COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated: [04/08/21]

Country-Specific Information:

  • Lithuania has imposed a nationwide quarantine until April 30, 2021.
  • For the most current information about the new restrictions, please visit the Ministry of Health’s web page at https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/covid-19-related-restrictions-1
  • Traveling between municipalities is no longer restricted.
  • The Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is also providing regularly updated information in English at: https://urm.lt/default/en/important-covid19
  • You can reach the Lithuanian government’s COVID-19 hotline by calling 1808, or via email at info@nvsc.lt.  You can also contact the specialists from the National Public Health Center at the Ministry of Health at +370 618 79 984 during regular work hours, from 8:00 to 17:00.  The following web pages also provide important COVID-19 information for Lithuania: https://nvsc.lrv.lt/en/ and https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/.
  • The Lithuanian Government has launched a mobile application notifying users if they’ve been in close proximity to someone with coronavirus. The “KoronaStopLT” app is free to download from Google Play and App Store and will record people’s closeness to infected people. The app will warn users if they have been in very close contact with another app user over the past 14 days and for more than 15 minutes.

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Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Lithuania approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Lithuania for U.S. citizens to receive? Vaccination services in Lithuania are available to only those U.S. citizens who are permanent residents of Lithuania and/or who are insured with compulsory health insurance or through the state budget. Vaccines are not available for U.S. citizen visitors.
  • Which vaccines are available in Lithuania? The following vaccines are available in Lithuania: Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, and Astra Zeneca.
  • Information about vaccinations for foreigners in Lithuania is available here https://koronastop.lrv.lt/lt/duk/vakcinacija-nuo-covid-19
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No. Currently, most U.S. citizens are prohibited from entering Lithuania.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes. If U.S. citizens have permission from the Lithuanian Government to travel to Lithuania, they must take a COVID-19 test no earlier than 48 hours before the entry to Lithuania.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes.
  • For the most up to date regulations concerning arriving in Lithuania from abroad, please see here: https://nvsc.lrv.lt/en/information-on-covid-19/for-arrivals-from-abroad
  • The list of exceptions to the prohibition for foreigners to enter the Republic of Lithuania can be found here https://urm.lt/default/en/important-covid19.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No.
  • The quarantine regime is in place until April 30, 2021.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes. If a U.S. citizen is given permission by the
    Lithuanian government to enter Lithuania, they will have to undergo mandatory quarantine.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes.
  • There are a number of commercial flights operating in Lithuania.  Please check the Vilnius Airport webpage for more information: https://www.vilnius-airport.lt/en/.  International flight options are also available from Kaunas and Palanga airports. 
  • We urge U.S. citizens wishing to depart Lithuania to contact airlines and ferry companies directly to confirm flight and ferry information and make arrangements for departure.
  • Please see our U.S. Travelers in Europe page for additional information on travel from the Schengen area.
  • Public transportation is operating in Lithuania.  By the August 1, 2020 order of the Lithuanian government, all persons using public transport must wear masks.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • As of August 1, the Lithuanian government has again required masks in enclosed public areas and as of August 21, masks are mandatory at all events, both indoors and outdoors. Persons found not to be in compliance with the mask requirement may face fines.

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