17 July, 2020

As of Friday, foreigners arriving from third countries outside the European Economic Area, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, will be required to stay in isolation for two weeks. This is provided for in the Decision by the Minister of Health, State Commander of National Emergency Operations, signed on Friday.

Foreigners will be required to register with the National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health within 24 hours of arrival.

Foreigners arriving from countries included in the list of countries affected by the coronavirus, which is published weekly, are required, within 24 hours, to contact the Hotline 1808 or any testing body in order to be tested for the coronavirus.

If foreigners arrive in Lithuania for work or have a separate permission by the Minister of the relevant field, and their arrival is approved by the Government, and if those persons are required to stay in isolation, the employer, the inviting person or foreigners themselves must pay for the isolation premises as well as transportation to the isolation premises and to the place of taking a swab for the coronavirus infection.

Isolation will not be mandatory only for foreigners enjoying immunities and privileges under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, and under other international agreements and legislation of the Republic of Lithuania, their family members and their service personnel, also members of official delegations, persons serving in NATO and NATO military units and their personnel and their family members, special couriers working on transit trains and using simplified transit of persons from the territory of the Russian Federation to the Kaliningrad Region of the Russian Federation and back, and persons passing in transit through the territory of the Republic of Lithuania.

There will also be an exception for crew members, who are employed in the Lithuanian companies engaged in international commercial transportation, or who carry out international commercial transportation by all the means of transport (carriers): due to the nature of their work, they will be able to leave Lithuania before the end of the isolation period. It should be noted that exemptions have been and continue to be granted to carriers throughout the emergency and quarantine period in order not to restrict the movement of goods.

Last updated: 17 07 2020