DURATION OF ISOLATION

The following self-isolation term applies:

To patients -  as described in the Description of Procedures for Diagnosis and Treatment of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Infection) in Children and Adults
To persons suspected of having COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) - up to a laboratory test result for COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) is received.

To persons who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) - for 10 days from the last day of exposure.  The self-isolation  may be shortened if a person performs a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test no earlier than on 7 th day after isolation and receives a negative result, and if person does not develop symptoms of an acute upper respiratory infection (sudden onset of at least one of the following symptoms: fever, cough, difficulty breathing);
To persons who  have returned from abroad – 10 days from the day of return to or arrival in the Republic of Lithuania.  Self-isolation may be shortened after a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test for COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) taken not earlier than on the 7th day of the self-isolation (test should be performed at personal expense) and if the person does not develop symptoms of acute respiratory tract infection (sudden onset of at least one of the following symptoms: fever, cough, difficulty breathing).
For crew members working in the companies engaged in international commercial transportation or carry out international commercial transportation in all types of vehicles  self-isolation is mandatory from the day of arrival in the Republic of Lithuania up to the day of departure from its territory  but no longer as 10 days from the day of return to or arrival in the Republic of Lithuania ( if they only deliver the cargo or arrive to pick it up without staying in the Republic of Lithuania or transit the Republic of Lithuania, self- isolation does not apply)  The self-isolation  may be shortened after negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test for COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) taken not earlier than on the 7th day of the self-isolation (test should be performed at personal expense) if the person does not develop symptoms of acute respiratory tract infection (sudden onset of at least one of the following symptoms: fever, cough, difficulty breathing).
Persons to whom only the requirement for testing applies are recommended to self-isolate up to the negative laboratory test for COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) is obtained, if such a test is performed in Lithuania. These persons  must limit the number of the persons they socialize with  14 days from return to or arrival in the Republic of Lithuania. Working people are recommended to only go for work and home if they are not able to work from home. While socializing with other persons, these persons must wear protection devises covering nose and mouth (facemasks, respirators or other devices), to maintain safe distancing and other general prevention measures of COVID-19 diseases (coronavirus infection).

 

 

Last updated: 23-09-2021