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NATIONAL LOCKDOWN FROM 7 NOVEMBER 2020, 00:00, UNTIL 31 MAY 2021, 24:00
29 March, 2021

Following the Friday update, the Principality of Andorra, Aruba, the Republic of Bulgaria, Kosovo, the French Republic, the Italian Republic, the Republic of Slovenia, the Republic of North Macedonia and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay have been added to the list of countries whence arrivals fall subject to tighter self-isolation requirements; the Republic of Slovenia has been removed from the list. There is a new requirement for crew members who plan to stay in Lithuania longer than 72 hours to bring in a negative COVID-19 test or get tested in Lithuania.

The updated requirements for carriers impose an obligation for crew members carrying out international commercial transportation by all types of vehicles who plan to stay in Lithuania longer than 72 hours to present on their arrival a document (in one of the official languages of the European Union) confirming a test for COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) taken within 72 hours at the earliest before the arrival in Lithuania and a negative test result.

Should they fail to present a test, they will be required, within 24 hours of the arrival in Lithuania, to contact the Coronavirus Hotline at 1808 or other establishment that performs coronavirus tests to book a visit for testing and take a test in due time. Managers of companies operating international commercial transportation in Lithuania will have to inform their staff who stay longer than 72 hours in Lithuania about this requirement.

These requirements will not apply in the case of crew members engaged in the carriage of passengers on international routes by all types of vehicles, who return to/ arrive in the Republic of Lithuania on international passenger routes organised and operated by carriers as regular, special and charter services by all types of vehicles.

The self-isolation rules updated on Friday clarify the self-isolation exemption for seafarers. From now on, self- isolation will be mandatory only for those seafarers who are crew members carrying passengers on international routes.

Another important change in the self-isolation rules applies to employees of listed occupations who come from the countries whence arrivals fall subject to enhanced communicable disease control measures: they will be able to self-isolate in the same apartment or house with other family members that have not travelled together. Family members of these employees will not need to self-isolate.

The self-isolation exemptions set out in the self-isolation rules are available on the NPHC website: nvsc.lrv.lt/isimtys.

The list of affected countries is published every Friday to take effect on Monday for a weekly duration.

 

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

(with effect from 29 March to 4 April)

 

 No.

Country (territory)

Requirement for arrivals

1.

Countries whence arrivals fall subject to the enhanced communicable disease control measures

 

  1.  

Principality of Andorra

 

  1.  

Aruba*

 

  1.  

Kingdom of Bahrain

Travellers will be required to complete a registration form prior to arrival in Lithuania and to show the confirmation (QR code) to the carrier when boarding the vehicle, or those travelling by their own transport will have to show it to the NPHC staff or other officials at the border checkpoint or passenger checkpoint.

Frontier workers, also those crossing the border between the Republic of Lithuania and another European Union country every day or every working day (those travelling for work-related purpose, pupils, students and trainees) are required to show the confirmation of the negative result of a test for COVID-19 taken 7 days at the earliest before the return or arrival in Lithuania, when they travel by their own transport.

A COVID-19 test (PCR test or antigen test from nasopharynx) is mandatory. A serological antibody test result will not be recognised.

 

The test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours before the entry to Lithuania must be negative and it must be presented to the carrier before the journey. The test for COVID-19 will be mandatory for individuals from the age of 16 inclusively. 

An exemption will apply in the case of those travelling by their own transport: they will have to have a negative test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours before the entry to Lithuania or they will have to register and book such testing in Lithuania within 24 hours of the arrival.

 

Mandatory 10-day self-isolation. More stringent self-isolation requirements:

  • no walks outside;
  • self-isolation in the same house or apartment with other family members who have not travelled together, is not possible. When self-isolating with a family, the family members will be required to stay in self-isolation for the same period of time (they will not be issued a sick-leave certificate);

* employees of listed occupations who live with other persons can self-isolate in one apartment or a house with other persons that have not travelled together. Those living together are not required to self-isolate;

  • it is mandatory to follow other self-isolation requirements.

 

There is a possibility of shortening the self-isolation time by taking a COVID-19 test (PCR), at personal expense, on the 7th day of self-isolation at the earliest, with a negative response thereof.

Those subject to self-isolation exemptions or in whose respect the self-isolation time has been shortened will have to restrict the number of their contacts for 14 days of arrival in Lithuania. It is recommended that those working commute only between work and home if there is no possibility of working from home. When contacting others, wearing protective equipment covering the nose and mouth: face masks, respirators or other means remains mandatory, also the observance of other general instructions for the prevention of COVID-19.

 

The place of self-isolation can be left with NPHC’s permission to go to another place of self-isolation if it has to be changed for certain reasons.

 

It will be allowed to leave the place of self-isolation at the notification of the NPHC in the following cases:

  • to make arrangements for the funeral of a close person and the transportation of the remains and/or to participate in the wake ceremony/ funeral of a close person or visit terminally ill patients;
  • to go to a medical facility to have nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab specimen collected for a COVID-19 test;
  • to go to a medical facility for health care services (notification is not required in emergency cases);
  • to transport those unable to take care of themselves to a medical facility for health care services;
  • for high-performance athletes, high-performance sports specialists, high-performance sports instructors and sports medical personnel to go to high-performance sports training, training camps, competitions and institutions or establishments related to their sports activities;
  • those that have to go to state institutions, establishments and organisations when summoned by them or to go to the place required for handling legal matters.
  • those living or working abroad and those who need to leave the country for health reasons.
     

It will be allowed to leave the place of self-isolation without the notification of the NPHC in the following cases:

  • to go to a mobile point to have nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab specimen collected for a COVID-19 test after prior registration with the COVID-19 Hotline at 1808 or with the NPHC, or to transport those unable to take care of themselves.
  • employees of listed occupations who travel for the purpose of work-related functions (third-country nationals arriving in the Republic of Lithuania for the purpose of work-related functions at the permission of a relevant ministry) can leave the place of self-isolation to go to the place needed to handle work or business matters during working hours.

 

It will not be allowed to leave the place of self-isolation for own wedding.

 

  1.  

Federative Republic of Brazil

  1.  

Republic of Bulgaria

  1.  

Czech Republic

  1.  

Republic of Estonia

  1.  

Italian Republic

  1.  

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

  1.  

Montenegro

  1.  

Republic of Cyprus

  1.  

Republic of Kosovo

  1.  

Republic of Poland

  1.  

Republic of Lebanon

  1.  

Republic of Malta

  1.  

Palestine*

  1.  

Republic of South Africa

  1.  

French Republic

  1.  

Republic of San Marino

  1.  

Republic of Serbia

  1.  

Republic of Seychelles

  1.  

Republic of Slovenia

  1.  

Republic of North Macedonia

  1.  

Kingdom of Sweden

  1.  

Oriental Republic of Uruguay

  1.  

Republic of Hungary

2.

Countries of the European Economic Area

 

  1.  

Ireland 

Travellers will be required to complete a registration form prior to arrival in Lithuania and to show the confirmation (QR code) to the carrier when boarding the vehicle, or those travelling by their own transport will have to show it to the NPHC staff or other officials at the border checkpoint or passenger checkpoint. 

Frontier workers, also those crossing the border between the Republic of Lithuania and another EU country every day or every working day for work-related purpose, pupils, students and trainees, are required to show the confirmation of the negative result of a test for COVID-19 taken 7 days at the earliest before the return to Lithuania or in Lithuania, when they travel by their own transport.  

A COVID-19 test (PCR test or antigen test from nasopharynx) is mandatory. A serological antibody test result will not be recognised.

 

The test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours before the entry to Lithuania must be negative and it must be presented to the carrier before the journey. The test for COVID-19 will be mandatory for individuals from 16 years inclusively. 

An exemption will apply in the case of those travelling by their own transport: they will have to have a negative test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours before the entry to Lithuania or they will have to register and book such testing in Lithuania within 24 hours of the arrival.

 

Mandatory 10-day self-isolation:

  • It is allowed to go outside for a walk within the radius of maximum 1 km from the place of self-isolation while wearing protective equipment covering nose and mouth. No visits to gathering points;
  • when staying with other people, it is required to self-isolate in a separate room, but those staying together do not have to self-isolate;
  • it is mandatory to follow other self-isolation requirements.

There is a possibility of shortening the self-isolation time by taking a COVID-19 test (PCR), at personal expense, on the 7th day of self-isolation at the earliest, with a negative response thereof. 

Those subject to self-isolation exemptions or in whose respect the self-isolation time has been shortened will have to restrict the number of their contacts for 14 days of arrival in Lithuania. It is recommended that those working commute only between work and home if there is no possibility of working from home. When contacting others, wearing protective equipment covering the nose and mouth: face masks, respirators or other means remains mandatory, also the observance of other general instructions for the prevention of COVID-19.

The place of self-isolation can be left with NPHC’s permission to go to another place of self-isolation if it has to be changed for certain reasons. 

It will be allowed to leave the place of self-isolation without the notification of the NPHC in the following cases:

  • to make arrangements for the funeral of a close person and the transportation of the remains and/or to participate in the wake ceremony/ funeral of a close person or visit terminally ill patients;
  • to go to a medical facility to have nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab specimen collected for a COVID-19 test;
  • to go to a medical facility for health care services;
  • to transport those unable to take care of themselves to a medical facility for health care services;
  • for those who have to go to the place required for handling legal matters;
  • those who have their own wedding;
  • for high-performance athletes, high-performance sports specialists, high-performance sports instructors and sports medical personnel to go to high-performance sports training, training camps, competitions and institutions or establishments related to their sports activities;
  • employees of listed occupations who travel for the purpose of work-related functions (third-country nationals arriving in the Republic of Lithuania for the purpose of work-related functions at the permission of a relevant ministry) can leave the place of self-isolation to go to the place needed to handle work or business matters during working hours;
  • those that have to go to state institutions, establishments and organisations when summoned by them or to go to the place required for handling legal matters.
  • to go to a mobile point to have nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab specimen collected for a COVID-19 test after prior registration with the COVID-19 Hotline at 1808 or with the NPHC, or to transport those unable to take care of themselves.
  • those going to their own wedding.

those living or working abroad and those who need to leave the country for health reasons will be allowed to leave the place of self-isolation before the lapse of the required period of isolation with prior notification of the NPHC.

 

  1.  

Republic of Austria

  1.  

Kingdom of Belgium

  1.  

Kingdom of Denmark

  1.  

Hellenic Republic

  1.  

Republic of Iceland

  1.  

Kingdom of Spain

  1.  

Republic of Croatia

  1.  

Republic of Latvia

  1.  

Principality of Liechtenstein

  1.  

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

  1.  

Kingdom of the Netherlands

  1.  

Kingdom of Norway

  1.  

Portuguese Republic

  1.  

Romania

  1.  

Slovak Republic

  1.  

Republic of Finland

  1.  

Swiss Confederation

  1.  

Federal Republic of Germany

3.

Other countries

  1.  

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

  1.  

Republic of Albania

  1.  

People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

  1.  

American Samoa*

  1.  

Angola

  1.  

Antigua and Barbuda

  1.  

Argentine Republic

  1.  

Republic of Armenia

  1.  

Australia

  1.  

Republic of Azerbaijan

  1.  

Commonwealth of the Bahamas

  1.  

Republic of Belarus

  1.  

People’s Republic of Bangladesh

  1.  

Barbados

  1.  

Belize

  1.  

Republic of Benin

  1.  

Bermuda*

  1.  

Republic of Guinea-Bissau

  1.  

Plurinational State of Bolivia

  1.  

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  1.  

Republic of Botswana

  1.  

Brunei Darussalam

  1.  

Burkina Faso

  1.  

Republic of Burundi

  1.  

Kingdom of Bhutan

  1.  

Central African Republic

  1.  

Republic of Chad

  1.  

Republic of Chile

  1.  

Commonwealth of Dominica

  1.  

Dominican Republic

  1.  

Republic of Côte d 'Ivoire

  1.  

Republic of Djibouti

  1.  

Egypt Arab Republic

  1.  

Republic of Ecuador

  1.  

State of Eritrea

  1.  

Kingdom of Eswatini

  1.  

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

  1.  

Republic of the Fiji Islands

  1.  

Republic of the Philippines

  1.  

Gabonese Republic

  1.  

Republic of Guyana

  1.  

Republic of the Gambia

  1.  

Republic of Ghana

  1.  

Gibraltar*

  1.  

Grenada

  1.  

Guam*

  1.  

Guadeloupe*

  1.  

Republic of Guatemala

  1.  

Republic of Guinea

  1.  

Republic of Haiti

  1.  

Republic of Honduras

  1.  

Republic of India

  1.  

Republic of Indonesia

  1.  

Republic of Iraq

  1.  

Islamic Republic of Iran

  1.  

State of Israel

  1.  

Jamaica

  1.  

Japan

  1.  

Republic of Yemen

  1.  

United States of America

  1.  

United Arab Emirates

  1.  

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 

  1.  

Cayman Islands

  1.  

Christmas Island

  1.  

Kingdom of Cambodia

  1.  

Republic of Cameroon

  1.  

Canada

  1.  

State of Qatar

  1.  

Republic of Kazakhstan

  1.  

Republic of Kenya

  1.  

People’s Republic of China

  1.  

Kyrgyzstan

  1.  

Curaçao*

  1.  

Republic of Colombia

  1.  

Union of the Comoros

  1.  

Democratic Republic of Congo

  1.  

Republic of the Congo

  1.  

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

  1.  

Republic of Korea

  1.  

Republic of Costa Rica

  1.  

Republic of Cuba

  1.  

Coco islands*

  1.  

The State of Kuwait

  1.  

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

  1.  

Kingdom of Lesotho

  1.  

Republic of Liberia

  1.  

State of Libya

  1.  

Democratic Republic of Madagascar

  1.  

Malaysia

  1.  

Republic of Malawi

  1.  

Republic of Maldives

  1.  

Republic of Mali

  1.  

Kingdom of Morocco

  1.  

Republic of the Marshall Islands

  1.  

Martinique*

  1.  

Republic of Mauritius

  1.  

Islamic Republic of Mauritania

  1.  

United Mexican States

  1.  

Republic of the Union of Myanmar

  1.  

Federated States of Micronesia

  1.  

Republic of Moldova

  1.  

Principality of Monaco

  1.  

Mongolia

  1.  

Montserrat*

  1.  

Republic of Mozambique

  1.  

Republic of Namibia

  1.  

New Zealand

  1.  

Republic of Nauru

  1.  

Federal Republic of Nepal

  1.  

Federal Republic of Nigeria

  1.  

Republic of Niger

  1.  

Republic of Nicaragua

  1.  

Sultanate of Oman

  1.  

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

  1.  

Republic of Panama

  1.  

Independent State of Papua New Guinea

  1.  

Republic of Paraguay

  1.  

Republic of Peru

  1.  

Republic of South Sudan

  1.  

French Polynesia*

  1.  

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico*

  1.  

Republic of Equatorial Guinea

  1.  

Réunion*

  1.  

Republic of Rwanda

  1.  

Russian Federation

  1.  

Sakartvelo

  1.  

Solomon Islands

  1.  

Republic of El Salvador

  1.  

Independent State of Samoa

  1.  

Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe 

  1.  

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  1.  

Republic of Senegal

  1.  

St Kitts and Nevis

  1.  

Saint Lucia

  1.  

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

  1.  

Republic of Sierra Leone

  1.  

Republic of Singapore

  1.  

Syrian Arab Republic

  1.  

Federative Republic of Somali

  1.  

Republic of Sudan

  1.  

Republic of Suriname

  1.  

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

  1.  

The Holy See (Vatican City State)

  1.  

Republic of Tajikistan

  1.  

Kingdom of the Thailand

  1.  

United Republic of Tanzania

  1.  

Turks & Caicos Islands*

  1.  

Republic of Togo

  1.  

Kingdom of Tonga

  1.  

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

  1.  

Republic of Tunisia

  1.  

Republic of Turkey

  1.  

Turkmenistan

  1.  

Tuvalu

  1.  

Republic of Uganda

  1.  

Ukraine

  1.  

Republic of Uzbekistan

  1.  

Republic of Vanuatu

  1.  

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

  1.  

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

  1.  

Republic of Zambia

  1.  

Republic of Zimbabwe

  1.  

Republic of Cabo Verde

 * Territories without the status of a state

 

SELF-ISOLATION EXEMPTIONS(with effect from 29 March to 4 April))

There are exemptions, where self-isolation requirement is not applicable but testing for COVID-19 is still mandatory for individuals travelling for the purpose of work-related functions

  • those enjoying immunities and privileges under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961), the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963) and under other international agreements and legislation of Lithuania, their family members and their service personnel, also diplomats;
  • those serving in the military units of NATO and of NATO countries and their service personnel, also their family members;
  • officers performing extradition, transfer or takeover tasks;
  • foreigners coming to the intelligence authorities of the Republic of Lithuania for purposes related to ensuring national security, at the permission of the Minister for National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania or Director of the State Security Department of the Republic of Lithuania, respectively;
  • health care professionals;
  • frontier workers, also those crossing the border between the of Lithuania and another EU country every day or every working day: those travelling for work-related purpose, pupils, students and trainees;
  • seafarers except crew members carrying passengers on international routes
  • high-performance athletes, high-performance sports specialists, high-performance sports instructors and sports medical personnel participating in international tournaments that are subject to separate international rules for controlling the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Lithuanian citizens returning from Belarus: teachers involved in the Lithuanian education in schools in Belarus and clergy performing pastoral work in Belarus.

Testing and self-isolation exemptions for arrivals in Lithuania

  • those transiting trough the Republic of with only essential stops (such as refuelling or for hygiene purposes) in the Republic of Lithuania. This exemption will apply when the purpose of travelling is not necessarily related to the performance of work functions;
  • those holding a medical document confirming that they recovered from coronavirus diagnosed on the basis of a positive PCR test or an antigen test and that maximum 90 days have passed from the positive testing until the return/entry to the of Lithuania. A document from a medical establishment will not be required in the cases where COVID-19 was diagnosed in Lithuania and the data have been communicated to the Information System of Electronic Health Services and Cooperation Infrastructure in the case of travelling by their own transport to Lithuania. This exemption will apply when the purpose of travelling is not necessarily related to the performance of work functions;
  • those holding a medical document, a country-specific vaccination certificate or an international vaccination certificate confirming that they have gone through the full programme of COVID-19 vaccination with vaccine registered in the Union Register of Medicinal Products;
  • members of official delegations travelling by carrier transport or otherwise;
  • the documents confirming the results of the COVID-19 test or vaccination or recovery must be submitted in one of the official languages of the European Union.

There are exemptions, where testing is not applicable but self-isolation is still mandatory

  • those under 16 years;
  • crew members:
  • carrying out carriage of passengers on international routes by all types of vehicles arriving in the Republic of Lithuania on international passenger routes organised and operated by carriers as regular, special and charter services by all types of vehicles;
  • those employed in companies engaged in international commercial transportation or who carry out international commercial transportation by all types of vehicles, and who travel for the purpose of work-related functions if their stay in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania is shorter than 72 hours. If for some reasons such a person has remained in the Republic of Lithuania longer than 72 hours and has no test, he must within 24 hours of the arrival in Lithuania contact the Coronavirus Hotline at 1808 or other establishment that performs coronavirus tests to book a visit for testing and take a test in due time.

 

Self-isolation requirements and self-isolation exemptions for crew members employed in companies operating international commercial transportation, or who carry out international commercial transportation by all means of transport, have not been required to test or self-isolate.

Arriving crew members employed in companies engaged in international commercial transportation or who carry out international commercial transportation by all types of vehicles and who travel for the purpose of work-related functions will fall subject to self-isolation from the day of arrival in Lithuania until the day of departure from its territory but no longer than 10 days of arrival/return to Lithuania. Self-isolation will not be mandatory when they deliver or pick up shipment without staying in Lithuania, or when they transit through Lithuania.

 

For the self-isolation exemption to apply, the NPHC staff must be provided with documents confirming the exemption at the point of entry to the country or by email: izoliacija@nvsc.lt!

 

Press Service, Ministry of Health

Source: sam.lrv.lt
Last updated: 04 04 2021