Note: Last update of this article occurred on December 16th.
As of 16th December, the current lockdown in the entire territory of Lithuania has been extended until 31st January 24:00. Movement within the country is also restricted during the festive period from 16 December 2020, 00:00, until 3 January 2021, 24:00. See here for more information.
1. Can I travel to Lithuania?
Lithuania is operating with the EU traffic light system and maps in support of the Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, available here.
Depending on the rate of notifications and other criteria, all the countries are mapped in green, orange, and red areas. The grey group includes countries that fail to provide the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control with data available on the criteria or those with the 7-day testing rate lower than 300 cases per 100 000.
Lithuania currently lists countries in the grey area as affected. Travellers returning from or transiting these countries will be deemed to have been in contact and thus subject to 10-day isolation or required to evidence the test for COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) taken at maximum 48 hours before the entry to Lithuania with a negative result thereof.
Third countries (non-European Economic Area countries) that are not included in the ECDC maps are classified as grey area countries.
2. Eligibility to enter Lithuania
People who can enter Lithuania include (with quarantine):
- All Lithuanian citizens from any country;
- Foreigners – only according to the exceptions provided in the Sub-paragraph 2.1.2 of the Resolution of the Government of the Republic (original document):
- nationals of the EU / EEA, the Swiss Confederation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (EEA), The Principality of Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino and the Holy See (Vatican City State) and persons lawfully living in these countries
- foreigners who are family members (spouses or persons with whom the registered partnership agreement has been concluded, parents (adoptive parents) and caregivers, children (adopted children), including underaged children of spouses or of persons with whom the registered partnership agreement has been concluded) of the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania or have the right to permanently reside in the Republic of Lithuania
- foreigners who hold a national visa of the Republic of Lithuania
- persons enjoying immunities and privileges under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961), the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963) and under other international agreements and legislation of the Republic of Lithuania, their family members and their service personnel, also members of official delegations;
- persons serving in the military units of NATO and of NATO countries and their service personnel and family members
- crew members, who are employed in Lithuanian companies engaged in international commercial transportation
- health professionals arriving into the Republic of Lithuania for the provision of health care services
- high-performance athletes, specialists of high-performance sports and physical activity, instructors of high-performance sports and physical activity, and their family members
- artists coming to the Republic of Lithuania at the permission of the Minister for Culture of the Republic of Lithuania for the participation in professional artistic events, and their service personnel
- journalists coming to the Republic of Lithuania at the permission of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania
- persons in transit through the territory of the Republic of Lithuania:
- persons returning to their country of residence
- who use facilitated transit of persons from the territory of the Russian Federation to the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation and back.
- foreigners coming to the Republic of Lithuania for study purposes
- foreign investors coming to the Republic of Lithuania with the permission of the Minister of Economy and Innovation
- foreigners arriving to the Republic of Lithuania for special humanitarian reasons, with the permission of the Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania
- foreigners coming to the Republic of Lithuania to participate in the funerals of relatives
- foreigners arriving at the intelligence institutions of the Republic of Lithuania for purposes related to ensuring national security, with the permission of the Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania or the Director of the State Security Department of the Republic of Lithuania
For more informations see here.
Third countries whose residents should not be affected by temporary external borders restriction on non-essential travel into the EU :
- 🇦🇺 Australia
- 🇨🇳 China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity)
- 🇯🇵 Japan
- 🇳🇿 New Zealand
- 🇷🇼 Rwanda
- 🇸🇬 Singapore
- 🇰🇷 South Korea
- 🇹🇭 Thailand
- 🇺🇾 Uruguay
These are still subject to quarantine.
3. Registration form
Every traveller returning to or arriving in Lithuania by air, sea or land using regular, special and charter services will have to register electronically with the National Public Health Centre (NPHC) by completing a questionnaire. The confirmation received – the so-called QR code – will have to be shown before boarding a plane, ferry, bus or train. The form can be found here.