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NATIONAL LOCKDOWN FROM 7 NOVEMBER 2020, 00:00, UNTIL 30 JUNE 2021, 24:00
24 May, 2021

As of Monday, 24 May, tighter self-isolation requirements will apply to arrivals from the Republic of Cabo Verde, and arrivals from Croatia and the Netherlands will continue under the regular self-isolation requirements. Self-isolation and testing exemptions will not apply in the case of vaccinated and recovered COVID-19 travellers who who have visited the Republic of India over the last 14 days before the return to the Republic of Lithuania: they will be required to have a negative test upon arrival and will also be required to self-isolate.

 

Corrections have been made as to the testing and self-isolation exemptions, which will from now on will also apply to those who have been fully vaccinated with the following vaccines registered in other competent bodies, not only in the Union Register of Medicinal Products: COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen, Comirnaty, COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna, and Vaxzevria.

 

The Friday update includes additional cases subject to self-isolation exemptions. Travellers may leave the place of self-isolation to go for the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine as per appointment, and crew members employed in companies engaged in international commercial transportation or who carry out international commercial transportation by all types of vehicles to go for any doze of vaccine. Those who have been in contact may also leave the place of self-isolation to resit a maturity examination. It will be required:

 

  • to have a negative result of COVID-19 (PCR) test undergone 48 hours before the examination. On the day of the examination, the person must have no signs of an acute upper respiratory infection;
  • to undergo a rapid antigen test on arrival at the maturity examination centre, the result of which must be negative;
  • wear a respirator at the maturity examination centre;
  • sanitise hands before entering the maturity examination centre;
  • notify the National Public Health Centre (NPHC) of the participation in an examination within 48 hours before the start of the examination and indicate the maturity examination centre where the examination will take place.

Those who need to change the location of the place of self- isolation may do so for justified reasons maximum two times during the entire period of self-isolation.

 

LIST OF COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS INFECTION) (with effect from 24 to 30 May):

 

Eil. No.

Country (territory)

 

1.

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

  1.  

Argentine Republic

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 National Public Health Centre (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 COVID-19 test 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 16 years inclusively. Foreigners arriving in Lithuania by carrier transport for humanitarian reasons will not be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result but they will have to book a testing appointment visit within 24 hours of the arrival in Lithuania. A negative test result will also be required from travellers who have visited the Republic of India over the last 14 days before the return to/arrival in the Republic of Lithuania.

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 within 24 hours of the arrival and take a test in Lithuania.

Mandatory 10-day self-isolation. Tighter 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 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 working persons 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 at NPHC’s permission to go to another place of self-isolation if it has to be changed for justified reasons (up to two times during the self-isolation period).

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. 
  • travellers who have to go for the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine as per appointment
  • crew members employed in companies engaged in international commercial transportation or who carry out international commercial transportation by all types of vehicles to go for any doze of vaccine as per appointment;
  • to resit a maturity examination. They will be required to adhere to certain conditions.

 

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.  

Kingdom of Bahrain

  1.  

Federative Republic of Brazil

  1.  

Republic of India

  1.  

Republic of Cyprus

  1.  

Republic of Costa Rica

  1.  

Republic of Maldives

  1.  

Republic of South Africa

  1.  

Republic of Seychelles

  1.  

Kingdom of Sweden

  1.  

Oriental Republic of Uruguay

  1.  

Republic of Cabo Verde

2.

Countries of the European Economic Area

  1.  

Ireland 

Travellers to Lithuania will be required to complete an online registration form no earlier than 48 hours before the start of the trip 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 officers at the border checkpoint or passenger checkpoint.

Frontier workers, those crossing the border between the Republic of Lithuania and another European Economic Area country every day or every working day for work-related purpose, pupils and those transporting them to an education establishment, 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 16 years inclusively. Foreigners arriving in Lithuania by carrier transport for humanitarian reasons will not be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result but they will have to book a testing appointment visit within 24 hours of the arrival in Lithuania. A negative test result will also be required from travellers who have visited the Republic of India over the last 14 days before the return to/arrival in the Republic of Lithuania.

 

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 within 24 hours of the arrival and take a test in Lithuania.

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 working persons 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 at NPHC’s permission 

  • to go to another place of self-isolation if it has to be changed for justified reasons (up to two times during the self-isolation period).

 

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

  • to resit a maturity examination. It will be required to adhere to certain conditions;
  • it will be allowed to leave Lithuania and the place of self-isolation before the lapse of the required period of self-isolation with prior notification of the NPHC for those living or working abroad and those who need to leave 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 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;
  • travellers who have to go for the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine as per appointment
  • crew members employed in companies engaged in international commercial transportation or who carry out international commercial transportation by all types of vehicles to go for any doze of vaccine as per appointment.

 

 

  1.  

Republic of Austria

  1.  

Kingdom of Belgium

  1.  

Republic of Bulgaria

  1.  

Czech Republic

  1.  

Kingdom of Denmark

  1.  

Republic of Estonia

  1.  

Hellenic Republic

  1.  

Republic of Iceland

  1.  

Kingdom of Spain

  1.  

Italian Republic

  1.  

Republic of Croatia

  1.  

Republic of Latvia

  1.  

Republic of Poland

  1.  

Principality of Liechtenstein

  1.  

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

  1.  

Republic of Malta

  1.  

Kingdom of the Netherlands

  1.  

Kingdom of Norway

  1.  

Portuguese Republic

  1.  

French Republic

  1.  

Romania

  1.  

Slovak Republic

  1.  

Republic of Slovenia

  1.  

Republic of Finland

  1.  

Swiss Confederation

  1.  

Republic of Hungary

  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.  

Principality of Andorra

  1.  

Angola

  1.  

Antigua and Barbuda

  1.  

Republic of Armenia

  1.  

Aruba*

  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.  

Republic of Botswana

  1.  

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  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 Indonesia

  1.  

Republic of Iraq

  1.  

Islamic Republic of Iran

  1.  

State of Israel

  1.  

Jamaica

  1.  

Japan

  1.  

Republic of Yemen

  1.  

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

  1.  

Montenegro

  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.  

Kyrgyz Republic

  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 Kosovo

  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 Lebanon

  1.  

Republic of Liberia

  1.  

State of Libya

  1.  

Democratic Republic of Madagascar

  1.  

Malaysia

  1.  

Republic of Malawi

  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.  

Palestine*

  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.  

Republic of San Marino

  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 Serbia

  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.  

Republic of North Macedonia

  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

 

* Territories without the status of a state

 

TESTING AND SELF-ISOLATION EXEMPTIONS(with effect from 24 to 30 May)

Self-isolation requirement will not be applicable but COVID-19 testing will remain 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 the of Lithuania, their family members and their service personnel, diplomats and service personnel in diplomatic missions;
  • those serving in the military units of NATO and NATO countries and their service personnel, their family members, also those in active military service;
  • 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 Republic of Lithuania and another European Economic Area country every day or every working day for work-related purpose, pupils and those transporting them to an education establishment, also 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;
  • The staff from the Aviation Unit of the State Border Guard Service under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania.

Testing and self-isolation requirements will not apply in the case of

  • those transiting trough the Republic of Lithuania with only essential stopovers (such as refuelling or for hygiene purposes) in Lithuania. This exemption will apply when the purpose of travelling is not necessarily related to the performance of work functions;
  • those holding a document from a medical establishment confirming that they had COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) diagnosed on the basis of a positive result from SARS-CoV-2 PCR test or an antigen test and that maximum 180 days have passed of the positive testing until the return/entry to the Republic of Lithuania. To make use of the applicable self-isolation exemption, 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 To make use of the testing exemption, those that had this infection in Lithuania, will not be required to present a document from a medical establishment if they return to Lithuania by their own transport. This exemption will apply when the purpose of the journey is not necessarily related to the performance of work functions. This exemption will not apply in the case of travellers who have visited the Republic of India over the last 14 days before the return to/arrival in the Republic of Lithuania, i.e. they will be required to have a negative test result and to self-isolate;
  • those holding a medical document, a country-specific vaccination certificate or an international vaccination certificate confirming the full vaccination with one of the COVID-19 vaccines (COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen, Comirnaty, COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna, and Vaxzevria) administered under the vaccination schedule approved by the competent authority of the country where the vaccination was carried out. This exemption will not apply in the case of travellers who have visited the Republic of India over the last 14 days before the return to/arrival in the Republic of Lithuania, i.e. they will be required to have a negative test result and to self-isolate;
  • 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.

Testing will not be applicable but self-isolation will remain mandatory in the case of

  • those under 16 years;
  • foreigners entering the Republic of Lithuania for special humanitarian reasons, at the permission of the Minister for the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania (they will have, within 24 hours of the arrival in Lithuania, to contact the Coronavirus Hotline at 1808 or other establishment that performs COVID-19 tests to book a testing appointment and take a test in due time).

Foreigners entering the Republic of Lithuania by carrier transport for special humanitarian reasons, at the permission of the Minister for the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, will not be required to bring in the test (but they will have, within 24 hours of the arrival in Lithuania, to contact the Coronavirus Hotline at 1808 or other establishment that performs COVID-19 tests to book a testing appointment and take a test in due time).

Testing and self-isolation requirements and exemptions for crew members employed in companies engaged in international commercial transportation or who carry out international commercial transportation by all types of vehicles

Crew members employed in companies engaged in international commercial transportation or who carry out international commercial transportation by all types of vehicles (who travel for the purpose of work-related functions):

  • testing requirements:
    • if the time of stay in Lithuania is shorter than 72 hours, test will not be required (but if the carrier has left the vehicle in another country and flies to LT on a plane as a passenger, the test will be required before boarding the plane, as for other passengers)
    • test is required in all cases, if it is known in advance that the time of stay in the territory of Lithuania will be longer than 72 hours (crew members that transport passengers on international routes and arrive by carrier transport must bring in the test; other crew members arriving other ways - can bring in the test or get tested in LT)
    • if such persons stay in LT longer than 72 hours unplanned, they need to book a testing appointment visit within 24 hours.
  • testing requirements:
    • self-isolation is required from the day of arrival in the Republic of Lithuania until the day of departure from its territory but no longer than 10 days of the arrival/return (self-isolation time can be reduced by taking a PCR test on the 7th day of self-isolation with a negative result)
    • self-isolation will not be required when they:
  • deliver shipment or arrive to pick it up without staying in Lithuania, or when they transit through Lithuania;
  • go to Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Poland or Kaliningrad region for work-related purpose, return to Lithuania within 24 hours and have no close contacts in another country.

The applicable self-isolation exemption will have to be noted in the NPHC registration form.

Press Service, Ministry of Health

 

Source: sam.lrv.lt
Last updated: 14 06 2021