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Lithuania Opens Visa Application Centre in Nepal

Nationals of Nepal can now apply for a Lithuanian visa as the latter has opened a visa application center in the country.

The center was inaugurated by Lithuania’s ambassador to India, Julius Branvizios, in the company of representatives of VFS Global, reports.

Through an official statement issued by VFS Global, it has been revealed that the citizens of Nepal who wish to apply for a Lithuanian visa can do so from next Monday, 8th November. visas.

“Travelers from Nepal to Lithuania can submit applications for short and long-term visas at the Lithuania Visa Application Center in Kathmandu from 8 November 2021. The center was inaugurated by His Excellency Mr. Julius Branvizios, Ambassador of Lithuania to India, on 1 November 2021,” she wrote in FS Global on its official Twitter account.

Speaking at the opening of the center, Branevicius said that the newly opened visa application center will help in strengthening the relationship between the two countries, as the center will not only facilitate the application process, but also help develop cooperation in the field of trade, academia and tourism, among others.

“Friendly and fruitful meeting with Konepal, many potential areas of cooperation with Lithuanian universities #! Thank you, KUnepal and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, for your kind hospitality,” read a Twitter post from the Embassy of Lithuania in India.

Shortly after the opening, VFS Global also made an official statement. They said that everyone who will apply through VFS Global will enjoy access to other services, including assistance in filling out the application form. In addition, the same mentioned that applicants will also get assistance with document checking, updates and many other services.

Currently, Nepal is part of the Red List of Lithuania. This means that all those who have not been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 must follow the rules of self-isolation upon arrival.

The Lithuanian Ministry of Health clarified that “unvaccinated and non-sick individuals arriving from the red zone remain subject to mandatory testing before the flight and ten days of isolation upon arrival.”

In addition, the authorities stressed that each person is required to submit an NVSC profile of the Passenger Locator Form, which must be completed within 48 hours before entering the country.

Except for these two requirements, travelers from Nepal are also required to submit a PCR test done 72 hours prior to arrival in Lithuania or an antigen test done within 48 hours prior to arrival.

On the other hand, travelers who are fully vaccinated and previously infected with COVID-19 are exempt from entry restrictions.

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