07 August, 2020

On 16 June 24:00, the three-month long quarantine ended. As of 17 June, emergency situation regime with the following restrictions applied. The unofficial version of the Resolution declaring a state of national emergency is available here. (consolidated version as of  15-10-2020)

CONTROL OF CROSS-BORDER MOVEMENTS:

  • Lithuania allows arrivals of all the citizens of the countries of the European Economic Area, the Swiss Confederation and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (hereinafter ‘the EEA’) and persons lawfully residing in these countries, but those arriving from countries where coronavirus (COVID-19) incidence rate has exceeded that in Lithuania by more than 10% will have to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • For the citizens of Lithuania and persons lawfully residing in Lithuania returning to or arriving in Lithuania from the affected countries, 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 movement of persons is restricted at the checkpoints of the airports and of the Klaipėda State Seaport, also at the border with the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation and with the Republic of Belarus. There are six road and two railway border crossing points currently operating at the external land border.
  • 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). 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.
  • Citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and persons lawfully residing in the Republic of Lithuania, who arrive from countries, where the infection incidence rate has not exceeded by more than 10%  that in Lithuania over the last 14 calendar days, will not be required to self-isolate. They will be informed and advised on what to do if symptoms occur.
  • There is no passenger control at the internal EU borders (Latvia, Poland). Citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and persons lawfully residing in the Republic of Lithuania returning from the countries that have not been affected by the coronavirus in transit through the Republic of Poland will not be required to self-isolate for 14 days (with exceptions).
  • Arrivals from third countries will be allowed subject to the requirements laid down in paragraph 3.3 of Resolution No 152 and Article 6 of the Schengen Borders Code.
  • For an updated list of countries for the mandatory isolation of 14 days upon return, see here. The list is updated every Friday. Interactive map.

RESTRICTIONS ON ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES:

  • Services and trade in public places:
    • 2-meter safety distance between the working places, it may be less if there is a partition or if personal protective equipment is worn;
    • distances in queues are at least 1 meter;
    • disinfection; disinfection of trolleys/baskets at points of sale;
    • hand hygiene (washing or disinfection);
    • prohibition to work with symptoms or if isolation is prescribed;
    • personal protective equipment will be mandatory for visitors over 6 years of age, buyers, service users, also to the staff.
  • Leisure and entertainment places:
    • queue distances of at least 1 meter;
    • disinfection;
    • hand hygiene (washing and/or disinfection);
    • prohibition to work with symptoms or if isolation is prescribed;
    • mandatory wear of personal protective equipment for both visitors and service users over the age of 6 as well as employees.

 

  • Catering establishments (restaurants, cafes, bars, nightclubs, and other places of entertainment):
    • 2-meter safety distance between persons sitting at different tables, and 1-meter distance between persons sitting at a bar;
    • disinfection;
    • hand hygiene (washing and/or disinfection); prohibition to work with symptoms or if isolation is prescribed;
    • in catering establishments, face masks are obligatory, except when eating and drinking;
    • any presentation of food is unrestricted (buffet, counter);
    • working hours are not limited.
  • Events(commercial and non-commercial cultural, entertainment, sporting events, celebrations (except personal celebrations), fairs, festivals, etc.):
    • face masks are obligatory in cultural, entertainment and other events and gatherings organised both outdoors and indoors (masks are obligatory for service personnel, but not obligatory for performers);
    • obligatory distance between the spectators (at least 1 meter between spectators outdoors or at least 2 meters indoors) or spectators are seated every second chair (except for spouses, close relatives, adoptive parents, adoptive children, guardians and carers);
    • hand hygiene (washing and/or disinfection);
    • prohibition to work with symptoms or if isolation is prescribed;
    • the number of spectators/participants in events organised indoors and outdoors is not restricted, but the organisers of the event must ensure electronic distribution of tickets and/or the registration of spectators/participants, and the control of arriving spectators/participants.

     MANDATORY PROTECTIVE FACE MASKS:

  • In public transport.
  • in catering establishments, face masks are obligatory, except when eating and drinking.
  • In outdoor and indoor shopping areas, including supermarkets, and service provision points.
  • Indoor and outdoor cultural, entertainment and other events and gatherings (masks are not required for performers).
  • For spectators of indoor and outdoor high-performance sports competitions.

         Exceptions:

  • Where a service cannot be provided while the customer is wearing a mask (such as beard trimming).
  • For persons doing sports in events and in gyms and when visiting amusement parks (e.g. swimming pools).
  • In any case, the requirement to wear a face mask will not apply in the case of persons with disabilities, but they will be recommended to wear face shields.

RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES:

  • Educational activities:
    • Unrestricted, if the necessary conditions for public health safety, hygiene, provision of persons with necessary personal protective equipment are ensured:
      • disinfection;
      • hand hygiene (washing and/or disinfection);
      • prohibition to work with symptoms or if isolation is prescribed.
    • Continued remotely if the specified conditions cannot be met.

  • Social services:
    • disinfection;
    • hand hygiene (washing and/or disinfection);
    • prohibition to work with symptoms or if isolation is prescribed;
    • the use of personal protective equipment is recommended.
  • Health care:
    • services renewal plan;
    • management of visitor flows in accordance with the procedure established by the head of the institution;
    • provision of remote services at a mutual agreement between a medical professional and a customer;
    • enhanced infection control;
    • provision and use of personal protective equipment;
    • testing strategy.

 

For the key information about the coronavirus, see www.koronastop.lt/en/

Source: lrv.lt
Last updated: 15 10 2020