Important information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Created: 2020.02.28 / Updated: 2020.10.02 08:27

 

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The quarantine regime has been lifted as of 16 June 24:00. The national state of emergency and the tertiary (absolute preparedness) level of the civil protection system will stay in place until further decision.

 


Regarding cross-border movements

The cross-border movements in Lithuania is regulated by Resolution No 152 Declaring a state of national emergency (Border crossing of foreigners and specific exeptions are stated in this document).

All persons, arriving from affected countries, have to self-isolate for 14 days and follow mandatory isolation regulations (with a possibility to shorten the isolation period to 10 days; More information)

Isolation will be mandatory despite negative test results because the incubation period is longer and we cannot always be sure that the person will not get sick.

 

All persons, arriving to Lithuania by air or sea means of transport, are obligated to register with the National Public Health Center and show a proof of registration; all persons, arriving to Lithuania by car, are obligated to register with the National Public Health Center within 12 hours of arrival.

IMPORTANT. From September 15th all travellers have to submit their details to the National Public Health Centre electronically. This means that before boarding a plane, ferry, bus, or train, a traveller will have to fill in a form on the website of the National Public Health Centre, and present the confirmation received, the QR code, at the time of boarding.

The entry of foreigners into the Republic of Lithuania remains prohibited, except for:

  • all citizens of the European Economic Area, the Swiss Confederation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (EEA) and persons lawfully residing in these countries will be allowed entry to Lithuania, but those arriving from countries, where the incidence rate of COVID-19 infection exceeds 25 cases per 100 000 population, will have to self-isolate for 14 days (with a possibility to shorten the isolation period to 10 days; More information). The list of such countries shall be approved and made public by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations.
  • foreigners who hold a document confirming their right to reside in the Republic of Lithuania, or in whose respect the Migration Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania has adopted a decision to issue a document confirming the right to reside in the Republic of Lithuania, and foreigners who are family members (parents (adoptive parents), children (adopted children), spouses and carers) of the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and of the foreigners who hold a document confirming their right to permanently reside in the Republic of Lithuania;
  • foreigners who hold a national visa of the Republic of Lithuania, or in whose respect the Migration Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania has adopted a decision to issue a national visa;
  • foreigners lawfully residing in countries that have not been listed above, and which are included in the EU-level list of third countries, for the residents of which temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU should be lifted at external borders, unless the incidence of COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) in these countries does not meet the incidence criteria specified above;
  • persons 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 Republic of Lithuania, their family members and their service personnel, also members of official delegations;
  • persons serving in the military units of NATO and of NATO countries and their service personnel, also their family members;
  • crew members, who are employed in Lithuanian companies engaged in international commercial transportation, or who carry out international commercial transportation by all the means of transport;
  • health professionals arriving into the Republic of Lithuania for the provision of  health care services;
  • high-performance athletes, specialists of high-performance sports and physical activity, instructors of high-performance sports and physical activity, and their family members, who come to the Republic of Lithuania at the permission of the Minister for Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania for the preparation for and participation in high-performance athletic competitions;
  • artists coming to the Republic of Lithuania at the permission of the Minister for Culture of the Republic of Lithuania for the participation in professional artistic events, and their service personnel;
  • journalists coming to the Republic of Lithuania at the permission of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • other exceptional cases, where foreigners are allowed entry to the Republic of Lithuania on the basis of an individual permission by a minister holding the jurisdiction in the respective realm, and whose entry has been approved by the Government.

Lithuanian Government has published a list of affected countries (with a coronavirus infection (COVID-19) incidence rate of more than 25 cases per 100,000 population over the last 14 days).  The list includes countries mostly outside the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA). The entry of foreigners into the Republic of Lithuania from those countries shall be limited to exceptional cases and those entering Lithuania will be subject to 14-day self-isolation (with a possibility to shorten the isolation period to 10 days; More information).

 


Transit through the territory of the Republic of Lithuania

Transit through the territory of the Republic of Lithuania is allowed for foreigners in these cases:

  • on their return to their country of residence;
  • in whose respect a reasoned request has been made by a foreign country;
  • using facilitated transit of persons from the territory of the Russian Federation to Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation and backwards (this transit of persons shall be carried out only through Kena railway border checkpoint and Kybartai railway border checkpoint under the conditions laid down by the Minister for Foreign affairs of the Republic of Lithuania).

 


 

State border crossing

The movement of persons is restricted at the mentioned checkpoints, also at the border with the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation and at the border with the Republic of Belarus. There are six road and two railway border crossing points currently operating at the external land border.

Entry points by road (for persons and their private vehicles): 

  • all state border crossing points, including international ariports' border checkpoints and international seaports' border checkpoints.
  • Restriction of the arrival of regular flights and ferries from the affected countries to Lithuania (the affected countries are those with a total 14-day morbidity rate higher than 25 cases per 100,000 population).
  • Persons returning / arriving from countries that are on the list of affected countries or persons travelling through the affected countries, except for travelling by air when not leaving the airport transit area, are required to register with the National Public Health Centre under the Ministry of Health within 48 hours of returning / arriving in the Republic of Lithuania, and, when travelling by land transport, they are required to register with the National Public Health Centre within 12 hours of returning / arriving in the Republic of Lithuania. These persons fall subject to mandatory isolation in accordance with the procedure established by the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases in Humans.
  • IMPORTANT. From September 15th all travellers have to submit their details to the National Public Health Centre electronically. This means that before boarding a plane, ferry, bus, or train, a traveller will have to fill in a form on the website of the National Public Health Centre, and present the confirmation received, a QR code, at the time of boarding.

Persons and their vehicles may leave Lithuania through the following border control points:

  • all state border crossing points with the Republic of Latvia and the Republic of Poland;
  • Medininkai - Kamenyj Log, Šalčininkai - Benjekoni, Raigardas – Privalka (border with the Republic of Belarus);
  • Kybartai - Chernyshevskoye, Panemunė – Sovetsk (border with the Russian Federation).

    Important! The Russian Federation does not currently allow persons traveling to its territory on foot or in personal vehicles.

The entry of diplomatic transport shall be allowed at all state border crossing points.

Entry/leave points by road (for crew and crew members who work in companies engaged in international commercial transport or perform international commercial transport in all types of vehicles):

  • all state border crossing points with the Republic of Latvia and the Republic of Poland;
  • Medininkai - Kamenyj Log, Šalčininkai - Benjekoni, Raigardas – Privalka (border with the Republic of Belarus);
  • Kybartai - Chernyshevskoye, Panemunė – Sovetsk (border with the Russian Federation).

By rail: Vilnius railway station border crossing point, Stasylos - Benjekoni, Kena- Gudagai, Kybartai - Nesterov, Pagėgiai–Sovetsk, Šeštokai – Trakiszki and at all the state border crossing points with the Republic of Latvia.

Airports: Vilnius, Kaunas, Palanga and Šiauliai international airports’ border checkpoints.

Sea ports: Pilies, Malkų įlanka, Būtingė Oil Terminal and Molo border checkpoints.

Information regarding the resumption of passenger flights:

Vilnius Airport          |            Kaunas Airport           |              Palanga Airport

For newest information regarding state border crossing please refer to https://vrm.lrv.lt/en/

 


Self isolation

Every week, Lithuania publishes a list of affected countries (with a coronavirus infection (COVID-19) incidence rate of more than 25 cases per 100,000 population over the last 14 days).  The list includes countries mostly outside the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA). The entry of foreigners into the Republic of Lithuania from those countries shall be limited to exceptional cases and those entering Lithuania will be subject to 14-day self-isolation (with a possibility to shorten the isolation period to 10 days; More information).

  • Persons returning / arriving from countries that are on the list of countries affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) or persons travelling through the affected countries, except for travelling by air when not leaving the airport transit area, are required to register with the National Public Health Centre under the Ministry of Health within 48 hours of returning / arriving in the Republic of Lithuania, as such persons are deemed to have been exposed to the virus.
  • These persons fall subject to mandatory isolation in accordance with the procedure established by the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases in Humans.
  • Foreigners arriving from third countries are required to stay in isolation for 2 weeks; exceptions are made according to EU provided list.

Exceptions for self-isoliation apply only for:

  • persons 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 Republic of Lithuania, their family members and their service personnel, also members of official delegations;
  • persons serving in the military units of NATO and of NATO countries and their service personnel, also their family members;
  • Citizens of the Republic of Poland and civizens of the Republic of Estonia and persons legally residing in the Republic of Poland or Republic of Estonia who have returned or arrived for work, study or agricultural activities, and citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who have returned or arrived from the Republic of Poland for work, study or agricultural activities;
  • crew members, who are employed in Lithuanian companies engaged in international commercial transportation, or who carry out international commercial transportation by all the means of transport;
  • persons, travelling across Lithuania for transit purposes;
  • officers, performing assignments of extradition, transfer or takeover of persons.

Foreigners and Lithuanian citizens, returned or arrived to Lithuania from affected countries and who are subject to mandatory 14 day self-isolation but would like to leave Lithuania earlier than after 14 days since arrival, have to inform National Public Health Center not later than 24 hours before the time of their departure and provide with exact date and time of their trip.

 

More information

Official translation of the Government Resolution on Declaring Quarantine on the Territory of the Republic of Lithuania can be found here

More information on COVID-19 and recommendations can be found on:

 


 

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