The updated requirements for carriers impose an obligation for crew members carrying out international commercial transportation by all types of vehicles who plan to stay in Lithuania longer than 72 hours to present on their arrival a document (in one of the official languages of the European Union) confirming a test for COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) taken within 72 hours at the earliest before the arrival in Lithuania and a negative test result.

Should they fail to present a test, they will be required, within 24 hours of the arrival in Lithuania, to contact the Coronavirus Hotline at 1808 or other establishment that performs coronavirus tests to book a visit for testing and take a test in due time. Managers of companies operating international commercial transportation in Lithuania will have to inform their staff who stay longer than 72 hours in Lithuania about this requirement.

These requirements will not apply in the case of crew members engaged in the carriage of passengers on international routes by all types of vehicles, who return to/ arrive in the Republic of Lithuania on international passenger routes organised and operated by carriers as regular, special and charter services by all types of vehicles.

The self-isolation rules updated on Friday clarify the self-isolation exemption for seafarers. From now on, self-isolation will be mandatory only for those seafarers who are crew members carrying passengers on international routes.

Another important change in the self-isolation rules applies to employees of listed occupations who come from the countries whence arrivals fall subject to enhanced communicable disease control measures: they will be able to self-isolate in the same apartment or house with other family members that have not travelled together. Family members of these employees will not need to self-isolate.

The self-isolation exemptions set out in the self-isolation rules are available on the NPHC website.

The list of affected countries is published every Friday to take effect on Monday for a weekly duration.

LIST OF COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS INFECTION)

(with effect from 29 March to 4 April)
Country (territory)
Requirement for arrivals

Countries whence arrivals fall subject to the enhanced communicable disease control measures

Principality of Andorra

Travellers will be required to complete a registration form prior to arrival in Lithuania and to show the confirmation (QR code) to the carrier when boarding the vehicle, or those travelling by their own transport will have to show it to the NPHC staff or other officials at the border checkpoint or passenger checkpoint.

Frontier workers, also those crossing the border between the Republic of Lithuania and another European Union country every day or every working day (those travelling for work-related purpose, pupils, students and trainees) are required to show the confirmation of the negative result of a test for COVID-19 taken 7 days at the earliest before the return or arrival in Lithuania, when they travel by their own transport.

A COVID-19 test (PCR test or antigen test from nasopharynx) is mandatory. A serological antibody test result will not be recognised.

The test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours before the entry to Lithuania must be negative and it must be presented to the carrier before the journey. The test for COVID-19 will be mandatory for individuals from the age of 16 inclusively.

An exemption will apply in the case of those travelling by their own transport: they will have to have a negative test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours before the entry to Lithuania or they will have to register and book such testing in Lithuania within 24 hours of the arrival.

Mandatory 10-day self-isolation. More stringent self-isolation requirements:

  • no walks outside;
  • self-isolation in the same house or apartment with other family members who have not travelled together, is not possible. When self-isolating with a family, the family members will be required to stay in self-isolation for the same period of time (they will not be issued a sick-leave certificate);

* employees of listed occupations who live with other persons can self-isolate in one apartment or a house with other persons that have not travelled together. Those living together are not required to self-isolate;

  • it is mandatory to follow other self-isolation requirements.

There is a possibility of shortening the self-isolation time by taking a COVID-19 test (PCR), at personal expense, on the 7th day of self-isolation at the earliest, with a negative response thereof.

Those subject to self-isolation exemptions or in whose respect the self-isolation time has been shortened will have to restrict the number of their contacts for 14 days of arrival in Lithuania. It is recommended that those working commute only between work and home if there is no possibility of working from home. When contacting others, wearing protective equipment covering the nose and mouth: face masks, respirators or other means remains mandatory, also the observance of other general instructions for the prevention of COVID-19.

The place of self-isolation can be left with NPHC’s permission to go to another place of self-isolation if it has to be changed for certain reasons.

It will be allowed to leave the place of self-isolation at the notification of the NPHC in the following cases:

  • to make arrangements for the funeral of a close person and the transportation of the remains and/or to participate in the wake ceremony/ funeral of a close person or visit terminally ill patients;
  • to go to a medical facility to have nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab specimen collected for a COVID-19 test;
  • to go to a medical facility for health care services (notification is not required in emergency cases);
  • to transport those unable to take care of themselves to a medical facility for health care services;
  • for high-performance athletes, high-performance sports specialists, high-performance sports instructors and sports medical personnel to go to high-performance sports training, training camps, competitions and institutions or establishments related to their sports activities;
  • those that have to go to state institutions, establishments and organisations when summoned by them or to go to the place required for handling legal matters.
  • those living or working abroad and those who need to leave the country for health reasons.

It will be allowed to leave the place of self-isolation without the notification of the NPHC in the following cases:

  • to go to a mobile point to have nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab specimen collected for a COVID-19 test after prior registration with the COVID-19 Hotline at 1808 or with the NPHC, or to transport those unable to take care of themselves.
  • employees of listed occupations who travel for the purpose of work-related functions (third-country nationals arriving in the Republic of Lithuania for the purpose of work-related functions at the permission of a relevant ministry) can leave the place of self-isolation to go to the place needed to handle work or business matters during working hours.

It will not be allowed to leave the place of self-isolation for own wedding.

Aruba*

Kingdom of Bahrain

Federative Republic of Brazil

Republic of Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Republic of Estonia

Italian Republic

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Montenegro

Republic of Cyprus

Republic of Kosovo

Republic of Poland

Republic of Lebanon

Republic of Malta

Palestine*

Republic of South Africa

French Republic

Republic of San Marino

Republic of Serbia

Republic of Seychelles

Republic of Slovenia

Republic of North Macedonia

Kingdom of Sweden

Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Republic of Hungary

Countries of the European Economic Area

Ireland

Travellers will be required to complete a registration form prior to arrival in Lithuania and to show the confirmation (QR code) to the carrier when boarding the vehicle, or those travelling by their own transport will have to show it to the NPHC staff or other officials at the border checkpoint or passenger checkpoint.

Frontier workers, also those crossing the border between the Republic of Lithuania and another EU country every day or every working day for work-related purpose, pupils, students and trainees, are required to show the confirmation of the negative result of a test for COVID-19 taken 7 days at the earliest before the return to Lithuania or in Lithuania, when they travel by their own transport.

A COVID-19 test (PCR test or antigen test from nasopharynx) is mandatory. A serological antibody test result will not be recognised.

The test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours before the entry to Lithuania must be negative and it must be presented to the carrier before the journey. The test for COVID-19 will be mandatory for individuals from 16 years inclusively.

An exemption will apply in the case of those travelling by their own transport: they will have to have a negative test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours before the entry to Lithuania or they will have to register and book such testing in Lithuania within 24 hours of the arrival.

Mandatory 10-day self-isolation:

  • It is allowed to go outside for a walk within the radius of maximum 1 km from the place of self-isolation while wearing protective equipment covering nose and mouth. No visits to gathering points;
  • when staying with other people, it is required to self-isolate in a separate room, but those staying together do not have to self-isolate;
  • it is mandatory to follow other self-isolation requirements.

There is a possibility of shortening the self-isolation time by taking a COVID-19 test (PCR), at personal expense, on the 7th day of self-isolation at the earliest, with a negative response thereof.

Those subject to self-isolation exemptions or in whose respect the self-isolation time has been shortened will have to restrict the number of their contacts for 14 days of arrival in Lithuania. It is recommended that those working commute only between work and home if there is no possibility of working from home. When contacting others, wearing protective equipment covering the nose and mouth: face masks, respirators or other means remains mandatory, also the observance of other general instructions for the prevention of COVID-19.

The place of self-isolation can be left with NPHC’s permission to go to another place of self-isolation if it has to be changed for certain reasons.

It will be allowed to leave the place of self-isolation without the notification of the NPHC in the following cases:

  • to make arrangements for the funeral of a close person and the transportation of the remains and/or to participate in the wake ceremony/ funeral of a close person or visit terminally ill patients;
  • to go to a medical facility to have nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab specimen collected for a COVID-19 test;
  • to go to a medical facility for health care services;
  • to transport those unable to take care of themselves to a medical facility for health care services;
  • for those who have to go to the place required for handling legal matters;
  • those who have their own wedding;
  • for high-performance athletes, high-performance sports specialists, high-performance sports instructors and sports medical personnel to go to high-performance sports training, training camps, competitions and institutions or establishments related to their sports activities;
  • employees of listed occupations who travel for the purpose of work-related functions (third-country nationals arriving in the Republic of Lithuania for the purpose of work-related functions at the permission of a relevant ministry) can leave the place of self-isolation to go to the place needed to handle work or business matters during working hours;
  • those that have to go to state institutions, establishments and organisations when summoned by them or to go to the place required for handling legal matters.
  • to go to a mobile point to have nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab specimen collected for a COVID-19 test after prior registration with the COVID-19 Hotline at 1808 or with the NPHC, or to transport those unable to take care of themselves.
  • those going to their own wedding.

those living or working abroad and those who need to leave the country for health reasons will be allowed to leave the place of self-isolation before the lapse of the required period of isolation with prior notification of the NPHC.

Republic of Austria

Kingdom of Belgium

Kingdom of Denmark

Hellenic Republic

Republic of Iceland

Kingdom of Spain

Republic of Croatia

Republic of Latvia

Principality of Liechtenstein

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Kingdom of Norway

Portuguese Republic

Romania

Slovak Republic

Republic of Finland

Swiss Confederation

Federal Republic of Germany

Other countries

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Republic of Albania

People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

American Samoa*

Angola

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentine Republic

Republic of Armenia

Australia

Republic of Azerbaijan

Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Republic of Belarus

People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Barbados

Belize

Republic of Benin

Bermuda*

Republic of Guinea-Bissau

Plurinational State of Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Republic of Botswana

Brunei Darussalam

Burkina Faso

Republic of Burundi

Kingdom of Bhutan

Central African Republic

Republic of Chad

Republic of Chile

Commonwealth of Dominica

Dominican Republic

Republic of Côte d 'Ivoire

Republic of Djibouti

Egypt Arab Republic

Republic of Ecuador

State of Eritrea

Kingdom of Eswatini

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Republic of the Fiji Islands

Republic of the Philippines

Gabonese Republic

Republic of Guyana

Republic of the Gambia

Republic of Ghana

Gibraltar*

Grenada

Guam*

Guadeloupe*

Republic of Guatemala

Republic of Guinea

Republic of Haiti

Republic of Honduras

Republic of India

Republic of Indonesia

Republic of Iraq

Islamic Republic of Iran

State of Israel

Jamaica

Japan

Republic of Yemen

United States of America

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Cayman Islands

Christmas Island

Kingdom of Cambodia

Republic of Cameroon

Canada

State of Qatar

Republic of Kazakhstan

Republic of Kenya

People’s Republic of China

Kyrgyzstan

Curaçao*

Republic of Colombia

Union of the Comoros

Democratic Republic of Congo

Republic of the Congo

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Republic of Korea

Republic of Costa Rica

Republic of Cuba

Coco islands*

The State of Kuwait

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Kingdom of Lesotho

Republic of Liberia

State of Libya

Democratic Republic of Madagascar

Malaysia

Republic of Malawi

Republic of Maldives

Republic of Mali

Kingdom of Morocco

Republic of the Marshall Islands

Martinique*

Republic of Mauritius

Islamic Republic of Mauritania

United Mexican States

Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Federated States of Micronesia

Republic of Moldova

Principality of Monaco

Mongolia

Montserrat*

Republic of Mozambique

Republic of Namibia

New Zealand

Republic of Nauru

Federal Republic of Nepal

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Republic of Niger

Republic of Nicaragua

Sultanate of Oman

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Republic of Panama

Independent State of Papua New Guinea

Republic of Paraguay

Republic of Peru

Republic of South Sudan

French Polynesia*

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico*

Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Réunion*

Republic of Rwanda

Russian Federation

Sakartvelo

Solomon Islands

Republic of El Salvador

Independent State of Samoa

Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Republic of Senegal

St Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Republic of Sierra Leone

Republic of Singapore

Syrian Arab Republic

Federative Republic of Somali

Republic of Sudan

Republic of Suriname

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

The Holy See (Vatican City State)

Republic of Tajikistan

Kingdom of the Thailand

United Republic of Tanzania

Turks & Caicos Islands*

Republic of Togo

Kingdom of Tonga

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Republic of Tunisia

Republic of Turkey

Turkmenistan

Tuvalu

Republic of Uganda

Ukraine

Republic of Uzbekistan

Republic of Vanuatu

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Republic of Zambia

Republic of Zimbabwe

Republic of Cabo Verde

* Territories without the status of a state

SELF-ISOLATION EXEMPTIONS (with effect from 29 March to 4 April))

There are exemptions, where self-isolation requirement is not applicable but testing for COVID-19 is still mandatory for individuals travelling for the purpose of work-related functions

  • those 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 Lithuania, their family members and their service personnel, also diplomats;
  • those serving in the military units of NATO and of NATO countries and their service personnel, also their family members;
  • officers performing extradition, transfer or takeover tasks;
  • 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 Director of the State Security Department of the Republic of Lithuania, respectively;
  • health care professionals;
  • frontier workers, also those crossing the border between the of Lithuania and another EU country every day or every working day: those travelling for work-related purpose, pupils, students and trainees;
  • seafarers except crew members carrying passengers on international routes
  • high-performance athletes, high-performance sports specialists, high-performance sports instructors and sports medical personnel participating in international tournaments that are subject to separate international rules for controlling the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Lithuanian citizens returning from Belarus: teachers involved in the Lithuanian education in schools in Belarus and clergy performing pastoral work in Belarus.

Testing and self-isolation exemptions for arrivals in Lithuania

  • those transiting trough the Republic of with only essential stops (such as refuelling or for hygiene purposes) in the Republic of Lithuania. This exemption will apply when the purpose of travelling is not necessarily related to the performance of work functions;
  • those holding a medical document confirming that they recovered from coronavirus diagnosed on the basis of a positive PCR test or an antigen test and that maximum 90 days have passed from the positive testing until the return/entry to the of Lithuania. A document from a medical establishment will not be required in the cases where COVID-19 was diagnosed in Lithuania and the data have been communicated to the Information System of Electronic Health Services and Cooperation Infrastructure in the case of travelling by their own transport to Lithuania. This exemption will apply when the purpose of travelling is not necessarily related to the performance of work functions;
  • those holding a medical document, a country-specific vaccination certificate or an international vaccination certificate confirming that they have gone through the full programme of COVID-19 vaccination with vaccine registered in the Union Register of Medicinal Products;
  • members of official delegations travelling by carrier transport or otherwise;
  • the documents confirming the results of the COVID-19 test or vaccination or recovery must be submitted in one of the official languages of the European Union.

There are exemptions, where testing is not applicable but self-isolation is still mandatory

  • those under 16 years;
  • crew members:
  • carrying out carriage of passengers on international routes by all types of vehicles arriving in the Republic of Lithuania on international passenger routes organised and operated by carriers as regular, special and charter services by all types of vehicles;
  • those employed in companies engaged in international commercial transportation or who carry out international commercial transportation by all types of vehicles, and who travel for the purpose of work-related functions if their stay in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania is shorter than 72 hours. If for some reasons such a person has remained in the Republic of Lithuania longer than 72 hours and has no test, he must within 24 hours of the arrival in Lithuania contact the Coronavirus Hotline at 1808 or other establishment that performs coronavirus tests to book a visit for testing and take a test in due time.

Self-isolation requirements and self-isolation exemptions for crew members employed in companies operating international commercial transportation, or who carry out international commercial transportation by all means of transport, have not been required to test or self-isolate.

Arriving crew members employed in companies engaged in international commercial transportation or who carry out international commercial transportation by all types of vehicles and who travel for the purpose of work-related functions will fall subject to self-isolation from the day of arrival in Lithuania until the day of departure from its territory but no longer than 10 days of arrival/return to Lithuania. Self-isolation will not be mandatory when they deliver or pick up shipment without staying in Lithuania, or when they transit through Lithuania.