Lithuania (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 20 September, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Travellers who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test and self-isolation. A certificate of vaccination is needed.

Accepted vaccines: Janssen, Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech), Moderna and Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca).

*Testing and self-isolation requirements will not apply in the case of of travellers who have visited the Republic of India over the last 14 days before the return to/arrival in the Republic of Lithuania, i.e. they will be required to have a negative test result and to self-isolate;
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: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 14.09.2021
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, Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand or Uruguay;
– passengers with a national visa issued by Lithuania;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty);
-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 and airline crew must have:
– a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival.
This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 16 years;
– passengers and airline crew with a positive COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result taken at most 180 days before arrival and a recovery certificate;
– passengers and airline crew with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty);
– airline crew staying for a maximum of 24 hours.
3. Passengers must complete a health questionnaire and present it at check-in. The e-questionnaire can be obtained at https://keleiviams.nvsc.lt/lt/form
4. Passengers must arrive at Vilnius (VNO), Kaunas (KUN), Palanga (PLQ) or Siauliai (SQQ).
5. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 10 days. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/44fhj2w5
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from a country other than Brazil, India and South Africa with:
– a positive COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 180 days before arrival and a recovery certificate; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty).
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/44fhj2w5

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Travel to Lithuania from third countries is restricted, with the exception of:

-citizens coming from the countries listed in Annex I of the Council Recommendations 2020/912;

-those who are fully vaccinated (14 days after taking the second dose of the vaccine – or the single dose, for vaccines with 1 dose only, or the single dose for recovered from COVID-19 person, when diagnosis was confirmed by PCR test). Accepted vaccines: Janssen, Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech), Moderna and Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca);

-children under 16 years;

-other Exemptions for foreigners to enter Lithuania are set out in the Resolution No 152 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania Declaring A State Of National Emergency (Sub-paragraph 2.3).

All third countries are classified as “grey” countries and listed as risk areas (https://bit.ly/3z7r46).

Travellers from third countries must present one of the following:

-a certificate of vaccination. The certificate is valid 14 days after taking the second dose of the vaccine (or the single dose, for vaccines with 1 dose only or the single dose for recovered from COVID-19 person, when diagnosis was confirmed by PCR test).

-Accepted vaccines: Janssen, Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech), Moderna and Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)

-a certificate of recovery from Covid-19, confirmed by a positive PCR test, valid for 180 days since the date of the positive test

-a pre-departure negative Covid-19 test. Accepted tests: PCR taken within 72 hours prior to arrival or RAT (rapid antigen test) taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

Travellers arriving from third countries, unless they can provide proof of full vaccination or recent recovery from Covid-19, are also subject to mandatory self-isolation for 10 days from the day of arrival. The isolation period may be shortened after a second negative PCR test performed no earlier than on day 7 of self-isolation.

Those who travel on a work basis can leave the place of isolation and perform their work-related duties following a negative result to a PCR test carried out after arrival in Lithuania.

Children under 16 years old are exempted from the pre-departure testing requirement. Children under 12 years old from “red” and “grey” countries are exempted from the isolation requirement. Children under 12 years old from “yellow” countries are exempted from the second PCR requirement. Children from 12 to 15 years old from “red” and “grey” countries are exempted from the isolation requirement upon presentation of a negative result to a PCR or RAT test.

Other testing / quarantine exemptions for certain profesions are provided here: https://nvsc.lrv.lt/en/information-on-covid-19/for-arrivals-from-abroad/everything-you-need-to-know-about-isolation/isolation-exemptions

A quarantine is imposed on all travellers (including vaccinated, recovered and children) arriving from areas where stricter measures are applied. Persons arriving from such countries must obtain the NPHC permission before leaving the place of isolation. A notification must also be sent 24 hours before leaving Lithuania and returning to the country of residence or work, if this takes place before the end of the self-isolation period.

Every traveller arriving in Lithuania will have to fill in a form (https://keleiviams.nvsc.lt/en/form) on the website of the National Public Health Centre within 48 hours before entering Lithuania and present the confirmation received, the QR code, at the time of boarding or at at the border control.
 

Lockdown Details

All stores, marketplaces and other public points of sale are open. Face masks are mandatory in indoors shared spaces.

All tourist accommodations are open. Face masks are mandatory in indoors shared spaces.

Restaurants, cafes and bars are open. Face masks are mandatory in indoors shared spaces.

In indoor public spaces (e.g. stores, public transport, events, etc.), face masks are mandatory for those over 6 years of age, 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.

Masks are not required in outdoor public spaces.
 

Sources

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