2020.06.01 11:04

Lithuania opens borders to 27 countries

LRT.lt2020.06.01 11:04

People travelling from 24 countries will no longer need to self-isolate upon arrival in Lithuania, according to a list published by the Lithuanian Health Ministry.

Currently the list includes Germany, Poland, France, Italy, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland.

Read more: Lithuania to gradually open up to European travelers

People can travel to Lithuania from Malta, Ireland, and Spain, but are still required to self-isolate for two weeks. Meanwhile, travel from Sweden, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and Belgium is still prohibited.

The rule also applies to citizens and residents of the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the UK travelling from one of the safe countries. However, there is yet no decision on people arriving from non-EU countries.

Lithuanian residents and citizens are able to travel to Lithuania from anywhere in the world, but will have to self-isolate for two weeks unless arriving from the list of the so-called safe countries.

The Baltic ‘travel bubble’, allowing free movement of citizens and residents between Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, remains in place.

Under the current rules, the ministry publishes a list of 'safe' countries every Monday. Once added to the list, countries may be removed, if Covid-19 infection count rises above 15 new cases per 100,000 people over the last two weeks.

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