Lithuania Travel Health Advice
The only real health risks associated with visiting Lithuania are for those intending to visit forested areas, who are advised to take the necessary precautions against tick-borne encephalitis. Nevertheless, your doctor may advise that you are vaccinated for hepatitis A and hepatitis B, and that if you are travelling to Lithuania between November and April you also get an influenza vaccination. Tetanus-diphtheria, measles and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccinations should also be up to date. Those who plan to eat outside of major hotels and restaurants should consider a typhoid vaccination, and those who are at any risk of animal bites or plan to spend a lot of time outdoors should consider a rabies vaccination.
EU citizens are entitled to emergency medical treatment if they have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from their country of origin. Medical facilities are fair and there are plenty of doctors, but equipment and resources are lacking. There are a few private clinics of high standard. Doctors and hospitals usually expect immediate cash payment for services. Travel medical insurance is highly recommended.
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