Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Vilnius (May 22, 2020)

Location:  Lithuania

Events:

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Travel Update

More flights are becoming available. It is currently possible to travel from Vilnius to Riga or Frankfurt. Next week Tallinn will be added to the list.

Traveling with pets will become possible starting next month.  Lufthansa airlines will be lifting the embargo on pet travel starting from June 2nd. Depending upon the kind of animal, its weight and size, and the regulations applicable in different countries, transport is possible at an extra cost either as additional carry-on baggage in the passenger cabin or as excess baggage in the aircraft’s air-conditioned cargo hold. Lufthansa Cargo also offers the transport of the above-listed animals and other species as air freight. The highest chance for pet’s confirmation as excess baggage for travel from Vilnius would be starting from July 1st, when Lufthansa is planning on resuming the 6:30 AM flights to Frankfurt.

Please note that restrictions imposed on the transport of hares and rabbits as well as dogs and cats belonging to snub-nosed (brachycephalic) breeds is still in effect on Lufthansa operated flights.

 

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UPDATE ON FLIGHTS AND FERRIES: MAY 22 AND LATER

Vilnius Airport.

Daily – Air Baltic flight BT344 departing to Riga at 14:05.
Daily starting on May 25th – Air Baltic flight BT335 departing to Tallinn at 19:00
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays – Lufthansa flight LH897 departing to Frankfurt at 18:30.

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

  • May 25 – Wizzair flights from Vilnius to multiple destinations;
  • June 1 – 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 8 – Austrian Airlines flights from Vilnius to Vienna;
  • June 1 – Scandinavian Airlines flights from Vilnius to Stockholm and Copenhagen;
  • 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

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

  • May 25 – Wizzair flights from Kaunas to multiple destinations;
  • June 2 – LOT flights from Kaunas to Warsaw;
  • June 17 – Norwegian flights from Kaunas to Oslo.
  • July 1 – Ryanair flights from Kaunas to multiple destinations;

Palanga Airport

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

  • May 25 – Wizzair flights from Palanga to multiple destinations;
  • June 1 – Scandinavian Airlines flights from Palanga to Copenhagen;
  • June 8 – Air Baltic flights from Palanga to Riga;
  • June 17 – Norwegian flights from Palanga to Oslo;
  • July 1 – LOT flights from Palanga to Warsaw.
  • July 4 – Ryanair flights 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:

– 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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