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What can and can not be imported into the territory of Lithuania?

2019 | 07 | 12 346

The procedure for exporting and importing products to the territory of the Baltic country - Lithuania is governed by the provisions of the Customs Code of the European Union. In particular, the process of currency movement across the border is regulated by Regulation No. 1889-2005.

How is the importation of foreign currency regulated?

Any citizen residing in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania from countries that are not members of the European Union must reflect in the customs declaration the amount of currency transported if it exceeds 10,000 Euros. Also, in accordance with the current EU Regulation, cash and credit documentation for a person crossing the border with Lithuania is subject to customs declaration. These include bank papers, payment documents, bonds, bills. Please note that not only English and Lithuanian languages ​​can be used to fill out a customs declaration, but also Russian.

What categories of goods does the ban on importing into the Republic of Lithuania apply to?
Dairy products, meat products, semi-finished products from poultry meat and animals are not allowed to enter the Baltic States from third countries (which are not members of the European Union). In addition, weapons cannot be brought into Lithuania, with the exception of rifle models for hunting or sports competitions. This must be documented. It is also prohibited to import biologically active substances and chemical agents that can be used for the manufacture of homemade bombs, explosives, other sources that are dangerous to human life and the environment.

How is import of alcoholic drinks and tobacco products regulated in Lithuania?
The above goods may be imported into the Baltic country only by persons who have reached the age of 18. The EU regulation allows the importation of alcohol and tobacco in the following quantities:

  • two hundred cigarettes, fifty cigars or a quarter of a kilogram of tobacco in dry form;
  • 1 liter of alcohol, in which the alcohol content is 22%, 2 liters of dessert wine, or four liters of any kind of beer — beer.

What goods are allowed to be imported into Lithuania with restrictions on weight and quantity?
On the territory of the European Union powers, including the Republic of Lithuania, it is possible to import certain categories of products, but with minor restrictions:

Baby food and dairy mixes that do not require pre-cooling before use. When transported across the border, these goods must be in the original packaging on which the manufacturer, brand, expiration date, composition must be indicated. The integrity of the packaging should not be broken, except when food is consumed directly during customs control at the border with Lithuania.

Narcotic drugs and psychotropic drugs, the transportation of which is accompanied by the presence of a certificate or other document issued by a medical institution to a patient crossing the border. Medicines must have the original packaging manufacturer.
Weapons for sporting events and hunting subject to the availability of a special import permit. In addition, the export of small arms must be issued by its owner in advance at the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania.
Any type of fuel intended for use by private vehicles. Liquid should be packaged in portable cans. And on one vehicle the amount of fuel should not exceed 10 liters.
What goods are prohibited to export from the Lithuanian territory?
The following product categories are prohibited for export from Lithuania:

  • raw amber;
  • works of art of cultural and historical significance: ancient paper money and metal
  • coins, decorations, paintings, figurines, ancient manuscripts, book publications;
  • any types of raw stones in their raw form;
  • antique interior items created more than a century ago in Lithuania;
  • minerals, specimens of flora and fauna, important archaeological finds.

A full list of objects of cultural and historical value can be found in the Department for the Protection of the Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Lithuania under the Ministry of Culture of this country.

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