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NATIONAL LOCKDOWN FROM 7 NOVEMBER 2020, 00:00, UNTIL 31 MAY 2021, 24:00

Updated on 10 May 2021.

  • Resolution declaring quarantine on the territory of the Republic of Lithuania is available here (unofficial translation) (consolidated version as of  10-05-2021, also 17-05-2021 and 24-05-2021).  

Quarantine in the entire territory of Lithuania from 7 November 2020, 00:00, until 31 May 2021, 24.00.

Quarantine measures

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Passport of opportunity (Covid passport)

The passport of opportunity will become effective as of 24 May 2021.

The passport of opportunity will be available for those:

  • who have been vaccinated with COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) vaccine registered in the Union Register of Medicinal Products:
    •  1 week after the second dose of Comirnaty or COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna under the full vaccination schedule;
    • 4 weeks after the dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen;
    • 4 weeks after the first dose of Vaxzevria but no longer than 12 weeks after the vaccination;
    • after the second dose of Vaxzevria vaccine under the vaccination schedule;
  • who have had the COVID-19 infection and the diagnosis was confirmed by a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result or an antigen test result and maximum 180 days have passed of the positive testing (but not before the completion of the mandatory self-isolation period);
  • who have a negative result of a COVID-19 test (SARS-CoV-2 PCR test or antigen test) taken within 24 hours (from the moment of sample collection);
  • who are children under 16.

The passport of opportunity will have to be presented in events or catering facilities.

In the case of the above-mentioned individuals more relaxed quarantine measures may apply such as:

  • Public catering facilities, restaurants, cafés, gambling houses and bars except nightclubs can serve indoors the holders of this passport.
  • This passport will enable events with up to 500 spectators both indoors and outdoors, at the seating capacity of up to 75 %.
  • The passport of opportunity will remove restrictions on the number of people attending private parties. It will also enable renting of premises for private parties with an unlimited number of its holders.
  • Passport holders will have access to a variety of leisure activities, both outdoors (e.g. recreational boating) as well as indoors (e.g. billiards or bowling).
  • With this passport, it will be possible to accommodate in the same room people that are not part of the same family.
  • Work functions at state and municipal institutions and bodies and state and municipal enterprises and the private sector can be performed in the workplace by an employee that has immunity.
  • Long-term and short-term contact visits to penitentiary establishments and remand prisons.

PLEASE NOTE: it is obligatory to follow at all times the requirements laid down by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations for the management of the flow of people, safe physical distance, other key requirements for public health safety, hygiene, and the provision of persons with necessary personal protective equipment.


Cultural activities and events

Visits to cultural establishments and in-person services to visitors:

  • As part of the easing of the lockdown, theatres and cinemas may reopen at 30% seating capacity (no standing places), hosting up to 150 spectators, ensuring on-line ticketing and/or registration of spectators, mask-wearing by spectators over the age of 6 and other conditions laid down by the State Commander of Emergency Operations.
    • It will not be allowed to sell food and beverages or to provide other services at these venues.
  • Events will be allowed to host up to 150 spectators, while adhering to the set requirements. Indoor events will only be allowed to take place at maximum 30% seating capacity (no standing places), on-line ticketing and/or registration of spectators, mask-wearing by spectators over the age of 6 and other conditions laid down by the State Commander of Emergency Operations.
    • It will not be allowed to sell food and beverages or to provide other services during these events.

PLEASE NOTE: the total number of spectators does not include performers, athletes that participate in high-performance athletic competitions, specialists of high-performance sports and physical activity, physical activity and high-performance sports instructors, referees, anti-doping officers, organisers, and service personnel.

  • it will be allowed to hold events, where spectators stay in their cars and there are maximum 2 people in the car except members of one family and/or one household, following the conditions laid down by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations for the management of the flow of people, safe physical distance, and other key requirements for public health safety, hygiene, and the provision of persons with necessary personal protective equipment;
  • it will be allowed to provide in-person services to visitors in libraries; and all municipalities will be allowed to provide in-person services to visitors in libraries, also to visitors in the reading rooms of libraries and state archives in groups of maximum 2 visitors except members of one family and/or one household.
  • it will allowed to visit learning and educational trails, parks, museums, galleries and other exposition spaces, zoos and botanical gardens outdoors in groups of maximum 5 people except members of two families and/or two households;
  • it will be allowed to visit indoor museums, galleries and other exposition spaces (e.g. zoos and botanical gardens) following visitor flow restrictions: the maximum number of visitors allowed at any one time will be calculated on the basis of the publicly visited area so as to ensure at least 20 m2 per visitor;
  • Outdoor tours will resume for up to 10 persons.
  • rehearsals of amateur culture groups in culture centres in the territories of the municipalities referred to in paragraph 21 of this Resolution will be allowed provided 20 m2 per person are ensured when attended indoors by up to 10 and outdoors by up to 20 persons.
  • It will be allowed to hold funerals attended by maximum 10 persons except family and/or household members and persons providing funeral services.

PLEASE NOTE: It is obligatory to follow at all times the requirements laid down by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations for the management of the flow of people, safe physical distance, other key requirements for public health safety, hygiene, and the provision of persons with necessary personal protective equipment.

Restrictions

There will be no indoor or outdoor commercial or non-commercial cultural, entertainment, sporting events, celebrations, fairs, festivals, or other public mass gatherings of a certain duration and held at a scheduled time except the cases referred to above.


Public catering and other entertainment services

Public catering facilities, restaurants, cafés, bars, nightclubs, other entertainment venues, gambling houses (casinos), amusement arcades, bingo halls, betting and totalisator outlets will be closed except in the case of:

  • takeaway food or where food can be otherwise delivered to natural and legal persons;
  • catering provided to the staff of enterprises, establishments or organisations working on shifts, in the territories and/or premises of such enterprises, establishments or organisations;
  • catering provided in educational, social care, health care, national defence, penitentiary establishments, remand prisons, the Foreigners’ Registration Centre or other establishments, where catering is required by the operational profile of these establishments.
  • Catering facilities, restaurants, cafés and bars may reopen and operate from 7.00 to 21.00; food and drinks will be consumed while seated at a table outside with up to 2 people at the table except members of one family and/or one household.
  • Catering facilities, restaurants, cafés and bars may reopen at seaport and airport passenger departure terminals; food and drinks will be consumed while seated at a table with up to 2 people at the table except members of one family and/or one household.

PLEASE NOTE: It is obligatory to follow at all times the requirements laid down by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations for the management of the flow of people, safe physical distance, other key requirements for public health safety, hygiene, and the provision of persons with necessary personal protective equipment.


Protective face masks

 Face masks are not required in open spaces, where there are no other people except family members within the radius of 2 metres. Face masks are not required also in the following cases:

  • exercising individuals;
  • high-performance sports training;
  • during the provision of a service where a service cannot be provided when a customer is wearing a mask;
  • persons with disability who cannot wear a mask due to their health condition or where it can adversely affect their health condition. They are recommended to wear a face shield instead.
  • children over the age of 6 who are educated under pre-school, pre-primary and primary education programmes will not be required to wear protective equipment covering nose and mouth (face masks, respirators or other equipment) while in education establishments and/or their territories.

Face masks are mandatory in common areas of accommodation facilities, also during the allowed contact services. Face masks are required indoors.

It is recommended to wear a face mask at a private party, if held, or when socialising with members of other families /households.


Movement within the country

There will be restrictions for travelling by regular public transport (city, long-distance and suburban): in long-distance and suburban transport, passengers will be required to travel seated at a distance of at least one meter between each other, as opposed to city transport, where they will be allowed to travel both sitting and standing, provided that a distance of at least one meter is maintained between them.

It will be allowed to travel by vehicles other than regular public transport (city, long-distance and suburban) or vehicles to commute to/from work, or to go to/from points of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) vaccination, or to go on tours for up to 10 vaccinated or recovered persons, in groups of up to 2 persons or one family and/or one household members. When providing passenger transportation through a ride-hailing and taxi passenger car services, the driver of the vehicle will not be counted.


Social interaction

  • two families or two households will be allowed to meet if one of them has no more than one adult person or one person and his/her minor children, or a household with a person in need of constant care and nursing. However: such family or household members that are in close contact would not be allowed to have close contact with other persons.
  • ‘Support bubbles’ will be allowed. If the ‘support bubble’ includes a person from a risk group, it is additionally recommended to wear face masks, keep 2 meters distance, air the premises at least once an hour.
  • It will be allowed to be in public places outdoors in groups of maximum 5 persons or in groups of two families and/or two households.
  • The recovered COVID-19 patients, whose diagnosis was confirmed by a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result or an antigen test result and maximum 180 days have passed from the positive testing, and those vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine registered in the Union Register of Medicinal Products, following a complete series, may be subject to more relaxed lockdown restrictions compared to others.
    • Close contacts will be allowed between up to 10 vaccinated or recovered persons.
    • It will be allowed to hold private parties in public and private venues attended by up to 10 vaccinated or recovered persons.
    • Outdoor tours will resume for up to 10 vaccinated or recovered persons.
    • Vaccinated or recovered persons will be allowed to visit their loved ones in health care establishments and all the residential social care establishments, foster families, and group and community homes.

PLEASE NOTE: It is obligatory to follow at all times the requirements laid down by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations for the management of the flow of people, safe physical distance, other key requirements for public health safety, hygiene, and the provision of persons with necessary personal protective equipment.

 

It will not be allowed:

  • to have close contacts between members of more than one family and/or one household except:
    • close contacts between two families and/or two households outdoors;
    • emergencies, where it is necessary to provide assistance;
    • attending to the sick or to those unable to take care of themselves;
  • to hold private parties in public and private spaces attended by more than one family and/or one household, except parties in open spaces attended by maximum two families and/or two households.

Retail and services

Retail:

  • All stores (except those in marketplaces) will reopen, provided they can ensure the conditions laid down by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations, and the required retail space per visitor:
    • separate stores (points of sale) whose main business is the retail of food, veterinary products, animal feed, flowers, optical items and orthopedic technical devices, funeral products, and pharmacies must provide the total of 15 m2 of retail space per visitor or serve only one visitor at a time;
    • other separate stores (points of sale) must provide the total of 20 m2 of retail space per visitor or serve only one visitor at a time;
    • in supermarkets, marketplaces or other points of sale with more than one store or vendor, and where the retail space of these stores (points of sale) referred to in paragraph 2.2.2.1 of this Resolution and of the stores and pavilions with a direct access from the outside for visitors or a separate entrance used solely by the visitors of that store or pavilion is less than 50% of the total retail space of the shopping centre, marketplace or other point of sale, the number of visitors at a time will be calculated so as to provide one visitor with at least 50 m2 of the total retail space of the shopping centre, marketplace or other point of sale, or only one visitor must be served at a time;
    • shopping centres, and other shops or points of sale that will reopen on 19 April will have to stay closed on Saturdays and Sundays. It will not apply in the case of stores and pavilions (except complex of roofed pavilions in marketplaces) that have a direct access from the outside for visitors or a separate entrance used solely by the customers of that store or pavilion, kiosks, non-food businesses operating outdoors from temporary facilities, as well as contracts concluded off the trade premises (doorstep selling), pharmacies, stores and points of sale at seaport and airport passenger departure terminals, also stores (points of sale) referred to in paragraph 2.2.2.1 of this Resolution.
  • Outdoor non-food retail from temporary facilities will also be allowed.
  • Marketplaces and other public points of sale will reopen, provided they ensure the conditions laid down by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations, and the required retail space per visitor.

Services:

It will be allowed to provide:

  • personal care services (including beauty services) where there is a contact only between one service provider and one customer, unless these services are directly banned by a Government resolution;
  • medical rehabilitation services;
  • psychological support and psychotherapy services;
  • passenger transportation through a ride-hailing and taxi passenger car services;
  • provision of legal services by lawyers;
  • driving skills examination services;
  • financial services and provision of qualified certification services by qualified trust service providers, which cannot be provided remotely;
  • renting, subletting, or lending of premisses intended for accommodation services and leisure services for arranging private parties in compliance with the requirements for the number of participants.
  • Gyms can reopen but they will be required to ensure 20 m2 per person (including service providers) and other conditions laid down by the State Commander of Emergency Operations.
    • Exercise classes will be allowed to resume with up to 5 people (excluding service providers).
  • Pool and sauna services will resume in all the accommodation establishments for members of one family and/or one household.
  • it will be allowed to provide outdoor sports, leisure and entertainment services, where:
    • outdoor services are provided to maximum 10 persons except members of two families and/or two households;
    • services are provided to maximum 50 people at a time, ensuring 50 m2 area per person and online ticketing, also pre-registration of service users.

PLEASE NOTE: in the case of business allowed to reopen, where a service requires less than 15 minutes contact between the service provider and the customer, 10 m2 must be provided for one customer or only one customer must be served at a time; where a service requires more than 15 minutes contact between the service provider and the customer, 20 m2 must be provided for one customer or only one customer must be served at a time, while in both cases ensuring other conditions laid down by the Commander of Operations for managing personal flows, maintaining a safe distance, necessary public health safety, hygiene, provision of persons with necessary personal protective equipment.

 

Requirements for accommodation sector:

  • accommodation of members of no more than one family and/or one household in one room;
  • ensuring that everyone wears a face mask and maintains a distance of at least 2 meters between people or groups of people in common areas;
  • ensuring other conditions laid down by the Commander of Operations.

Work arrangements

State and municipal institutions and bodies and state and municipal enterprises and the private sector will organise work and provide customer services remotely, except where relevant functions (work) have to be performed at the workplace, while ensuring conditions laid down by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations for the management of the flow of people, safe physical distance, and other key requirements for public health safety, hygiene, and the provision of persons with necessary personal protective equipment. It is obligatory to ensure the performance of the essential and urgent functions (work) as provided by law.


Education 

General education

  • Provision of pre-school and pre-primary education. Participation in pre-school and pre-primary education is recommended only for those children whose parents (adoptive parents or guardians) have no possibilities of working from home.
  • Schools in the territories of the municipalities referred to in paragraph 21 of the Resolution will follow the model of blended primary education.
  • Schools in the territories of the municipalities that are not listed in paragraph 21 of this Resolution will provide primary education remotely or schools selected by administrations of these municipalities will follow the model of blended primary education subject to regular preventive COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) testing of primary school pupils and school staff working in contact with the pupils, or to self-monitoring for COVID-19 (coronavirus infection). Preventive COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) testing or self-monitoring for COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) will not be required in the case of primary school pupils educated outdoors.
  • Children over the age of 6 who are in pre-school, pre-primary and primary education will not be required to wear protective equipment covering nose and mouth (face masks, respirators or other equipment) while in education establishments and/or their territories.
  • Pre-secondary and secondary education will follow the model of blended education as prescribed by the Minister for Education, Science and Sport, except the case referred to in paragraph 2.2.9.23 of this Resolution, special needs schools and special needs classes in general education schools following the programmes of primary, pre-secondary, individualised primary and pre-secondary education, and secondary education, programmes of development of social skills, subject to regular preventive COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) testing of primary and pre-secondary school pupils and school staff working in contact with the pupils, or self-monitoring for COVID-19 (coronavirus infection). Preventive COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) testing or self-monitoring for COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) will not be required in the case of pre-secondary and secondary school pupils educated outdoors.
  • The final year of secondary education will follow the model of blended education as prescribed by the Minister for Education.
  • Municipal administrations will ensure that children in primary, pre-secondary and secondary education can have remote education, care and catering in school, where parents, adoptive parents, guardians, legal representatives need to perform relevant functions (work) at the workplace and cannot ensure the care at home of their children in primary education; children in primary, pre-secondary and secondary education do not have the conditions for learning at home or for other objective reasons they need other assistance in remote learning under the decision of the school child welfare commission.

  Examinations

  • Maturity examinations or their elements will be held indoors for up to 10 candidates, keeping a distance of at least 2 meters between all the persons in the room; or from 11 to 50 candidates, keeping a distance of at least 2 meters between all the persons in the room and ensuring 10 m2. per person.
  • Examinations for school graduates following education programmes of foreign states and international organisations, and entrance examinations (or other selection methods) to general education establishments will be held with the presence of maximum 10 pupils in one room during the examination.

Higher education and vocational education and training

  • Vocational education and training and higher education will be provided remotely except initial vocational training combined with a social skills programme, mandatory traineeships, practical trainings or assessment of competencies, which cannot be done remotely.

Special needs and education assistance

  • Pre-secondary education achievements of pupils with special education needs due to deafness, moderate, moderately severe and severe hearing loss or cochlear implant, total blindness, blindness with visual impairment, low vision, and pupils from prison schools (departments) will be examined, in full or in part, indoors with up to 10 pupils, keeping a distance of at least 2 meters between all the persons in the room; or from 11 to 50 pupils, keeping a distance of at least 2 meters between all the persons in the room and ensuring 10 m2 per person.
  • During the school holidays, children can get services in special needs schools and special needs classes in general education schools.
  • Education assistance will be provided in accordance with the conditions laid down by the Commander of Operations the same way as education at schools and by other education providers, or it will have to be provided remotely.

Non-formal education

  • Non-formal education for children will be provided remotely or suspended except foreign language proficiency assessment examinations (credits) attended by maximum 5 pupils, non-formal outdoor education activities for children attended by maximum 10 children and indoor non-formal education activities for children in the territories of the municipalities referred to in paragraph 21 of this Resolution attended by maximum 5 children, while ensuring 20 m2 of service delivery space per child or only one child is present at a time.
  • Non-formal adult education and non-formal vocational training will be provided remotely or suspended except practical training under introductory training course in aviation, seafaring and statutory vocational training establishments, and practical driving training, practical training of health care staff, as well as foreign language proficiency assessment examinations (credits) for those applying to higher education schools abroad, and the Lithuanian state language and Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania examinations attended by maximum 5 persons, and non-formal adult education activities outdoors attended by maximum 10 persons, and non-formal adult education activities indoors in the territories of the municipalities referred to in paragraph 21 of this Resolution attended by maximum 5 persons, while ensuring 20 m2 of service delivery space per person, or only one person is participating.
  • Pool services will continue for children in non-formal education under specified conditions or for pupils from the same contact class in school.

PLEASE NOTE: it is obligatory to follow at all times the requirements laid down by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations for the management of the flow of people, safe physical distance, other key requirements for public health safety, hygiene, and the provision of persons with necessary personal protective equipment.


Health

  • Vaccinated or recovered persons will be allowed to visit their loved ones in health care establishments.
  • There will be no visiting of patients in health care establishments, except when visiting terminally ill patients, children under 14 years of age and patients in maternity wards at the permission of the manager of that establishment or his authorised person;
  • an outpatient health care professional will have to choose the method of service provision that best suits the patient's interests - contact or remote. Contact services will include:
    • dental services;
    • health care services for pregnant women, mothers and their newborns;
    • vaccination services for children and adults under the National Immunoprophylaxis Programme;
    • disease prevention programmes;
    • preventive health screening services for individuals applying for a job in an area of activity that involves exposure to certain risk factors;
    • psychological support and psychotherapy services.
  • Inpatient personal health care services for COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) (hereinafter ‘COVID-19 services’) will be organised on a clustering-territorial principle in accordance with the Annex to this Resolution and in accordance with the requirements laid down within the remit of the Minister for Health and the State Commander of National Emergency Operations. The provision of COVID-19 services will be organised by health care establishments (hereinafter ‘organising health care establishments’) listed in the Annex to this Resolution, which have units for infectious diseases or human resources to organise the containment of infectious diseases, and which organise and coordinate COVID-19 services in the territory of operation specified in the Annex to this Resolution. To ensure the provision of COVID-19 services, the organising health care establishments will mobilise other health care establishments that are in the territory of ​​operation and that are listed in the Annex to this Resolution (hereinafter ‘mobilised health care establishments’) for the provision of COVID-19
    services. Instructions given by the organising health care establishments on COVID-19 services to the mobilised health care establishments will be mandatory (unless otherwise provided by law). The procedure for organising COVID-19 services is laid down within the remit of the Minister for Health and the State Commander of National Emergency Operations;
  • The State Commander of National Emergency Operations takes a decision to appoint a coordinator for the activities of the organising health care establishments (hereinafter ‘coordinator’) to coordinate the provision of COVID-19 services. The coordinator organises the provision of COVID-19 services in cooperation with mayors and directors of administrations. The instructions of the coordinator are obligatory for both the organising health care establishments and the mobilised health care establishments (unless otherwise provided by law).
  • Mobilising health professionals, university and non-university students and residency students and using infrastructure, regardless of their subordination. If necessary, health professionals and staff working with them (personnel serving the medical staff) may be temporarily transferred to another health establishment or their job functions may be temporarily changed in order to ensure the proper organisation of health services.
  • Inpatient health services for patients with COVID-19 (coronavirus infection), will be provided as follows:
    • operational reorganisation in managing patient flows, infrastructure and material and human resources;
    • where necessary, increasing the number of beds and / or the scope of health care services for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) and / or mobilising staff - reducing the scope of routine inpatient and/or outpatient health care services or suspending these services, with the exception of services, where failure to provide them would result in patient’s need for medical emergency or a significant deterioration of his condition.
    • there will be no visiting of patients, except terminally ill patients and children under 14 years of age, at the permission of the treating physician.

Social care

  • Vaccinated or recovered persons will be allowed to visit their loved ones in all the residential social care establishments, foster families, and group and community homes.
  • There will be no visits to residential social care establishments, foster families, group and community homes, except when visiting residents in terminal condition or when a visit is related to the performance of duties;
  • social care services will be provided in residential social care establishments and in person’s home in accordance with the conditions laid down by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations for public health safety, hygiene and the provision of persons with necessary personal protective equipment.

Prison visits

  • Long-term and short-term contact visits in penitentiary establishments and remand prisons will not be allowed, except visits by recovered COVID-19 patients, whose diagnosis was confirmed by a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result or an antigen test result and maximum 180 days have passed from the positive testing, and those vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine registered in the Union Register of Medicinal Products, having gone through the complete series.

PLEASE NOTE: Visits in penitentiary establishments and remand prisons will be organised and held under the conditions laid down by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations for the management of the flow of people, safe physical distance, and other key requirements for public health safety, hygiene, and the provision of persons with necessary personal protective equipment.


Visiting refugees

In Foreigners’ Registration Centre (‘FRC’):

  • asylum seekers staying in the FRC and holding the right to move in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania will not be allowed to leave the FRC for more than 2 hours per day;

Exceptions will apply in the following cases:

  • asylum seekers that are involved in daily education activities;
  • asylum seekers entitled to work, who are employed and who have filed with the FRC administration their valid employment contract.
  • asylum seekers who are allowed, with the permission of the FRC administration, to leave the FRC for more than 2 hours a day.
  • foreigners staying in the FRC will not be visited except their lawyers.

Religious gatherings 

Religious communities are recommended to hold religious services remotely (except funerals attended by maximum 10 persons except members of the family and/or household or in such a way as to avoid gatherings (while ensuring 10 sq. m. per person and maintaining a distance of at least 2 meters between people or groups of people (up to 2 people or family members); or to refrain from performing religious services.


Arrival from abroad 

Restrictions and mandatory requirements for arrivals from abroad.

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Last updated: 11 05 2021