So, as of January 1, 2015 Lithuania officially started the process of switching from the Litas to the Euro. The first few days of this process have been a bit crazy as bank paying options and online shopping (no ordering groceries!) are temporarily on hold (but are now available as this post goes live). I've been dreading this change since I first heard about it in fear that prices would become higher and services would be suspended. Also, I like the Litas.
Luckily though, the transition has been smooth and we are now officially inter the Euro.
If you are in Lithuania here is what you need to know.
1) You can pay in Lithuanian Litas until January 15; however, you will receive change in Euro.
2) You can change your Lithuanian Litas free of charge at the Bank of Lithuania, other commercial banks, and the post office with the conversion rate of 3.45 LTL to 1 Euro.
3) You will receive a new job contract with your salary in Euro.
Good luck with the change over!
Have you ever been in a country as the currency was changing?