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NATIONAL LOCKDOWN FROM 7 NOVEMBER 2020, 00:00, UNTIL 31 MAY 2021, 24:00
26 April, 2021

As of Monday, 26 April, tighter self-isolation requirements will apply to arrivals from Seychelles, while arrivals from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Jordan, Montenegro, Kosovo and Lebanon will continue under the usual self-isolation requirements. Those returning to Lithuania will be required to register with the NPHC no earlier than 48 hours before the start of the trip.

The updated list of affected countries contains an amendment obligating those returning from abroad to the Republic of Lithuania to register on the website of the National Public Health Centre (NPHC) (https://keleiviams.nvsc.lt/lt/form) by completing an online registration form with the correct data, no earlier than 48 hours before the start of the trip.

The updated self-isolation exemptions provide that the self-isolation exemption will also apply to those transporting pupils to school in another country on a daily basis, as well as to the staff of the Aviation Unit of the State Border Guard Service under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania.

The updated self-isolation rules will no longer contain the provision that the exempted individuals will not have their self-isolation lifted unless they provide documentation supporting the exemption. From now on, it remains a requirement, only if necessary, to provide documents supporting the self-isolation exemption to NPHC staff or officers that are in charge of checks for compliance with self-isolation requirements. Those eligible to the self-isolation exemption will have to note it in the NPHC online registration form.

Until now, in the case of those arriving from countries subject to enhanced communicable disease control measures, who self-isolate in the same apartment or house with other family members that have not travelled together, the non-travelling party has been required to self-isolate for the same period as the travelling party. The updated self-isolation rules contain the following correction: if the non-travelling party have had the COVID-19 or they have been fully vaccinated, they will not be required to self-isolate.

The self-isolation exemptions are available HERE.

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 26 April to 2 May)

 No.

Country (territory)

 

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

1.

Principality of Andorra

Travellers to Lithuania will be required to complete a 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 National Public Health Centre (NPHC ) staff or other officers at the border checkpoint or passenger checkpoint.

 

Frontier workers, also those crossing the border between the Republic of Lithuania and another European Economic Area country every day or every working day (those travelling 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 the age of 16 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.

 

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 the family, the family members will be required to stay in separate rooms (except when attending to minors or persons with disabilities); those staying together will have to self-isolate for the same period of time (a sick-leave certificate is not issued). If the non-travelling party have had the COVID-19 or they have been fully vaccinated, they will not be required to self-isolate.

 

* 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 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 at 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.

 

2.

Argentine Republic

3.

Aruba*

4.

Kingdom of Bahrain

5.

Bermuda*

6.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

7.

Federative Republic of Brazil

8.

Republic of Chile

9.

Republic of Estonia

10.

Republic of Cyprus

11.

Curaçao*

12.

Republic of Croatia

13.

Republic of Poland

14.

Kingdom of the Netherlands

15.

Republic of South Africa

16.

French Republic

17.

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico*

18.

Republic of San Marino

19.

Republic of Serbia

20.

Republic of Seychelles

21.

Republic of Slovenia

22.

Republic of North Macedonia

23.

Kingdom of Sweden

24.

Republic of Turkey

25.

Oriental Republic of Uruguay

26.

Republic of Hungary

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.

 

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 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 at 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 self-isolation with prior notification of the NPHC.

2.

Republic of Austria

3.

Kingdom of Belgium

4.

Republic of Bulgaria

5.

Czech Republic

6.

Kingdom of Denmark

7.

Hellenic Republic

8.

Republic of Iceland

9.

Kingdom of Spain

10.

Italian Republic

11.

Republic of Latvia

12.

Principality of Liechtenstein

13.

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

14.

Republic of Malta

15.

Kingdom of Norway

16.

Portuguese Republic

17.

Romania

18.

Slovak Republic

19.

Republic of Finland

20.

Swiss Confederation

21.

Federal Republic of Germany

Other countries

1.

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

2.

Republic of Albania

3.

People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

4.

American Samoa*

5.

Angola

6.

Antigua and Barbuda

7.

Republic of Armenia

8.

Australia

9.

Republic of Azerbaijan

10.

Commonwealth of the Bahamas

11.

Republic of Belarus

12.

People’s Republic of Bangladesh

13.

Barbados

14.

Belize

15.

Republic of Benin

16.

Republic of Guinea-Bissau

17.

Plurinational State of Bolivia

18.

Republic of Botswana

19.

Brunei Darussalam

20.

Burkina Faso

21.

Republic of Burundi

22.

Kingdom of Bhutan

23.

Central African Republic

24.

Republic of Chad

25.

Commonwealth of Dominica

26.

Dominican Republic

27.

Republic of Côte d 'Ivoire

28.

Republic of Djibouti

29.

Egypt Arab Republic

30.

Republic of Ecuador

31.

State of Eritrea

32.

Kingdom of Eswatini

33.

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

34.

Republic of the Fiji Islands

35.

Republic of the Philippines

36.

Gabonese Republic

37.

Republic of Guyana

38.

Republic of the Gambia

39.

Republic of Ghana

40.

Gibraltar*

41.

Grenada

42.

Guam*

43.

Guadeloupe*

44.

Republic of Guatemala

45.

Republic of Guinea

46.

Republic of Haiti

47.

Republic of Honduras

48.

Republic of India

49.

Republic of Indonesia

50.

Republic of Iraq

51.

Islamic Republic of Iran

52.

State of Israel

53.

Jamaica

54.

Japan

55.

Republic of Yemen

56.

United States of America

57.

United Arab Emirates

58.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 

59.

Cayman Islands

60.

Christmas Island

61.

Kingdom of Cambodia

62.

Republic of Cameroon

63.

Canada

64.

State of Qatar

65.

Republic of Kazakhstan

66.

Republic of Kenya

67.

People’s Republic of China

68.

Kyrgyzstan

69.

Republic of Colombia

70.

Union of the Comoros

71.

Democratic Republic of Congo

72.

Republic of the Congo

73.

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

74.

Republic of Korea

75.

Republic of Kosovo

76.

Republic of Costa Rica

77.

Republic of Cuba

78.

Coco islands*

79.

The State of Kuwait

80.

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

81.

Kingdom of Lesotho

82.

Republic of Lebanon

83.

Republic of Liberia

84.

State of Libya

85.

Democratic Republic of Madagascar

86.

Malaysia

87.

Republic of Malawi

88.

Republic of Maldives

89.

Republic of Mali

90.

Kingdom of Morocco

91.

Republic of the Marshall Islands

92.

Martinique*

93.

Republic of Mauritius

94.

Islamic Republic of Mauritania

95.

United Mexican States

96.

Republic of the Union of Myanmar

97.

Federated States of Micronesia

98.

Republic of Moldova

99.

Principality of Monaco

100.

Mongolia

101.

Montserrat*

102.

Republic of Mozambique

103.

Republic of Namibia

104.

New Zealand

105.

Republic of Nauru

106.

Federal Republic of Nepal

107.

Federal Republic of Nigeria

108.

Republic of Niger

109.

Republic of Nicaragua

110.

Sultanate of Oman

111.

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

112.

Palestine*

113.

Republic of Panama

114.

Independent State of Papua New Guinea

115.

Republic of Paraguay

116.

Republic of Peru

117.

Republic of South Sudan

118.

French Polynesia*

119.

Republic of Equatorial Guinea

120.

Réunion*

121.

Republic of Rwanda

122.

Russian Federation

123.

Sakartvelo

124.

Solomon Islands

125.

Republic of El Salvador

126.

Independent State of Samoa

127.

Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe 

128.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

129.

Republic of Senegal

130.

St Kitts and Nevis

131.

Saint Lucia

132.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

133.

Republic of Sierra Leone

134.

Republic of Singapore

135.

Syrian Arab Republic

136.

Federative Republic of Somali

137.

Republic of Sudan

138.

Republic of Suriname

139.

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

140.

The Holy See (Vatican City State)

141.

Republic of Tajikistan

142.

Kingdom of the Thailand

143.

United Republic of Tanzania

144.

Turks & Caicos Islands*

145.

Republic of Togo

146.

Kingdom of Tonga

147.

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

148.

Republic of Tunisia

149.

Turkmenistan

150.

Tuvalu

151.

Republic of Uganda

152.

Ukraine

153.

Republic of Uzbekistan

154.

Republic of Vanuatu

155.

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

156.

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

157.

Republic of Zambia

158.

Republic of Zimbabwe

159.

Republic of Cabo Verde

* Territories without the status of a state

TESTING AND SELF-ISOLATION EXEMPTIONS(with effect from 26 April to 2 May)

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 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 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;
  • 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 applicable exemption. 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, when they return to Lithuania by their own transport. 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;
  • 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 online registration form. The documentation supporting the exemption will have to be shown at a request by the NPHC staff or officers in charge of checks for compliance with isolation requirements.

 

Press Service, Ministry of Health

Source: sam.lrv.lt
Last updated: 01 05 2021