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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Lithuania
Data Last Updated: August 24, 2021

General Information

Partially Open

Lithuania is open to travellers visiting for tourism purposes.

As of July 6, 2021,  all travelers arriving from countries designated as "green" need to present either a negative result from a PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival or a negative result from an antigen test taken within 48 hours before arrival.

Those who came from countries designated as "orange (yellow)" need to meet the same testing criteria, and must take a second PCR test three to five days after arrival in Lithuania.

Arrivals from "red, dark red, and grey" countries must meet the same testing requirements and self-isolate for 10 days from the day of arrival. The isolation period can be ended early following receipt of a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken no less than seven days after arrival.

For more information - Covid-19 Information for Travelers

Lithuania Coronavirus Official Information Page

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

Authorities in Lithuania make wearing face masks on public transport and in all enclosed shopping spaces mandatory from Aug. 1 despite low coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection rates in the country.

Most nonessential businesses have reopened provided they implement strict hygiene and social distancing requirements Authorities continue to encourage remote working when possible. Authorities may reintroduce, extend, or otherwise amend restrictions at short notice dependent upon the evolution of disease activity in the region.

Outdoor mass events up to 1000 people and indoor mass events up to 200 people are allowed with certain distance restrictions. The limit of people allowed to congregate is lifted, and outdoor sports activities are allowed. 

Airlines & Transport

Passenger flights from Lithuania to foreign countries have resumed since May.

As of Aug 10, passenger rail service to Poland has been temporarily suspended; freight rail services are unaffected by this measure.

 

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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Open to Tourists From:

12 Countries

Austria

Croatia

Estonia

Finland

Greece

Iceland

Luxembourg

Malta

Poland

Romania

Slovakia

Spain

Not Allowing Tourists From:

205 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Australia

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British Virgin Islands

Brunei

Burkina Faso

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Canada

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Central African Republic

Chad

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Christmas Island

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Colombia

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Democratic Republic of Congo

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Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

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Equatorial Guinea

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Falkland Islands

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Gabon

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Strict Quarantine For Tourists From:

25 Countries

Andorra

Belarus

Belgium

Bulgaria

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Faroe Islands

France

Germany

Guadeloupe

Hungary

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Martinique

Netherlands

Norway

Portugal

Réunion

San Marino

Slovenia

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Special Conditions For Tourists From:

1 Countries

Denmark

More Details

Since June 16, 2020, Lithuania has reopened its borders for tourism. It started by allowing travelers from EU nations and a few third-party countries that are considered safe by the EU council.

The entry rules to Lithuania have been changing rapidly in the past months due to the Covid-19 situation around the world. If you're planning to visit Lithuania during this pandemic, take note that there are entry rules that you need to follow. The rules will vary depending on which country you came from and your vaccination status.

So, here's everything you need to know.

Who Can Enter Lithuania As Tourist?

Lithuanian authorities categorize countries according to their Covid-19 risk. They followed the ECDC guidelines in their categorization, which states that those countries that have registered less than 75 infection cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the last 14 days are considered safe, and are, therefore on the green list.

Green List

Currently, here are the countries on Lithuania's green list:

  • Bulgaria
  • Latvia
  • Poland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Hungary
  • Germany

Travelers coming from the "Green List" are no longer required to undergo testing or quarantine for as long as they can show proof of being fully vaccinated and have recovered from the virus.

Meanwhile, those who have not been vaccinated can still enter Lithuania but they must submit a negative Covid-19 test before arrival. If taken through a PCR test, the test should be done within 72 hours before arrival and 48 hours if it's taken through a rapid antigen test.

Yellow List

Countries with a medium risk of Covid-19 infection are categorized as yellow. Here's a list of these countries:

  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Greece ( Thasos )
  • Iceland
  • Croatia
  • Norway
  • Portugal ( Madeira )
  • Finland
  • Sweden

Travelers coming from the yellow list of countries are not subject to testing or quarantine if they can show proof that they have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from the virus.

But those who have not been vaccinated or recovered must submit a negative test result before arrival. They don't need to self-isolate upon entry. However, they are required to get tested through PCR between the 3rd to 5th day of arrival.

Red/Grey List

EU countries that are not on the Green and Yellow list are categorized as "Red/Grey".

Here's a list of countries under this category:

  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • French regions of Corsica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, and Réunion
  • Greece, including Crete, Rhodes, Santorini, Corfu, Kefalonia, and Zakynthos
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal, except Madeira
  • Spain, including Tenerife, Gran Canaria, and Mallorca
  • Switzerland

Vaccinated travelers from these areas or those who have recovered from the virus can enter with no restrictions. However, unvaccinated travelers coming from these areas must submit a negative Covid-19 test result before entry and self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival in the country. The isolation period can be shortened if they will be tested on the seventh day and the result is negative.

Third Countries Considered Epidemiologically Safe

Lithuania is also allowing the entry of visitors coming from a few countries outside of the EU. These are countries considered as epidemiologically safe or have a low risk of Covid-19 infections. Here's a list of these countries:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kosovo
  • Lebanon
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Ukraine
  • United States of America
  • China’s special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao

Similar rules of entry will apply to travelers coming from these countries. Vaccinated travelers and those who can show proof of having recovered from the virus can enter with no need to test or quarantine. However, unvaccinated travelers or those who have not recovered from the virus need to submit a negative Covid-19 test result before entry and self-isolate for 10 days upon their arrival. They can end the isolation period earlier if they get tested for Covid-19 and the result is negative.

Entry Requirements For Lithuania

All the approved countries listed above must also:

  • Fill out the passenger arrival form upon arrival.
  • Travelers should agree to temperature scans at the airport.
  • All travelers should have health travel insurance that covers COVID-19.

Health Measures and Safety Protocols

  • Wearing mask is mandatory in all enclosed public places such as public transportation, shops, supermarket, etc.
  • Travelers must follow social distancing measures.
  • Indoor gatherings are permitted but limited to not more than 200 people.

What's Open in Lithuania?

Most non-essential businesses have reopened provided they implement strict hygiene and social distancing requirements. Authorities continue to encourage remote working when possible. Authorities may reintroduce, extend, or otherwise amend restrictions at short notice dependent upon the evolution of disease activity in the region.

Some of the following are open (but not all), subject to social distancing and limited operations:

  • Hotels and accommodations
  • Public transportation
  • Restaurants, cafes, and bars mainly for outdoors

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Sources: Lithuania Travel | Korona Stop


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Information for Non-Tourists

All travelers arriving from countries with more than 16 cases per 100,000 population over the last 14 days must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.

Starting Aug. 10, travel from Netherlands and Iceland is indefinitely suspended.  Lithuanian citizens or foreigners arriving for work, or with a special permits, will be allowed entry but will have to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.

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