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Information regarding flight operations and restrictions in Lithuania as of May 27nd

The quarantine regime in Lithuania is effective from 16 March 2020, 00:00, until 16 June 2020, 24:00.

The restriction for the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania to depart from the country has been lifted as of May 4th. 

Regular passenger flights to international airports of the Republic of Lithuania shall only be allowed on the routes that have been approved to resume by the Government at the recommendation of the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

As for this requirement, to resume the flight operations to Lithuania, the airlines should apply to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Transport and Communication. Airlines must submit free-form requests, with the information about the date of the first flight on any scheduled route and the schedule of planned routes, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs () and the Ministry of Transport and Communication () for the evaluation of the relevance of the flight.

Non-scheduled flights carrying more than 10 passengers to international airports of the Republic of Lithuania shall fall subject to an individual permission to operate issued by the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration (more info here).

More information on how to apply for the permission can be found here. When applying for the passenger flight operations please cc  as well.  

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


Approved renewal of scheduled routes 

  • between Vilnius and Frankfurt as from 10th May 2020;
  • between Vilnius and Riga as from 18th May 2020;
  • between Vilnius and Tallinn as from 25th May 2020;
  • between Lithuania and Norway as from 25th May 2020.

Cross-border movement

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.

As of 14 May, the entry of foreigners into the Republic of Lithuania is prevented except for: 

  • citizens of the Republic of Poland and persons lawfully residing in the Republic of Poland, provided that they have not travelled outside the Republic of Poland in the past 14 days before the entry to the Republic of Lithuania, arriving for the purpose of work, business or studies;
  • citizens of the Republic of Estonia or of the Republic of Latvia and persons lawfully residing in these countries, provided that they have not travelled outside the Republic of Latvia and the Republic of Estonia in the past 14 days before the entry to the Republic of Lithuania;
  • foreigners who are family members of the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania (parents (adoptive parents), children (adopted children), spouses and carers);
  • crew members, who are employed in Lithuanian companies engaged in international commercial transportation, or who carry out international commercial transportation by all the means of transport;
  • persons entitled to reside in the Republic of Lithuania;
  • persons enjoying immunities and privileges under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961) and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963);
  • persons serving in the military units of NATO and of NATO countries and the personnel serving them and their family members;
  • health professionals arriving for the provision of transplant services;
  • journalists entering the Republic of Lithuania at the permission of the Minister for Foreign Affairs;
  • foreigners who, in exceptional cases, shall be allowed entry to the Republic of Lithuania on the basis of an individual permission by a minister holding the jurisdiction in the respective realm, and whose entry has been approved by the Government.

Isolation requirements 

Persons who have returned or arrived from foreign countries shall fall subject to 14 days’ isolation, except for:

  • citizens of the Republic of Poland and persons lawfully residing in the Republic of Poland, returning or arriving for the purpose of work, business or studies, and the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania returning or arriving from the Republic of Poland, where they went for the purpose of work, business or studies and travelled only within the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  • citizens of the Republic of Estonia and of the Republic of Latvia and the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and persons lawfully residing in these countries returning or arriving from the Republic of Estonia and from the Republic of Latvia, where they travelled only within the territory of the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia or the Republic of Lithuania;
  • the crew members, who are employed in Lithuanian companies engaged in international commercial transportation, or who carry out international commercial transportation by all the means of transport;
  • health professionals arriving for the provision of transplant services;
  • journalists entering the Republic of Lithuania at the permission of the Minister for Foreign Affairs;
  • members of official delegations, diplomats and special couriers working on transit trains;
  • citizens of foreign countries transiting through the Republic of Lithuania, who have no COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) symptoms.

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. 
  • 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 
  • Passenger location forms (ICAO PLC) are collected upon arrival. 
  • Self-isolation of 14 days for arriving passengers is applicable

Rules for the passengers traveling through Lithuanian airports

  • Only the passengers with a valid ticket are allowed into the terminal building.
  • Only the passengers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) are allowed into the terminal and this is always valid while in the terminal building.
  • Only the passengers after initial health screening are allowed into the terminal building. Body temperature control and assessment of symptoms are assured.
  • All 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.
Last updated: 2020 05 28
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