Last updated: [09/15/21]
- The current Travel Alert for Lithuania is Level 4: Do not travel to Lithuania due to COVID-19. For more information, please see here:
- As of July 1, Lithuania’s National Quarantine has ended, though the state of emergency continues.
- For the most current information about the current restrictions, please visit the Ministry of Health’s web page at https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/covid-19-related-restrictions-1
- Starting September 13, only persons issued the National Certificate will be able to take part in certain activities, such as professional beauty services, attending cultural events, visiting non-essential goods stores etc. For the full list of September 13 changes, please see here: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/covid-19-related-restrictions-1
- Access to the National Certificate is available to all people who have a personal identification number in Lithuania and whose data (on vaccination, testing and coronavirus disease) is entered into the Lithuanian health electronic system. The National Certificate will be linked to this system; data for the National Certificate is generated on the basis of this system. Foreigners who come to Lithuania and have a residence permit and who are registered with the Migration Service, receive a Lithuanian personal identification number. Instead of the National Certificate, foreign tourists visiting Lithuania for a short period of time will be able to produce printed vaccination documents issued by other countries. Foreigners with a negative coronavirus test carried out in Lithuania will also be able to get more services; yet, they will have to do the testing at their own expense. For FAQs about the National Certificate please see here: https://eimin.lrv.lt/en/important-information-for-business-on-coronavirus-3/national-certificate
- 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 email@example.com. 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/.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Lithuania? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
- Covid-19 tests may be done in most private clinics in Lithuania. The cost is about 80 euros and U.S. citizens are expected to cover the cost of the test.
- For the list clinics that can perform the test for private U.S. citizens please see here: https://nvsc.lrv.lt/en/information-on-covid-19/for-those-who-have-been-exposed-to-someone-with-covid-19/private-laboratories-for-testing-for-covid-19
- 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? Yes. The following vaccines are available in Lithuania: COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen [Johnson & Johnson], Comirnaty [Pfizer BioNTech], COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna, or Vaxzevria [Astra Zeneca].
- Information about vaccinations for foreigners in Lithuania is available here https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/vaccination
- 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? Yes. As of June 1, fully vaccinated U.S. citizens are allowed to enter Lithuania. Per the Government of Lithuania Resolution No. 1226, Section 2.2.19., restriction of entry of foreigners to the Republic of Lithuania shall not apply to “foreigners holding a document issued by a medical establishment, a country-specific vaccination certificate, or an international vaccination certificate confirming the complete vaccination with one of the COVID-19 vaccines (COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen [Johnson & Johnson], Comirnaty [Pfizer BioNTech], COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna, or Vaxzevria [Astra Zeneca]) administered under the vaccination schedule approved by the competent authority of the country where the vaccination was carried out.” The documents proving vaccination must be presented in one of the official languages of the European Union.
For the full text of Resolution No. 1226, please see here: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/covid-19-related-restrictions-1.
For a full list of isolation exemptions, please see here: https://nvsc.lrv.lt/en/information-on-covid-19/for-arrivals-from-abroad/everything-you-need-to-know-about-isolation/isolation-exemptions.
Before arriving to Lithuania, you must fill out the National Public Health Center’s questionnaire and present the received confirmation – QR code – to the airline carrier before boarding. The questionnaire is available here: https://keleiviams.nvsc.lt/en/form.
PLEASE NOTE – Since there are no direct flights between United States and Lithuania, it is the traveler’s responsibility to be informed about entry/exit requirements of the countries the traveler intends to transit on the way to/from Lithuania.
PLEASE NOTE – U.S. Embassy Vilnius cannot assist those travelers who are not being allowed entry into Lithuania due to a failure to comply with the entry/exit requirements imposed by the Lithuanian Government.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No. Testing and self-isolation requirements will not apply to those holding a medical document, a country-specific vaccination certificate or an international vaccination certificate confirming the full vaccination with one of the COVID-19 vaccines (COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen [Johnson & Johnson], Comirnaty [Pfizer BioNTech], COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna, and Vaxzevria [Astra Zeneca]) administered under the vaccination schedule approved by the competent authority of the country where the vaccination was carried out. The documents proving vaccination must be presented in one of the official languages of the European Union.
- 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
- Is a curfew in place? No.
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No.
- The quarantine regime ended on July 1, 2021.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No. Those U.S. citizens who have been fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine. Please see the Entry and Exit Requirements section of this page for more information.
- 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.
- 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:
- The Lithuanian government has imposed a mandatory mask requirement in all enclosed public areas. Persons found not to be in compliance with the mask requirement may face fines.
- The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Vilnius is available to assist U.S. citizens. For contact information for U.S. citizens, please see here: https://lt.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/
- As of July 15, U.S. Embassy Vilnius is resuming certain immigrant and certain non-immigrant visa services. For more information, please visit our visa portion of the Embassy’s website: https://lt.usembassy.gov/usembvilnius-resuming-certain-visa-services/
- Government of Lithuania
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Ministry of Health
- National Preparedness for Emergencies in Lithuania
- National Public Health Center
- Lithuanian Department of Statistics
- COVID-19 Virtual Map and Statistics
- Koronastop – All official information on COVID-19 in one place.
- For all the questions on Coronavirus, the emergency hotline number is 1808.
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