Starting on Monday, 18 May the following businesses will be allowed to reopen:
From 27 April the following businesses were allowed to reopen:
From 23 April the following businesses were allowed to reopen:
From 15 April the following businesses were allowed to reopen:
Wearing face masks in public is recommended. It is mandatory to wear face masks at markets and other public retail places, events, excursions, public transport stops and all indoor public places.
It is allowed to gather in groups larger than 5 persons from 14 May. Outdoor events of under 30 people will be allowed from 18 May.
The rules of the quarantine regime can be enforced through the provisions of the Code of Administrative Offenses, and failure to comply with it may result in criminal liability.
Administrative misconduct can result in a fine of up to €560 for an individual and up to €3,000 for a legal entity.
You can follow the latest news about the situation on the LRT English website of the Lithuanian National Broadcaster.
All the information regarding the quarantine can be found on this website: karantinas.lt/en.
COVID-19 Hotline in Lithuania: 1808 (free of charge).
The number of passengers on intercity buses and trains is restricted to maintain the necessary distances between passengers. This requirement also applies to public transport within Vilnius. There is no public transport going to and from the Vilnius Airport.
Buses and trolleybuses are still running, but have a reduced frequency and modified schedule: www.stops.lt. Tickets can no longer be purchased on the bus directly from the driver. We suggest downloading the Trafi App (download on the App Store, download on the Android) and using online tickets. It’s easy, very simple and available in English. Night buses are cancelled.
Questions and answers about public transport movement in Vilnius, ticket purchase, customer service and other measures taken due to Coronavirus are here (English below).
Food delivery services will continue operating. For everyone’s safety, all deliveries will be left at customer doorsteps/entrances.
It is advised to use self-checkouts or to pay with a card (avoid using cash payments).
To limit contact between employees and residents during quarantine, post offices will impose certain operating restrictions.
Customers will only be provided with the following services:
There will be a limited number of clients per department – each department will only be able to serve as many people at a time as there are customer service points.
Services will not be available at PayPost offices.
Courier shipments are delivered to the door only. Couriers will not serve customers inside their living quarters.
With the safety of its employees in mind, Lithuania Post also asks all residents to:
The Migration Department will keep providing services to clients, except for accepting requests related to Lithuanian citizenship and live consultations at the Migration Department office.
However, only clients who have booked appointments via www.migracija.lt will be served. Clients who arrive without prior bookings will not be served. If it is not possible to book an appointment at the migration office in Vilnius, clients should book visits at other nearby migration offices. Clients will be able to retrieve documents only by booking an appointment in advance or, if the former is not possible, after receiving a call from Migration Department representatives and having agreed on a time to collect the document.
Mobile home service is temporarily suspended, with the exception of certain cases. For more information, please click here.
Migration Department employees will continuously maintain the hygiene and proper ventilation of their premises, and regularly disinfect surfaces. Both clients and employees will have access to on-site disinfectants.
The Migration Department informs that foreigners, whose period of legal residence in Lithuania expired during the declared quarantine and who were unable to depart from the Republic of Lithuania in due time through no fault of their own, will not be subject to the return decisions, as well as administrative liability for illegal stay. The abovementioned foreigners, as well as those with respect to whom the decision regarding the return has been adopted, but the period for the voluntary departure expired during the quarantine, may stay in Lithuania during the quarantine in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania. However, they will be required to depart after the end of the quarantine in the Republic of Lithuania within the established period of toleration (we will provide additional information on this in due course).
In order to ensure smooth departure of foreigners after the quarantine, the Migration Department requests the persons, whose period of legal residence in Lithuania expired (will expire) during the declared quarantine and who were unable (are not able) to depart from Lithuania in due time through no fault of their own, to inform the Migration Department about this by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please attach a completed TABLE “Information to be submitted together with the notification that the foreigner was unable (is unable) to depart in due time due to the quarantine” to the e-mail. In the comments section of the table, please indicate what actions the foreigner has taken to return to his/her country of residence.
Please note that foreigners staying in Lithuania and wishing to return to their country of residence may do so by means coordinated with the competent authorities of their country. They should contact the competent authorities of their country regarding that (first of all – embassies or consular posts of those countries in the Republic of Lithuania). Also, we strongly advise you to obtain health insurance, covering the whole period of stay in Lithuania.
Foreigners living in Vilnius or those who have recently arrived to the city can declare their place of residence only when applying for a residence permit at the Migration Department during quarantine. Foreigners who already have residence permits but would like to declare a new place of residence are urged to wait until the end of the quarantine to do so.
What should a foreigner who wishes to declare a place of residence in Vilnius do during quarantine?
For those declaring a place of residence in Vilnius for the first time
Place of residence declarations are submitted to the Migration Department when a residence permit has been issued.
During quarantine (16 March – 13 April), the Migration Department will only accept clients who have registered in advance on the www.migracija.lt website. Migration Department appointments can be made here.
If it is impossible to make an appointment at the nearest migration office, clients should register at the next-closest office. Issued documents can be picked up during a previously booked visit or, if there is no possibility to book a visit, only after receiving a phone call from the Migration Department and an appointment date and time have been confirmed.
Those with flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, heavy breathing etc. are urged not to go to the migration office. Please note that, for the sake of safety, Migration Department staff members who notice people exhibiting flu-like symptoms may refuse to serve them and suggest that the visit be postponed.
Migration Department staff will ensure proper hygiene, ventilation, and disinfection of the premises. Moreover, both customers and employees will be provided with protective disinfectants.
To change your declared place of residence in Lithuania or to re-declare it after the declaration deadline (for those who have a residence permit in Lithuania)
Declaring a place of residence is postponed until the end of the quarantine. Because of the current situation it will be taken into account that the person was not able to declare their place of residence and it will not be considered an offense.
Currently, all residents can receive all services by logging into their personal Sodra account at www.sodra.lt/home:
All educational institutions will remain closed until 31 May, except for all kindergartens and preschool groups that are allowed to open from 18 May.
Compensation for private kindergartens (of EUR 100) and an informal education basket will be paid for by the City of Vilnius.
For further information regarding remote teaching, contact your children’s kindergarten or school directly.