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COVID-19: Information for travellers

Updated 2021 08 03

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. 

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 hour 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.

Entry requirements based on ECDC guidelines

Entry requirements are based on ECDC guidelines and are marked in different colours (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.

!!! Please note that persons, who have visited one of the strongly virus-affected countries (marked by red or grey color) in the past 14 days before arrival to Lithuania, must do testing and self-isolate despite the exceptions displayed in the accordion below. The list of these affected countries is available right 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.

EU Digital COVID Certificate

The EU Digital COVID Certificate will facilitate safe free movement of citizens in the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Countries can start issuing and using it already and it will become available in all EU Member States as of 1 July 2021.

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.

Transit through Lithuania

Transit through the territory of the Republic of Lithuania is allowed for foreigners in these cases:

- on their return to their country of residence;
- in whose respect a reasoned request has been made by a foreign country;
- using facilitated transit of persons from the territory of the Russian Federation to Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation and backwards (this transit of persons shall be carried out only through Kena railway border checkpoint and Kybartai railway border checkpoint under the conditions laid down by the Minister for Foreign affairs of the Republic of Lithuania).

Foreigners, travelling across Lithuania for transit purposes, don't need to be in self-isolation and to have COVID-19 test done, but have to fill Passenger's questionnaire.

Self-isolation rules

Persons, arriving to Lithuania from red and grey marked zones (check the map here) have to self-isolate for 10 days and follow mandatory isolation regulatios.  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 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-Day 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.  

    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.

    Choose from the options below to learn more about quarantine restrictions:  

    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 customer 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).

    Outdoor events:

    • No restrictions on the number of participants. Only seated events are allowed when attended by non-holders of the National Certificate.
    • Online ticketing and/or registration of spectators and/or participants and controlling access by spectators and/or participants to the venue of the event must be ensured.
    • Catering will be organised during the events in designated locations.
    • There are exemptions for short-term (up to 2 hours) non-commercial events held outdoors in public spaces: people are allowed to take part in such events, including public celebrations and public festive days’ events, with no requirement for the National Certificate or registration.

    Indoor events:

    • Events will be held at up to 75% seating capacity when attended by non-holders of the National Certificate. Only seated events are allowed when attended by non-holders of the National Certificate.
    • Online ticketing and/or registration of spectators and/or participants and controlling access by spectators and/or participants to the venue of the event must be ensured.
    • Catering will be organised during the events in designated locations.
    • Face masks will still be mandatory in events held indoors in public spaces.

    PLEASE NOTE: it is obligatory to follow at all times the requirements laid down by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations for the management of the flow of people, safe physical distance, other key requirements for public health safety, hygiene, and the provision of persons with necessary personal protective equipment.

      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.

      Latest news by the Lithuanian Ministry of Health.
      More information about coronavirus is available on WHO webpage.

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