Last information update: August 7th

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).

Temporary internal border controls have been extended from 17 June 2020 to 15 August 2020.

Nationals and legal residents of the European Economic Area, the Swiss Confederation, and the United Kingdom would only be allowed to enter Lithuania arriving from their countries if the incidence of COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) did not exceed 25 cases per 100,000 population in their country of legal residence during the last 14 calendar days. The Head of State Emergency Operations will publish a list of such states every week. The latest map of affected countries can be found here.

Entry from third countries will only be foreseen if a mutual agreement between states on the admission of citizens is reached.

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 operation resumption:

Cross-border movement

The temporary internal border control and checks for persons entering and leaving the Republic of Lithuania at the internal border of the European Union has been extended from 16 June 2020, 00:00, until 15 August 2020, 24:00.

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 1 June, the entry of foreigners into the Republic of Lithuania remains prohibited, except for:

  • citizens of the countries of the European Economic Area, the Swiss Confederation and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and persons lawfully residing in these countries, who arrive from these countries, provided the incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in the country where they lawfully reside has not exceeded 25 cases/100 000 population in the last 14 calendar days. The list of such countries shall be updated and made public every Monday by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations. The latest list of countries can be found here
    • The mentioned lists published on Mondays shall not be permanent and may change depending on the situation, i.e. if the situation in the country which is included in the list deteriorates, the country will be deleted from the list and the foreigners from such countries shall be prohibited from entering Lithuania. In such cases, Lithuanian nationals would be subject to 14 days isolation. Therefore, travellers should constantly check this information.
  • foreigners who hold documents confirming their right to reside in the Republic of Lithuania and foreigners who are family members (parents (adoptive parents), children (adopted children), spouses and carers) of the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and of foreigners who hold documents confirming their right to reside in the Republic of Lithuania;
  • persons enjoying immunities and privileges under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961), the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963) and under other international agreements and legislation of the Republic of Lithuania, their family members and their service personnel, also members of official delegations;
  • persons serving in the military units of NATO and of NATO countries and their service personnel, also their family members;
  • 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 into the Republic of Lithuania for the provision of transplant services;
  • high-performance athletes and their service personnel - at the permission of the Minister for Education, Science and Sports for the preparation and participation in high-performance athletic competitions;
  • artists - at the permission of the Minister for Culture for the participation in professional artistic events, and their service personnel;
  • journalists - at the permission of the Minister for Foreign Affairs;
  • other exceptional cases, where foreigners are 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.

The latest list of affected countries (with a coronavirus infection (COVID-19) incidence rate of more than 25 cases per 100,000 population over the last 14 days) can be found here.  The list includes countries mostly outside the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA). The entry of foreigners into the Republic of Lithuania from those countries shall be limited to exceptional cases and those entering Lithuania will be subject to mandatory isolation. The list of the affected countries will be updated and made public every week.

Isolation requirements 

Lithuanian citizens arriving from the countries with a high incidence of COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) will fall subject to mandatory 14-day isolation (more here). Self-isolation is recommended in the case of arrivals from the countries with up to 15 cases per 100,000 population over the last 14 days.

From Monday, August 10th, it will be mandatory for all travelers coming to Lithuanian airports to fill the National Public Health Center passenger form available here

The form can be completed online or on paper on board during flight. The filled paper form or proof of online registration must be presented to the National Public Health Center specialist at the baggage claim halls in VNO, KUN and PLQ.

Travellers returning or arriving from the affected countries will fall subject to mandatory 14 days’ isolation, even in that case where the affected country was passed through in transit. The same applies in the case of Lithuanians returning from these countries and foreigners with entry permit.

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. 
  • 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 
  • Self-isolation of 14 days for arriving passengers is optional yet recommended for those returning or arriving from 45 countries on the list of the countries most affected by COVID-19 (more here).

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 of age) 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.
Last updated: 2020 08 07