COVID-19 IN LITHUANIA: INFORMATION FOR TOURISTS

 
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Lithuania is open
for international tourists
Can I travel to Lithuania?
 
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YES!

As all touristic attractions are open in Lithuania, you can explore the country easily and only with minimal restrictions - the main ones are displayed in our answers below.

If you need more detailed information on current entry requirements, please visit the National Public Health Centre website.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are based on ECDC guidelines and are marked in different colours (green, orange, red, dark red and grey). For more details view here

 

Requirements by area color can be seen in the chart below.

Third countries (non-European Economic Area countries) that are not included in the ECDC maps are classified as grey area countries. Arrival for not vaccinated/recovered tourists is permitted from countries on the list here.

I'M VACCINATED/RECOVERED
         

Green/orange/red/dark red/grey countries (For more details view here)

  • No Covid-19 test
  • No self-isolation

 

When entering Lithuania you will need
  • If vaccinated or recovered bring an international certificate/document (in one of the official EU languages) proving that or EU Digital COVID Certificate
  • Fill out a questionnaire 48 hours before arrival
When I am concidered fully vaccinated
  • Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech) – 2 weeks after 2nd shot
  • Janssen – 2 weeks after single-shot
  • Spikevax (Moderna) – 2 weeks after 2nd shot
  • Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) – 2 weeks after 2nd shot
  • If recovered – 2 weeks after 1st shot
I'M NOT VACCINATED/RECOVERED
 

Green countries (For more details view here)

 

Orange countries (For more details view here)

     

Red/dark red/grey countries* (For more details view here)

*For third countries please refer to Entry Requirements.

When entering Lithuania you will need

Travelling by coach, rail, air and sea

  • Receive a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours or antigen test within 48 hours before arrival (for arrivals from orange countries additional PCR test between 3rd-5th day upon arival)
  • Fill out a questionnaire 48 hours before arrival

Travelling by car

  • Receive a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours or antigen test within 48 hours before arival, or 24 hours upon arrival (for arrivals from orange countries additional PCR test between 3rd-5th day upon arival)
  • Fill out a questionnaire 48 hours before arrival
What are the self-isolation requirements?
  • Self-isolation for 10 days from the day of arrival
  • Taking test (at personal expense) on the 7th day of self-isolation
 
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Current recommendations during your stay
  • Masks
    • Face masks are required in transport and indoor public spaces
  • Meeting people
    • No restrictions for the number of people in outdoor gatherings
  • Public transport
    • Public transport, taxis and trains operate as usual, with extra efforts to ensure hygienic norms
What services are open in Lithuania?
  • Hotels, SPAs and other attractions

    Hotels, cinemas, galleries, shopping centers and SPAs are open

  • Restaurants

    Restaurants, cafes and bars are open

    Take-away or eating indoors and in outdoor terraces is allowed

  • Cities and nature

    Museums, zoos and botanical gardens are open

    Movement within the country is free, no curfews or movement restrictions are imposed

  • Tours

    Sightseeing and guided tours are organized

    Make sure to book in advance!

Additional information
What should I do if I start having symptoms?
If symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing) occur you should call the COVID-19 hotline: 1808 (ph. +370 (37) 367 963 if calling from a foreign phone number) and contact your family doctor, report the circumstances of the illness, and follow medical advice.
Do I need a negative COVID-19 test before departure?
The regulations vary depending on your destination/home country.
Which rules apply if I‘m transiting through Lithuania?
There‘s no need to get tested or self-isolate after crossing the border if you‘re travelling through Lithuania for transit purposes. Essential stops, such as at petrol stations, are allowed during the trip as well.
Where can I get tested for COVID-19 in Lithuania?
The list of private laboratories testing for COVID-19 can be found here.
You can also get tested at Vilnius Airport. For more information visit here.
Is the COVID-19 test free for tourists?
No, testing for COVID-19 and negative result certificate available only at your own expense.
Do children have to follow the same entry requirements as adults?
Children up to 16 years old do not have to get tested before arrival.

Children up to 12 arriving from RED and GREY countries do not have to get tested or self-isolate.

Children or teens aged 12 to 16, arriving from RED and GREY countries do not have to self-isolate IF they can provide a negative test result (PCR test within 72 hours or antigen test within 48 hours before arrival.) If the test is taken in Lithuania, self-isolation will be mandatory until the test result is received.

Children (aged 12 to 16) arriving in the Republic of Lithuania from ORANGE countries will be required to have additional negative PCR test result within 3rd-5th day upon arrival.
What type of COVID-19 test is required upon arrival?
Travellers arriving in Lithuania should have a document proving the negative PCR or antigen test result (i.e. the nasopharyngeal swab test) for COVID-19. PCR test must be taken within 72 hours before arrival, antigen test – 48 hours before arrival. The document proving this should be prepared in one of the official languages of the European Union or displayed as a negative test result in the EU Digital COVID Certificate. For travellers from Orange countries negative COVID-19 test before arrival as well as PCR test between 3rd-5th day upon arrival is required. The serological antibody test is not accepted.

Dear fellow travellers, please keep in mind that we do not guarantee the completeness and accuracy of the information on this page. Although we’re working hard to keep everything up-to-date, delays in changes can occur because the information is based on other authoritative national sources.

If you did not find an answer to your COVID-19 related question here, please visit the Corona STOP or the official NPHC website.

 
 
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