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After update all countries fall into two categories of grey and red

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2022 01 10

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Following the update of the list of affected countries, from 10 January, all the countries of the world will fall into the two categories of red and grey. This means that those arriving from the countries in the South African region will no longer be subject to the enhanced communicable disease control measures, they will, instead, fall subject to the testing and self-isolation requirements applicable in the case of grey and red categories.

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) arriving from grey and red countries will be required to take a test for COVID-19 before travelling and self-isolate for 10 days when in Lithuania. This requirement will not apply to those vaccinated under the full vaccination schedule and recovered within the period of 180 days.

All the travellers arriving from countries listed as red and grey, except those recovered within the period of 90 days, are recommended to take a COVID-19 PCR test on the 3rd day of arrival at the latest. For a free of charge test, please register with the Coronavirus Hotline at 1808 or via Internet www.1808.lt.

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 fall into four colour categories that fall subject to specific requirements. Lithuania’s list of affected countries marks countries in a specific colour according to 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) to enter the Republic of Lithuania have been laid down in the mentioned Resolution, paragraph 2.3. For more information on border crossing or the arrival of foreigners, contact the State Border Guard Service (internet website), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (internet website). Where a foreigner meets at least one of these exemptions allowing their entry to Lithuania, they will also be required to meet the travellers’ requirements described in the table below, which apply to everyone entering Lithuania.

LIST OF COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY COVID-19 (effective from 10 to 16 January)

TESTING AND SELF-ISOLATION EXEMPTIONS (effective from 10 to 16 January)

Country categories

NPHC registration form

Self-isolation

SARS-CoV-2 test

Within 48 hours before the start of the travel

10 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

A PCR test recommended on the 3rd day of arrival at the latest.

Yes

A PCR test recommended on the 3rd day of arrival at the latest.

Orange (yellow)

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes, and a repeated PCR test between the 3rd and 5th day of arrival

Green

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

 

 

 

Press Service, Ministry of Health