Information for Journalists

Created: 2021.01.11 / Updated: 2021.01.20 13:10

Information for journalists travelling to Lithuania during COVID-19 pandemic

In accordance with the Resolution No 1226, declaring quarantine on the territory of Lithuania, the entry of foreigners into the Republic of Lithuania remains restricted. However, journalists are allowed to enter the country under the circumstances listed below.

Journalists that are nationals of the EU / EEA, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican and persons lawfully living in these countries are allowed to enter Lithuania.

Journalists from outside the European Union and countries not listed above, require the permission of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania (Minister‘s Order).

Full list of exceptions of who can enter Lithuania can be found here.


For this particular moment, foreign journalists, arriving to Lithuania for work-related purposes, do not need to self-isolate and ask for a permit to leave self-isolation place, and no Covid-19 test result is needed to be provided at the border when entering the Republic Lithuania.

Full list of exceptions for self-isolation: National Publich Health Center.

  • Minister‘s Order
    Foreign journalists arriving from outside the European Union must gain permission in advance of travelling to Lithuania (Minister’s Order).

    To obtain permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you need to provide us with all the personal data and documents mentioned bellow and send them to [email protected]

    • Date of birth,
    • Your name as it appears on your passport,
    • Country of issue and passport number
    • A letter written by the journalist or editor with the intent of explaining the purpose of travel
    • Your travel dates.

    It is highly recommended to take a Press ID card with you, so you can prove your identity if needed for border checks. If it is not available, please ensure that the identification number is included in the editor's letter.

Other entry requirements

All travelers are required to register with the National Public Health Center of Lithuania, regardless of the country of their departure.

Information on all restrictions during the state of quarantine in Lithuania:

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