Lithuania (Republic of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

South Africa was one of the first countries to recognise the newly independent Lithuania along with the other Baltic States on 28 August 1991. Diplomatic relations were established later that year. The SA Ambassador based in Sweden is accredited to Lithuania on a non-residential basis.

Lithuania increased its presence in South Africa by opening Embassy in Pretoria in 2015.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Lithuania

H E Ms B S Mabandla
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (non-residential)

South African Embassy in Sweden

Lithuania Representation in South Africa

H E Mr D Junevicius
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Lithuanian Embassy

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

Lithuania joined border-free Schengen Area on 21st Dec 2007. All the short stay visas issued by the Lithuanian Embassy entitles its holder to travel throughout the 26 Schengen States for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. For more information about visas please visit Embassy’s website -

Health requirements

There are no World Health Organisation recommendations for vacinations when travelling to Lithuania.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Wet, moderate winters and summers.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The official currency of Lithuania is the Euro (€).

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Lithuania, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

Lithuanian Business Confederation and the national committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC*) in Lithuania.

Gedimino ave. 2/1 - 28, LT-01103 Vilnius

Tel: +370 5 212 1111

Fax: +370 5 212 2621


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