Monday, May 24, 2021

Lithuania Eases Entry Restrictions for Arrivals From Croatia & Netherlands, & Other Certain Categories

The Lithuanian Ministry of Health informed that stringent quarantine requirements will apply to arrivals from the Republic of Cape Verde starting from today, May 24. In contrast, from now on, arrivals from Croatia and the Netherlands will only be subject to common isolation restrictions.

The same stressed that self-isolation and testing exemptions will no longer apply to vaccinated travellers as well as to those who went through the COVID-19 infection again if they visited India during the last 14 days. The rest of the travellers, who do not fit in one of the two categories mentioned above, and who return to Lithuania after a stay in India must present a negative COVID-19 test result and stay self-isolated.

Lithuania has imposed stringent self-isolation measures on travellers entering the country after a stay in India since May 3.

All arrivals must present a completed questionnaire to the carrier and undergo a Coronavirus test before entering Lithuania. The test must not be older than 72 hours and is mandatory for all persons over the age of 16.

Except for the testing requirements, all persons must stay self-isolated for ten days, reports.

Regarding the quarantine and testing exemptions, the authorities clarified exceptions will apply to those who have completed the vaccination process with vaccines other than those registered in the European Union Register of Medicinal Products. Exemptions will also be granted to those vaccinated with vaccines approved by other competent authorities, including here Janssen, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca.

Crew and crew members working in international commercial transport are allowed to be vaccinated with any of the vaccine doses.

In addition, the Ministry added certain exceptions to persons that are allowed to leave their place of isolation. Travellers may leave their isolation accommodation in cases when they need to get the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Based on the new changes, students who need to take their high school graduation exam in a repeated session will also be permitted to leave their accommodation.

However, in order to be able to leave the accommodation, those taking the high school graduation exam will have to comply with the following conditions:

  • Undergo a PCR test 48 hours before the event. A negative test result should be presented. On examination day, the person must not show any signs of infection.
  • Undergo a rapid antigen test when arriving at the examination centre. A negative test result must be provided.
  • Disinfect hands before entering the examination centre.
  • Wear a protective mask during the exam.
  • Notify the National Public Health Center (NVSC) of the participation in the examination at least 48 hours before it takes place.

Additionally, those who wish to change their self-isolation location are allowed to do so as long as they provide a justifiable reason.

Previously, Lithuania eased its quarantine restrictions to all arrivals from Andorra, France, Turkey, Mongolia, and Puerto Rico due to a drop in Coronavirus infection cases in these countries.

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