Message for U.S. Citizens: Emergency Preparedness in Lithuania


The U.S. Embassy recommends that all U.S. citizens traveling or living outside of the United States take steps to prepare yourself for a potential emergency.  To help you in your preparation, we want to direct you to, a newly published Lithuanian government website designed to aid Lithuanian residents in preparing for emergencies.  The site offers practical advice in English, Lithuanian, and Russian languages on how you can prepare for, and respond to different types of emergencies that could occur in Lithuania.  We also recommend you review resources available at, a U.S. government site that helps you learn about emergency situations and prepare your response.

Two actions you can take today to improve your personal emergency response is to make a written family plan (LT72 link and link) and prepare an emergency supply kit (LT72 link and link).  These are simple actions that everyone can take to improve your emergency preparedness and response.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel websitefor the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Lithuania Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania, located at Akmenu 6, Vilnius, Lithuania LT-03106, at +(370) (5) 266-5600, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday.  The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(370) (5) 266 5500.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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