COVID-19 related information

National and LSMU updates [18/Oct/21]


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[18 Oct 2021]

  


Unvaccinated students in Lithuania to have to pay for Covid tests

Unvaccinated university students in Lithuania will have to pay for their Covid-19 tests if they want to attend lectures in person.

Until now, the government compensated testing for students who have received one vaccine dose. They could get tested and received national Covid-19 immunity certificates until October 11.

The immunity certificates are issued to people who have been fully vaccinated, have recovered from the coronavirus or undergo regular testing.

More details here.

[12 Oct 2021]

  


Lithuania to offer Covid-19 booster shots to everyone shortly – ministry

Lithuania will shortly start offering Covid-19 booster shots to everyone, Lukas Galkus, adviser to the Health Ministry, said on Tuesday. 

"Probably not yet this week, but certainly in the near future," he told LRT RADIO when asked when a mass booster vaccination campaign would start.

The decision follows the recommendation of the European Medicines Agency and Lithuanian health experts to administer booster shots to all adults, according to Galkus.

Currently, people aged 65 and older, healthcare workers and nursing and care home staff are eligible for a booster dose six months after their last shot.

More details here.

[01 Oct 2021]

  


Government reimposes indoor mask mandate

To strengthen COVID-19 control measures, decisions by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations, including face mask wearing indoors, will be mandatory irrespective of the National Certificate, as agreed today in Cabinet’s sitting. Furthermore, it has been agreed to issue recommendation regarding working from home both for the private and public sectors.

Following the decision, face masks will be required indoors: in trade and service provision points, institutions, companies or organisations, at work and in education, during events, etc.

The face mask requirement will not apply in the case of children under the age of six, also persons with disabilities who cannot wear it due to health condition or its wearing may adversely affect their health (it is recommended to wear a face shield instead), exercising individuals, or during service provision when it is impossible to serve a masked customer (performers, presenters, event hosts during rehearsals, video, audio recordings, broadcasts, and events, etc.).

More details here.

[07 Sep 2021]

  


Lithuania rolls out Covid-19 vaccine booster shot programme

The Lithuanian Health Ministry has given the green light to start administering booster Covid-19 vaccine shots to medics, nursing and care home staff, as well as people aged 65 and above.

The government is launching the revaccination programme in light of research that has shown that the level of coronavirus antibodies in the body decreases significantly six months after vaccination. Eventually a booster shot could be offered to any previously vaccinated person.

More details here.

[23 Aug 2021]

  


Additional measures to manage the pandemic as of 13 September

As of 13 September, all contact services and economic activities shall be carried out and events organized (except for the established exceptions) only for persons who meet the criteria set by the National Certificate. Only persons who can present a valid National Certificate shall be able to receive contact services. More details on additional measures in a link: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/covid-19-related-restrictions-1

All information about the National Certificate is available at: https://gpasas.lt/?lang=en

[02 Aug 2021]
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[07 Jun 2021]

  


Lithuania starts issuing EU’s Digital Covid Certificates

Lithuania has started issuing the EU Digital Certificate to its citizens and residents this week in order to facilitate easier inter-EU travelling.

The EU Digital Covid Certificate is issued to people who have recovered from Covid-19, have been vaccinated, or have received a negative coronavirus test.

Each country, however, may still set its own rules and requirements for inbound travelers.

Under the existing rules in Lithuania, there are no additional restrictions for arrivals who have been vaccinated – one week after receiving the second Pfizer jab, two weeks after the second Moderna shot, 15 days after the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, or two weeks after the shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

There are also no restrictions for people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 180 days.

More information here: https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english/19/1426289/lithuania-starts-issuing-eu-s-digital-covid-certificates

[01 Jun 2021]

  


National Certificate

The National Certificate is for people who have been vaccinated against coronavirus, who have had COVID-19 or who have a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test or a rapid antigen test).

Individuals  who have been vaccinated would have access to the National Certificate 1 week after the second dose of the Comirnaty or COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna vaccine; 2 weeks after vaccination with the COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen vaccine; 4 weeks after the first dose of the Vaxzevria vaccine but for no longer than the period of 12 weeks; after a second dose of the Vaxzevria vaccine.

For individuals who have had coronavirus and who wish to have the National Certificate the coronavirus diagnosis will have to be confirmed on the basis of a positive PCR test or antigen test. No more than 180 days should elapse after this positive result. The result will be valid after the isolation period granted to the person comes to an end. If a person has had coronavirus but has not contacted a family doctor, and the fact of illness is not fixed in his medical history, he will not be able to obtain the National Certificate.

Access the National Certificate is available to all people who have a personal identification number in Lithuania and whose data (on vaccination, testing and coronavirus disease) is entered to the Lithuanian health electronic system. The National Certificate will be linked to this system; data for the National Certificate is generated on the basis of this system. Foreigners who come to Lithuania and have a residence permit and who are registered with the Migration Service, receive a Lithuanian personal identification number.

Instructions for getting your National Certificate is here: https://eimin.lrv.lt/uploads/eimin/documents/files/GP_gauti_EN.pdf

More information on National Certificate can also be find in a link: https://eimin.lrv.lt/en/important-information-for-business-on-coronavirus-3/national-certificate

[26 May 2021]

  


Quarantine update: Lithuania allows nightclubs to reopen, bars not to close until midnight

The Lithuanian government decided on Wednesday to extend the national quarantine for another month, at the same time loosening some restrictions. Cafes and bars can stay open until midnight, while nightclubs can reopen for the first time since last November.

The new rules will come into effect on June 1.

Currently, restaurants, bars and cafes are required to close at 22:00. As of June, the opening hours can be extended until 24:00.

Nightclubs, which have remained closed since the second nationwide quarantine was introduced last November, will also be allowed to work from 07:00 until 24:00. However, only holders of the ‘opportunity passport’, Lithuania's national immunity certificate, should be admitted.

Find more details here: https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english/19/1418240/quarantine-update-lithuania-allows-nightclubs-to-reopen-bars-not-to-close-until-midnight

[19 May 2021]

  


Freedom ID offering more freedom for people and businesses will be available at the end of May

In Lithuania, the Fredom ID will be valid from 24 May; this ID will allow businesses to work with a stronger capacity and people will be offered a wider range of services. Today, the Government approved the Freedom ID conception initiated by the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation.

Catering establishments, restaurants, cafes, casinos and bars, with the exception of night clubs, will be able to serve inside individuals possessing the Freedom ID. Also, once this ID enters into force, it will be possible to organise events with up to 500 participants in both indoor and outdoor locations. During indoor events, the audience would be allowed to occupy up to 75 percent of seats. People will have to present their Freedom ID before visiting an event or a catering establishment.

The Freedom ID will remove restrictions on the number of people taking part in personal holidays. With this ID, a number of people allowed to rent premises for a personal holiday will also be unlimited. The Freedom ID will enable the provision of a wide range of leisure activities outdoors, like recreational boating, and indoors, like billiards or bowling. With the Freedom ID, accommodation facilities will be able to accommodate in one room members from different families.

The Freedom ID is a QR code in a phone given to individuals vaccinated against COVID-19, those who have had coronavirus or have a  negative COVID-19 test result. The code will also be available for printing.

Find more details here: https://eimin.lrv.lt/en/news/freedom-id-offering-more-freedom-for-people-and-businesses-will-be-available-at-the-end-of-may

[12 May 2021]

  


Pandemic in Lithuania 'slowing down' amid record testing

Coronavirus testing has hit record heights in Lithuania, but the daily count of new positive cases is not rising, indicating a slowing pace of the pandemic, the government said on Wednesday.

Some 150,000 people were tested for Covid-19 last week, with the daily average at a record high of over 22,000 tests.

However, the daily number of positive cases stopped rising and the pace of the pandemic began to decelerate for the first time in two months.

At least 35 percent of the Lithuanian population are thought to have immunity to the coronavirus either because they have received at least one vaccine shot or because they have recovered from the disease over the past six months.

More details in a link: https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english/19/1408062/pandemic-in-lithuania-slowing-down-amid-record-testing

[30 April 2021]

  


Please be informed that on 30 April 2021, an amendment to the Rector’s order on the organization of the study process during quarantine was made.

We would like to inform you that by the Rector’s order, studies at LSMU will continue remotely until 30 June 2021 (except for study subjects (modules), that provide practical training essential for the implementation of the study program, to the extent which cannot be implemented remotely, which shall be carried out in a hybrid mode (Appendix 1).

Please, pay attention to the directions of your study administrator in the Faculty regarding your schedule. You should follow the schedule provided by the Faculty.

[26 April 2021]

  


Gyms, spas, some pools reopen in Lithuania.

Gyms, some pools and saunas reopen in Lithuania on Monday and outdoor sports, leisure, and entertainment activities can resume.

Under the government's resolution, gyms must ensure at least 20 square meters of floor space per person, including staff members. Group exercises are limited to five people, excluding instructors.

As of Monday, pools and saunas can only reopen at hotels. Swimming classes for children can be held in pools, too.

Moreover, outdoor sports, leisure, and entertainment activities can resume with up to 10 people, or up to 50 people, if venues can ensure 50 square metres of floor space per person.

Returning workers will be tested for the coronavirus preventively.

More details here.

[22 April 2021]

  


Lithuania eases restrictions for guided tours and amusement parks. Cafes, restaurants, and bars are reopening their terraces.

The Lithuanian government has agreed to relax lockdown restrictions for guided tours and amusement parks. At the same time, cafes, restaurants, and bars are reopening their terraces on Thursday.

At the cabinet's meeting, Economy Minister Aušrinė Armonaitė proposed to allow guided tours in groups of up to ten people. She also suggested permitting amusement parks to reopen, provided that they let in no more than ten people at a time or ensure 50 square meters of space per visitor. 

After a silence of some five months, cafes, restaurants, and bars are reopening their terraces on Thursday. According to the quarantine loosening rules, catering establishments will be allowed to operate between 07:00 and 21:00. Only two clients will be allowed to sit at a table, more only if they are from the same household. Tables will also have to be spaced two meters apart.

Find more details here and here.

[16 April 2021]

  


Please be informed that on 15 April 2021, an amendment to the Rector’s order on the organization of the study process during quarantine was made.

We would like to inform you that by the Rector’s order, studies at LSMU will continue remotely until 1 May 2021 (except for study subjects (modules), that provide practical training essential for the implementation of the study program, to the extent which cannot be implemented remotely, which shall be carried out in a hybrid mode (Appendix 1).

Please, pay attention to the directions of your study administrator in the Faculty regarding your schedule. You should follow the schedule provided by the Faculty.

[15 April 2021]

  


Lithuania's lockdown exit plan: bars and shopping centres to reopen next week

On Thursday, Lithuania's Health Ministry published its proposed lockdown easing plan, which the government approved later the same day.

"Taking into account the fact that a strict lockdown regime has already been in place for almost four months and is having an increasingly negative impact on people's mental and physical state, and the whole society is tired of the lockdown, measures are needed to improve this situation,” said Health Minister Arūnas Dulkys. “Therefore, certain lockdown easing should be considered.”

https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english/19/1388575/lithuania-s-lockdown-exit-plan-bars-and-shopping-centres-to-reopen-next-week

[08 April 2021]
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[06 April 2021]

  


Lithuania lifts domestic travel ban.

The ban on travelling between municipalities is expiring this week and will not be extended, Health Minister Arūnas Dulkys said.

“From midnight on April 7 travel between all municipalities will be open,” Dulkys told reporters on Tuesday.

Non-essential travel inside Lithuania has been in place since mid-December. The ban was lifted in some municipalities in mid-March, but was reintroduced to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections over Easter.

More details here: https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english/19/1381543/lithuania-lifts-domestic-travel-ban

[01 April 2021]

  


Please be informed that on 31 March 2021, an amendment to the Rector’s order on the organization of the study process during quarantine was made.

We would like to inform you that by the Rector’s order, studies at LSMU will continue remotely until 15 April 2021 (except for study subjects (modules), that provide practical training essential for the implementation of the study program, to the extent which cannot be implemented remotely, which shall be carried out in a hybrid mode (Appendix 1).

Please, pay attention to the directions of your study administrator in the Faculty regarding your schedule. You should follow the schedule provided by the Faculty.

[30 March 2021]

  


Interactive map of Covid-19 outbreaks in Lithuania was created

Lithuanian Department of Statistics has developed another light board to help the public better understand the spread of COVID-19. The board provides an interactive map of outbreaks of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), two or more cases related in time and place, based on research conducted by epidemiologists at the National Center for Public Health (NVSC). 

The light board will display in which companies the outbreaks have been recorded, how many cases of infection have been detected, how long since the last infection has been registered, how many people have been isolated due to high-risk contact, and how many low-risk contacts have been identified. 

The light board is automatically updated on a daily basis, at the usual time 9.30 am. Find it here


[26 March 2021]

  


Quarantine has been extended until April 30, 24:00.
From March 27, 00:00 until April 6, 24:00, movement between municipalities in Lithuania is restricted.

All information about coronavirus in Lithuania: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/

[24 March 2021]

  


Lithuania looks at more restrictions after confirming South African virus mutation.

The more vaccine-resistant South African variant of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Lithuania, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė said on Tuesday morning.

As a result, the government will consider more stringent lockdown restrictions, she added.

Šimonytė said two cases of the South African variant were confirmed in the country, with several more suspected. “This means the possibility of not only the virus spreading faster, but also certain challenges to vaccination,” she said. According to Šimonytė, there were no plans to loosen the lockdown and, in view of the South African variant, the cabinet may consider tightening some measures.

Find more information here.

[15 March 2021]

  


Quarantine changes: museums and galleries reopen in Lithuania, more schools resume classes, some movement restrictions remain

On Monday (15 March), all shops with direct street access can reopen in Lithuania, as well as museums and galleries.

More than 1,000 primary students are returning to classrooms in three schools in Vilnius. Once collective testing of students and teachers is ensured, in-class teaching will also resume in around 60 education institutions throughout the country.

Under the current lockdown rules, shops are required to ensure a space of at least 20 square meters per customer.

Museums, galleries and other exhibition venues that want to reopen must sell tickets online and ensure a space of at least 30 square meters per visitor. No more than two people coming together will be allowed in, unless they are members of the same household.

Find more information here.

On Monday, the Lithuanian government extended the existing movement restrictions in 16 municipalities until the end of March, including Vilnius and Vilnius District, Klaipėda and Neringa.

Movement restrictions remain in place in Biržai District, Klaipėda City, Kupiškis District, Marijampolė, Neringa, Panevėžys City and its district, Šalčininkai District, Širvintos District, Švenčionys District, Trakai District, Utena District, Varėna District, Vilnius City and district and Visaginas.

The restrictions include a ban to leave and enter the municipalities for non-essential reasons. Exceptions apply to travelling for work, healthcare. People who own property in other municipalities are also allowed to travel.

More information here.

[10 March 2021]

  


Please be informed that on 9 March 2021, an amendment to the Rector’s order on the organization of the study process during quarantine was made.

We would like to inform you that by the Rector’s order, studies at LSMU will continue remotely until 1 April 2021 (except for study subjects (modules), that provide practical training essential for the implementation of the study program, to the extent which cannot be implemented remotely,  which shall be carried out in a hybrid mode (Appendix 1).

Please, pay attention to the directions of your study administrator in the Faculty regarding your schedule. You should follow the schedule provided by the Faculty.

Vaccination and Testing [12/Oct/21]

https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/vaccination     |     http://en.kaunas.lt/

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[12 Oct 2021]

  


Revaccination with the third vaccine

From now on, part of the population can be revaccinated with the third vaccine. Employees of the health system, care and social institutions, as well as seniors aged 65 and older are invited to be vaccinated as a matter of priority. They will be vaccinated with Comirnaty (BionTech and Pfizer) or Spikevax (Moderna). 

The third vaccine can be given to people at least 180 days after the second dose of the vaccine if they have been vaccinated with Comirnaty, Spikevax or Vaxzevria. 

Residents will also be able to choose whether to be vaccinated with the same or another manufacturer’s vaccine.

[04 Oct 2021]

  


The season for mobile vaccination busses is coming to an end in Kaunas: new vaccination locations have opened

As the weather cools down, vaccination buses are put in reserve. For the convenience of the residents, doctors will continue to vaccinate at the Ice Palace (Ledo Arena) and private clinics. They will welcome all residents who have not yet received their first doses of the vaccine, as well as those who are receiving a booster dose of the third vaccine. 

From September 30, Kaunas residents and guests will be able to get vaccinated free of charge not only at the Ice Palace, but also in private medical companies Antėja and Rezus laboratories and InMedica clinic, where staff will have Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech) vaccine. 

Opening hours of all vaccination locations and other relevant information is published and constantly updated (in Lithuanian) svarbu.kaunas.lt/vakcinacija/

[24 Sep 2021]

  


Regarding free testing of foreign nationals studying in higher education institutions

Pursuant to Government Resolution No. V-1336 “On the organization of the COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) testing” for those wishing to participate in contact higher education studies, a prophylactic testing for the diagnosis of COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) not more than every 7 days and at least every 10 days from the last test is carried out from the state budget (i.e., free of charge). Such persons shall be subjected to a rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test and a laboratory antigen test (hereinafter referred to as the antigen test).

Students shall register at the coronavirus hotline tel. 1808 to inform that they are foreign students in a Lithuanian higher education institution and that they wish to participate in contact studies.

Read more...

[20 Sep 2021]

  


Vaccination bus stops: September 20-25

As the government plans to start revaccination of the public with the third vaccination dose, we urge you not to miss the opportunity to get vaccinated quickly and conveniently in the mobile "vaccination buses" that circulate around the city. 

With the arrival of cool weather and the rapid growth of COVID-19 infections, we invite you to take the last chance to get vaccinated. On September 20–25, the vaccination bus will run in the Center, Panemunė, Žaliakalnis, Šilainiai, Kalniečiai and Dainava districts.  

The third vaccine dose is available at least 180 days after the second dose if a person has been vaccinated with Comirnaty, Spikevax or Vaxzevria.

  • September 20 | 15 to 19 | P. Lukšio st. 60, shopping centre ‘IKI‘ parking lot
  • September 21 | 12 to 18 | Laisvės av., in front of Kaunas Musical Theater garden
  • September 21 | 09 to 12 | Vaidoto st. 115, Panemunė dist.
  • September 22 | 15 to 19 | Savanorių pr. 315, shopping centre ‘LIDL‘ parking lot
  • September 23 | 15 to 19 | Baltų pr. 10, shopping centre ‘LIDL‘ parking lot
  • September 24 | 12 to 18 | Laisvės av., in front of Kaunas Musical Theater garden
  • September 25 | 09 to 16 | Pramonės pr. 16, Shopping mall ‘Urmas‘

Citizens and foreigners arriving at the ‘vaccination bus’ must have an identity card with them. No need to register in advance. It is recommended to have a bottle of water with you on hot days.

We would also like to remind you that you can visit the Ice Palace Vaccination Centre at a convenient time. Monday to Friday from 8:00 in the morning to 15:00 all residents with pre-registration are accepted. From 15:00 all residents are vaccinated, both with and without pre-registration. You can register at vakcinavimas.kaunas.lt.

[06 Sep 2021]

  


Free PCR testing

Attention! Students who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 before the beginning of the school year, have received only one of the two doses of the vaccine, or were vaccinated with Janssen but do not yet have the Opportunity passport, will be able to participate in lectures and other contact training sessions if they get PCR tests which are free. Negative PCR result is valid for 48 hours.

read more...

[05 Sep 2021]

  


Vaccination bus stops: September 6th – 11th

As the government plans to start revaccination of the public with the third vaccination dose, we urge you not to miss the opportunity to get vaccinated quickly and conveniently in the mobile "vaccination buses" that circulate around the city. 

On September 6–11, mobile vaccination points will return to Šilainiai, Petrašiūnai, Kalniečiai, Centras and Žaliakalnis districts. 

Citizens will also be welcome at the Railway Station, MRU Public Security Academy and, in the usual places, by major supermarkets. Vaccine doses of Vaxzevria or Comirnaty will be administered upon arrival.

  • Semptember 6 | 15 to 19 | Žemaičių pl. 23,  shopping centre ‘IKI‘ parking lot
  • September 6    | 10 to 15 | V. Putvinskio g. 70, Mykolas Romeris University, Public Security Academy
  • September 7  | 11 to 18 | Laisvės av., in front of Kaunas Musical Theater garden
  • September 7 | 10 to 14 | M. K. Čiurlionio g. 16, Kaunas Railway Station parking lot
  • September 8 | 11 to 19 | Shopping and leisure centre ‘Akropolis‘
  • September 8 | 9 to 13 | Vienybės square
  • September 8 | 14 to 19 |  Savanorių pr. 255, shopping centre ‘HYPER MAXIMA‘ parking lot
  • September 9 | 11 to 19 | T. Masiulio g. 16E, shopping centre ‘MAXIMA‘ parking lot
  • September 9 | 15 to 19 | P. Lukšio g. 60, shopping centre ‘IKI‘ parking lot
  • September 10 | 11 to 19 | Shopping and leisure centre ‘Mega‘
  • September 11 | 9 to 16 | Shopping town ‘Urmas‘

Citizens and foreigners arriving at the ‘vaccination bus’ must have an identity card with them. No need to register in advance. It is recommended to have a bottle of water with you on hot days.

We would also like to remind you that you can visit the Ice Palace Vaccination Centre at a convenient time. Monday to Friday from 8:00 in the morning to 15:00 all residents with pre-registration are accepted. From 15:00 all residents are vaccinated, both with and without pre-registration. You can register at vakcinavimas.kaunas.lt.

More details here

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Traveling and Migration [18/Oct/21]

  

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Migration Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania

  


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[12 Oct 2021]

  


Luxembourg, Netherlands and Finland are now in the red list

Self-isolation and testing requirements have remained unchanged. Travelers from the red area who have not been vaccinated and who have no record of past infection will be required to have a pre-travel test and to self-isolate for 10 days after the arrival. Travelers from the orange (yellow) area are required to take a pre-travel test and to repeat it on 3-5 day of arrival, but they are not required to self-isolate for 10 days. Travelers from the green area are only required to complete the NPHC registration form (as are those arriving from the red and yellow areas) and take a pre-travel COVID-19 test.

 

Category

NPHC registration form

Self-isolation*

COVID-19 test*

Within 48 hours before the start of the travel

10 days

A PCR test - within 72 hours before the arrival, or an antigen test - within 48 hours before the arrival.

Red and grey

Yes

Yes

Yes

Orange (yellow)

Yes

No

Yes, and a repeated PCR test on the 3-5th day of arrival

Green

Yes

No

Yes

* Those vaccinated under the full vaccination schedule or those recovered from COVID-19 are not required to self-isolate or undergo testing

More details here.

  

[12 Oct 2021]

  


Cyprus, Crete, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and France are no longer in the red list

From Monday, 11 October, Hungary finds itself in the red category, while Cyprus, Crete, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and France (except Martinique and Guyana) are no longer there. Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Liechtenstein have made it to the green list.

Self-isolation and testing requirements have remained unchanged. Travellers from the red area who have not been vaccinated and who have no record of past infection will be required to have a pre-travel test and to self-isolate for 10 days after the arrival. Travellers from the yellow area are required to take a pre-travel test and to repeat it on 3-5th day of arrival, but they are not required to self-isolate for 10 days. Travellers from the green area are only required to complete the NVSC registration form (as are those arriving from the red and yellow areas) and take a pre-travel COVID-19 test.

 

Category

NPHC registration form

Self-isolation*

COVID-19 test*

Within 48 hours before the start of the travel

10 days

A PCR test - within 72 hours before the arrival, or an antigen test - within 48 hours before the arrival.

Red and grey

Yes

Yes

Yes

Orange (yellow)

Yes

No

Yes, and a repeated PCR test on the 3-5th day of arrival

Green

Yes

No

Yes

* Those vaccinated under the full vaccination schedule or those recovered from COVID-19 are not required to self-isolate or undergo testing

More details here.

  

[01 Oct 2021]

  


Updated list of affected countries: red category shrinking

As of Monday, September 27, Denmark, Finland and Luxembourg, and Mallorca (Spain) and Reunion (France) will no longer be in the red category. Together with the Czech Republic, which has left the green category, they are now in the orange (yellow) category. This means that travellers from these countries and territories who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and who have no record of past infection will not be required to self-isolate, but they will have to undergo testing before and after the arrival.

More details here

  

[06 Sep 2021]

  


Only four countries remain on the green list, including neighboring Poland

Following the departure of Mayotte (French overseas department) from the green list, it now has only four countries: the neighbouring Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. The red list, however, continues to grow: Croatia and Slovenia will join the red area too as of Monday. Travellers from these countries who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and who have no record of past infection will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.

The list of affected countries is updated every Friday to take effect on the first coming Monday. According to the maps of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), countries fall into four colour categories with specific requirements. The list of the affected countries compiled in Lithuania marks countries in a specific colour according to the colour of the most affected region in that country. More details in a link: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/only-four-countries-remain-on-the-green-list-including-neighbouring-poland

  

[23 Aug 2021]

  


Lithuania has updated its weekly travel restrictions, adding Bulgaria, the Greek island of Thasos, Germany, Norway, and Liechtenstein to the red list

Arrivals from countries on the red list must self-isolate for ten days and get tested for Covid-19 unless they have recovered from the coronavirus in the past 180 days or have been vaccinated.

Due to being moved to the yellow list, people coming from Malta and Latvia will also be required to get tested before departure and after arrival.

More details in a link: https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english/19/1473665/travel-update-lithuania-adds-norway-germany-to-red-list

  

[17 Aug 2021]

  


As of Monday, Bulgaria, Liechtenstein, and Slovenia are yellow instead of green

A few changes have been done in the list of the affected countries: Bulgaria, Liechtenstein, and Slovenia have been classified as yellow instead of green. This means that a COVID-19 test is required for the arrivals from those countries both before the trip and after arrival in Lithuania (only PCR or antigen test results are recognised). Testing is not required for those fully vaccinated or those recovered from COVID-19.

More information: https://sam.lrv.lt/en/news/as-of-monday-bulgaria-liechtenstein-and-slovenia-are-yellow-instead-of-green

  

[02 Aug 2021]
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LEAFLET FOR PERSONS ARRIVING BY AIR, SEA  AND LAND TRANSPORT

ПАМЯТКА К ПАССАЖИРАМ, ПРИБЫВАЮЩИМ ВОЗДУШНЫМ, МОРСКИМ И НАЗЕМНЫМ ТРАНСПОРТОМ
[05 Jul 2021]

  


Travel update: Lithuania tightens rules for arrivals amid Delta spread

Lithuania's Health Ministry has updated rules for travellers arriving in the country that will take effect from Monday, July 5.

Under the rules, arrivals from all countries must present a negative Covid-19 test, unless they can prove they have immunity: have been fully vaccinated (at least two weeks before the arrival) or recovered from the disease.

More information: https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english/19/1444285/travel-update-lithuania-tightens-rules-for-arrivals-amid-delta-spread?fbclid=IwAR3y5-xO6aS42fk3ywPoH2Ad8MBZLDJ5u4hKnyCG9s2R72S3nQuuy6_X7Bg

  

[29 Jun 2021]

  


More European countries and islands regarded as safe

Another thirteen European countries and seven islands have been removed from the list of affected countries. Neither COVID-19 testing nor self-isolation will be required in the case of arrivals from them.

Germany, Luxembourg, Croatia, Estonia, Austria, Bulgaria, Iceland, Poland, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Finland, Hungary, also Thassos, Crete, Corfu, Kefalonia, Rhodes, Santorini, Zakynthos and Mallorca islands have been removed from the list of affected countries to take effect as of 28 June. These countries and islands are now in the green area on the weekly updated morbidity map of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). 

Following the update, the Netherlands and Sweden have moved from the red and grey area to orange (yellow).

While Spain (including Tenerife and Gran Canaria, except Mallorca) has left the orange (yellow) area for the red and grey.

A COVID-19 test and 10-day self-isolation are mandatory for those arriving from countries subject to enhanced controls, as well as for those from countries and territories in the red and grey areas; those arriving from the orange (yellow) area will be only required to self-isolate (see table below).

More information:  https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/more-european-countries-and-islands-regarded-as-safe

  

[22 Jun 2021]

  


Fewer countries in Europe subject to restrictions upon arrival

Following a significant improvement in the epidemiological situation, ten European countries and three islands have been removed from the list of affected countries. This means that neither testing nor self-isolation will be required for arrivals from these regions. 

Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Iceland, Poland, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Finland, Hungary, as well as Thasos, Mallorca and Madeira islands are no longer on the list of affected countries effective as of 21 June. These regions are also in the green area on the weekly updated the morbidity map of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). 

A COVID-19 test and 10-day self-isolation are mandatory for those arriving from countries subject to enhanced controls, as well as for those from countries and territories in the red and grey areas; those arriving from the orange (yellow) area will be only required to self-isolate (see table in the link).

https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/fewer-countries-in-europe-subject-to-restrictions-upon-arrival

  

[16 Jun 2021]

  


Self-isolation will no longer be required for arrivals from 19 countries

As of Monday, June 14, arrivals from Poland. Estonia, Greek islands: Crete, Rhodes, Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and the Spanish islands: Tenerife, Mallorca and Gran Canaria, and the other 15 countries will no longer have to self-isolate. A COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before arrival will be required as before from all travellers from any country, apart from those vaccinated, recovered and those subject to additional exemptions.

Self-isolation requirements for children have also been updated - from now on children under 7 will not be required to self-isolate. Children from 7 to 16 will be exempt from self-isolation provided they have a negative COVID-19 test result. If the test is taken in Lithuania, self-isolation will be mandatory until the test result is received.

More information: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/self-isolation-will-no-longer-be-required-for-arrivals-from-19-countries

  

[07 Jun 2021]

  


Updated list of affected countries

From Monday, June 7, arrivals from Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago will fall subject to tighter self-isolation rules, while the enhanced communicable disease control measures will no longer apply in the case of arrivals from the Republic of Cape Verde.

As always, you will find changes in self-isolation requirements in the list of affected countries. More details here: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/updated-list-of-affected-countries-correction-in-the-exemption-for-those-going-to-sit-a-matura-examination-1

  

[31 May 2021]

  


Following update: fewer unsafe countries subject to tighter self-isolation requirements on arrival

As of Monday, 31 May, the regular self-isolation requirements will apply to arrivals from Cyprus and Sweden. Also, travellers and exposed individuals will be able to leave the place of self-isolation not only to resit but also to sit a maturity examination during the main session, in compliance with the requirements - this provision will take effect as of 1 June. 

More details here: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/following-update-fewer-unsafe-countries-subject-to-tighter-self-isolation-requirements-on-arrival

  

[17 May 2021]

  


Easier self-isolation requirements for arrivals from France, Turkey and other three countries

As of Monday, 17 May, regular self-isolation requirements will apply to arrivals from France, Turkey, Andorra, Puerto Rico and Mongolia. The list of countries whence arrivals fall subject to the enhanced communicable disease control measures includes 13 countries.

There have been no changes to the self-isolation requirements, which means that the same rules remain in place. You will find them in the table below.

More details here: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/easier-self-isolation-requirements-for-arrivals-from-france-turkey-and-other-three-countries

  

[10 May 2021]

  


Changes for arrivals from five countries in the updated list

As of Monday, 10 May, tighter self-isolation requirements will apply to arrivals from Costa Rica, Maldives and Mongolia, and the regular self-isolation requirements will apply to arrivals from Serbia and Bermuda.

There have been no changes to the self-isolation requirements, which means that the same rules remain in place. You will find them in the table below.

The list of affected countries is published every Friday to take effect on Monday for a weekly duration.

More details in the link: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/changes-for-arrivals-from-five-countries-in-the-updated-list

  

[04 May 2021]

  


Updated list of affected countries: tighter requirements for arrivals from India

As of Monday, 3 May, tighter self-isolation requirements will apply to arrivals from India, and the usual self-isolation requirements will apply to arrivals from Estonia, Poland, Slovenia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Northern Macedonia, Aruba and San Marino. 

The Ministry of Health reminds travellers returning to Lithuania not to forget to register on the website of the National Public Health Centre (NPHC) and complete an online registration form available here 48 hours at the earliest before the start of the trip. 

The self-isolation exemptions are available here. 

The list of affected countries is published every Friday to take effect on Monday for a weekly duration.

Read the full article here...

  

[26 Apr 2021]

  


As of Monday, 26 April,  those returning to Lithuania will be required to register with the NPHC no earlier than 48 hours before the start of the trip.

The updated list of affected countries contains an amendment obligating those returning from abroad to the Republic of Lithuania to register on the website of the National Public Health Centre (NPHC) (https://keleiviams.nvsc.lt/en/form) by completing an online registration form with the correct data, no earlier than 48 hours before the start of the trip.

More information: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/updated-list-of-affected-countries-travellers-will-be-required-to-register-no-earlier-than-48-hours-before-the-start-of-the-trip  

The self-isolation exemptions are availablehttps://nvsc.lrv.lt/en/information-on-covid-19/for-arrivals-from-abroad/everything-you-need-to-know-about-isolation/isolation-exemptions 

  

[19 Apr 2021]

  


Updated list of affected countries leaves self-isolation rules unchanged

As of Monday, 19 April, tighter self-isolation requirements will apply for arrivals from Argentine, Chile and Puerto Rico, while arrivals from Belgium, Palestine and Seychelles will continue subject to the usual self-isolation requirements.

The self-isolation exemptions are available HERE.

The list of affected countries is published every Friday to take effect on Monday for a weekly duration.

Find more information here: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/updated-list-of-affected-countries-leaves-self-isolation-rules-unchanged 

  

[12 Apr 2021]

  


Tighter self-isolation requirements for arrivals from Croatia and Turkey

As of Monday, 12 April, tighter self-isolation requirements will apply for arrivals from Croatia and Turkey, and arrivals from Italy and Moldova will continue subject to the usual self-isolation requirements. The updated list of affected countries includes corrections in the requirements for carriers, travellers with past COVID-19 infection, service personnel in diplomatic missions and those arriving for humanitarian purposes.

Please note that, as of Monday, the period of negative test exemption for travellers with past COVID-19 infection will be 180 days of the confirmation of the disease instead of the previous 90 days, which is twice as long.

Find more details here: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/tighter-self-isolation-requirements-for-arrivals-from-croatia-and-turkey 

  

[09 Apr 2021]

  


Migration restriction

At the moment, and in accordance with the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania no. 1226 „On the Announcement of Quarantine in the Territory of the Republic of Lithuania", the crossing of the state border is restricted by prohibiting foreigners from entering the Republic of Lithuania. Means that non-EU nationality students can’t enter Lithuania unless the student is holding a national visa of the Republic of Lithuania (article 2.1.2.3 to the Resolution) or a document confirming their right to reside in the Republic of Lithuania (article 2.1.2.2 to the Resolution).   

2.1.2. Crossing the state border is restricted by prohibiting foreigners from entering the Republic of Lithuania. This prohibition does not apply to:   

2.1.2.1. Citizens of the European Economic Area, the Swiss Confederation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Principality of Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino, and the Holy See (Vatican City State) and persons legally resident in those States. 

2.1.2.2. Aliens who have a document confirming the right to reside in the Republic of Lithuania or for whom the Migration Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania has decided to issue a document confirming the right to reside in the Republic of Lithuania or sent a notice to submit during a certain period a document certifying the right to reside in the Republic of Lithuania. 

  

[06 Apr 2021]

  


Updated list of affected countries: warning against non-essential travelling

Following the Friday update, Belgium, the Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Bermuda, and Curaçao have been added to the list of countries and regions whence arrivals fall subject to tighter self-isolation requirements. Malta is no longer on the list. To reduce the risk of fast spreading COVID-19 mutations, the Ministry of Health has issued a warning against non-essential travelling.

Find more details here: https://sam.lrv.lt/en/news/updated-list-of-affected-countries-warning-against-non-essential-travelling 

  

[30 March 2021]

  


Updated list of affected countries; a new requirement for carriers

Following the Friday update, the Principality of Andorra, Aruba, the Republic of Bulgaria, Kosovo, the French Republic, the Italian Republic, the Republic of Slovenia, the Republic of North Macedonia and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay have been added to the list of countries whence arrivals fall subject to tighter self-isolation requirements; the Republic of Slovenia has been removed from the list. There is a new requirement for crew members who plan to stay in Lithuania longer than 72 hours to bring in a negative COVID-19 test or get tested in Lithuania.

More information here: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/updated-list-of-affected-countries-a-new-requirement-for-carriers 

  

[29 March 2021]

  


List of countries affected by covid-19 and requirements (from 29 march to 4 april)

REGISTRATION OF TRAVELLERS TO LITHUANIA

•    Passengers FROM ALL THE COUNTRIES (listed or not listed as affected) travelling on international routes organised and operated by carriers as regular, special and charter services by all modes of transport must complete a QUESTIONNAIRE and present the confirmation of the completed electronic form (QR code) to the carrier before boarding the vehicle.

•    Those arriving in Lithuania from ALL COUNTRIES by their own transport until the moment of crossing the border of the Republic of Lithuania must fill in the QUESTIONNAIRE and provide confirmation of the completed electronic questionnaire (QR code) to NVSC specialists or other officials at the border checkpoint or passenger checkpoint.

* QUESTIONNAIRE https://keleiviams.nvsc.lt/en/form

ISOLATION EXEMPTIONS

Isolation exemptions (valid from 29 March to 4 April):

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

https://nvsc.lrv.lt/.../everything.../isolation-exemptions

  

[22 March 2021]

  


Updated list of affected countries, travellers will be required to prove that they qualify for self-isolation exemption

Following the Friday update, the Republic of Cyprus, Palestine and the Republic of Poland have been added to the list of countries whence arrivals fall subject to tighter self-isolation requirements; the State of Israel and the Republic of Slovenia have been removed from the list. From now on, travellers who qualify for self-isolation exemption will be required to provide documented evidence to this effect.

Find more details here

  

[16 March 2021]

  


As of Monday (15 March), SWEDEN, HUNGARY, AND JORDAN have been added to the list of countries where arrivals fall subject to enhanced communicable disease control measures, while arrivals from Ireland, Denmark, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Monaco, Turks, and Caicos will be subject to the usual self-isolation requirements.

Following the updated procedure for identifying affected countries, tighter restrictions will henceforth apply to arrivals from countries with growing spread of the Brazilian (P.1) or South African (B.1.351 or 501Y.V2) strains. The enhanced communicable disease control measures will also apply in the case of arrivals from countries and regions with a 14-day notification rate of 500 cases per 100,000 or higher. This indicator is established on the basis of data provided by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. 

More information...

  

[09 March 2021]

  


To reduce the risk of fast-spreading COVID-19 mutations and to ensure travel safety, it will be required as of Wednesday, 10 March, to have been tested for COVID-19 before traveling to Lithuania.

There is a new requirement for carriers to ensure that all passengers on board have tested negative for COVID-19. 

Screening of arrivals at airports and seaports will be faster, as fewer passenger data will need to be checked by screening officers.

Exemptions for COVID-19 negative testing will apply in the case of:

1. crew members operating carriage of passengers on international routes by all types of vehicles.

2. those transiting through Lithuania.

3. those that have recovered from the COVID-19 infection diagnosed on the basis of a positive PCR test or an antibody test and a maximum 90 days have passed from the positive testing until the return to Lithuania.

4. those fully vaccinated with the vaccine registered in the Union Register of Medicinal Products following the vaccination programme.

5. those under 16 years.

LIST OF COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY COVID-19

  

[04 March 2021]

  


All passengers arriving to Lithuania from abroad will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result

As of 10 March, all passengers arriving or returning to Lithuania from abroad will be required to present a negative COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) test result obtained not earlier than 3 days before the arrival. This requirement applies to all modes of transport on international routes. This decision was adopted by the Government.

The Government decision stipulates that all persons returning or arriving to Lithuania via international passenger services by regular, special or charter trips (by any mode of transport), must have a document (in one of the official languages of the European Union) stating a negative COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) test result obtained not earlier than 72 hours before returning or arriving to the Republic of Lithuania. A serological antibody test result shall not be accepted.

Upon enhancing the screening of all passengers arriving to Lithuania from abroad on 8 February, the verification of the National Public Health Center forms and QR codes, evaluation of COVID-19 test results and test times shall continue at all entry checkpoints, i. e. airports and seaports. Arriving or returning passengers must also undergo self-isolation.

More information here...

  

[01 March 2021]

  


The United States of America added to the updated list of affected countries, Spain and Portugal are no longer there; tighter self-isolation requirements to prevent new COVID-19 mutations

Following the Friday update, the United States of America has been added to the list of countries whence arrivals fall subject to tighter self-isolation requirements, Spain and Portugal have been removed from it. A significant change is awaiting carriers and others departing from Lithuania: departure notification deadline has changed - it is no longer required to notify the NPHC of the departure from the country at least 24 hours before the departure. These changes will take effect as of 1 March.

Milder self-isolation requirements will apply as of Monday for arrivals from Spain and Portugal, while arrivals from the United States of America will fall subject to tighter requirements.

To control the spread of new COVID-19 mutations, on Friday self-isolation requirements were laid down for those that have been in contact with coronavirus (COVID-19) patients diagnosed by way of genome sequencing with one of the COVID-19 virus mutation strains. Those that have been in such contact or have been linked with an outbreak where at least one case with one of the virus mutations was confirmed will fall subject to 14-day self-isolation without a possibility of reducing it. These individuals will be tested (PCR) on the 10th isolation day at the earliest.

Find more details here...

  

[23 February 2021]

  


The updated list of affected countries; carriers required to self-isolate

There has been a slight rotation in the list of affected countries following the Friday update: the list of countries whence arrivals fall subject to enhanced self-isolation requirements has had another four countries added and two countries removed.

Milder self-isolation requirements will apply as of Monday for arrivals from the United States and Gibraltar, and stricter requirements will apply for those arriving from Albania, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Republic of Seychelles and Slovakia.

As of next week, there will also be changes in the requirements for self-isolation. Frontier workers and those crossing the border between the Republic of Lithuania and another European Union country every day or every working day (those travelling for a work-related purpose, pupils, students and trainees) are required to show the confirmation of the negative result of a test for COVID-19 taken 7 days at the earliest before the return or arrival in Lithuania. Please note that a serological antibody test result will not be accepted.

Failing to have a negative test result, these persons will be required, within 24 hours of the arrival in Lithuania, to contact the Coronavirus Hotline at 1808 or another establishment that performs coronavirus tests to book a visit for testing. The recent requirement to have 48-hour test confirmation is no longer effective.

Find the whole article here: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/updated-list-of-affected-countries-carriers-required-to-self-isolate

  

[22 February 2021]
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[15 February 2021]

  


All countries of the world continue listed as affected; shorter self-isolation time for travellers

  

[9 February 2021]

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Travelers are encouraged to be prepared for Inspections at Airports and Seaports

  

[8 February 2021]

  


The list of affected countries is now complete with all the countries of the world
  1. Any traveler from any country will be required to evidence the test taken within 48 hours before the entry to Lithuania or take a test in Lithuania.
  2. 14-day self-isolation will also be mandatory (with a possibility of shortening the isolation time by taking a coronavirus test at personal expense on the 10th day of the isolation).
  3. Individuals that are subject to self-isolation exemptions (see ‘Self-isolation exemptions’ in the table) will be required to have documentation evidencing the exemption (translated into Lithuanian, English or Russian), which they will have to show as requested by the staff of the National Public Health Centre (NPHC) who are in charge of checks for compliance with isolation requirements.

The list of affected countries is published in the table, to take effect on 8 February for a weekly duration.

  

[1 February 2021]

  


Countries with spreading coronavirus mutations listed as affected

The same seven countries (Ireland, Denmark, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Netherlands, Brazil, Israel, and South Africa) with spreading coronavirus mutations remain on the updated list of affected countries this week (1-7, February)

Note: All the travelers from the affected countries will be required to evidence the test taken within 48 hours before the entry or take a test in Lithuania.

14-day self-isolation will also be mandatory, with a possibility of shortening the isolation time by taking a test at their own expense on the 10th day of the isolation.

The list of affected countries includes countries with spreading coronavirus mutations also the EU countries marked in red in the maps published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Iceland, Guadeloupe, Réunion, and Martinique have been removed from the list of affected countries. In the case of Norway, only Oslo is considered to be an affected region.

The list of affected countries is published every Friday to take effect on Monday for the duration of that week.

https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/countries-with-spreading-coronavirus-mutations-remain-on-the-updated-list-of-affected-countries-iceland-is-removed

  

[25 January 2021]

  


Countries with spreading coronavirus mutations listed as affected

As a result of new mutations in coronavirus (COVID-19) and the threat of their outbreak in the European Union (EU), Lithuania has tightened requirements for travelers to control the spread of the virus.

This means that the list of affected countries will include not only the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of South Africa but also other countries where mutations have been found. The list of affected countries will also include the EU countries marked in red in the maps published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

New coronavirus mutations have already been reported in many EU and world countries, but 7 countries around the world have been raising a particular concern due to the fast-spreading new coronavirus mutations: Ireland, Denmark, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Netherlands, Brazil, Israel, and South Africa.

As of Monday (25 January), all the travelers from the affected countries will be required to evidence the test taken within 48 hours before the entry or take a test in Lithuania. 14-day self-isolation is also mandatory for everyone, with a possibility of shortening the isolation time by taking a coronavirus test at their own expense on the 10th day of isolation.

More information here: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/countries-with-spreading-coronavirus-mutations-listed-as-affected

  

[11 January 2021]

  


The Ministry of Health has tightened requirements for arrivals from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of South Africa.

As a result of new mutations in coronavirus (COVID-19) and the threat of their outbreak . As of Monday, 11 January, people arriving from or travelling through the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of South Africa will be required to self-isolate for 10 days or take a test for coronavirus (COVID-19). read more...

  

[04 January 2021]

  


Updated list of affected countries contains changes in self-isolation requirements for arrivals from UK.

According to the order of the Minister for Health, the updated list will take effect as of 4 January. However there will be a requirement, applicable as of 1 January for persons returning and arriving from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Must have a test for coronavirus infection (COVID-19) taken at maximum 48 hours before the entry to the Republic of Lithuania and the confirmation of the negative result thereof.

In the case where an arriving person does not have the required test, they will have, within 24 hours from the moment of arrival in the Republic of Lithuania, contact the Coronavirus Hotline at 1808 or a laboratory that performs testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) infection to make an appointment for testing.

  

[20 December 2020]

  


Lithuania bans flights from UK over coronavirus mutation.
 

The Lithuanian government decided to halt all passenger flights from the UK where a new more transmittable strain of the coronavirus has been detected.

The flight ban comes into effect at 4:00 on Monday morning (December 21) and will be in effect until December 31.

  

[07 December 2020]

  


The Republic of Poland has been added and Malta, Slovakia, Slovenia and Scotland have been removed from the list of affected countries and regions to take effect as of Monday, 7 December. 

Depending on the rate of notifications and other criteria, all countries are mapped into green, orange, red and grey areas.  Lithuania is currently in the red area, and its list of affected countries includes only those countries and regions that are in the grey area, namely: the region of Northern Ireland, Poland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, also all the third countries. Arrivals from affected countries will be subject to isolation or testing requirements.

https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/poland-added-to-the-list-of-affected-countries-testing-or-isolation-required

  

[30 November 2020]

  


Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia added to and Wales removed from the list of affected countries and regions

The Republic of Malta, the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Slovenia have been added to and Wales removed from the list of affected countries and regions to take effect as of Monday, 30 November.

Depending on the rate of notifications and other criteria, all countries are mapped into green, orange, red and grey areas. Lithuania is currently in the red area, and its list of affected countries includes only those countries and regions that are in the grey area, namely: Northern Ireland, Scotland, Liechtenstein, Malta, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland, also all the third countries. Arrivals from the affected countries will be subject to isolation or testing requirements.

More information here...

  

[24 November 2020]

  


Updated list of non-safe countries

As of 23 November, Wales and Scotland have been added to the list of affected countries. Lithuania is currently mapped in the red area, and its list of affected countries includes only those countries and regions that are in the grey area: Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, also all the third countries. Arrivals from these affected countries will be subject to isolation or testing requirements.

Last week, following reports of a mutated strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) in mink farms in Denmark, Spain, Italy, the USA, the Netherlands and Sweden, Lithuania took extra prevention measures, But as of 23 November, there will be no requirement for mandatory testing for the arrivals from these countries.

Maps in support of the Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are available HERE.

Lithuania currently lists countries in the grey area as affected. Travellers returning from or transiting these countries will be deemed to have been in contact and thus subject to 10-day isolation or required to evidence the test for COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) taken at maximum 48 hours before the entry to Lithuania with a negative result thereof.This test can also be taken in Lithuania, but isolation will be mandatory until a negative testing result. Irrespective of the negative testing result, it is nevertheless recommended to avoid social contacts and gatherings for 10 days from return or arrival in Lithuania.

More information on the link https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/news/wales-and-scotland-listed-as-non-safe

  

[16 November 2020]

  


Following the order of the Minister of Health from 16 November, all travelers, without exception, coming from Denmark, Spain, Italy, the USA, the Netherlands and Sweden shall have no earlier than 48 hours test for COVID-19 and a negative response prior to arrival, or they shall register for the test in Lithuania within 24 hours from arrival.  

This can be done by calling the coronavirus hotline at 1808 or the organization testing for COVID-19. 

The person shall remain in self-isolation until a negative test result is obtained. 

  

[09 November 2020]

  


From Monday, November 9, a new list of affected countries based on traffic light colors enters into force. After Lithuania became the red zone, only countries in the gray zone have been considered affected: part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, i.e., Northern Ireland, as well as Liechtenstein, Slovakia and Switzerland. Isolation or test is required upon arrival from these affected countries.

Lithuania lists countries in the red and grey areas as affected. Travelers returning from or transiting these countries will be deemed to have been in contact and thus subject to 10-day isolation or required to evidence the test for COVID-19 (corona virus infection) taken at maximum 48 hours before the entry to Lithuania with a negative result thereof.

Third countries (non-European Economic Area countries) are not included in the ECDC maps and therefore classified as grey, Exception applies in the case of countries which are included in the EU-level list of third countries, for the residents of which temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU should be lifted at external borders.

The list of affected countries be published every Friday to take effect on Monday. (here)    

Maps drawn up by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) against the ‘traffic light’ principle are available (here) 

  

[28 October 2020]

  


From November 2, an updated list of affected countries. The map of affected countries you can find here: 

Weekly free movement map

Note: Isolation and Covid-19 test are not mandatory if arrival from Latvia, Norway and Finland, as well as from the Canary Islands.

Under the new rules, if arrivals present a negative Covid-19 test taken no earlier than 48 hours before departing to Lithuania – or a test taken once in Lithuania – they will no longer be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
More information here….

  

TRAVELERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BE PREPARED FOR INSPECTIONS AT AIRPORTS AND SEAPORTS

Updated list of affected countries: tighter requirements for arrivals from India

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Registration for a COVID-19 test online

All persons who have experienced characteristic symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection can now register for a test at the mobile point by filling in a special questionnaire on the website 1808.lt. This will allow the resident registration procedure to be done in a faster and more convenient way without having to call the hotline 1808.

Electronic registration form can be found [here:]  

(press „Elektroninė registracija tyrimui dėl COVID-19“, then select a tab ‘Turintiems simptomų’, if the symptoms have manifested). 

One can register online if at least one symptom characteristic of coronavirus is present: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sudden loss of smell, taste or weakness. Additional less characteristic symptoms may include headache and muscle ache, chills, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea.

  

USEFUL LINKS:

Migration Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania

Recommendations for prevention and isolation rules

Support for using IT tools

University IT team puts all their efforts to assure that your work and learning process is smooth during quarantine period. Therefore, your attention is required to following:

  • All university IT platforms and manuals can be reached by following link.
  • Ofice365 platform has an excellent collaboration tool Microsoft Teams. Wish to start – follow this link for brief manual.
  • Moodle platform will be used as a main tool in distance studies during quarantine period. Follow this link for a brief student manual.
  • University IT team is ready to support you. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact LSMU Information Systems department.

Library

Students are suggested using e-resources for their learning needs. Follow to video-manual.

Remote access to external resources under full LSMU user’s rights is possible via EzProxy or VPN protocols. More information on these services and manuals can be found here.

Following automatic reminders, students are welcomed to extend loaned book return terms in the virtual library or in the electronic catalogue. Follow to video-manual.

Psychological Support

If you need someone to talk to, don’t wait any longer! Psychological counseling is offered to all international students free of charge.

You can make an appointment for:

Jevgenij Razgulin:  jevgenij.razgulin@lsmuni.lt 

Rūta Lingytė:  ruta.lingyte@lsmuni.lt 

Psychological Counselling during quarantine time is held online (via MS Teams) 

Book the most suitable time for you: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/LSMU2@lsmuni.lt/bookings/

More information how to take care of your psychological health

You can read here: https://lsmuni.lt/en/front/news-and-events/take-care-of-your-psychological-health-and-get-help-online.html

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FAQ

What should I do if I feel the symptoms of COVID-19 or similar?

You should stay at home and call the Coronavirus Hotline immediately at 1808. You may also register for a test by filling in a special questionnaire on the website 1808.lt.

University highly recommends contacting the GP (family doctor) if you feel symptoms of COVID-19 or similar as well. The student is free to apply to any first-level healthcare institution operating in Kaunas, called “Šeimos klinika“ or „Poliklinika“ in the Lithuanian language.

Most friendly to assist students and provide necessary treatment could be the clinic „Aušros medicinos centras“ (Reception +370 679 451 44, https://www.ausrosmedicinoscentras.lt/en). Doctors working in the clinic will communicate in English.

Please, be reminded that before going to the doctor, the student shall have a valid health insurance policy or European Health Insurance Card (EU citizens).

In case of sudden/critical health problems, students shall call emergency 112.

What should I do before coming to Lithuania from abroad?

Before boarding the plane, ferry, bus, or train, you must fill in the form on the NPHC website and present the received confirmation - QR code - while boarding the vehicle. If a passenger does not have a smartphone while traveling by air or sea, it must be provided by the carrier. To avoid problems, it is recommended to fill in the electronic form no later than 24 hours before the trip.

If you have traveled by your own transport, you must register online with the NPHC within 12 hours from the moment of arrival in/ return to Lithuania  HERE.

What should I do when coming from abroad?

Persons who have arrived/returned from the countries included in the List of Affected Countries must:

  • All persons, arriving to Lithuania from abroad, have to self-isolate for 10 days and follow mandatory isolation regulations (with a possibility of shortening the isolation time by taking a coronavirus test at their own expense on the 7th day of isolation)
  • Have to provide a negative result of COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours before the entry or take a test in Lithuania

In case of having the COVID-19 test in Lithuania, persons must register for the test in 24 hours from arrival in Lithuania by contacting Hotline tel. +370 (66) 01 1808 or a laboratory testing for COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection)

Even in the case of a negative test result, self-isolation is mandatory.

Persons, arriving from countries with fast-spreading virus mutations will be subject to different isolation requirements.

More information about restrictions related to quarantine in Lithuania: Koronstap.lt

EVERYTING ABOUT SELF-ISOLATION       |      EXCEPTIONS FOR ISOLATION

IMPORTANT NOTE:


Persons who already had the virus or have been vaccinated following the full vaccination schedule will not be required to test or self-isolate provided they have a medical certificate or vaccination certificate (with translation into Lithuanian, English or Russian) confirming that they had the virus within 90 days prior to the entry or their vaccination.

The list of affected countries is drafted based on the official data of the spread of COVID-19 infection and restrictions of movement in Europe by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

May I leave the Republic of Lithuania before the end of isolation?

Foreigners and citizens of the Republic of Lithuania living or working abroad, as well as persons who need to leave for health care purposes, may leave the Republic of Lithuania to the country where they live, work, or where health care will be provided before the end of 10-day isolation.
You do not need to notify the NPHC or obtain a permit.

If I have more questions about the migration?

University – milda.mankeleviciene or call +370 652 90747; +370 67180131;

Migration department – https://migracija.lrv.lt/en/ or call +370 707 67000

Can I use public transportation?

Please note that those who need self-isolation cannot use public transportation; hence, you will need to book a ride from the airport with private car companies, e.g.,

Bolt Protect (https://bolt.eu/en/cities/kaunas/),

City Bee (https://www.citybee.lt/en),

ordinary taxi (https://www.taxi.lt/language/en/taksi/taksi-kaune-2/)

If you have to use public transport or are transported by another person, you must wear protective equipment (face masks, respirators, or other means) covering the nose and mouth and keep a distance of 1 to 2 meters from other people.

Does the University offer psychological counseling?

Please, find information in the menu 'Psychological Support' or contact right now:

Rūta ruta.lingyte or Jevgenij jevgenij.razgulin, +37064625592

Where can I find reliable information and guidance about the virus?

The website of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences provides useful information about the virus and signs of infection.

Portal Corona STOP established by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania presents all actual information relevant to COVID-19 in Lithuania. 

The latest information is shared by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania and the National Public Health Centre under the Ministry of Health. The centre also offers 24-hour consultations by phone: +370 61879984.

Currently, the Corona Hotline - 1808 - is operating, which is free of charge and offers 24-hour service.

Are there any restrictions in University dormitories during the pandemic?

The following restrictions will remain in place in order to prevent a possible spread of coronavirus (COVID-19):

1. The students are required to inform the University (e-mail: ausra.surantiene) about their arrival at least 4 days before the travel. Please send a copy of the COVID-19 test to the same e-mail before your travel to Lithuania begins. The University strongly recommends having a negative test for COVID-19 upon arrival to Lithuania.

IMPORTANT! The University reserves the right NOT TO ADMIT students to the dormitory coming without the arrival notice, as requested above, or failing to present a negative test for COVID-19.

2. Be informed that only one person can self-isolate in a block of two rooms. If somebody is already staying there, the student will not be allowed to enter the dormitory. In such cases, the student at his/her own expense must take care of other accommodation options for self-isolation outside the dormitory

 3. Accommodation outside the University and food supply during the self-isolation period (including a possible case in the dormitory) is the full responsibility of the student. Be aware that students in self-isolation are not allowed to use the common kitchen.

Important!


Violation or non-compliance with the self-isolation rules shall be subject to criminal liability.