Important information regarding COVID-19 (updated)

Blog created at Last updated June 5, 2021

The whole world is tired of the global pandemic. We have been living with a new virus for over a year now. However it seems like this summer we will be able to travel! Here you can find the most important recent information about restrictions & regulations in Lithuania regarding COVID-19. We hope this will help you to plan your trip to Vilnius sooner or later!

The national quarantine is extended at least until 30th of June in Lithuania! 

What you should know about regulations in Lithuania due to COVID-19

National quarantine was declared all over Lithuania on 7th of November, 2020. Since then we live with restrictions and regulations that change depending on the active COVID-19 cases. It will last at least until 30th of June. 

Here is what you should know about regulations in Lithuania at the moment:

-> Wearing masks is mandatory everywhere in public places inside and outside where are people within 2 meter distance from you;

->  Outdoor cafes, bars are opened from 7:00 till 24:00;

-> Museums and galleries are allowed to operate;

-> Most of the shops are open, however limiting the number of visitors. Shopping malls are also opened;

-> Groups of no more than 10 people are allowed to be in public places (max two different households/families).

-> tours are allowed for groups up to 25 people inside and outside;

You can find more detailed information about regulations important for tourists coming to Lithuania.

More possibilities are coming up from 24th of May for people who are vaccinated, have COVID-19 immunity or have a negative COVID-19 test for 24 hours. You can apply for "Opportunity passport" to attend bigger events, private parties, go to restaurants, bars inside, etc.

You can find all the restrictions on the official website to stop the spread of COVID-19 KORONASTOP.LT Just note that it takes sometime to update all the information in English after it is approved!

Also, massive vaccination started in Lithuania. As of 3rd of June, 1075456 people were vaccinated (38.5% of the whole populaton). It is estimated that around 45 % of the country's population should have immunity at the moment.

Travelling to Lithuania

Planes in Vilnius airport

You are allowed to visit Lithuania without self-isolation only if you are fully vaccinated! Otherwise, self-isolation applies

NB! COVID-19 testing is available at Vilnius airport. You can take a test before your flight in case you need to have a negative COVID-19 test at the entry of the country you are travelling to. The prices start from 30 eur and different types of tests are available.  

Every Friday Lithuania announces the list of highly affected countries and regions within EU/EEA and the UK that takes affect on following Monday. If you come from the countries that are on that list , you will be required to self-isolate for 10 days and have a negative COVID-19 test not older that 48 hours(or take a test on arrival with 24 hours). It means that even if you have a negative test, you will need to isolate for 10 days anyway. It is possible to shorten isolation after 7 days by doing another COVID-19 test, but not sooner than 7 days.  At the moment due to new strains of COVID-19 those restrictions apply to ALL THE COUNTRIES! However self isolation is stricter for people coming from those countries with new strains of COVID-19. You can check official COVID-19 page in Lithuania for all the recent announcements.

Also, there will be stricter control of passengers in Lithuanian airports and ports. NB! From Wednesday morning (17th of February), there will be border control between Lithuania and Poland. 

Everyone also has to register their arrival online prior arrival! You will have to show the QR code (you will get it when registering your arrival online on the website of National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health) before going to the plane, bus, ferry or train.  If you come by your transport you are still required to register within 12 hours by filling the same form online. This is required for absolutely everyone coming to Lithuania. You can check the newest information on the official website to prevent the spread of COVID-19

If you decided to come to Lithuania anyway, please check all the newest information about flights to Vilnius airport or information about the flights to Kaunas airport.

Do not forget to check the regulations in your country before buying the tickets ;) Lithuania is a part of the Red group of countries (highly affected). European Union made a website with information about each country in Europe, where you can find all things you need to know before visiting that country. Check the official EU website. You can also check IATA Interntional Travel Centre website to see the restrictions & regulations all over the world.

COVID-19 cases in Lithuania. Statistics

As of 3rd of June around 3577000 tests were conducted in Lithuania. 

Confirmed cases: 275915
Active cases: 7720
Recovered: 258341
Deaths caused by COVID-19: 4297
No. of cases per 100 000 people in the last 14 days: 226.9

You can see the newest numbers on the official statistics website.

Vilnius free walking tours and other Vilnius City tours

Vilnius free walking around Old Town & Uzupis is back from 12th of June on Saturdays & Sundays at 11 am with pre-booking only. From 1st of July, more tours will be offered. Until then you can book a private tour at another time. Max group size - 25 people. Just drop us an email hello@vilniuswithlocals.com and we can arrange a private tour for you.  

Please check the news. You can also find the latest news about our free walking tours in Vilnius and other regular paid Vilnius city tours on our Facebook page and Instagram stories

Here are other tours we will offer from 1st of July, 2021.

  • Vilnius Free Walking Tour (Old Town & Uzupis) (pay what you want) From Vilnius Town Hall (Didžioji g. 31- on the stairs near the entrance to the tourism information centre) with pre-bookings (at least 2 people);

  • Vilnius free alternative walking tour (pay what you want) from Hales Market (Pylimo g. 58 - the guide will wait for you near the main entrance from Bazilijonų street)  with pre-bookings (at least 2 people);

  • Jewish Vilnius tour (12 EUR/person if you pay online; 15 EUR/person on the spot) from Vilnius Town Hall (Didžioji g. 31-on the stairs near the entrance to the tourism information centre)  with pre-bookings (at least 2 people);

  • Soviet Vilnius Tour (12 EUR/person if you pay online; 15 EUR/person on the spot) from Gediminas monument at the Cathedral square  with pre-bookings (at least 2 people);

  • Ghost Vilnius Tour (12 EUR/person if you pay online; 15 EUR/person on the spot) from Gaono g. 1 (look for the guide with a yellow bag near the corner of Gaono/Universiteto streets) with pre-bookings (at least 2 people);

  • Kaunas free walking tour (pay what you want) from Soboras (Nepriklausomybes a. 14) with pre-bookings (at least 2 people).

You can also book private tours with our guides if you want to have more personalized experience. Find more information here: Private Vilnius City Tour.

NB! Please respect us and other travellers and do not join any of our tours if you feel any symptoms of COVID-19, if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, or if you come from highly affected countries.

Sources: 
Korona stop - Official Lithuanian Government website
"Traffic light" map for affected countries of Europe
Vilnius airport
Kaunas airport