2020.06.11 10:00

Lithuania allows flights to 6 countries, including Italy

Vytautas Budzinauskas, BNS2020.06.11 10:00

The Lithuanian government gave the nod to resuming direct regular flights to six more countries: Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Spain and Ireland.

The foreign minister said Wizz Air, Ryanair and Air Baltic had asked for permission to relaunch more flights to and from Lithuania.

Read more: Lithuania allows flights to France, Finland and Denmark

“Cyprus will reopen to unrestricted travel by Lithuanian citizens from June 20. Wizz Air would fly to Larnaca from Vilnius and Ryanair would fly to Paphos from Kaunas,” Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius told the cabinet on Wednesday.

“Greece is also reopening flights to Athens from June 15, and Lithuanian citizens will be able to travel to the islands without restrictions from July 1,” he said.

The cabinet also gave the green light for resuming regular flights from European Economic Area countries, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, provided that the incidence of Covid-19 in a specific country was below 25 cases per 100,000 people over the last 14 days.

The “safe list” of countries is updated every Monday.

Last week, the government allowed relaunching regular flights from Lithuania to France, Denmark and Finland. This followed the reopening of regular air travel to and from Germany, the Netherlands and Norway.

Read more: Kaunas Airport reopens for regular flights