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AS OF 1 JULY 2021 – NATIONAL STATE OF EMERGENCY

Information updated on 15 July 2021

As of 1 July 2021, Lithuania entered the state of national emergency. Resolution declaring a state of national emergency is available here.

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National Certificate (Covid passport)

For more information on the passport of opportunity, please visit: https://gpasas.lt/

e-registration to test for COVID-19 passport of opportunityhttps://selfreg.myhybridlab.com/covid-pass

The National Certificate has been in effect since 24 May 2021.

The National Certificate will be available for those:

  • for the vaccinated with one of the following COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) vaccines:
    • one week after the second dose of Comirnaty or COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna administered under the vaccination schedule,except the case referred to except the case referred to in paragraph 3.1.2.4.1.5 of this Resolution;
    • 2 weeks from the dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen;
    • 4 weeks but no longer than 13 weeks after the first dose of Vaxzevria, except the case referred to except the case referred to in paragraph 3.1.2.4.1.5 of this Resolution;
    • after the second dose of Vaxzevria administered under the vaccination schedule;
    • 2 weeks after the first dose of Comirnaty, COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna, COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen or Vaxzevria administered to the person who recovered of the COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) confirmed by a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result;
  • for the recovered of the COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) confirmed by a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result or an antigen test result, and maximum 210 days have passed of the positive testing (but not before the completion of the mandatory self-isolation period);
  • for the tested with a COVID-19 test with a negative result thereof - no earlier than 72 hours (calculating from the moment of sample collection) in the case of SARS-CoV-2 PCR test or no earlier than 48 hours (calculating from the moment of sample collection) in the case of the antigen test;
  • children under 16.

 

  • The National Certificate will be valid in events. Where an event is attended solely by the holders of the National Certificate:
    • both indoors and outdoors, an event can be watched not only from the seats;
    • the number of spectators and/or participants in events held indoors will not been restricted.
  • If indoor non-formal education activities for children or children camps are attended solely by those qualifying under the National Certificate criteria, their number will not be limited.
  • The National Certificate will enable visiting patients in medical facilities at the permission of the medical facility and in compliance with the set requirements.
  • By the decision of the Ministry of Justice, visiting those serving a sentence or in custody will only be allowed to those who hold the National Certificate or qualify under its issuance criteria and have submitted the supporting documents upon arrival.

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

Outdoor events:

  • No restrictions on the number of participants. Only seated events are allowed when attended by non-holders of the National Certificate.
  • Online ticketing and/or registration of spectators and/or participants and controlling access by spectators and/or participants to the venue of the event must be ensured.
  • Catering will be organised during the events in designated locations.
  • There are exemptions for short-term (up to 2 hours) non-commercial events held outdoors in public spaces: people are allowed to take part in such events, including public celebrations and public festive days’ events, with no requirement for the National Certificate or registration.

Indoor events:

  • Events will be held at up to 75% seating capacity when attended by non-holders of the National Certificate. Only seated events are allowed when attended by non-holders of the National Certificate.
  • Online ticketing and/or registration of spectators and/or participants and controlling access by spectators and/or participants to the venue of the event must be ensured.
  • Catering will be organised during the events in designated locations.
  • Face masks will still be mandatory in events held indoors in public spaces.

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

Mandatory for those over 6 years of age in indoor public spaces (e.g. stores, public transport, events, etc.), 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 or when wearing it may adversely affect health condition (it is recommended to wear a face shield).


Work arrangements

All public and private sector employees can return to their workplace.

Face masks will still be mandatory indoors in shared spaces and in meetings, in other cases, face mask wearing requirements must be laid down in internal rules of procedure.


Education 

Contact education can be resumed.

Non-formal education activities for children indoors and children summer camps:

  • up to 30 participants per group, if they have no National Certificate.

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

There will be no visiting of patients in medical facilities except terminally ill patients and children under 14 years of age at the permission of the treating physician, and when visits are made by those with the National Certificate.

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.


Prison visits

By the decision of the Ministry of Justice, visitors will not be allowed to visit those serving a sentence or those in custody except where a visitor holds the National Certificate or qualifies under the criteria for its issuance and has submitted the supporting documents upon arrival.

A maximum of two adults, or one adult and two minors, will be allowed to visit a prisoner.

Face masks must be worn during short-term contact meetings and in the shared premises of the facility.


Arrival from abroad 

Restrictions and mandatory requirements for arrivals from abroad.

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For other activities, restrictions will no longer apply and they will continue as usual, except the requirements for face masks, safe distance and other general safety rules (laid down for specific sectors by decisions of the Commander of Operations), and the requirements laid down by institutions or organisations themselves.

Last updated: 27 07 2021