14 September, 2020

As of Monday, isolation will no longer be required for arrivals from Germany, Sweden, Poland, Bulgaria, Norway, Iceland, Serbia and Liechtenstein. This has been made possible by raising the COVID-19 incidence rate threshold serving as the basis for drawing up the list of affected countries.

No isolation will be required for arrivals from Latvia and Estonia.

As of 14 September, countries will be deemed to be virus-affected, where coronavirus incidence rate exceeds 25 cases (instead of the previous 16) per 100 000 population in the last 14 days.

Canada, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Bangladesh, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the Faroe Islands have also been removed from the list of affected countries updated on Friday.

Lithuania’s incidence rate currently stands at 15.6 cases per 100 thousand.

Persons who have returned or arrived from countries on the list of countries most affected by coronavirus infection or who have travelled through these countries, shall be deemed to have been exposed to the virus. Isolation will be mandatory in their case. Isolation however will not be mandatory for those who travel by air without leaving the airport transit area.

Furthermore, every traveller returning to or arriving in Lithuania  by air, sea or land using regular, special and charter services will have to submit their personal data electronically to the staff of the National Public Health Centre (NPHC) as of Tuesday, 15 September. This means that before boarding a plane, ferry, bus or train, a person will have to fill in a form on the NPHC website and present the confirmation received - the so-called QR code - during the boarding.  

In the case of individual travelling by land, it is obligatory to register with the NPHC within 12 hours from the moment of arrival in the Republic of Lithuania.

Foreigners arriving from the affected countries must have a test for COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) taken at maximum 72 hours before the entry to Lithuania and negative results thereof, except cases provided for in the order of the Minister for Health. A negative test result will not free from the obligation to self-isolate for 14 days.

For the citizens of Lithuania and persons lawfully residing in Lithuania returning to or arriving in Lithuania, this test will not be mandatory, but 14-day isolation will remain as a requirement.

Both the citizens of Lithuania and foreigners will have a possibility of shortening the isolation time by taking a coronavirus test no earlier than after 8 days. In the case of a negative result, the isolation time for them can be shortened to 10 days.

The list of affected countries is subject to weekly updates depending on the epidemiological situation.

 

LIST OF COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS INFECTION)

 No

Country

Overall 14 day incidence rate

per 100 000 population

(data as of 11-09-2020)

  1.  

Republic of Ireland

over 25

  1.  

Republic of Albania

  1.  

Principality of Andorra

  1.  

Argentine Republic

  1.  

Republic of Armenia

  1.  

Aruba

  1.  

Republic of Austria

  1.  

Bahamas

  1.  

Kingdom of Bahrain

  1.  

Republic of Belarus

  1.  

Kingdom of Belgium

  1.  

Belize

  1.  

Plurinational State of Bolivia

  1.  

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  1.  

Republic of Botswana

  1.  

Federative Republic of Brazil

  1.  

Czech Republic

  1.  

Republic of Chile

  1.  

Kingdom of Denmark

  1.  

Dominican Republic

  1.  

Republic of Ecuador

  1.  

Philippines

  1.  

Republic of Guyana

  1.  

Gibraltar*

  1.  

Hellenic Republic

  1.  

Guam*

  1.  

Republic of Guatemala

  1.  

Republic of Honduras

  1.  

Republic of India

  1.  

Republic of Iraq

  1.  

Islamic Republic of Iran

  1.  

Kingdom of Spain

  1.  

Italian Republic

  1.  

Israel

  1.  

Jamaica

  1.  

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 

  1.  

United States of America

  1.  

United Arab Emirates

  1.  

Montenegro

  1.  

Qatar

  1.  

Republic of Kazakhstan

  1.  

Republic of Colombia

  1.  

Republic of Kosovo

  1.  

Republic of Costa Rica

  1.  

Republic of Croatia

  1.  

Kuwait

  1.  

Republic of Lebanon

  1.  

State of Libya

  1.  

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

  1.  

Republic of Maldives

  1.  

Republic of Malta

  1.  

Kingdom of Morocco

  1.  

United Mexican States

  1.  

Virgin Islands (US)

  1.  

Republic of Moldova

  1.  

Principality of Monaco

  1.  

Namibia

  1.  

Federal Republic of Nepal

  1.  

Kingdom of the Netherlands

  1.  

Sultanate of Oman

  1.  

Palestine*

  1.  

Panama

  1.  

Republic of Paraguay

  1.  

Republic of Peru

  1.  

Republic of South Africa

  1.  

Portuguese Republic

  1.  

French Polynesia

  1.  

French Republic

  1.  

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

  1.  

Romania

  1.  

Russian Federation

  1.  

Republic of San Marino

  1.  

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  1.  

Republic of Slovenia

  1.  

Slovak Republic

  1.  

Republic of Suriname

  1.  

Republic of North Macedonia

  1.  

Swiss Confederation

  1.  

Turks & Caicos Islands*

  1.  

Trinidad and Tobago

  1.  

Turkey

  1.  

Ukraine

  1.  

Republic of Venezuela

  1.  

Republic of Hungary

  1.  

Republic of Cabo Verde

* Territories without the status of a state

Last updated: 14 09 2020