Lithuania (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: PCR test is required for some countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Self-isolation for 14 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 16.02.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Lithuania;
– nationals 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 and 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 without a medical certificate in English with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR or antigen test result of a test taken at most 48 hours before arrival are subject to:
– a PCR test upon arrival and isolation until negative test results are ready; or
– isolation for 10 days.
More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/3a9cp5an .
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Vatican City (Holy See).
4. Passengers must complete a health questionnaire before departure at https://keleiviams.nvsc.lt/lt/form and present a QR code.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Travellers from third countries listed as affected countries or displayed as such on the map (https://bit.ly/39ymPps) , should:

– have a certificate of an healthcare institution or a laboratory test result form proving a negative laboratory test for COVID-19 disease performed not earlier than 48 hours before returning to / arriving in the Republic of Lithuania. The form can be in Lithuanian, English or Russian. Alternatively, the traveler should contact the Coronavirus Hotline tel. 1808 or the institution performing laboratory tests for COVID-19 disease and register for the test within 24 hours from arrival in the Republic of Lithuania.

– self-isolate for 14 days from the day of arrival in the Republic of Lithuania. The isolation period may be shortened after a negative SARS-Co-V2 PCR test for COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) performed not earlier than on the 10th day of self-isolation (the test is carried out at own expense);

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 self-isolation period must notify 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.
 

Lockdown Details

Only essential shops are allowed to open (for example, food stores, pharmacies, veterinary clinics, opticians, and stores selling orthopaedic equipment). It is recommended that people go shopping alone.

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.

The provision of services of leisure, sports facilities, sports clubs, swimming pools, and saunas are banned.

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.

There will be no indoor or outdoor commercial or non-commercial cultural, entertainment, sporting events, celebrations, fairs, festivals or other mass gatherings arranged in public locations, except: high-performance sporting events without spectators; and funerals (attended by maximum 10 persons, excluded family members and persons providing the funeral services). In public places, groups of no more than 2 people are allowed, except for households.It is prohibited to have close contacts between more than two families and / or households, except in urgent cases where it is necessary to provide assistance, care for the sick or for those unable to take care of themselves.
 

Sources

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