Lithuania (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: PCR test is required for some travellers.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Self-isolation for 10 days required for some countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Yes
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Essential only
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 04.05.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Lithuania;
– nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See);
– British nationals;
– residents of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) or the United Kingdom;
– residents of Australia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand or Uruguay;
– passengers with a national visa issued by Lithuania;
-children, spouses and their children, partners with registered partnership and their children, parents and guardians of nationals of Lithuania and of permanent residents of Lithuania;
– students;
– NATO personnel and their family members;
– merchant seamen.
2. Passengers must arrive at Vilnius (VNO), Kaunas (KUN), Palanga (PLQ) or Siauliai (SQQ).
3. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 16 years;
– passengers with a positive COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result issued at least 180 days before arrival and a recovery certificate;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
4. A completed health questionnaire must be presented at check-in. The e-questionnaire can be obtained at https://keleiviams.nvsc.lt/lt/form
5. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 10 days. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/4cmtmry7 .
6. Airline crew could be subject to self-isolation until their next flight or for a maximum of 10 days. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/4cmtmry7 .

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Travellers from third countries listed as risk (https://bit.ly/3sOWkTi) areas should:

– have a certificate proving a negative laboratory test for COVID-19 disease performed not earlier than 72 hours before arriving in the Republic of Lithuania. The form can be in any of the official languages of the European Union. Children aged 16 and under are exempt from the test obligation.

– self-isolate for 10 days from the day of arrival in the Republic of Lithuania following the applicable isolation measures. The isolation period may be shortened after a negative SARS-Co-V2 PCR test for COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) performed not earlier than on day 7 of self-isolation (the test is carried out at own expense).;

Those with a medical certificate that proves they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test.

Also, those holding a medical certificate confirming that they had coronavirus infection are exempt from testing and quarantine. The diagnosis should be confirmed by a positive PCR test, and a maximum of 90 days may have passed since the positive testing.

Persons arriving from countries where the spread of new virus variants has been detected must obtain the NPHC permission, to leave the place of isolation for certain specified reasons. To leave Lithuania for the country of residence or work before the end of the self-isolation period must notify NPHC 24 hours before departure.

Every traveller returning to or arriving in Lithuania by regular, special or charter transport by air, sea, or land, will have to electronically submit their personal data to the National Public Health Centre. This means that before boarding a plane, ferry, bus, or train, a traveller will have to fill in a form on the website of the National Public Health Centre, and present the confirmation received, the QR code, at the time of boarding.

Travellers who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test. A certificate of vaccination is needed.
 

Lockdown Details

Shops are allowed to open under certain conditions (e.g. having a direct access to outside) and with reduced capacity. The retailer must provide 20 square meters of space per customer.

Restaurants, bars and cafés are closed, except for take away or delivery. Catering can still be provided in certain circumstances such as for staff of enterprises, or in educational institutions, social care, and health care.

A distance of 2 metres between people must be ensured (except for members of the same family). The safety distance may be less if there is a professional partition, or when personal protective equipment is worn. Distances in queues should be at least 1 metre.
 

Sources

https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/LTU
Data Source: covidcontrols.co