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 Denmark is accredited to Lithuania on a non-residential basis. The Lithuanian ambassador in tel Aviv is accredited to South Africa on a non-residential basis.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Lithuania

H E Mr S P Gawe (non-resident)
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (non-residential)

South African Embassy in Denmark

Lithuania Representation in South Africa

H E Ms S Jakstonyté
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Lithuanian Embassy

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

A Lithuanian tourist visa can be used to enter Estonia and Latvia. Visit for further information regarding visa fees and contact details of Lithuanian Embassies where visas can be issued.

Health requirements

South Africans do not require vaccinations when visiting Lithuania. However, vaccinations against Polio, Hepatitis A and Tetanus are advisable as a precautionary measure.

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 Monetary Unit is the Lithuanian litas, divided into 100 centas. The exchange rate is 4.00 litai to the US Dollar, on a fixed rate since 1 May 1994.

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 at 012 351 0872/0872/0837.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Lithuania, visit the web site of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa

Interest Groups and Information

International Chamber of Commerce - Lithuania

Vokieciu Str. 28/17

LT - 2001 Vilnius


Tel: +370 5 212 1111

Fax: +370 5 212 2621



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