Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Vilnius (May 15, 2020)

Location:  Lithuania

Events:

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Travel Update

The quarantine restrictions are slowly being lifted and travel is possible between the Baltic countries and Poland.  There is new guidance on wearing a mask in public.   Please check the Lithuanian website for further details.

Lufthansa flight from Vilnius to Frankfurt happened on May 13This route is planned for three days a week (M, W, F) departing at 6:30 pm. A reminder that it will require an overnight in Frankfurt as flights to the United States (Washington DC or Newark) happen in the late morning or early afternoon.   

As a repeat, no one is permitted to leave the transit area of the Frankfurt airport. For overnight layovers, there is one hotel in the transit zone, the My Cloud (+49-69-69030380, https://www.mycloud.de/en/home/). Please note this is a small hotel that is experiencing very high volume. The Embassy cannot guarantee availability of rooms or intervene on your behalf if the hotel is booked.

There is a charter flight going to Oslo or London over this weekend.

STEP Program

Enroll at https://step.state.gov/ .

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: May 15 AND LATER

Vilnius Airport

May 16 and 17:

Charter flights on Avion Express (Kidy Tour):
– X9601 departing Vilnius at 18:00 to Oslo on May 16.
– X9701 departing Vilnius at 18:10 to London on May 17.

Air Baltic flight BT344 departing to Riga at 14:05 on May 18.
Lufthansa flight LH897 departing to Frankfurt at 18:30 on May 18.

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

  • May 18 – Air Baltic flights from Vilnius to Riga;*
  • May 22 – Wizzair flights from Vilnius to multiple destinations;
  • May 25 – Air Baltic flights from Vilnius to Tallinn;*
  • May 28 – Turkish Airlines flights from Vilnius to Istanbul;
  • June 1 – Belavia flights from Vilnius to Minsk;
  • June 1 – LOT flights from Vilnius to Warsaw;
  • June 1 – Brussels Airlines flights from Vilnius to Brussels;
  • June 1 – Scandinavian Airlines flights from Vilnius to Stockholm and Copenhagen;
  • June 8 – Austrian Airlines flights from Vilnius to Vienna;
  • June 16 – Norwegian flights from Vilnius to Oslo;
  • July 1 – Finnair flights from Vilnius to Helsinki;
  • July 1 – Ryanair flights from Vilnius to multiple destinations;
  • July 1 – Ukrainian Airlines flights from Vilnius to Kyiv;
  • August 1 – Aeroflot flights from Vilnius to Moscow.

*Note – dates are confirmed by the airports.

 Kaunas Airport

  • May 22 – Wizzair flight from Kaunas to multiple destinations;
  • June 2 – LOT flight from Kaunas to Warsaw;
  • June 17 – Norwegian flight from Kaunas to Oslo;
  • July 1 – Ryanair flight from Kaunas to multiple destinations.

Palanga Airport

  • May 23 – Wizzair flights from Palange to London Luton;
  • June 1 – Scandinavian Airlines flight from Palanga to Copenhagen;
  • June 9 – Air Baltic flight from Palanga to Riga;
  • June 15 – Norwegian flight from Palanga to Oslo;
  • July 1 – LOT flight from Palanga to Warsaw.
  • July 4 – Ryanair flight from Palanga to London Stansted and Dublin

Klaipeda – Ferries

  • DFDS (https://www.dfds.com/en/) ferries are scheduled to continue to operate the following routes on May 16.

    – DFDS ferry Klaipeda – Kiel, departing Klaipeda at 22:00.
    – DFDS ferry Klaipeda – Karlshamn, departing Klaipeda at 20:00 and 21:00. Regular passengers are not allowed on the return route Karlshamn – Klaipeda.

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