India has announced that it will start issuing tourist visas to foreign visitors, lifting a travel ban that has been in effect for over a year. International tourists on charter flights will be able to visit Asia’s third-largest country from October 15, 2021. Tourist visas for India will once again be available to foreign nationals
Visa Requirements for Lithuanian Citizens
Visa requirements for citizens of Lithuania are administrative entry restrictions that the authorities of countries and sovereign states around the world place on Lithuanian nationals.
As of 2021, the Henley Passport Index ranks the Lithuanian passport 10th in terms of travel freedom among the passports of the world, tied with those of Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland. This is because Lithuanian passport holders are able to visit up to 130 destinations visa-free or with a visa on arrival.
As Lithuania is a member of the Schengen Area, Lithuanian citizens are granted visa exemption and freedom of movement to all of the European Schengen countries and associated microstates for an unlimited period. To gain entry to a Schengen country without a visa, Lithuanians are simply required to present a valid national ID card on arrival at a border checkpoint.
To visit other visa-exempt countries, it is necessary to present a valid Lithuanian passport upon arrival. The visa-free stay permitted in these destinations varies from 15 days up to 1 year and is most often granted for purposes of tourism, business, or transit.
Up to 40 countries allow Lithuanians to obtain an eVisa or online visa waiver for short-term stays, through an expedited Electronic Travel Visa Authorization protocol. These simplified online application programs remove the need to visit an embassy or wait in long immigration queues at the border to apply for a visa on arrival.
To visit these same countries for long-term stays, it will be necessary to apply for a visa for Lithuanian citizens from the nearest diplomatic government office. Additionally, an embassy visa for Lithuanians is required to travel to roughly 75 destinations no matter the duration of stay or the motive for the visit.
Find more information about the different visa requirements for Lithuania below.