The government of Lithuania has made the announcement of complete abolishment of the requirement and permitting travelers to enter the nation, which is going to enter the country free from the beginning on Wednesday, March 31.
The Health Ministry has mentioned in the statement that individuals that have come from a third country will remain subject to an entry ban which means the restrictions will remain effective until further notice, as per the reports.
Moreover, in the statement, it has been mentioned, “In view of the observed rise in the incidence of COVID-19 in some countries, the government on Wednesday decided to extend the ban on foreigners from third countries to enter Lithuania, applying the existing exemptions to certain countries and categories of persons.”
According to the arrivals from the third nation, they have to undergo a PCR or antigen test taken 24 hours of the arrival until they fall into one of the categories, including
- The minor should be of the age of 16.
- Should travel to Lithuania between 14 and 270 days of vaccination with one of the shots approved by the health authorities (Comirnaty, Spikevax, Vaxzevria, Janssen, Nuvaxovid, Covishield).
- The people who have recovered from COVID-19 infection approximately 180 days before getting access in Lithuania have the necessary documentation to prove the previous infection.
- The crew or the crew member engaged in Lithuanian companies for international transport.
- Enters the country for special humanitarian reasons.
Additionally, the arrivals from a nation like the United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, and the European Union are permitted to enter Lithuania exempted from additional requirements.
Furthermore, in the statement issued by the authorities, it has been mentioned, “Although the wearing of masks will not be mandatory, it remains recommended in confined spaces where a safe distance, poor ventilation, or increased crowding cannot be maintained. The use of masks in health, nursing, and care facilities and public transport remains mandatory.”