Provision of services by travel organisers, travel retailers and traders of set of tourism services who are not established in the Republic of Lithuania
I. When established in EU Member States
Article 26 of the Law on Tourism of the Republic of Lithuania provides that travel organisers and traders of set of travel services licenced in the EU Member States and having a document for obligation enforcement in accordance with the requirements of their establishment in the EU Member State are automatically recognized in the Republic of Lithuania where they can provide an organised travel (equivalent of the “organised travelling” in the Directive (EU) 2015/2302 is “package travel”) and a trade of set of tourism services (equivalent of “set of tourism services” in the Directive (EU) 2015/2302 is “linked travel arrangements”).
Travel retailers established in another EU Member State are not limited in their right to provide services in the Republic of Lithuania.
II. When established in non EU Member States
Article 27 of the Law on Tourism stipulates that a non-EU (third-country) that travel organisers, traders of set of tourism services and travel retailers selling or offering organised travelling in the Republic of Lithuania must be established in the Republic of Lithuania and comply with the requirements of the Law on Tourism applied respectively to travel organisers, traders of set of travel services and travel retailers.
A travel retailer, who sells organised travelling combined by a travel organiser who is established and licensed in a non EU Member State, must comply with the following requirements set in Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania (Articles 6.748, 6.7521, 6.7541) and Law on Tourism (Chapter II, Section 3, “Enforcement of obligations of travel organisers” and Article 19), unless the travel retailer submits to the State Consumer Rights Protection Authority the documents certifying that the travel organiser has fulfilled enforcement of his obligations.