Last information update: March 26th

On December 16th, new national lockdown measures have been enforced, limiting movement between internal regions of Lithuania. On January 27th the measures have been extended until April 6th, 2021. Quarantine in the entire territory of Lithuania is extended until 30 April 2021, 24:00. (more here).

Flights to and from Lithuanian Airports will continue to operate as per schedule. Passengers holding a valid flight ticket/reservation can cross the borders of internal regions when heading to or from Vilnius/Kaunas/Palanga Airport. Find more information here

Mandatory forms

It is mandatory for all travelers before arriving at Lithuanian airports to fill the National Public Health Center passenger form online available here

At the time of boarding the airline representative should check if passengers can provide the QR code confirming the filling of the form. Decision and QR code example can be found here. This decision does not apply to persons in transit by air through Lithuania.

From February 22nd it is mandatory for crew members to fill the passenger form before arrival/return to Lithuania (the decision No V-338 of the  Minister of Health is published here).

If the crew members need to leave Lithuania when the mandatory isolation period is not yet over, they need to inform National Public Health Center by filling this form - before leaving.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) testing at the airport

On March 1st, laboratory "" opened a Coronavirus testing facility at Vilnius Airport. Similar testing sites are scheduled to open at Kaunas and Palanga airports in April. 

Available test types:

  • Antigen test in 20 min
  • Antigen test in 2 hrs
  • PCR test in 24-36 hrs
  • PCR test in 1.5-3 hrs

More information on the procedure and prices here:

Traffic light principle and mandatory test before arriving to Lithuania

In line with the recommendations approved by the European Council, the Government decided on the criteria to be applied at the national level, based on which all the countries of the European Union would be divided into four groups according to the traffic light principle. Based on the criteria, the risk will be assessed, the list of the affected countries updated, and preventive measures applied.

Based on the criteria, when assessing the European Union countries, they will be classified into four groups according to colours green, yellow, red, and grey.

Read more about the decision here. The latest ECDC map can be found here.

All countries of the world are added to the affected countries list, meaning that all passengers arriving to Lithuania must:

  • Fill the passenger form online available here before boarding the plane and present generated QR code to the airline representative;
  • Have a negative test result for COVID-19 taken not earlier than 72 hours before the arrival to Lithuania. The test will be mandatory for all individuals from the age of 16 inclusively (more here).
  • Self-isolate for 10 days, with the option to shorten the self-isolation by doing COVID-19 test on the 7th day and receiving a negative result.

All carriers operating and executing regular, special and charter passenger services on international routes are required to ensure that passengers who have not been tested for COVID-19 and who are unable to provide a negative test result are denied boarding.

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

  • crew members operating carriage of passengers on international routes by all types of vehicles;
  • those transiting through Lithuania;
  • those that have recovered of the COVID-19 infection diagnosed on the basis of a positive PCR test or an antibody test and maximum 90 days have passed from the positive testing until the return to Lithuania;
  • those fully vaccinated with the vaccine registered in the Union Register of Medicinal Products following the vaccination programme;
  • those under 16 years.

More on the decision and exeptions here.

All restrictions applied for commercial flights to / from the airports of Lithuania have been lifted as from 17 June 2020.

More information on flight permits can be found on the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration website here.

Below you can find relevant information on various topics important for operations:

Cross-border movement

From September 15th the temporary internal border control and checks for persons entering and leaving the Republic of Lithuania at the internal border of the European Union are no longer in effect and passengers from the Schengen zone can travel freely, non-Schengen passengers are required to pass border control

State Border Guard Service information regarding cross-border movements and transit can be found here. Please read it in order to avoid the denial of entry to passengers traveling to Lithuania.

Isolation requirements 

All passengers arriving to Lithuania from any country of the world are required to self-isolate for 10 days, with the option to shorten the isolation by testing at their own expense on the 7th day of isolation.

Those 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.

From February 22nd self-isolation is mandatory for crews from their arrival/return in Lithuania until departure, however not longer than 10 days from return/arrival in Lithuania (the official document is available here). In cases where the crew delivers cargo or arrives to pick it up without staying in the Republic of Lithuania or is in transit through the Republic of Lithuania, the isolation is not applicable.

If the crew members need to leave Lithuania when the mandatory isolation period is not yet over, they need to inform National Public Health Center by filling this form - before leaving.

Safety measures at VNO, KUN & PLQ airports

  • Hand disinfectants are available for passengers throughout the terminal building. Passengers are strongly advised to regularly wash or disinfect hands. 
  • Terminal premises, horizontal and vertical surfaces are regularly cleaned using disinfectants preventively each day. 
  • Preventive notifications are voiced over the audio system and video messages are shown on the screens at the terminal. 
  • A limited number of registration tables are in use at the same time, tables for different flights are placed at maximum distance from each other. 
  • Queue barriers are placed in front of the tables, supplemented with disinfectant and marking every 1-2 meters, also information on keeping distance is provided. 
  • When servicing arriving or departing passengers, safe distances of 1-2 meters between passengers must be maintained (considering transportation of passengers by bus as well).
  • Organic glass shields are installed on the registration, security check, and boarding tables. 
  • All staff wear PPE which is mandatory. 
  • Possibility to purchase PPE is present in the terminal building. 
  • Every second chair on the benches is marked as not to be used. 
  • Special bins are placed at the arrivals terminal for throwing away (when changing) used PPE.

Rules for the passengers traveling through Lithuanian airports

  • Only the passengers with a valid ticket or seeking to purchase a ticket are allowed into the departures terminal.
  • Only the passengers (older than 6 years) wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) are allowed into the terminal and this is always valid while in the terminal building (except when visiting airport's cafes and restaurants).

More information about health and safety measures here.

Lithuanian Airports support program for the airlines 

Lithuanian Airports offer a new additional Routes Recovery Incentive Scheme which can be found here

You can find more information about all the existing Incentive Schemes here

Official government information sources

  • Information for arrivals from abroad from the National Public Health Center can be found here.
  • Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania can be found here.  
  • Lithuanian transport safety administration information regarding civil aviation can be found here.
  • Information about Covid-19 in Lithuania can be found here.
  • NOTAMS valid in the Vilnius FIR can be found here.
Last updated: 2021 03 26