Message for U.S. Citizens: Test of the Lithuanian National Emergency Broadcasting System Today


United States Embassy Vilnius, Lithuania
Security Notice, Test of the Lithuanian National Emergency Broadcasting System Today

Today, November 16 at 11:52 a.m., the Lithuanian Fire and Rescue Department will conduct a test of the outdoor emergency notification system throughout Lithuania. This is only a test.

You may hear outdoor sirens followed by the verbal announcement, “Dėmesio visiems” (“Attention all”) for approximately three minutes.  The sirens will be followed by text messages to cell phones of those who have requested to receive alerts.  To receive alerts on iPhones, go to Settings/Notifications and scroll to the bottom to activate Government Alerts. (

In the event of a real emergency, residents are instructed to monitor public media for instructions.

For more information on how to prepare for an emergency in Lithuania, visit the Lithuanian government website:

For further information:

U.S. Embassy Vilnius, Lithuania
Akmenu g. 6
Vilnius, Lithuania

Telephone: +(370) (5) 266-5600
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(370) (5) 266 5500

U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for 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 am to 12:00  p.m. and 2:00 to 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Friday. 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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