BDAR

24 January, 2022

This week, 24-30 January, the list of affected countries continues without changes from the previous week. This means that all the countries are either in the red or grey categories, and all incoming travellers who have not been vaccinated and who have no record of past infection (or the confirmation of their previous infection is older than 180 days) will be required to take a pre-travel test, and self-isolate for 7 days of the day of arrival in the Republic of Lithuania.


All the arrivals from red/grey or orange (yellow) areas are recommended to take a paid COVID-19 PCR test or an antigen test on the 3rd day of arrival at the latest. The local population will have to choose a medical facility or laboratory that provides testing services and book an appointment for testing.


To reduce the risk of infection among travellers, it is recommended to take precautionary measures throughout the journey, including at airports / seaports, bus stations, etc. (avoiding gatherings, keeping a safe distance, wearing face masks, etc.), refrain from travel if symptoms of acute upper respiratory illnesses develop.


The weekly list of affected countries is updated every Friday to take effect on the following Monday. According to the maps of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), countries are classified by four colour categories with respective requirements. Lithuania’s list of affected countries determines the colour of a country depending on the colour of the most affected region in that country. Third countries that do not report to the ECDC fall into the grey category.


Please also remember that according to Resolution No 152 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 26 February 2020 declaring a national emergency, border crossing will be restricted preventing entry of foreigners to the Republic of Lithuania. Exemptions for foreigners (from third countries) as regards the entry to the Republic of Lithuania have been laid down in paragraph 2.3 of the mentioned Resolution, For more information on border crossing or the arrival of foreigners, contact the State Border Guard Service, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Where a foreigner qualifies for at least one of these exemptions allowing their entry to Lithuania, they will also be required to meet the travellers’ requirements detailed in the table below, which apply to all incoming travellers.

LIST OF COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY COVID-19 (effective from 24 to 30 January)

TESTING AND SELF-ISOLATION EXEMPTIONS (effective from 24 to 30 January)

Country categories

NPHC registration form

Self-isolation

SARS-CoV-2 test

Within 48 hours before the start of the travel

7 days

A PCR test - within 72 hours before the arrival, or an antigen test - within 48 hours before the arrival

vaccinated/recovered

others

vaccinated/recovered

others

vaccinated/recovered

others

Arrivals from countries subject to enhanced measures

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes, additionally, a test (PCR) on the 3rd day of arrival at the latest, and the second test (PCR) between the seventh and the tenth day of arrival

Yes, additionally, a test (PCR) on the 3rd day of arrival at the latest, and the second test (PCR) between the seventh and the tenth day of arrival 

Red and grey

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

It is recommended to take a paid COVID-19 PCR test or antigen test on the 3rd day of arrival at the latest

Yes

It is recommended to take a paid COVID-19 PCR test or antigen test on the 3rd day of arrival at the latest

Orange (yellow)

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

It is recommended to take a paid COVID-19 PCR test or antigen test on the 3rd day of arrival at the latest

Green

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Press Service, Ministry of Health

 

Source: sam.lrv.lt
Last updated: 02 02 2022