The Official Development Agency of the City of Vilnius

Information Regarding the COVID-19 (Updated 29 June)

The quarantine regime has been lifted as of 16 June 24:00. The national state of emergency and the tertiary (absolute preparedness) level of the civil protection system will stay in place until further decision.

Temporary internal border control and checks for persons entering and leaving the Republic of Lithuania at the internal border of the European Union have been extended from 17 June 2020 to 16 July 2020. Checks will be carried out at the international airports and in Klaipėda State Seaport. Passports of persons arriving by land will not be checked.

Regarding cross-border movements (as of 29 June 2020)

The Lithuanian government has approved that travellers coming from 29 European countries will not be subject to 14 days of self-isolation upon arrival. See the current "safe list" list here. Self-isolation, however, will be recommended in the case of the arrivals from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria and Luxembourg.

On June 29, Lithuania has also published a list of 50 most affected countries (with a coronavirus infection (COVID-19) incidence rate of more than 25 cases per 100,000 population over the last 14 days). The list includes countries mostly outside the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA).

The entry of foreigners into the Republic of Lithuania from those countries shall be limited to exceptional cases and those entering Lithuania will be required to self-isolate as of 29 June. 

The list of the affected countries will be updated and made public every week.

More information can be found at  www.urm.lt.
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The quarantine regime as of 16 June 24:00 is officially over.

Wearing face masks is only recommended. It is not 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 organize outdoor events of under 700 people, indoor events of under 150 people.

    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).

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

    Passengers are recommended to wear masks and disinfectant will still be available on public transport.

    Buses and trolleybuses have updated their schedules, so check www.stops.lt for the new timetables. Purchasing public transport tickets online or getting a public transport card are still highly recommended. Download the Trafi App (download on the App Store or on Google Play) and buy your tickets online. It’s easy, very simple and available in English.

    Eating out is great, but if you still want to grab a bite at home, feel free to use one of the food delivery apps. The couriers can still leave your food at your door if you like. Most of them only have cashless payment systems.

    • Wolt for restaurants, cafes, groceries and flowers
    • Bolt Food for restaurants and cafes
    • Barbora for groceries
    • Dserve for restaurants and cafes

    It is advised to use self-checkout or to pay with a card (avoid using cash payments).

    Even though the quarantine is over, please keep a safe distance. Courier shipments are delivered to your door only. Couriers will not serve customers inside their homes.

    With employee safety in mind, Lithuania Post is asking all residents to: 

    • Send parcels using LP EXPRESS 24/7 
    • Use the e-self-service for home delivery: manosiuntos.post.lt
    • Follow staff instructions in post offices

    Migration Department services are back to normal.

    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.

    Long distance drivers requiring a temporary permit to stay in Lithuania have to make personal inquiries. To ensure the smooth departure of foreigners after the quarantine, the Migration Department requests that 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 info@migracija.gov.lt.

    Please attach a completed “Information to be submitted together with the notification that the foreigner was unable (is unable) to depart in due time due to the quarantine” TABLE to the e-mail. In the table’s comments section, please indicate what actions the foreigner has taken to return to their 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 this (first of all – embassies or consular posts of those countries in the Republic of Lithuania).

    Also, we strongly advise that you obtain health insurance covering your entire period of stay in Lithuania.

    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.

    Currently, all residents can receive all services by logging into their personal Sodra account at www.sodra.lt/home:

    • Login can be done with an electronic signature, via e-banking or the e-government gateway;  
    • In the Claims section you can apply for sickness, maternity, paternity, child care, unemployment benefits, compensation and pension;  
    • In the Consultations section you can make an inquiry, chat with a consultant, or receive a telephone consultation;  
    • You will also find information on contribution payments, benefits and other details. 

    Currently, all Lithuanian citizens and foreigners are able to use online services www.sodra.lt/en or call 1883. If you need to visit Sodra, please register in advance www.sodra.lt/registracija or call 1883.

    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.

    If you have any questions, please contact us by email, phone or via social media:

    tic@vilnius.lt
    +370 5 262 9660
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