Lithuanian authorities announced in a statement that unvaccinated Slovaks must undergo testing requirements and a mandatory ten-day quarantine upon their arrival in Lithuania, as the country has been added to the high risk or red category list.
The change takes effect Monday, September 27; However, it will not affect travelers who have been fully vaccinated or people who have previously recovered from COVID-19.
Moreover, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, the Spanish territory of Mallorca and arrivals to the French region of Reunion will not be obligated to quarantine upon their arrival in Lithuania, as these territories have been moved from red to yellow category, TheSchengen.com reports.
On the other hand, the Czech Republic has been moved from the green list to the yellow list. Yellow category passengers are required to undergo a double test requirement by taking a test before and after arriving in Lithuania. The yellow list of countries in Lithuania also includes Iceland, Spain, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Malta, Portugal, Sweden, and Hungary. The only country on the green list of Lithuania is Poland.
On the other hand, the red category of countries includes the following regions:
Ireland Austria Belgium Bulgaria Estonia Greece Spain except for Mallorca Italy Cyprus Croatia Latvia Liechtenstein Netherlands Norway France Romania Slovenia Switzerland Germany
With coronavirus cases on the rise, European Union countries are imposing stricter entry requirements for people coming from other countries.
Last week, Lithuania tightened entry restrictions for Romania, Luxembourg and its neighboring country, Latvia, due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 infections. As a result, the only countries left on Lithuania’s green list were Poland, which remains on that list, while the Czechs ended up in the yellow category.
TheSchengen.com previously reported that the Czech Republic ended quarantine-free entry for Lithuanians, adding the country to the dark red list. However, the Czech authorities have relaxed entry restrictions to France, Spain, the Netherlands and Monaco, like Lithuania.
According to the current epidemiological situation in the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that 1,477 positive cases were reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infection rates since the pandemic began to 322,720. Moreover, a total of 4,885 deaths related to COVID-19 have been recorded in Lithuania, since the beginning of the epidemic, in Lithuania, where 19 of these cases were reported in the past 24 hours.
Furthermore, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) shows that 3,405,956 doses of COVID vaccines have been distributed in Lithuania, of which 3,141,525 were administered to the population. As of September 26, 72.4 percent of Lithuanians had received the first vaccine, while 62.8 percent of the entire population had been vaccinated against the coronavirus.