Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Vilnius (April 30, 2020)

Location:  Lithuania

Events:

*** The next message will be released on Friday, May 8, 2020. You can go to www.lt.usembassy.gov to see the past messages ***

Travel Update

The quarantine is still active but with some restrictions lifted. The Lithuanian Ministry of Health indicated that the quarantine may be extended beyond May 11 with some individual restrictions being lifted.

The Government of Lithuania is examining resumption of flights to Warsaw, Frankfurt and Copenhagen starting the week of May 11.

There is a possibility that Lufthansa could start the Vilnius to Frankfurt flight earlier than expected beginning on May 10. Please consult their website.

A limited capacity charter flight is being planned for next week. The details are not set. Due to the limited seating, those of you who have already expressed interest in returning to the United States have received a separate email about it.

STEP Program

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Emergency Assistance

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 30 AND LATER

Tallinn Airport*

·         May 5 – Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt         

Riga Airport*

·         May 6 – Air Baltic flight to Amsterdam and Frankfurt

*Note – It is possible for American citizens to travel from Lithuania to Latvia and Estonia via land transportation with passport and confirmed airline tickets to depart.

Vilnius Airport*

*Note – Lithuanian Government has approved Lufthansa Airlines to resume flights to Frankfurt starting
from May 10th .

Listed below are the dates when the commercial airlines are anticipating on resuming the flights. Subject to change:

  • May 12 – Wizzair flights from Vilnius to multiple destinations;
  • May 12 – Belavia flights from Vilnius to Minsk;
  • May 12 – Ukrainian Airlines flights from Vilnius to Kyiv;
  • May 13 – Air Baltic flights from Vilnius to Riga and other destinations;
  • May 13 – Lufthansa flights from Vilnius to Frankfurt;
  • May 15 (possibly June) – Ryanair flights from Vilnius to multiple destinations;
  • May 15 – Brussels Airlines flights from Vilnius to Brussels;
  • May 16 – LOT flights from Vilnius to Warsaw;
  • May 28 – Turkish Airlines flights from Vilnius to Istanbul;
  • June 1 – Austrian Airlines flights from Vilnius to Vienna;
  • June 1 – Scandinavian Airlines flights from Vilnius to Stockholm and Copenhagen;
  • June 1 – Norwegian flights from Vilnius to Oslo;
  • July 1 – Finnair flights from Vilnius to Helsinki;
  • August 1 – Aeroflot flights from Vilnius to Moscow.

Kaunas Airport

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

  • May 14 – Wizzair flights from Kaunas to multiple destinations;
  • May 15 (possibly June) – Ryanair flights from Kaunas to multiple destinations;
  • May 18 – LOT flights from Kaunas to Warsaw;
  • June 3 – Norwegian flights from Kaunas to Oslo.

Palanga Airport

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

  • May 16 (possibly June) – Ryanair flights from Palanga to London Stansted and Dublin;
  • May 16 – Wizzair flights from Palanga to multiple destinations;
  • June 1 – Scandinavian Airlines flights from Palanga to Copenhagen;
  • June 1 – Norwegian flights from Palanga to Oslo;
  • June 8 – Air Baltic flights from Palanga to Riga;
  • July 1 – LOT flights from Palanga to Warsaw.

Klaipeda – Ferries

DFDS (https://www.dfds.com/en/) ferries are scheduled to continue to operate the following routes on April 30.

– DFDS ferry Klaipeda – Kiel, departing Klaipeda at 22:00.
– DFDS ferry Klaipeda – Karlshamn, departing Klaipeda at 21:00. Regular passengers are not allowed on the return route Karlshamn – Klaipeda.

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