ISOLATION AND TESTING EXEMPTIONS

The applicable self-isolation exemption will have to be noted in the registration form.

TESTING AND SELF-ISOLATION EXEMPTIONS (effective from 24 to 31 October)

Self-isolation will not be required, but COVID-19 testing will remain mandatory

  • those arriving from countries in orange (yellow) and green categories;

The following persons shall be exempt from self-isolation only if they travel for the purposes 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 (the spouse or partner, children (adopted children) of the person and/or the spouse or partner, also parents (adoptive parents), guardians )(hereinafter ‘family members’), their other close relatives, also their service personnel, members of official delegations, also 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, and their other close relatives, 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 Republic of Lithuania and another European Economic Area country every day or every working day for work-related purposes, pupils and those transporting them to an education establishment, also 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;
  • the staff from the Aviation Unit of the State Border Guard Service under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania.

Testing and self-isolation requirements will not apply in the case of

  • those transiting trough the Republic of Lithuania with only essential stopovers (such as refuelling or for hygiene purposes) in Lithuania. This exemption will apply when the purpose of travelling is not necessarily related to the performance of work functions;
  • those holding a document from a medical establishment confirming the recovery of COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) confirmed by a positive result of a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test and maximum 180 days have passed of the positive testing before the return/entry to the Republic of Lithuania. To make use of the applicable self-isolation exemption, 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 testing exemption, those that had this infection in Lithuania, will not be required to present a document from a medical establishment if 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 document issued by a medical establishment, a country-specific vaccination certificate, or an international vaccination certificate confirming the complete vaccination with one of the COVID-19 vaccines (COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen, Comirnaty, Spikevax, or Vaxzevria) administered under the vaccination schedule approved by the competent authority of the country where the vaccination was carried out, if at least 14 days have passed after the administration of a dose of COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) vaccine, and the person has been vaccinated with:
    • the second dose under the two-dose vaccination schedule;
    • one dose under the single-dose vaccination schedule;
    • at least one dose administered to the person who has recovered of the COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) confirmed by a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result.
  • 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.

Requirement for testing prior to the entry to Lithuania will not be applicable, but self-isolation will remain mandatory in the case of

  • foreigners entering the Republic of Lithuania for special humanitarian reasons, at the permission of the Minister for the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania (they will have, within 24 hours of the arrival in Lithuania, to contact the Coronavirus Hotline at 1808 or other establishment that performs COVID-19 tests to book a testing appointment and take a test in due time).

 

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 COVID-19 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 planned time of stay in Lithuania is shorter than 24 hours, testing 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)
    • testing is required, if it is known in advance that the time of stay in the territory of Lithuania will be longer than 24 hours (crew members that transport passengers on international routes and arrive by carrier transport must bring in the test; other crew members arriving otherwise - can bring in the test or get tested in LT)
    • in the event where such persons have stayed in Lithuania longer than 24 hours unplanned (except for objective reasons, such as customs clearance, border or other procedures etc.), they have to book a testing appointment within 24 hours of the arrival in Lithuania.
  • 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;
  • travel to Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, or Kaliningrad region for work-related purposes, return to Lithuania within 24 hours, and have no close contacts in another country.

Requirements for children

  • children under 16 and arriving in the Republic of Lithuania will not be required to have a negative test result before the entry to the Republic of Lithuania:
  • children under the age of 12 from countries in the red and grey areas will not be subject to self-isolation. If those travelling with a child are required to self-isolate, the child under 7 is advised against attending education establishments for the duration of the self-isolation of the travelling party;
  • self-isolation will not apply to senior children (12-16) arriving from countries in the red and grey areas if they have a negative result of a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test taken within 72 hours (calculating from the moment of sample collection) or of an antigen test taken within 48 hours (calculating from the moment of sample collection). If the test is taken in Lithuania, self-isolation will be mandatory until the test result is received;
  • senior children (12-16) arriving from countries in the orange (yellow) areas will be required to take a PCR test on 3-5th day of arrival.

 

Press Service, Ministry of Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 25-10-2021