispenser on nearly every corner.
The voltage in Lithuania is 220 volts.
The Baltic States are in general seen as a safe area with no imminent threat of terrorism or violence. In an international survey Vilnius is rated as the safest capital in the Baltic States and also safer than many European capitals.
The hygienic standard in Lithuania in general has a very high level. No special precautions are needed, no special vaccinations required.
Shops are generally open 10:00 – 19:00 on weekdays and from 9:00-17:00 on Saturdays. Many shops are open on Sundays as well. Most major shopping centers and supermarkets are open 8:00-24:00 daily.
The conference takes place in the Seimas Palace. Seimas Palace is the site of Lithuanian Parliament. Construction of the first wing of palace was carried out in 1976. In 2006, work started on building a new Parliament Hall. In September 2007 the new Parliament Hall was officially opened.
Address: Gedimino ave. 53, Vilnius.
Vilnius University Central Campus
Vilnius University – the oldest and largest Lithuanian higher education institution. Since its establishment in the 16th century, Vilnius University, as integral part of European science and culture has embodied the concept of a classical university and the unity of studies and research.
Address: Universiteto str. 3, Vilnius