Important information to Foreign Nationals in Lithuania

Nationwide quarantine

On the 14th of March The Lithuanian government announced a two-week nationwide quarantine. The measures include closing borders to foreign nationals and shops except pharmacies and groceries.

Transit of people returning to their country via Lithuanian territory is possible until 00:01 on March 26.

National level emergency

On the 26th of February, the Government of Lithuania declared a national level emergency to help the institutions better prepare for potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The declaration of a state of emergency is a preventive measure.

Preventive measures  

In view of the epidemiological situation of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Government decided to suspend, as of 13th of March, all activities at all educational, cultural, sports and leisure establishments in the country at least for two weeks.

All mass gatherings held in both open and closed spaces shall be suspended till the 27th of March, to be reviewed and extended. Gatherings are not allowed, certain protective measures must be respected: a distance of more than 1 metre between individuals.

All the passengers arriving to Lithuanian airports will be subject to registration and screened at airports. All the passengers arriving in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania by bus, train and ferry shall be screened for COVID-19.  Lithuanian Government is also stepping up sanitary control at internal borders of the European Union by engaging the Lithuanian armed forces: the number of entry points with sanitary information shall be increased up to ten (10).čia reikia įkelti apie izoliaciją atvykus

Passengers arriving from abroad are required to submit personal information to the National Public Health Center (NVSC) by phone +370 5 2124098, by e-mail, or by filling in the QUESTIONNAIRE. Please, call 1808 (COVID-19 Hotline, free of charge) if within a period of a self-isolation you have experienced flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or other respiratory problems.

All public institutions advised to switch to teleworking as much as possible.

Travel recommendations

The entry of foreigners into the Republic of Lithuania is prevented, except for the crew members, who are employed in Lithuanian companies engaged in international commercial transportation, or who carry out international commercial transportation by all the means of transport,, also persons entitled to reside in the Republic of Lithuania, persons enjoying immunities and privileges under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961) and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963) and persons serving in NATO and NATO military units and the personnel serving them and their family members as well as the exceptions referred below.

Border crossing will be carried out at the following international border crossing points: Kalvarija – Budzisko, Saločiai – Grenstale, Butingė – Rucava, Smėlynė – Medume, Medininkai – Kamenyi Log, Raigardas – Privalka, Kybartai – Chernyshevskoye, Panemunė – Sovetsk, Kena – Gudagai, Šalčininkai – Benjekoni,  Lazdijai – Ogrodniki, Mockava – Trakiszki, Vilnius, Kaunas, Palanga and Šiauliai international airports, Vilnius railway station and Stasylos railway border checkpoints and Klaipėda Seaport.

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Important to know

To reduce the spread of the disease the following standard measures are recommended: frequently wash hands with warm water and soap, for at least 20 seconds; do not touch face and eyes, observe coughing and sneezing etiquette (covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the bent of an elbow), observe safe cooking (especially when using uncooked meat or eggs) and avoide close contact with anyone who has symptoms of respiratory disease such as cough or sneezing.

For more information, please call +370 618 79984  or send an email (24/7) to

COVID-19 Hotline: +370 618 79984 (specialists from National Public Health Center provide information a 24-hour availability).

More information

Government’s web page:

Ministry of Health –

National Preparedness for Emergencies in Lithuania –