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Lithuania Reopening For Tourism – Everything You Need To Know

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Lithuania lifted their 3-month long quarantine on June 16 and has been slowly reopening the country for tourism. Throughout the summer more EU nations and a few selected third-party nations are allowed to enter without restrictions.

Now in 2021, tightening restrictions are happening due to a surge of cases across Europe.

Up until the pandemic, Lithuania had been seeing a year after year increase of tourist arrivals, with over 3.5 million people visiting in 2019.  

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Below we have a full list of all countries that can visit, along with all entry requirements, rules for visiting, and everything else you need to know about Lithuania reopening.

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Countries Allowed to Travel to Lithuania

Currently, only EU nations and the select third-party countries of Australia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Uruguay can enter Lithuania. 

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Testing and Quarantine Requirements

As of February 8, 2021 all approved nations entering Lithuania will be treated under the same rules: 

  • Bringing proof of a negative test taken no longer than 48-hours before entry
  • Quarantine for 14-days
  • Have the option to perform a test on Day 10 of quarantine, of which a negative result will end quarantine early.
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The Ministry of Health has also made a list of over 80+ countries that Lithuanian residents and citizens must complete a 14-day quarantine if they are returning home from one of these said countries. The list full list is available here and updated frequently.

Entry Requirements For Lithuania

All approved EU nations and approved third-party countries (as listed above) entering Lithuania must also:

Rules for Visiting Lithuania

  • As of August 1, masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces like public transit, in shops, airports, supermarkets, etc.
  • Social distancing is in full effect
  • Limit of 200 people on indoor gatherings
  • a quarantine of the entire territory of Lithuania is in effect until 28 February 2021, 24:00.

Have Flights Resumed to Lithuania?

Yes. Currently all air arrivals must enter into Vilnius, Kaunas or Palanga airport.

Vilnius airport is the largest airport and has the most direct flights. Travelers can easily fly directly into Vilnius from almost any major European city. RyanAir, WizzAir and Baltic Air offer the most flights.

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Can I Transit Through Lithuania?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs states:

 Transit through the territory of the Republic of Lithuania is allowed for foreigners in these cases:

  • on their return to their country of residence;
  • in whose respect a reasoned request has been made by a foreign country;
  • seafarers;
  • using facilitated transit of persons from the territory of the Russian Federation to Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation and backwards (this transit of persons shall be carried out only through Kena railway border checkpoint and Kybartai railway border checkpoint under the conditions laid down by the Minister for Foreign affairs of the Republic of Lithuania).
Lithuania Reopening For Tourism – Everything You Need To Know

Disclaimer: Lithuania’s reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.

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originally published August 9, 2020, with updates


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Vera Lao

Friday 13th of November 2020

Hi, I’m Indonesian living in Thailand now for almost 1 year. I have a plan to go Lithuania in January. How about this I still have to do 14 days quarantine ?

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 13th of November 2020

Currently- Legal residents of Thailand can enter Lithuania without a 14-day quarantine. Of course, we cannot know what January will bring

Gideon Ohene Boama

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

Is it true Lithuania has now opened to more foreign countries to travel to the country?

Kashlee Kucheran

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

No sorry, Lithuania has only tightened restrictions if anything

Renee Thomas

Monday 31st of August 2020

Just saw this in the news today: Lithuania has added Belarus, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia to its list of highly affected countries regarding the Coronavirus situation, while all citizens arriving in Lithuania from these countries, starting from today, August 31, will be subject to the mandatory quarantine."

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Pau

Thursday 13th of August 2020

Now Poland can enter only with 14 days quarantine as well

Kashlee Kucheran

Thursday 13th of August 2020

Thank you Pau, we will update :)

Jonathan Su

Monday 10th of August 2020

Is the exemption list based on nationality or location of origin?

Kashlee Kucheran

Monday 10th of August 2020

We don't have clear information on that