COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated: [01/21/22]

***  Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information:

  • The current Travel Alert for Lithuania is Level 4: Do not travel to Lithuania due to COVID-19. For more information, please see here:
    https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/lithuania-travel-advisory.html
  • Lithuania continues to be in a state of emergency.
  • CDC cards remain valid proof of vaccination under Lithuanian rules, and we encourage individuals to carry those documents if they wish to enter most venues or use most services
  • Individuals are mandated to wear medical masks or respirators — not cloth masks — in public places where masks are required, regardless of vaccination status. Approved medical masks include the European standard found in most major grocery stores and pharmacies.  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
  • 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 requirements, please see here: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/covid-19-related-restrictions-1
  • On December 28, Lithuania updated the rules for its National Certificate to require a booster shot within seven months of the initial full vaccination sequence for the pass to remain valid.  There is no change in expiration dates for the EU Digital Certificate, although personnel checking the certificates may not be aware of the difference.
  • 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 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/.

COVID-19 Testing

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? Yes
  • 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]. Vaccination services in Lithuania are available to only those U.S. citizens who are 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • If travelers choose to visit Lithuania, they should closely monitor Lithuanian government’s regulations concerning arrivals from abroad available at https://nvsc.lrv.lt/en/information-on-covid-19/for-arrivals-from-abroad.
  • 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. While not required, the Lithuanian government recommends that those coming from the United States get a PCR test no later than day three after arrival.
  • 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

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No.
  • The quarantine regime ended on July 1, 2021.

Quarantine Information:

  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

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