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2021.02.23 16:30

Travel update: arrivals in Lithuania from US no longer under stricter self-isolation rules

LRT.lt2021.02.23 16:30

Lithuania has updated its weekly travel restrictions, removing the United States and Gibraltar from the list of countries and regions most severely affected by the pandemic.

As of Monday, stricter requirements apply to arrivals from Albania, Bahrain, the Seychelles, and Slovakia.

Commercial drivers are now also required to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival “until the day of departure [...], but no longer than 10 days”, according to the country’s Health Ministry.

Previously, they were required to get tested for Covid-19 or self-isolate.

Under the new rules that came into effect on February 8, all countries have been included into the coronavirus-affected travel list.

All travellers coming to Lithuania now need to present a coronavirus test taken within the last 48 hours – or register for one in Lithuania within a day after arriving – as well as self-isolate for 10 days. They must also fill out a questionnaire.

People who do not display any coronavirus symptoms can also get tested for Covid-19 on the seventh day of self-isolation. Once the result comes back negative, they can stop self-isolating even if it’s been less than 10 days since their arrival.

Those arriving from countries affected by the new coronavirus strain must self-isolate in accommodation separated from other family members and are not allowed to go outside. All other arrivals can go for walks within one kilometre of their homes.

The full list of rules can be found on the government’s website.