ISOLATION EXEMPTIONS

For the self-isolation exemption to apply, the NPHC staff must be provided with documents confirming the exemption at the point of entry to the country or by email: izoliacija@nvsc.lt !

 

TESTING AND SELF-ISOLATION EXEMPTIONS(with effect from 19 to 25 April)

There are exemptions, where self-isolation requirement is not applicable but testing for COVID-19 is still mandatory for individuals travelling for the purpose of work-related functions

  • those 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 of Lithuania, their family members and their service personnel, diplomats and service personnel in diplomatic missions;
  • those serving in the military units of NATO and NATO countries and their service personnel, their family members, also those in active military service;
  • officers performing extradition, transfer or takeover tasks;
  • foreigners coming to the intelligence authorities of the Republic of Lithuania for purposes related to ensuring national security, at the permission of the Minister for National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania or Director of the State Security Department of the Republic of Lithuania, respectively;
  • health care professionals;
  • frontier workers, also those crossing the border between the of Lithuania and another EU country every day or every working day: those travelling for work-related purpose, pupils, students and trainees;
  • seafarers except crew members carrying passengers on international routes;
  • high-performance athletes, high-performance sports specialists, high-performance sports instructors and sports medical personnel participating in international tournaments that are subject to separate international rules for controlling the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Lithuanian citizens returning from Belarus: teachers involved in the Lithuanian education in schools in Belarus and clergy performing pastoral work in Belarus.

Testing and self-isolation exemptions for arrivals in Lithuania

  • those transiting trough the Republic of with only essential stops (such as refuelling or for hygiene purposes) in the Republic of Lithuania. This exemption will apply when the purpose of travelling is not necessarily related to the performance of work functions;
  • those holding a medical document confirming that they recovered from coronavirus diagnosed on the basis of a positive COVID-19 PCR test or an antigen test and that maximum 180 days have passed from the positive testing until the return/entry to the of Lithuania. A document from a medical establishment will not be required in the cases where COVID-19 was diagnosed in Lithuania and the data have been communicated to the Information System of Electronic Health Services and Cooperation Infrastructure to make use of the exemption. To make use of the testing exemption, those that have had this infection in Lithuania, will not be required to present a document from a medical establishment, when they return to Lithuania by their own transport. This exemption will apply when the purpose of travelling is not necessarily related to the performance of work functions;
  • those holding a medical document, a country-specific vaccination certificate or an international vaccination certificate confirming that they have gone through the full programme of COVID-19 vaccination with vaccine registered in the Union Register of Medicinal Products;
  • members of official delegations travelling by carrier transport or otherwise;
  • the documents confirming the results of the COVID-19 test or vaccination or recovery must be submitted in one of the official languages of the European Union.

There are exemptions, where testing is not applicable but self-isolation is still mandatory

  • those under 16 years;
  • foreigners entering the Republic of Lithuania by carrier transport  for special humanitarian reasons, at the permission of the Minister for the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, will not be required to bring in the test (but they will have, within 24 hours of the arrival in Lithuania, to contact the Coronavirus Hotline at 1808 or other establishment that performs coronavirus tests to book a testing appointment and take a test in due time).

Testing and self-isolation requirements and exemptions for crew members employed in companies engaged in international commercial transportation or who carry out international commercial transportation by all types of vehicles

Crew members employed in companies engaged in international commercial transportation or who carry out international commercial transportation by all types of vehicles (who travel for the purpose of work-related functions):

  • testing requirements:
    • if the time of stay in Lithuania is shorter than 72 hours, test will not be required (but if the carrier has left the vehicle in another country and flies to LT on a plane as a passenger, the test will be required before boarding the plane, as for other passengers)
    • test is required in all cases, if it is known in advance that the time of stay in the territory of Lithuania will be longer than 72 hours (crew members that transport passengers on international routes and arrive by carrier transport must bring in the test; other crew members arriving other ways - can bring in the test or get tested in LT)
    • if such persons stay in LT longer than 72 hours unplanned, they need to book a testing appointment visit within 24 hours.
  • testing requirements:
    • self-isolation is required from the day of arrival in the Republic of Lithuania until the day of departure from its territory but no longer than 10 days of the arrival/return (self-isolation time can be reduced by taking a PCR test on the 7th day of self-isolation with a negative result)
    • self-isolation will not be required when they:
  • deliver shipment or arrive to pick it up without staying in Lithuania, or when they transit through Lithuania;
  • go to Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Poland or Kaliningrad region for work-related purpose, return to Lithuania within 24 hours and have no close contacts in another country.


For the self-isolation exemption to apply, the NPHC staff must be provided with documents confirming the exemption at the point of entry to the country or by email: : izoliacija@nvsc.lt!

Last updated: 20-04-2021