Monday, May 31, 2021

Lithuania Eases Entry Restrictions for Arrivals From Cyprus & Sweden

The Lithuanian authorities have decided to ease the entry restrictions for those arriving from Cyprus and Sweden, meaning that arrivals from the two countries will only be subject to common isolation requirements.

Moreover, the Lithuanian Ministry of Health announced that under the new rules, students taking the high school graduation exam will be able to leave their accommodation not only during the reexamination session but also during the main session.

“From Monday, May 31, those arriving from Cyprus and Sweden will be subject to the usual isolation rules. A person will be able to leave the place of isolation during the maturity examinations, only during the reexamination session, but also during the main session,” the statement of the Ministry reads.

The new rules will start being effective from June 1, reports.

The Ministry revealed that all persons taking the high school graduation exam will have to follow the following requirements:

  • Undergo Coronavirus testing 48 hours before the event and present a negative test result on the examination day.
  • Undergo a rapid antigen test at the examination centre. The test result should be negative for the person to be permitted to enter the exam.
  • Sanitize hands when entering the examination centre.
  • Wear a mask at all times during the exam.
  • Notify the National Public Health Center (NVSC) of participation 48 hours before the exam takes place.

As for the entry requirements to Lithuania, all arrivals must submit a completed questionnaire to the carrier and undergo COVID-19 testing. The test result should not be older than 72 hours, and all persons over the age of 16 are subject to the testing requirement.

In contrast, cross-border workers and persons crossing the border between Lithuania and another European Union country daily, including here business travellers, pupils, students, and trainees, are permitted to use a negative PCR test result up to seven days old.

Additionally, all persons are subject to a ten-day quarantine period. Nonetheless, the self-isolation period can be shortened if a negative Coronavirus test result is obtained on the seventh day of quarantine. The Ministry advises that all persons allowed to end their quarantine period earlier, should limit the number of persons they interact with.

The authorities highlighted that quarantine exemption applies to all those travelling with their personal vehicles. However, they are still required to submit a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours and undergo a second test 24 hours after entering Lithuania.

Previously, Lithuania eased its entry restrictions for arrivals from Netherland and Croatia due to a drop in COVID-19 cases in the countries.

At the same time, Lithuania has imposed strict quarantine requirements to arrivals from India and the Republic of Cape Verde.

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