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As of Monday, self-isolation is required for travellers from Ireland, Belgium, and almost all Greek islands

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2021 07 26

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Following the update of the list of affected countries, as of Monday a test and self-isolation is required for arrivals from Ireland, Belgium, and islands of Greece (except for Thassos) who have not had the COVID-19 disease during the past six months and have not been vaccinated against it. These countries and territories have been classified as the red area. As the classification of the Czech Republic and Italy have shifted from green to yellow, travellers from these countries will have to take a COVID-19 test before and after arrival. Those arriving from Norway will only need to take a test before the trip, as the country has been classified as green since Monday.

The rules for foreign arrivals will not change, and the current procedure will continue to apply from Monday:
•    mandatory pre-trip test and 10 days in self-isolation are required for those arriving from the red and grey areas;
•    two tests are mandatory for arrivals from the countries in the yellow area: before the trip and on the 3rd-5th day after the arrival;
•    only one pre-trip test is required for arrivals from countries in the green area.

These requirements do not apply to travellers who have had COVID-19 during a period of 180 days or have been fully vaccinated against the disease and more than 14 days have elapsed since the last mandatory dose. Please refer to the tables below for details on the requirements for arrivals from abroad and the applicable exemptions.

Please remember that the list of the affected countries is updated every Friday and takes effect on Monday. All the countries in the world are classified into four areas that are subject to the relevant requirements.

LIST OF COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY COVID-19 DISEASE (valid from 26 July to 1 August):

Country (territory)

Requirements for travellers

Countries classified as red and grey

Countries of the European Economic Area

Travellers to Lithuania are 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, 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 purposes, pupils and those transporting them to an education establishment, also students and trainees must check in at least once a month, except when travelling by passenger transport.

 

A COVID-19 test is mandatory (only PCR test or antigen test is recognised, while serological antibody test result is not recognised). Testing is not required for those fully vaccinated and for those recovered from COVID-19. There are other exemptions available at: https://nvsc.lrv.lt/isimtys.

 

A PCR test for COVID-19 must be taken within 72 hours before the entry to Lithuania with a negative result thereof, an antigen test must be taken within 48 hours before the entry to Lithuania with a negative result thereof. A document evidencing the negative result of the test must be presented to the carrier before the trip. The test for COVID-19 will be mandatory for individuals from 16 years of age. Foreigners arriving in Lithuania by carrier transport for humanitarian reasons are not be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result but they have to book a testing appointment visit within 24 hours of the arrival in Lithuania.

 

Exemption applies in the case of those travelling by their own transport: they have to have a negative test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours before the entry to Lithuania or they have to register within 24 hours of the arrival and take a test in Lithuania.

 

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 purposes, 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.

 

10-day mandatory self-isolation (self-isolation is not required for those fully vaccinated and for those recovered from COVID-19; there are also other exemptions available at: https://nvsc.lrv.lt/isimtys):

 

  • 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 are allowed;
  • 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.

 

The self-isolation time can be reduced by taking a COVID-19 test (PCR) on the 7th day of self-isolation at the earliest, in a mobile point, or at personal expense and having a negative response thereof.

 

If vaccinated individuals self-isolate because the 14-day period after the vaccination has not yet passed on the day of arrival in Lithuania, they may reduce the self-isolation period once the 14-day period has passed after the administration of the vaccine dose:

 

the second dose of the vaccine under the two-dose vaccination schedule;

 

one dose under the single-dose vaccination schedule;

at least one dose administered to those with the past COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) confirmed by a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result.

 

Please inform the NPHC about the fact that 14 days have passed of the vaccination by completing the electronic form at: nvsc.lrv.lt/sutrumpinti.

 

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, also the observance of safe distance and other general instructions for the prevention of COVID-19 remains mandatory.

 

The place of self-isolation can only 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 to 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;

 

  • for those who have to attend 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;

 

  • for those who 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 there those unable to take care of themselves;

 

  • 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;

 

Employees of listed occupations who travel for the purposes of work-related functions (third-country nationals arriving in the Republic of Lithuania for the purposes of work-related functions at the permission of a relevant minister), where a PCR test is taken upon arrival in Lithuania and a negative PCR test result is received, may leave the place of self-isolation to go to the place needed to handle work or business matters during working hours.

 

 

Ireland

Kingdom of Belgium

Kingdom of Denmark

Hellenic Republic (including Crete, Rhodes, Santorini, Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, except Thassos)

Kingdom of Spain (including Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Mallorca)

Republic of Cyprus

Principality of Liechtenstein

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Republic of Malta

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Portuguese Republic (except Madeira)

French Republic (only Corsica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, and Réunion)

Swiss Confederation

Other countries

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Republic of Albania

People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

American Samoa*

Principality of Andorra

Angola

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentine Republic

Republic of Armenia

Aruba*

Australia

Republic of Azerbaijan

Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Kingdom of Bahrain

Republic of Belarus

People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Barbados

Belize

Republic of Benin

Bermuda*

Republic of Guinea-Bissau

Plurinational State of Bolivia

Republic of Botswana

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Federative Republic of Brazil

Brunei Darussalam

Burkina Faso

Republic of Burundi

Kingdom of Bhutan

Central African Republic

Republic of Chad

Republic of Chile

Commonwealth of Dominica

Dominican Republic

Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

Republic of Djibouti

Egypt Arab Republic

Republic of Ecuador

State of Eritrea

Kingdom of Eswatini

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Republic of the Fiji Islands

Republic of the Philippines

Gabonese Republic

Republic of Guyana

Republic of the Gambia

Republic of Ghana

Gibraltar*

Grenada

Guam*

Republic of Guatemala

Republic of Guinea

Republic of Haiti

Republic of Honduras

Republic of India

Republic of Indonesia

Republic of Iraq

Islamic Republic of Iran

State of Israel

Jamaica

Japan

Republic of Yemen

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Montenegro

United States of America

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 

Cayman Islands*

Christmas Island*

Kingdom of Cambodia

Republic of Cameroon

Canada

State of Qatar

Republic of Kazakhstan

Republic of Kenya

People’s Republic of China

Kyrgyz Republic

Curaçao*

Republic of Colombia

Union of the Comoros

Democratic Republic of Congo

Republic of the Congo

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Republic of Korea

Republic of Kosovo*

Republic of Costa Rica

Republic of Cuba

Coco islands*

The State of Kuwait

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Kingdom of Lesotho

Republic of Lebanon

Republic of Liberia

State of Libya

Democratic Republic of Madagascar

Malaysia

Republic of Malawi

Republic of Maldives

Republic of Mali

Kingdom of Morocco

Republic of the Marshall Islands

Republic of Mauritius

Islamic Republic of Mauritania

United Mexican States

Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Federated States of Micronesia

Republic of Moldova

Principality of Monaco

Mongolia

Montserrat*

Republic of Mozambique

Republic of Namibia

New Zealand

Republic of Nauru

Federal Republic of Nepal

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Republic of Niger

Republic of Nicaragua

Sultanate of Oman

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Palestine*

Republic of Panama

Independent State of Papua New Guinea

Republic of Paraguay

Republic of Peru

Republic of South Africa

Republic of South Sudan

French Polynesia*

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico*

Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Republic of Rwanda

Russian Federation

Georgia

Solomon Islands

Republic of El Salvador

Independent State of Samoa

Republic of San Marino

Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe 

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Republic of Seychelles

Republic of Senegal

St Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Republic of Serbia

Republic of Sierra Leone

Republic of Singapore

Syrian Arab Republic

Federative Republic of Somali

Republic of Sudan

Republic of Suriname

Republic of North Macedonia

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

The Holy See (Vatican City State)*

Republic of Tajikistan

Kingdom of the Thailand

Taiwan*

United Republic of Tanzania

Turks & Caicos Islands*

Republic of Togo

Kingdom of Tonga

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Republic of Tunisia

Republic of Turkey

Turkmenistan

Tuvalu

Republic of Uganda

Ukraine

Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Republic of Uzbekistan

Republic of Vanuatu

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Republic of Zambia

Republic of Zimbabwe

Republic of Cabo Verde

Countries classified as yellow

Czech Republic

Travellers to Lithuania are 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; those travelling by their own transport have to show it to the 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 for work-related purpose, pupils and those transporting them to an education establishment, also students and trainees must check in at least once a month, except when travelling by passenger transport.

 

A COVID-19 test is mandatory (only PCR test or antigen test is recognised, while serological antibody test result is not recognised). Testing is not required for those fully vaccinated and for those recovered from COVID-19. There are other exemptions available at: https://nvsc.lrv.lt/isimtys.

 

A PCR test for COVID-19 must be taken within 72 hours before entry to Lithuania with a negative result thereof, an antigen test must be taken within 48 hours before entry to Lithuania with a negative result thereof. A document evidencing the negative result of the test must be presented to the carrier before the trip. The test for COVID-19 is mandatory for individuals from 16 years of age. Foreigners arriving in Lithuania by carrier transport for humanitarian reasons are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test result but they have to book a testing appointment visit within 24 hours of the arrival in Lithuania.

 

Exemption applies 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 have to register within 24 hours of the arrival and take a test in Lithuania.

 

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 returning to or arriving in Lithuania, when they travel by their own transport.

 

It is mandatory to take a second COVID-19 test on the 3rd-5th day of arrival. Registration is required on the Hotline website at www.1808.lt or at short number 1808. Testing is not required from those who have recovered from COVID-19 disease, have been fully vaccinated, are members of official delegations, and children under 12 years of age.

 

 

No self-isolation required.

 

Italian Republic

Republic of Croatia

French Republic (except Corsica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, and Réunion)

Portuguese Republic (only Madeira)

Republic of Finland

Kingdom of Sweden

Countries classified as green

Republic of Austria

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, 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 purposes, pupils and those transporting them to an education establishment, also students and trainees must check in at least once a month, except when travelling by passenger transport.

 

A COVID-19 test is mandatory (only PCR test or antigen test is recognised, while serological antibody test result is not recognised). Testing is not required for those fully vaccinated and those recovered from COVID-19. There are other exemptions available at: https://nvsc.lrv.lt/isimtys.

 

A PCR test for COVID-19 must be taken within 72 hours before entry to Lithuania with a negative result thereof, an antigen test must be taken within 48 hours before entry to Lithuania with a negative result thereof. A document evidencing the negative result of the test must be presented to the carrier before the trip. The test for COVID-19 will be mandatory for individuals from 16 years of age. Foreigners arriving in Lithuania by carrier transport for humanitarian reasons are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test result, but they have to book a testing appointment visit within 24 hours of the arrival in Lithuania.

 

Exemption applies in the case of those travelling by their own transport: they have to have a negative test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours before the entry to Lithuania or they have to register within 24 hours of the arrival and take a test in Lithuania.

 

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 purposes, 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.

 

No self-isolation required.

 

Republic of Bulgaria

Republic of Estonia (only Thassos)

Hellenic Republic

Republic of Iceland

Republic of Latvia

Republic of Poland

Kingdom of Norway

Romania

Slovak Republic

Republic of Slovenia

Republic of Hungary

Federal Republic of Germany

* Territories that are not members of the UN

TESTING AND ISOLATION EXEMPTIONS (valid from 26 July to 1 August)

Self-isolation requirements are not applied, but COVID-19 testing is mandatory

  • to those arriving from countries classified as yellow and green;

The following persons shall be exempt from self-isolation only if they travel for the purposes 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 (spouse or partner, children (adopted children) of the person and/or the spouse or partner, also parents (adoptive parents), guardians) (hereinafter, ‘family members’), their other close relatives, also their service personnel, members of official delegations, also 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, and their other close relatives, 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 of 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 purposes, 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.

Self-isolation and testing requirements are not applied to arrivals to Lithuania in case of

  • those transiting trough the Republic of Lithuania with only essential stopovers (such as refuelling or for hygiene purposes) in Lithuania. This exemption applies when the purpose of travelling is not necessarily related to the performance of work functions;

 

  • those holding a document from a medical establishment confirming the recovery of COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) confirmed by a positive result of a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test and maximum 180 days have passed of the positive testing before the return/entry to the Republic of Lithuania. To make use of the applicable self-isolation exemption, a document from a medical establishment is not required in the cases where COVID-19 has been 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, persons that had recovered from this infection in Lithuania are not required to present a document from a medical establishment if they return to Lithuania by their own transport. This exemption applies when the purpose of travelling is not necessarily related to the performance of work functions;
  • those holding a document issued by a medical establishment, a country-specific vaccination certificate, or an international vaccination certificate confirming the complete vaccination with one of the COVID-19 vaccines (COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen, Comirnaty, Spikevax, or Vaxzevria) administered under the vaccination schedule approved by the competent authority of the country where the vaccination had been carried out, if at least 14 days have passed after the administration of a dose of COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) vaccine, and the person has been vaccinated with:

 

    • the second dose under the two-dose vaccination schedule;
    • one dose under the single-dose vaccination schedule;
    • at least one dose administered to the person who has recovered from the COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) confirmed by a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result.

 

  • 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.

Requirement for testing prior to the entry to Lithuania is not applicable, but self-isolation is mandatory in the case of

 

  • foreigners entering the Republic of Lithuania for special humanitarian reasons, at the permission of the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania (they must, 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 for special humanitarian reasons, at the permission of the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania (they must, 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 planned time of stay in Lithuania is shorter than 24 hours, testing is not required (but if the carrier has left the vehicle in another country and flies to LT on a plane as a passenger, the test is required before boarding the plane as for other passengers)

 

    • testing is required, if it is known in advance that the time of stay in the territory of Lithuania will be longer than 24 hours (crew members that transport passengers on international routes and arrive by carrier transport must bring in the test; other crew members arriving otherwise may bring in the test or get tested in LT)

 

    • in the event where such persons have stayed in Lithuania longer than 24 hours unplanned (except for objective reasons, such as customs clearance, border or other procedures etc.), they have to get registered within 24 hours of the arrival in Lithuania.

 

  • Self-isolation 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 may be reduced by taking a PCR test on the 7th day of self-isolation with a negative result)

 

    • self-isolation is not 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 purposes, return to Lithuania within 24 hours and have no close contacts in another country.

Requirements for children

  • children under 16 arriving in the Republic of Lithuania are not required to have a negative test result before the entry to the Republic of Lithuania;

 

  • children under the age of 12 from countries in the red and grey areas are not subject to self-isolation. If those travelling with a child are required to self-isolate, the child under 7 is advised against attending education establishments for the duration of the self-isolation of the travelling party;

 

  • self-isolation does not apply to senior children (12-16 years of age) arriving from countries in the red and grey areas if they have a negative result of a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test taken within 72 hours (calculating from the moment of sample collection) or of an antigen test taken within 48 hours (calculating from the moment of sample collection). If the test is taken in Lithuania, self-isolation is mandatory until the test result is received;
  • senior children (12-16 years of age) arriving from countries in the yellow areas are required to take a PCR test on the 3rd-5th  day of arrival.

 

Press Service of the Ministry of Health