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.
Charter flight X9521: On March 27, there is a flight to London Stansted (STN) departing Vilnius at 1720 (arrival at 1800). The cost is 275 Euros. To book this flight, please contact Kidy Tour directly today on +370 5 207 8070, email@example.com. It is still possible to transit through London to onward destinations.
Belavia’s next flight from Vilnius to Minsk is scheduled for March 27. Later flights are also on schedule:
- March 27: B2804 departs Vilnius at 19:40, arrives Minsk at 21:15
- March 28: B2804 departs Vilnius at 17:40, arrives Minsk at 19:15
- March 29: B2804 departs Vilnius at 20:40, arrives Minsk at 21:15
- March 31: B2802 departs Vilnius at 09:25, arrives Minsk at 10:00
- Scandinavian Airlines is planning to resume flights from Vilnius to Stockholm and Copenhagen on April 14.
- Air Baltic is planning to resume flights from Vilnius on April 15.
- Turkish Airlines is planning to resume flights from Vilnius to Istanbul on April 17.
- Lufthansa is planning to resume flights from Vilnius to Frankfurt on April 20.
- LOT is planning to resume flights from Vilnius to Warsaw on April 20.
- Norwegian is planning to resume flights from Vilnius in the beginning of May.
- Wizzair is planning to resume flights from Vilnius to multiple destinations in the beginning of May.
- Ryanair has flights on schedule starting from the beginning of May, but per recent announcement from Ryanair CEO, flights will most likely resume at the beginning of June.
- Finnair is planning to resume flights from Vilnius on July 1.
- Wizzair is planning to resume flights from Kaunas to multiple destinations in the beginning of May.
- LOT is planning to resume flights from Kaunas to Warsaw on April 20.
- Ryanair will most likely resume flights from Kaunas in the beginning of June.
- Air Baltic is planning to resume flights from Palanga to Riga on April 15.
- Norwegian is planning to resume flights from Palanga to Oslo in the beginning of May.
- Ryanair will most likely resume flights from Palanga in the beginning of June.
- LOT is planning to resume flights from Palanga to Warsaw on July 1.
Klaipeda – Ferries
- DFDS ferry (https://www.dfds.com/en/) is scheduled to operate the following service on March 26:
- DFDS ferry Klaipeda – Kiel, departing Klaipeda at 22:00
- DFDS ferry Klaipeda –Karlshamn, departing Klaipeda at 21:01 (fully booked until April 2)
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 April 13. 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.