Important information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Created: 2020.02.28 / Updated: 2020.11.09 10:41

 

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The quarantine regime has been redeclared as of 7 November, 24:00 hs.

Information on all restrictions related to the state of quarantine.

 

BORDER QUESTIONS

TRANSIT QUESTIONS

SELF-ISOLATION

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

 


Regarding cross-border movements

The cross-border movements in Lithuania is regulated by Resolution No 1226 Declaring state of national quarantine (Border crossing of foreigners and specific exeptions are stated in this document).

All persons, arriving from affected countries, have to get tested for COVID-19 within 24 hours of arrival* or self-isolate for 10 days and follow mandatory isolation regulations

Isolation will not be mandatory if countries of origin or transit countries have not been included to the list of affected countries for last 14 days before arrival.

Exceptions for isolation (in Lithuanian)

* or have a negative test result from not earlier than 48 hours before arrival to Lithuania

 

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. 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:

  • citizens of the European Economic Area, the Swiss Confederation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Principality of Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino and the Holy See (Vatican City State) and persons lawfully residing in the countries;
  • 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 or has sent a notice to submit, within the set deadline, the original documents and biometric data required for the decision to issue a document confirming the right to reside in the Republic of Lithuania, and foreigners who are family members (spouses or persons, with whom a registered partnership agreement has been concluded, children (adopted children), including minor children of spouses or persons, with whom a registered partnership agreement has been concluded, parents (adoptive parents) and guardians) of the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and of the foreigners who hold a document confirming their right to permanent residence 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 been listed above, and countries, 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, and seafarers;
  • health care professionals arriving into the Republic of Lithuania for the provision of health services;
  • high-performance athletes, professionals of high-performance sports and physical activity, instructors of high-performance sports and physical activity and their family members, referees or other key personnel of competitions, and sports medical personnel, 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 arriving in the Republic of Lithuania at the permission of the Minister for Culture of the Republic of Lithuania for the participation in professional artistic activities, and their service personnel;
  • journalists arriving in 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;
  • persons transiting through the territory of the Republic of Lithuania on their return to their country of residence, in whose respect a reasoned request has been made by a foreign country, and those 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;
  • foreigners entering the Republic of Lithuania for the purpose of studies, admitted for studies under a study programme(s) or for doctoral studies in Lithuanian higher education and research institutions that ensure the requirements laid down by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations regarding isolation of foreigners arriving for the purpose of studies;
  • foreign investors entering the Republic of Lithuania at the permission of the Minister for Economy and Innovation, where there is a confirmation from a public institution specified in Article 13(4) of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Investments regarding foreign investors’ plans for investments in the Republic of Lithuania, which are of the minimum value referred to in Article 13(1)(6) of the Law on Investments;
  • foreigners entering the Republic of Lithuania for special humanitarian reasons at the permission of the Minister for the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, where there is a reasoned recommendation by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania or his authorised person regarding the entry of foreigners to the Republic of Lithuania;
  • foreigners entering the Republic of Lithuania to attend the funerals of the relatives (parents (adoptive parents), children (adopted children), brothers and sisters of their spouses or of the persons, with whom a registered partnership agreement has been concluded);
  • 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 the Director of the State Security Department of the Republic of Lithuania, respectively.

All foreigners, mentioned above, must comply with the isolation conditions laid down by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations (exceptions apply).

Lithuanian Government has published a list of affected countries. 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 COVID-19 test or 10-day self-isolation.


 

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.
  • 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 testing for COVID-19 virus or 10-day isolation (if they have not received a negative test result not earlier than 48 hours before their arival to Lithuania) 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. 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 Friday, Lithuania publishes a list of affected countries (with a coronavirus infection (COVID-19). The list come to effect on Monday. Persons, arriving to Lithuania from the affected countries will fall subject to mandatory testing for COVID-19 or 10-day isolation (if they have not received a negative test result not earlier than 48 hours before their arival to Lithuania). After receiving test result, persons will not be required to isolate, however, it is highly recommended to minimise contacts and attending public events.

Exceptions for isolation (in Lithuanian)

 

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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