Lithuania has started issuing the EU Digital Certificate to its citizens and residents this week in order to facilitate easier inter-EU travelling.
“Lithuania has taken up the initiative and we are making a start today,” Health Vice Minister Živilė Simonaitytė told reporters, adding that the first 300,000 certificates have already been generating using the e.sveikata (e-health) system.
The EU Digital Covid Certificate is issued to people who have recovered from Covid-19, have been vaccinated, or have received a negative coronavirus test.
Each country, however, may still set its own rules and requirements for inbound travellers.
Under the existing rules in Lithuania, there are no additional restrictions for arrivals who have been vaccinated – one week after receiving the second Pfizer jab, two weeks after the second Moderna shot, 15 days after the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, or two weeks after the shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
There are also no restrictions for people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 180 days.