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Last information update: October 12th

The Lithuanian Goverment has decided to lift the quarantine as of 16 June 24:00, however, the national state of emergency has been kept in force due to the threat of the spread of COVID-19 (read more here).

From September 15th temporary internal border controls are no longer in effect and passengers from the Schengen zone can travel freely, non-Schengen passengers are required to pass border control. 

Mandatory forms

From September 15th, it is mandatory for all travelers before arriving at Lithuanian airports to fill the National Public Health Center passenger form online available here https://keleiviams.nvsc.lt/en/form.

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.

Arrival of foreigners

Lithuania allows arrivals of all the citizens of the countries of the European Economic Area, the Swiss Confederation and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (EEA), and persons lawfully residing in these countries, and those, who arrive from affected countries will have to self-isolate for 14 days

From October 12th the affected countries list will be updated according to a new measurement. Now the countries with COVID-19 incidence rate 10% higher than Lithuania's incidence rate will be counted as affected countries, and passengers coming from those countries will have to self-isolate for 14 days. The incidence rate is set according to European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control measurements (here). Decision in Lithuanian can be found here. More information is available here.

Additional criteria will apply in the case of third countries, such as the test coverage rate, percentage of positive tests, availability of information, hospitalisation rate and the number of infection cases brought from that particular country to Lithuania.

The list of safe countries won't be updated weekly, just the list of affected countries, and their incidence rate will be updated.

Foreigners arriving to Lithuania from the affected countries no longer require to be tested negative for the coronavirus infection within 72 hours before the flight. More on the decision here

The cross-border movements in Lithuania are regulated by Resolution No 152 Declaring a state of national emergency (border crossing of foreigners and specific exceptions are stated in this document).



All restrictions applied for commercial flights to / from the airports of Lithuania during quarantine period 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.

From October 12th, the countries with COVID-19 incidence rate 10% higher than Lithuania's incidence rate will be counted as affected countries, and passengers coming from those countries will have to self-isolate for 14 days. More information is available here.

The cross-border movements in Lithuania are regulated by Resolution No 152 Declaring a state of national emergency (border crossing of foreigners and specific exceptions are stated in this document).


Isolation requirements 

Persons who have returned or arrived from countries on the list of countries most affected by coronavirus infection (where COVID-19 incidence rate will more than 10% higher than Lithuania's rate) or who have travelled through these countries, shall be deemed to have been exposed to the virus. Isolation will be mandatory in their case. Isolation however will not be mandatory for those who travel by air without leaving the airport transit area (more here). 

Both the citizens of Lithuania and foreigners have a possibility of shortening the isolation time by taking a coronavirus test no earlier than after 8 days. In the case of a negative result, the isolation time for them can be shortened to 10 days.

Isolation requirements for crew members

Isolation is mandatory for foreigners crew members who work in Lithuanian companies engaged in international commercial transportation or perform international commercial transportation by all means of transport from the day of arrival in Lithuania until the day of departure, but not longer than for 14 days.

If foreigners crew members remain in the territory of Lithuania for more than 72 hours, they shall not later than within 24 hours after the end of this period contact the COVID-19 testing body for a COVID-19 test.

Official document in Lithuanian can be found here. The translation to English is available here and please note that the document includes a comparative version of the revised clauses.
 

More information at the Ministry of Foreign affairs page.


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).
  • All arriving passengers pass the border control (until full border control is applicable).

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 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: 2020 10 12
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