Important information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Created: 2020.02.28 / Updated: 2020.08.13 13:57

 

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Movement within Lithuania

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.

Temporary internal border control and checks for persons entering and leaving the Republic of Lithuania at the internal border of the European Union have been extended from 17 June 2020 to 14 September 2020. Checks will be carried out at the international airports and in Klaipėda State Seaport. Passports of persons arriving by land will not be checked.

Regarding cross-border movements

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

  • citizens of the countries of the European Economic Area, the Swiss Confederation and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and persons lawfully residing in these countries, who arrive from these countries, provided the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in the country where they lawfully reside has not exceeded 25 cases/100 000 population in the last 14 calendar days. The list of such countries shall be approved and made public every Monday 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.

Every week, Lithuania publishes a list of affected countries (with a coronavirus infection (COVID-19) incidence rate of more than 16 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.

 


 

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;
  • seafarers;
  • 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

Internal border checks are carried out at the state border checkpoints of the airports and of the Klaipėda State Seaport. 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 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.

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 16 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.

  • 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;
  • 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.

 

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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