Lithuania (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 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 15.12.2021
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 (Spikevax) 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. They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe;
– 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 (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). They must not be arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe;
– 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://sam.lrv.lt/en/news/4-territories-added-to-the-orange-yellow-list
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from a country other than Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe 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 (Spikevax) 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://sam.lrv.lt/en/news/4-territories-added-to-the-orange-yellow-list

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Citizens and residents of the EU and Schengen Member countries, as well as the UK, can travel to Lithuania.

Those who have been fully vaccinated with approved vaccines may enter Lithuania as well.

Other exceptions can be made for essential and some business travel.

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)
-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  https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAD/8feb1a7658a111eaac56f6e40072e018 (Sub-paragraph 2.3).

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

Travellers including from third countries 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.

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.

A COVID-19 test is required from arrivals from the green area countries, and two tests will be required from arrivals from the orange (yellow) area countries: one prior to arrival, the other – when in Lithuania.
A test can be taken at a mobile point by registering on the website www.1808.lt

Testing will not be required from those who have recovered of COVID-19 disease, have been fully vaccinated, also members of official delegations and children under 7 years of age.

Arrivals from the green area will not be required to self-isolate.

Self-isolation is also not required from the arrivals from the orange (yellow) area, but they will be required instead to take a second test on the 3-5th day of arrival in Lithuania.

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 (https://bit.ly/3jxg1x9) 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.

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.

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

Mandatory travel documentation

Every traveller arriving in Lithuania will have to fill in a 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. Non-holders of National Certificate are not allowed to enter non-essential shops and all type of shops with areas larger than 1500 sq.m. Face masks and physical distancing (2 metres) are recommended for the holders and mandatory for non-holders of National Certificate.

All tourist accommodations are open. Face masks and physical distancing (2 metres) are recommended for the holders and mandatory for non-holders of National Certificate

Restaurants, cafes and bars are open only for holders of National Certificate. Non-holders of National Certificate are not allowed to enter catering establishments. Face masks and physical distancing (2 metres) are recommended for the holders of National Certificate.

No limitation of the people at the table if the entity serves only holders of National Certificate. Self-service is allowed.

No restrictions on the number of participants for outdoor events for holders of National Certificate.

Both standing and seated outdoor and indoor events are allowed for both holders and non-holders of National Certificate.

In case the indoor event is organised for less than 500 spectators, face masks are recommended for the holders and mandatory for non-holders of National Certificate. In case the event is organised for more than 500 spectators, face masks are mandatory for the holders National Certificate. Non-holders of national Certificate are not allowed to enter events with more than 500 spectators.

Online ticketing and/or registration of spectators and/or participants and controlling access by spectators and/or participants to the venue of the indoor/outdoor event must be ensured.

Catering can be organised during the indoor and outdoor events in designated locations.

For short-term (up to 2 hours only) non-commercial events held outdoors in public spaces there is no requirement for the National Certificate. Only seated outdoor events (more than 2 hours) are allowed for non-holders of National Certificate.

Indoor events can be held at up to 75% seating capacity when attended by non-holders of the National Certificate.

Face masks are recommended for both holders and non-holders of National Certificate in outdoor events in case safe physical distance (2 metres) cannot be assured.

It is prohibited to attend any event while ill.

-In indoor public spaces (e.g. stores, public transport, events, cinemas etc.) and in case the indoor event is organised for less than 500 spectators, face masks are recommended for the holders and mandatory for non-holders of National Certificate. In case the event is organised for more than 500 spectators, face masks are mandatory for the holders of National Certificate. Non-holders of National Certificate are not allowed to enter events with more than 500 spectators.

Face masks are recommended for both holders and non-holders of National Certificate in outdoor public spaces in case safe physical distance (2 metres) cannot be assured.

Mask can be avoided for children under 6 years of age, and for everyone 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.

 

Sources

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