The Official Development Agency of the City of Vilnius

COVID-19: Information for travellers

Updated 2021 09 21

Nationwide lockdown until June 30th.
As of 1 July - national state of emergency. 

During national state of emergency restrictions on border crossings remain, some trade, leisure and entertainment activities are restricted. Read more here.

Entering Lithuania

Every traveler entering Lithuania must comply with the current entry requirements. Find detailed information about entering here

Passenger's questionnaire

Persons, arriving to Lithuania from all the countries by all means of transport, including by car should fill Passenger's questionnaire (not earlier than 48 hours before the trip) and present the confirmation of the completed electronic form (QR code) to the carrier before boarding the vehicle or to officials at the border checkpoint or passenger checkpoint.

Persons transiting through the country also must fill
Passenger's questionnaire (not earlier than 48 hours before the trip). In the address line please enter: "TRANSIT TO (enter the country you're traveling to), in the Municipality line please choose the first Municipality you arrive at while in Lithuania. 

Entry requirements based on ECDC guidelines

Entry requirements are based on ECDC guidelines and are marked in different colors (green, orange, red, dark red and grey). 
Third countries (non-European Economic Area countries) that are not included in the ECDC maps are classified as grey area countries.

Find the list of affected countries here

1. Receive a negative COVID test (PCR or antigen test) (for individuals from 16 years old):
-PCR test has to be taken within 72 hours before the entry;
-Antigen test has to be taken within 48 hours before the entry;
2. Fill out a Passenger's questionnaire not earlier than 48 hours before arrival;
3. Stay on self-isolation for 10 days from the day of arrival(There is a possibility of shortening the self-isolation time by taking a COVID-19 test (PCR), at personal expense, on the 7th day of self-isolation at the earliest, with a negative response thereof).

Testing and self-isolation requirements will not apply in the case of those holding a document from a medical establishment confirming: 

-the recovery of COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) confirmed by a positive result of a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test and maximum 180 days have passed of the positive testing before the return/entry to the Republic of Lithuania;
-the complete vaccination with one of the COVID-19 vaccines (COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen, Comirnaty, Spikevax, or Vaxzevria) administered under the vaccination schedule approved by the competent authority of the country where the vaccination had been carried out if at least 14 days have passed after the administration of a dose of COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) vaccine.

Find detailed information about testing and self-isolation exemptions here.

1. Receive a negative COVID test (PCR or antigen test) (for individuals from 16 years old):
-PCR test has to be taken within 72 hours before the entry;
-Antigen test has to be taken within 48 hours before the entry;
2. Fill out a Passenger's questionnaire not earlier than 48 hours before arrival;
3. A second test for COVID-19 is mandatory and should be performed 3-5 days after arrival. Persons can register for the test via the website www.1808.lt.  

Testing and self-isolation requirements will not apply in the case of those holding a document from a medical establishment confirming: 

-the recovery of COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) confirmed by a positive result of a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test and maximum 180 days have passed of the positive testing before the return/entry to the Republic of Lithuania;
-the complete vaccination with one of the COVID-19 vaccines (COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen, Comirnaty, Spikevax, or Vaxzevria) administered under the vaccination schedule approved by the competent authority of the country where the vaccination had been carried out if at least 14 days have passed after the administration of a dose of COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) vaccine.

Find detailed information about testing and self-isolation exemptions here.

1. Receive a negative COVID test (PCR or antigen test) (for individuals from 16 years old):
-PCR test has to be taken within 72 hours before the entry;
-Antigen test has to be taken within  48 hours before the entry;
2. Fill out a Passenger's questionnaire not earlier than 48 hours before arrival.

Testing requirements will not apply in the case of those holding a document from a medical establishment confirming: 

-the recovery of COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) confirmed by a positive result of a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test and maximum 180 days have passed of the positive testing before the return/entry to the Republic of Lithuania;
-the complete vaccination with one of the COVID-19 vaccines (COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen, Comirnaty, Spikevax, or Vaxzevria) administered under the vaccination schedule approved by the competent authority of the country where the vaccination had been carried out if at least 14 days have passed after the administration of a dose of COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) vaccine.

Find detailed information about testing and self-isolation exemptions here.

Testing and self-isolation requirements will be not applied if holding EU Digital COVID Certificate

The EU Digital COVID Certificate will facilitate the safe free movement of citizens in the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. The certificate is available in a national language and English. It consists of a QR code displayed on a device (like a smartphone or a tablet) or printed, and a digital signature, verified via EU Gateway.

The certificate alone is not a travel document. It isn't enough to travel, you still need your passport or other documents or form of identification.

An EU Digital COVID Certificate is digital proof that a person has either:
-been vaccinated against COVID-19;
-received a negative test result;
-recovered from COVID-19.

More information about EU Digital COVID Certificate can be found here.



Self-isolation rules

Persons, arriving in Lithuania from red and grey marked zones (check the map here) have to self-isolate for 10 days and follow mandatory isolation regulations.  For persons arriving from orange and green marked zones self-isolation is not required. 

However, there is a possibility of shortening the self-isolation time by taking a coronavirus test (PCR), at personal expense, on the 7th day of self-isolation at the earliest, with a negative response thereof and filling a special form. The form can be found here: Application to shorten the self-isolation period

Choose from the options below to learn more about self-isolation requirements:

    10 days self-isolation is mandatory:

    - Going outside for a walk within the radius of maximum 1 km from the place of self-isolation while wearing protective equipment covering nose and mouth. No visits to points of gatherings.
    - When staying with other people, it is required to self-isolate in a separate room, while those staying together do not have to self-isolate.
    - It is mandatory to follow other self-isolation requirements.

    There is a possibility of shortening the self-isolation time by taking a COVID-19 test (PCR), at personal expense, on the 7th day of self-isolation at the earliest, with a negative response thereof.

    The place of self-isolation can be left with NPHC’s permission to go to another place of self-isolation if it has to be changed for justified reasons.

    It will be allowed to leave the place of self-isolation at the notification of the NPHC in the following cases:

    -To resit a maturity examination. It will be required to adhere to certain conditions;
    -It will be allowed to leave Lithuania and the place of self-isolation before the lapse of the required period of self-isolation with prior notification of the NPHC for those living or working abroad and those who need to leave for health reasons.

    See full list of self-isolation requirements here.  



    Restrictions in the country during national state of emergency

    As of 13 September, all contact services and economic activities shall be carried out and events organized (except for the established exceptions) only for persons who meet the criteria set by the National Certificate. Only persons who can present a valid National Certificate shall be able to receive contact services.

    Important note: Instead of the National Certificate, foreign tourists will be able to produce printed vaccination documents issued by other countries.  Foreigners with a negative PCR (valid for 48 hours)  coronavirus test carried out in Lithuania will also be able to get more services; yet, they will have to do the testing at their own expense. 

    Find more information here.
    Choose from the options below to learn more about National Certificate:

    The National Certificate is for people who have been vaccinated against coronavirus, who have had COVID-19 or who have a negative COVID-19 PCR test. Also 60 days after a positive quantitative or semi-quantitative serological immunological test.

    Individuals  who have been vaccinated would have access to the National Certificate 1 week after the second dose of the Comirnaty or Spikevax vaccine; 2 weeks after vaccination with the COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen vaccine; 4 weeks after the first dose of the Vaxzevria vaccine but for no longer than the period of 13 weeks; after a second dose of the Vaxzevria vaccine; 2 weeks after a single dose of Comirnaty, Spikevax, or Vaxzevria vaccine in a person with a history of COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) when the diagnosis was confirmed based on a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test; one week after the second dose of Comirnaty or Vaxzevria, if the first dose of vaccine was Vaxzevria and the second dose of Comirnaty or vice versa.

    For individuals who have had coronavirus and who wish to have the National Certificate the coronavirus diagnosis will have to be confirmed on the basis of a positive PCR test or antigen test. No more than 210 days should elapse after this positive result. The result will be valid after the isolation period granted to the person comes to an end. If a person has had coronavirus but has not contacted a family doctor, and the fact of illness is not fixed in his medical history, he will not be able to obtain the National Certificate.

    Access the National Certificate is available to all people who have a personal identification number in Lithuania and whose data (on vaccination, testing and coronavirus disease) is entered to the Lithuanian health electronic system. The National Certificate will be linked to this system; data for the National Certificate is generated on the basis of this system. Foreigners who come to Lithuania and have a residence permit and who are registered with the Migration Service, receive a Lithuanian personal identification number.

    It is planned that fully vaccinated foreign citizens will also be able to benefit from the National Certificate activities after the launch of the EU Digital COVID Certificate.

    Instead of the National Certificate, foreign tourists will be able to produce printed vaccination documents issued by other countries.  

    Foreigners with a negative coronavirus test carried out in Lithuania will also be able to get more services; yet, they will have to do the testing at their own expense.

    The test will be valid for 48 hours from the time of taking the sample after the PCR test.

    Children under 16 do not need to be tested and to have the National Certificate. They only need an identity document. The National Certificate is applied to individuals who are 16 and over.

    Residents are able to do PCR test in private healthcare facilities at their own expense.

    Only the following will be able to perform a free PCR test at mobile points:

    • persons to whom a family doctor or allergist will diagnose an allergy to one of the components of the vaccine;
    • pregnant women who will need to present a maternity card at a mobile point.

     

    Choose from the options below to learn more about restrictions during national state of emergency: 

    Check the information about goods and services, cultural events and health services at koronastop.lrv.lt

    Mandatory for those over 6 years of age in indoor public spaces (e.g. stores, public transport, events, etc.), except when exercising or providing a service that can only be provided for unmasked customers and when wearing a face mask is not possible due to health condition or when wearing it may adversely affect health condition (it is recommended to wear a face shield).

    During COVID-19 pandemic individual paper tickets are not available. 
    Tickets for public transport can be purchased in two ways: 

    -Vilniečio kortelė (Vilnius Resident Card): top it up with the desired public transport tickets. You can buy card and top up it at Customer Service Centres: Gedimino pr. 9A  (Kudirkos Square) or Geležinkelio g. 16 (Vilnius Railway Station, Central Building); at the information desks of Maxima or Rimi supermarkets; post offices, Narvesen, Lietuvos Spauda, and Spauda press kiosks. 

    -Public transport app Trafi: app helps to plan your trip by public transport in Vilnius, choose the fastest and most convenient route, search for bus and trolleybus timetables, observe the public transport traffic in the capital in real time and quickly buy, collect and use tickets on your phone.

    !!Don’t forget to validate your ticket on the bus or trolleybus.



    Transit through Lithuania

    Transit through the territory of the Republic of Lithuania is allowed for foreigners with only essential stopovers (such as refueling or for hygiene purposes) in Lithuania. 

    Foreigners, traveling across Lithuania for transit purposes, don't need to be in self-isolation and have COVID-19 test done, but have to fill Passenger's questionnaire (not earlier than 48 hours before the trip). In the address line please enter: "TRANSIT TO (enter the country you're traveling to), in the Municipality line please choose the first Municipality you arrive at while in Lithuania. Map of Municipalities can be found here

    Safe & Clean Hospitality Label

    The Lithuanian Hotel and Restaurant Association has introduced the SAFE & CLEAN label, which guarantees the highest standards of safety and cleanliness among hospitality businesses – hotels, restaurants, and leisure and entertainment venues.

    More information here.

      Other relevant information

      You can follow the latest news about the situation on:

      • Koronastop.lrv.lt an official source of information by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania on the situation in Lithuania;
      • LRT English website of the Lithuanian National Broadcaster.

      COVID-19 Hotline in Lithuania: 1808 or +370 (37) 367 963 if calling from foreign phone number (free of charge).

      If necessary, please contact us at tic@vilnius.lt, by phone +370 5 262 9660 or through social media: Facebook, Instagram



      What to do if you suspect you have a virus

      • If symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing) occur you should call the COVID-19 hotline: 1808 (ph. +370 (37) 367 963 if calling from foreign phone number) or contact your family doctor, report the circumstances of the illness, and follow medical advice.

      • IMPORTANT: please do not go to the hospital by yourself.

      • Avoid any contact. Self-insulating until ambulance arrives. An ambulance crew will take you to the hospital.

      • Laboratory diagnostics will be performed at the hospital or the mobile laboratories. Hospital staff will inform you of further steps.

      • To prevent coronavirus infection, everyone is recommended to follow standard measures to reduce the spread of disease: wash hands frequently with warm water and soap, avoid touching the face and eyes, practice proper coughing and sneezing etiquette (coughing and sneezing into a tissue or bent elbow), practice safe cooking (especially with regard to meat or eggs) and avoid close contact with anyone who exhibits respiratory disease symptoms, like coughing or sneezing.

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      More information about coronavirus is available on WHO webpage.

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