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Lithuania Abolishes All Remaining COVID-19 Restrictions for Arrivals From EU & EEA Countries

Citizens of EU and European Economic Area (EEA) countries will be subject to more moderate entry rules when planning travel to Lithuania after the recent government scrapped negative COVID-19 test result requirements for travelers in these areas, even if they have not completed the coronavirus immunization process.

This decision was confirmed by the Lithuanian Ministry of Health and will take effect from today, February 15, TheSchengen.com reports.

The same source revealed that third-country nationals, as well as legal residents of third countries who hold a valid EU digital COVID vaccination certificate, will also be eligible to enter the Baltic state without being obligated to follow additional entry requirements.

However, people who have not been vaccinated against the disease, as well as people who have not recovered, will be required to submit a negative coronavirus test result upon entry into Lithuania.

In addition, from March 31, citizens of other countries will be eligible to enter Lithuania, provided they meet one of the following requirements:

Evidence that they have completed the vaccination process against the virus and have recovered from the corona virus carries a negative result of the corona virus test

“With the entry into force of the amendments, arrivals from the Holy See from European Union countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco and San Marino will not need to be tested for COVID-19, even if the person has not been vaccinated or is sick,” reads the statement published by the Ministry of Health. “.

On February 5, the authorities in Lithuania canceled the mandatory quarantine requirement for arrivals from European Union countries, which had been introduced previously in order to prevent a further increase in the number of COVID-19 infections.

Starting today, citizens of the following regions that issue and accept the EU COVID digital certificate, as well as residents of the following countries, will also be allowed to enter Lithuania:

European countries: Albania, Armenia, Faroe Islands, Montenegro, Moldova, Serbia, North Macedonia, Ukraine,

Non-European Countries: Israel, United States, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Morocco, New Zealand, Panama, El Salvador, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Togo, Turkey, Eastern Uruguay, Cape Republic. Verdi.

However, the ministry stressed that individuals from the above-mentioned regions who do not meet the following requirements will go through the testing process:

They were not vaccinated at all against the Coronavirus, they took unrecognized vaccines as valid proof of vaccination In Lithuania, it has been less than 270 days since they were fully vaccinated and did not receive a booster dose

Persons who do not meet the above requirements will not be allowed to enter the country.

“Travelers may bring a negative PCR test result in their own transport, as well as take a PCR or antigen test upon arrival in Lithuania – within 24 hours of their arrival. They must also register for testing at a treatment facility or laboratory. of their choice,” as stated in the statement of the Ministry of Health.

In order to facilitate the travel process, the authorities in Lithuania previously announced that they had lifted the quarantine requirement for those coming from third countries.

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