If you are planning to come to Lithuania, you must pay attention to the following:
- Whether it is possible to come from your country;
- Whether visitors from your country are subject to mandatory isolation upon arrival;
- Whether you are required to fill in a traveller’s form.
All passengers arriving to Lithuanian airports and the Klaipėda State Seaport need to go through border control. Please plan additional time in your total journey for your document check. Find more information here. All travellers arriving in Lithuania from abroad by air or sea have to register with the National Public Health Centre (NVSC). All passengers have to fill out forms on paper or online before disembarking. Find the form here.
Lithuania currently allows citizens of European Economic Area countries and persons lawfully residing in these countries to enter Lithuania. The restrictions of crossing the state borders are lifted for foreigners coming to Lithuania for study purposes. However, those who arrive from countries with COVID-19 incidence rates above 16 cases per 100,000 people will have to self-isolate for 14 days. Third-country nationals arriving from countries where COVID-19 incidence rates have reached 25 cases per 100,000 people will have to test negative for the coronavirus infection within 72 hours of arriving in Lithuania and will have to self-isolate for 14 days. When planning your trip to Lithuania, please evaluate the situation surrounding your country’s 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Citizens and residents from countries with a 14-day cumulative number of 16 cases or higher will be subject to mandatory self-isolation. Please find updates about the latest 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for various countries here:
- For citizens and residents of EU/EEA countries and the United Kingdom (Updated daily).
- For citizens and residents of non-EU/EEA (Updated weekly, usually on Fridays).
The obligation to self-isolate also applies, when COVID-19 affected countries are crossed (by car, public transport, etc.), except air transport, if you do not leave the transit area at the airport.
TRAVELLER FORM BY THE NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH CENTRE
Travellers returning or arriving from the affected countries included in the list are required to register within 12 hours by submitting their details to the National Public Health Centre. The same procedure applies to Lithuanian citizens returning from those countries and to foreigners with an entry permit. Find the form here. All travellers arriving in Lithuania from abroad by air or sea will have to register with the National Public Health Centre (NVSC). All passengers will have to fill out forms on paper or online before disembarking. NVSC specialists will collect completed paper forms from travellers or check if they have filled them out online. Find the form here.
- People subject to mandatory self-isolation must stay at home for 14 days:
- Leaving your place of isolation to visit supermarkets or other public places is forbidden. Please order your groceries or medicine online, or ask a friend to bring them to you. You can find a list of Lithuanian online shops here.
- Physical contact with other people who are not in isolation together with you is forbidden. Do not invite guests over.
- Do not use public transport.
As of 1 August, face masks are mandatory in all indoor public places, including shops, points of service and on public transport. As of 21 August Facemasks are at all events – both indoor and outdoor – in Lithuania.
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
You can follow the latest news about the situation on:
- Koronastop.lrv.lt an official source of information by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania on the situation in Lithuania;
- LRT English website of the Lithuanian National Broadcaster;
- Lithuanian Ministry of Health;
- Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
- WHO webpage.
COVID-19 Hotline in Lithuania:1808 (free of charge).
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE A VIRUS:
- If symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing) occur you should call the COVID-19 hotline: 1808 (ph. +370 (37) 367 963 if calling from foreign phone number) or contact your family doctor, report the circumstances of the illness, and follow medical advice.
- IMPORTANT: please do not go to the hospital by yourself.
- Avoid any contact. Self-insulating until ambulance arrives. An ambulance crew will take you to the hospital.
- Laboratory diagnostics will be performed at the hospital or the mobile laboratories. Hospital staff will inform you of further steps.
- To prevent coronavirus infection, everyone is recommended to follow standard measures to reduce the spread of disease: wash hands frequently with warm water and soap, avoid touching the face and eyes, practice proper coughing and sneezing etiquette (coughing and sneezing into a tissue or bent elbow), practice safe cooking (especially with regard to meat or eggs) and avoid close contact with anyone who exhibits respiratory disease symptoms, like coughing or sneezing.