This page was last updated on 23 May, 2022.
Is Lithuania open for visitors?
Lithuania is now open for international visitors and has done away with most travel restrictions.
Is Lithuania open to international tourism?
Yes. Lithuania has now opened for international visitors. Lithuania lifted all remaining COVID-19-related international travel measures in May 2022. Only minimal domestic measures remain in force. Travellers entering the country should ensure they hold the appropriate immigration requisites prior to arrival.
Travellers from the European Union (EU) countries will be able to enter Lithuania without any restrictions or additional documents.
Please consult the National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health for further information.
Is Lithuania open for business travellers?
Yes. From 1 May 2022, Lithuania has now fully opened its borders to international visitors, including business travellers. Travellers on a business visit to Lithuania will generally require a local version of the Schengen C Visa unless they are visa exempt based on their nationality.
What are Lithuania’s vaccine requirements?
All arrivals can now enter Lithuania, regardless of their vaccination status. The government of Lithuania has lifted its COVID-19-related entry restrictions since 1 May 2022. Travellers will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative COVID-19 result to enter the country.
Lithuania-approved vaccines are as follows:
- Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
Source: Lithuania – COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker (trackvaccines.org)
What are Lithuania’s testing and quarantine requirements?
Travellers to Lithuania will no longer be subject to any COVID-19 management requirements, which means they do not need to take a pre-travel COVID-19 test, regardless of their vaccination status. Travellers are not required to complete a National Public Health Centre questionnaire, and there will be no restrictions for arriving foreigners.
COVID-19 testing is now limited to only those with symptoms at the discretion of the GP; hospitals can prescribe COVID-19 confirmatory tests in accordance with the institutional procedures to individuals having symptoms of the virus.
Wearing protective equipment covering the nose and mouth is not mandatory in indoor public places or public transport. But it is recommended to wear face masks in healthcare settings, in poorly ventilated public indoor places, crowded areas on public transport during the morning and evening peak hours.
Arrivals to Lithuania are longer required to undergo on-arrival quarantine procedures. Travelers exposed to COVID-19 do not need to self-isolate; however, those with symptoms are recommended not to go to public places.
Please note that the government of Lithuania could tighten restrictions with little-to-no notice depending on virus activity over the coming weeks.
Additional entry requirements
Travel to countries in the Schengen area is allowed for up to 90 days in any 180 days without a visa. To stay longer for the purpose of work, study, business travel or other reasons, you will need to meet the Lithuanian government’s entry requirements.
Lithuania ended the national emergency on 1 May 2022. Currently, there are no specific COVID-19 entry rule requirements for travellers arriving in Lithuania from EU member states, Schengen Associated countries, Switzerland, Andorra, UK, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican. Since May 2022, foreigners are not prohibited from entering Lithuania and are not required to complete the passenger questionnaire.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery or a negative test result is no longer required to enter indoor venues or attend indoor events.
Please visit https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/ for more information.
Transiting in Lithuania
You do not need to get tested or self-isolate after crossing the border if you are travelling through Lithuania for transit purposes.
Transit is permitted for citizens of non-EU/Schengen associated countries:
- on their return to their country of residence
- in whose respect a reasoned request has been made by a foreign country
- via the territory of the Russian Federation to the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation and backward (via Kena railway border checkpoint and Kybartai railway border checkpoint).
Data Source: covidcontrols.co