COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated: [01/19/21]

***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. 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:

  • Lithuania has imposed a strict, nationwide lockdown until January 31, 2021. 
  • For the most current information about the new restrictions, please visit the Ministry of Health’s web page at http://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/
  • Under the new restrictions, movement is allowed for essential reasons only and individuals are required to stay at home except to: go to work, shop for essentials, go to/from airports, seaports, and transportation stations serving international passenger routes, visit property, attend a funeral, for health and other essential services, for other essential services or for objectively justified reasons where it is absolutely necessary, go for a walk in open spaces only with members of one family or one household, and attend to the sick or those unable to take care of themselves.
  • Traveling between municipalities is restricted until January 31, 2021.
  • 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.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Lithuania approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes
  • The United States 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.
  • Please follow the Lithuanian Ministry of Health’s website at https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/ for more information about vaccine availability.
  • Information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No. Currently, U.S. citizens are prohibited from entering Lithuania.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes.
  • Every week, the Government of Lithuania publishes a list of affected countries with a COVID-19 incidence rate of more than 16 cases per 100,000 population over the last 14 days. The list includes countries mostly outside the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA). The entry of foreigners into the Republic of Lithuania from those countries shall be limited to exceptional cases and those entering Lithuania will be subject to a minimum of 10-day self-isolation.
  • 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, but there is a stay at home order in place. Individuals should not leave their homes unless for work, to buy groceries, health services, visit their property or to provide essential care.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes. Movement between municipalities is restricted until January 31. 2021. International travel continues to be allowed.
  • The quarantine regime is in place until January 31.

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 14-day
    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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