Important information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Created: 2020.02.28 / Updated: 2020.05.29 12:50

Last updated: 29-05-2020

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Movement within Lithuania

The tertiary (absolute preparedness) level of the civil protection system and quarantine on the territory of the Republic of Lithuania declared on March 14, 2020.

The quarantine regime is effective from 16 March 2020, 00:00, until 16 June 2020, 24:00.

 

Regarding cross-border and domestic movements (as of 1 June 2020)

The temporary internal border control and checks for persons entering and leaving the Republic of Lithuania at the internal border of the European Union has been extended from 1 June 2020, 00:00, until 16 June 2020, 24:00 at the international airports, Klaipėda State Seaport and at the following Lithuania-Poland border checkpoints – Kalvarija, Lazdijai and Šeštokai.

As of 1 June, 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 documents confirming their 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 foreigners who hold documents confirming their right to reside in the Republic of Lithuania;
  • 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 transplant services;
  • high-performance athletes and their service personnel coming to the Republic of Lithuania at the permission of the Minister for Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania for the preparation 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.

 


 

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).

The transit shall be carried out in formed groups of persons or vehicles with ensured compulsory escort (convoy) of these groups from the entry into the Republic of Lithuania to the departure from it through the international border crossing points.

The requirement to form groups of persons or vehicles with ensured compulsory escort (convoy) of these groups from the entry into the Republic of Lithuania to the departure from it through the international border crossing points shall not apply to 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 transit of seafarers shall be possible only if the shipping company or the ship’s agent ensure their safe transportation from the entry into the Republic of Lithuania to the departure from it through the international border crossing points.

 


 

State border crossing

By road: Medininkai - Kamenyi Log, Raigardas - Privalka, Šalčininkai - Benjekoni, Kybartai - Chernyshevskoye, Panemunė - Sovetsk, Kalvarija - Budzisko, Lazdijai - Ogrodniki, and at all the state border crossing points with the Republic of Latvia.

  • The entry of persons and/or their private passenger cars shall be allowed into the territory of the Republic of Lithuania only at Kalvarija - Budzisko, Lazdijai - Ogrodniki, and at all the state border crossing points with the Republic of Latvia.
  • In exceptional cases, the entry of persons and/or their private passenger cars into the territory of the Republic of Lithuania may be allowed also through other state border crossing points, where there is a permission by the Head of the State Border Guard Service under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania or his authorised person.
  • The entry of diplomatic transport shall be allowed at all the road state border crossing points.

By rail: Vilnius railway station border crossing point Stasylos - Benjekoni, Kena- Gudagai, Kybartai - Nesterov, Šeštokai – Trakiszki and at all the state border crossing points with the Republic of Latvia. Border crossing for commercial and/or international freight transportation by rail may also be carried out through Pagėgiai - Sovetsk railway border checkpoint.

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

Sea ports: Pilies, Malkų įlankos, Būtingė oil terminal and Molo border checkpoints.

Regular passenger flights to international airports of the Republic of Lithuania shall only be allowed on the routes approved by the Government at the recommendation of the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Non-scheduled passenger flights to international airports of the Republic of Lithuania shall fall subject to an individual permission to operate issued by the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration.

 


 

Self isolation

Persons who have returned or arrived from foreign countries shall fall subject to 14 days’ isolation, 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;
  • citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and persons lawfully residing in the Republic of Lithuania, who return or arrive from the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia and from the Republic of Poland, where they travelled only within the territory of the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia and the Republic of Poland:
  • citizens of the Republic of Estonia and the Republic of Latvia and persons lawfully residing in these countries, who return or arrive from the Republic of Estonia or the Republic of Latvia, where they travelled only within the territory of the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia and the Republic of Lithuania;
  • citizens of the Republic of Poland and persons lawfully residing in this country, who return or arrive for the purpose of work, business or studies, provided that for the past 14 days before the entry to the Republic of Lithuania, they did not travel in any other country, except the Republic of Lithuania or the Republic of Poland;
  • 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, and the personnel of the institutions of the diplomatic service of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • persons serving in the military units of NATO and of NATO countries and their service personnel, also their family members;
  • persons working in state and municipal institutions, establishments, state and municipal enterprises who have returned from business trips abroad;
  • health professionals arriving into the Republic of Lithuania for the provision of transplant services;
  •  high-performance athletes coming to the Republic of Lithuania at the permission of the Minister for Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania for the preparation and participation in high-performance athletic competitions, 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;
  • 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;
  • special couriers working on transit trains;
  • persons transiting through the territory of the Republic of Lithuania.

The 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, shall fall subject to isolation from the day of arrival in the Republic of Lithuania until the day of departure from its territory, but no longer than 14 days, except when they return from the country(s) where the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) has not exceeded 25 cases/100 000 population in the last 14 calendar days.

 

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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