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Lithuania Abolishes Quarantine Requirement for Travellers From Third Countries

From next Monday, February 14, travelers from third countries will no longer have to isolate when they arrive in Lithuania, as the country’s authorities have decided to cancel the measure.

The decision was announced by the Lithuanian Ministry of Health, which indicates that at the moment, all third countries are listed in the red category, while all countries of the European Union and the Schengen area are listed in yellow, reports.

This means that the only travelers from third countries who are eligible to enter Lithuania are those on the list of travelers exempt from the entry ban. EU and EEA citizens and residents with EU national visas, NATO staff and their families, members of the international commercial transport crew working in Lithuania, high-performance athletes, incoming healthcare professionals, artists, journalists, foreign investors, as well as travelers who have been Fully vaccinate them.

In order for fully vaccinated travelers to be able to establish their case, their vaccinations must be administered within the last 270 days, but not in the last 14 days. Only the following vaccines are accepted.

Comirnaty Spikevax Vaxzevria Janssen Nuvaxovid Covishield

Those who have been vaccinated with another vaccine but have received a booster dose of any of the above vaccines can also enter the country as vaccinated travelers.

The Ministry of Health also notes that once a third country is included in the yellow category, all travelers from the same country will be eligible to enter Lithuania by filling out a passenger locator form, as well as by submitting proof of vaccination and proof of recovery, or negative results of a COVID-19 test taken before Departure.

“A document confirming recovery must be recognized when COVID-19 disease is confirmed by a positive PCR test and no more than 180 days have passed since then,” the ministry notes regarding COVID-19 recovery certificates for travelers arriving from yellow countries.

According to those who have no evidence of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, the same should present negative results for a PCR test done in the last 72 hours. Those who submit antigen test results must have been tested in the last 48 hours before arriving in Lithuania.

The authorities have also ended the obligation to provide a COVID-19 certificate when attending various events and services within the country. As a result, travelers visiting Lithuania will not have to provide proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result when entering restaurants, bars, social events and services, among other things.

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