Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Vilnius (April 2, 2020)

Location:  Lithuania

Event:

The ban on passenger air travel to commence on April 4 will have an exception for those who have already bought tickets. We recommend that anyone with purchased tickets check with the airline company to ensure the flight is still scheduled.

The Government of Lithuania has adopted amendments to levy fines associated with breaking the rules of the quarantine or failure to comply with instructions from government authority.  Please ensure you follow the local instructions concerning the quarantine.

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is important for receiving information from the U.S. Embassy. Interested citizens can enroll at https://step.state.gov/ .

For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please write or call (consec@state.gov ; +370-5-266-5600 during working hours 10-12, 14-16 Monday through Friday).

UPDATE ON FLIGHTS AND FERRIES: APRIL 2 AND LATER

Vilnius Airport

Charter flights on Avion Express (tickets for this flight can be booked through Kidy Tour at: +370 5 207 8070, info@kidytour.lt or https://www.kidytour.lt/backhome):

  • April 3: X9801 flight from Vilnius to London Stansted will depart at 17:20;
  • X9802 flight from London Stansted to Vilnius will depart at 19:00.

Listed below are the dates when the commercial airlines are anticipating on resuming the flights:

  • April 12 – LOT flights from Vilnius to Warsaw;
  • April 17 – Turkish Airlines flights from Vilnius to Istanbul;
  • April 20 – Scandinavian Airlines flights from Vilnius to Stockholm and Copenhagen;
  • April 20 – Lufthansa flights from Vilnius to Frankfurt;
  • April 20 – Brussels Airlines flights from Vilnius to Brussels;
  • April 25 – Austrian Airlines flights from Vilnius to Vienna;
  • April 25 – Ukrainian Airlines flights from Vilnius to Kyiv;
  • May 1 – Air Baltic flights from Vilnius to Riga and other destinations;
  • May 1 – Aeroflot flights from Vilnius to Moscow;
  • May 1 – Norwegian flights from Vilnius to Oslo;
  • May 1 – Wizzair flights from Vilnius to multiple destinations;
  • May 8 (possibly June) – Ryanair flights from Vilnius to multiple destinations;
  • July 1 – Finnair flights from Vilnius on July.

Kaunas Airport

  • Listed below are the dates when the commercial airlines are anticipating on resuming the flights:
  • April 13 – LOT flights from Kaunas to Warsaw;
  • May 1 – Wizzair flights from Kaunas to multiple destinations;
  • May 2 – Norwegian flights from Kaunas to Oslo.
  • May 8 (possibly June) – Ryanair flights from Kaunas to multiple destinations;

Palanga Airport

  • Listed below are the dates when the commercial airlines are anticipating on resuming the flights:
  • April 20 – Scandinavian Airlines flights from Palanga to Copenhagen;
  • May 1 – Air Baltic flights from Palanga to Riga;
  • May 1 – Norwegian flights from Palanga to Oslo;
  • May 9 (possibly June)- Ryanair flights from Palanga to London Stansted and Dublin;
  • July 1 – LOT flights from Palanga to Warsaw.

Klaipeda – Ferries

    DFDS (https://www.dfds.com/en/) ferries are scheduled to operate the following routes on April 2:

  • DFDS ferry Klaipeda – Kiel, departing Klaipeda at 22:00.
  • DFDS ferry Klaipeda –Karlshamn, departing Klaipeda at 21:00.

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