Lithuanian citizens who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and who have recovered from the virus while abroad can now apply and obtain an EU digital certificate issued by Lithuanian authorities.
According to a press release from the Ministry of Lithuania, fully vaccinated Lithuanians can obtain the vaccination passport even if they received vaccine doses abroad and if they are included in the foreign vaccination scheme.
Regardless, if one vaccine dose is received abroad and the other in Lithuania, the country’s citizens will still be eligible for the passport, TheSchengen.com reports.
“The Records Center has completed the implementation of new technical solutions that expand the circle of vaccination passport users – both vaccines received abroad and positive PCR tests allow access to the vaccination passport for people with a Lithuanian personal identification code,” the Lithuanian Minister of Economy and Innovation, Osreni Armonaito, explained.
Through the same press release, it was revealed that in order to obtain the vaccination passport, the residents of the country must ensure that data related to vaccination and recovery are entered into the country’s electronic health system. Furthermore, the original documents must be submitted to the vaccination center or responsible healthcare institution.
In addition, it was clarified that if a person received only one dose of the vaccine abroad, the data would be collected in a private email. Those who received the first dose of the vaccine abroad will still be able to get the second dose in Lithuania as long as the interval between the two doses is followed.
“If the first dose of the vaccine is received in Lithuania and the second is abroad, the vaccination passport will be issued if a certain number of days have passed since the vaccination,” the ministry added.
However, it has been confirmed that those who have been immunized with vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) – AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson – will be able to transfer their data.
After being issued, the vaccination passport is valid for 210 days from the date of receiving a positive PCR test result while abroad, and its QR code must be updated every 60 days.
For people with active electronic banking services, the vaccination passport can be obtained directly from the gpas.lt website, as well as from post offices, pharmacies, etc.
Previously, the Lithuanian Ministry of Health confirmed that the country’s digital COVID certificate will now include third doses administered as booster doses. The document will remain valid for an indefinite period.