The situation with new entry requirements for those arriving – or returning – to Lithuania reflects a new approach which is believed to be more thoughtful and weighed. Such an approach tends to reflect a common point of view, agreed by all EU-member states.
As Europe is facing a second wave of the pandemic, the situation regarding international movement is quite different from the one we saw this spring. With local quarantines introduced in different parts of the continent for the second time, the countries, however, do not close their borders this time. Lithuania is no exception, as the policy of the country reflects a new unified approach, aimed to hold in the pandemic at the international level.
It has already become quite unusual for us to be visited by guests from abroad. At least on a weekly basis, as we were used to before the pandemic struck. However, who could be more happy than us about the fact that, not like this spring, flights in the whole Europe are still operating. Moreover, we already have agreed on guidelines aimed to unify restrictions imposed on international travel in most of Europe. Yet, as every country adapts such guidelines on a different scale and in its own way, for those who are planning to visit us, we explain the general arrangements for arriving in Lithuania.
As the methodology of European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control now classifies our country as the ‘red’ one, Lithuania now requires only passengers arriving from ‘grey’ countries to self-isolate for 10 days – unless they receive a negative Covid test result. More information can be found here.
The whole order is essentially similar throughout the EU, Finland (along with Norway), Cyprus and the southernmost regions of Greece being exceptions as those arriving here from the rest of Europe should have negative Covid test result or undergo 10 days of self-isolation. However, as the situation throughout the continent is changing rapidly, it is crucial to check the updated map before taking any trip abroad
Source: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
There’s no restrictions for those arriving in any other EU country – which is marked as ‘red’ in the map – from ‘green’, ‘yellow’ or ‘red’ countries. Non-EEA-member citizens, arriving to any EU member state from third countries are allowed to enter only on a case-by-case basis, with a right to enter the EU granted.
Currently, without self-isolating at the destination country and upon return to Lithuania, travellers can travel directly to Austria, Italy, Cyprus and Poland.
From November 9th, passengers arriving in Lithuania from Ireland, Denmark, Italy, The UK, Cyprus, Latvia, Poland, The Netherlands, Norway, France and Germany are no longer required to self-isolate or conduct a Covid test.
Before boarding the flight, any passengers travelling to Lithuania must fill in the dedicated form.
Full list of flights currently operating from or to Lithuanian airports:
- airBaltic – flights to/from Riga (RIX), Amsterdam (AMS), Paris (CDG),
- Belavia – flights to/from Minsk (MSQ).
- LOT Polish Airlines – flights to/from Warsaw (WAW), London (LCY)
- Lufthansa – flights to/from Frankfurt (FRA).
- Norwegian Air Shuttle – flights to/from Oslo (OSL).
- Ryanair – flights to/from Dublin (DUB), Liverpool (LPL), London (LTN, STN and SEN), Leeds/Bradford (LBA), Milan Bergamo (BGY),
Oslo (OSL), and Vienna (VIE).
SAS – Scandinavian Airlines – flights to/from Copenhagen (CPH).
- Turkish Airlines – flights to/from Istanbul (IST).
- Wizz Air– flights to/from Dortmund (DTM), Kyiv (IEV), Larnaca (LCA).