Note: Lithuania is currently at Global Level 4 Health Advisory — Do Not Travel
The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel. Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice. Airlines have cancelled many international flights and several cruise operators have suspended operations or cancelled trips. If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite timeframe. Read the full Global Level 4 Health Advisory at travel.state.gov.
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
We ask that all Americans enroll in STEP at https://step.state.gov/. This allows you to receive updates from us via email.
Flights and Ferries Departing Lithuania:
The Embassy is aware of the following options to depart Lithuania. This information is subject to change. We urge U.S. citizens to contact airlines and ferry companies directly to confirm this information and make arrangements for departure.
The Government of Lithuania has banned all passenger air and ferry travel effective April 4 except for the Kiel to Klaipeda ferry service. If you are considering a return to the United States, please do not delay.
UPDATE ON FLIGHTS AND FERRIES: JULY 2 AND LATER
Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga airports are informing the passengers about the new requirements:
– Online check in for the flights is highly recommended;
– Travelers are advised to arrive at the airport 2 hours prior to the flight;
– Wearing of protective mask is mandatory at the airport;
– Travelers will be checked for body fever upon arrival at the airport;
– The security rules now allow carrying up to 500 ml of disinfectant in one original bottle;
– Use of credit cards is highly advised instead of cash;
– Passengers are reminded to exercise social distancing of at least 1-2 meters, where
– Wearing of protective mask is also required inside of the plane, each airline will be also
individually instructing its passengers about the requirements.
Amsterdam – Air Baltic daily flights.
Berlin – Air Baltic flights on Thursdays and Sundays.
Barcelona – Wizzair flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays and Ryanair flights on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Barcelona – Ryanair flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Billund – Wizzair flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Brussels – Brussels Air daily flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Chania – Ryanair flights on Wednesdays.
Copenhagen – SAS daily flights except Saturdays.
Doncaster – Wizzair flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Dortmund – Wizzair flights on Mondays and Fridays.
Dublin – Air Baltic flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Eindhoven – Wizzair flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Frankfurt –Lufthansa daily flights
Helsinki – Finnair daily flights
Larnaca – Wizzair flights on Mondays and Fridays.
London (Luton) – Wizzair daily flights
London (Luton) – Ryanair flights on Wednesdays and Fridays.
London (Stansted) – Ryanair flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
Milan – Wizzair flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Nice – Wizzair flights on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Oslo – Air Baltic flights on Thursdays and Sundays.
Oslo (Sandefjord) – Wizzair flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Oslo – Norwegian Airlines on Fridays and Sundays.
Paris – Air Baltic flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Paris (Beauvais) – Wizzair flights on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Riga – Air Baltic daily flights.
Tallinn – Air Baltic daily flights.
Tel Aviv – Wizzair flights on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Warsaw – LOT daily flights.
Alesund – Wizzair flights on Mondays and Fridays
Alicante – Ryanair flights on Wednesdays and Sundays
Bergen – Wizzair flights on Mondays and Fridays
Bristol – Ryanair flights on Tuedays and Saturdays
Dublin – Ryanair flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Edinburgh – Ryanair flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays
Eindhoven – Wizzair flights on Mondays and Fridays
London (Luton) – Ryanair flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
London (Stansted) – Ryanair flights on Tuesdays, Thusdays and Saturdays
Milan (Malpensa) – Ryanair flights on Thursdays and Saturdays
Naples – Ryanair flights on Thursdays and Sundays
Palma De Maljorca – Ryanair flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays
Paphos – Ryanair flights on Thursdays
Rhodes – Ryanair flights on Saturdays
Shannon – Ryanair flights on Sundays
Stavanger – Wizzair flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Turku – Wizzair flights on Wednesdays and Sundays
Warsaw – Lot flights
Copenhagen – SAS flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
Dortmund – Wizzair flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
London Luton – Wizzair flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Oslo – Norwegian Airlines on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Riga – Air Baltic daily flights.
Warsaw – Lot flights.
Klaipeda – Ferries
DFDS ferries are scheduled to operate the following routes on June 18:
– DFDS ferry Klaipeda – Kiel, departing Klaipeda at 22:00.
– DFDS Klaipeda – Karlshamn will depart at 21:00.
Listed below are the dates when the commercial airlines are anticipating on resuming the flights.
July 6 – Air Baltic flights to Dubrovnik on Mondays and Fridays;
July 16 – Belavia flights from Vilnius to Minsk;
August 1 – Austrian Airlines flights from Vilnius to Vienna;
August 1 – Turkish Airlines flights from Vilnius to Istanbul;
August 1 – Aeroflot flights from Vilnius to Moscow;
August 1 – Ukrainian Airlines flights from Vilnius to Kyiv;
September 2 – Norwegian flights from Kaunas to Oslo.
July 4 – Ryanair flights from Palanga to London Stansted and Dublin.
Process for U.S. Citizens Returning from Europe:
U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents will be permitted to return from the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the European Schengen area. The Department of Homeland Security has issued instructions requiring U.S. passengers who have been in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Schengen area to travel through select airports where the U.S. government has implemented enhanced screening procedures. See the DHS website for further details.
Please see our U.S. Travelers in Europe page for additional information on travel from the Schengen area.
Effective for flights taking off at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 13, U.S. citizens returning from all restricted countries will now be required to travel through the following 13 airports:
- Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS), Massachusetts
- Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas
- Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan
- Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York
- Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), California
- Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida
- Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington
- Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia
Update to COVID-19 response in Lithuania
The Lithuanian government has set up a COVID-19 hotline for general information: +370 5 236 2444 (specialists from National Public Health Center provide information a 24-hour availability) or send an email (24/7) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, the government has launched a free coronavirus hotline, 1808, where callers can report suspected coronavirus symptoms and get advice.
The Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is providing regularly updated information in English at: https://urm.lt/default/en/important-covid19
Information in English is also available on the government’s website: http://lrv.lt/en/relevant-information/coronavirus-in-lithuania/relevant-information-1
The Ministry of Health provides updated information in Lithuanian: https://sam.lrv.lt/lt/naujienos
Entry and Exit Requirements
- Lithuania introduced a nationwide quarantine at midnight on March 16. This quarantine is currently in effect through May 11. Please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for the latest information: https://urm.lt/default/en/important-covid19
All information for the U.S. Citizens is available here.