As of Thursday, bars, cafes, night clubs and other venues in Lithuania will be allowed to stay open past midnight, after the government decided to ease quarantine restrictions.
“The situation is getting better, but we cannot lift the quarantine yet,” said Health Vice Minister Živilė Simonaitytė on Monday.
Under the current rules, catering and entertainment venues are allowed to stay open from 07:00 until 24:00. Night clubs have complained that it effectively means a ban on their activities, as most venues do not open until late at night.
As of Thursday, June 17, there will no longer be restrictions on opening hours.
However, other rules remain in place: only holders of the so-called ‘opportunity pass’ can be serviced indoors, while other clients must be seated outdoors. Opportunity passports are issued to people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 or tested negative for the virus.