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Lithuania Travel Restrictions

63,96% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 63,69% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Lithuania.
Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Lithuania without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Lithuania for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Lithuania entry details and exceptions

Foreigners who hold a document confirming their right to reside in the Republic of Lithuania, Foreigners who are family members of the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania, Foreigners who hold a national visa of the Republic of Lithuania, Persons enjoying immunities and privileges under international agreements, Members of official delegations, Persons serving in the military units of NATO, Crew members, Health professionals arriving in the Republic of Lithuania for the provision of health care services, High-performance athletes and their instructors and families who come at the permission of the Minister for Education, Artists coming at the permission of the Minister for Culture and Journalists at the permission of the Minister for Foreign Affairs are exempted from this entry restriction.


Outgoing travel to LithuaniaTravelling from South Africa to Lithuania

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Lithuania.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Travelers with a medical document confirming they recovered from COVID-19, which should have a positive PCR or antigen test that was taken a maximum of 180 days before entry to Lithuania, travelers with a vaccination certificate confirming they have gone through a full vaccination schedule with a vaccine registered in the Union Register of Medicinal Products in Lithuanian, English, or Russian, transportation crew members, travelers in transit with only essential stopovers such as refueling or for hygiene purposes, and travelers under the age of 12 are exempted from this requirement.

Travelers from Mayotte, Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, or Sweden who have not been vaccinated or fully vaccinated, are required to take a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after their arrival.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Lithuania.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

The isolation period can be shortened

A possibility of shortening the quarantine time by taking a COVID-19 test at their own expense on the 7th day of quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers with a medical document confirming they recovered from COVID-19, which should have a positive COVID-19 PCR or antigen test that was taken a maximum of 180 days before entry to Lithuania, travelers with a vaccination certificate confirming they have gone through a full vaccination schedule with a vaccine registered in the Union Register of Medicinal Products in Lithuanian, English, or Russian, and travelers over 12, but under 16, who are unvaccinated, if they provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (taken no earlier than 72 hours before arrival) or antigen test (taken no earlier than 48 hours before arrival) are exempted from this requirement.

Documents
Registration Form

Will have to present the confirmation QR code at the time of boarding.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Lithuania

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Lithuania must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Lithuania are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Lithuania

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Lithuania without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Lithuania.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Lithuania without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Lithuania.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from South Africa are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from South Africa will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from South Africa are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travelers from South Africa are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Lithuania is required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Lithuania are open. Bars in Lithuania are open.