Lithuania: Unvaccinated travelers from Iceland, Lichtenstein and Spain forced to self-quarantine on arrival
Unvaccinated and unrecovered travelers reaching Lithuania from Iceland, Lichtenstein and several parts of Spain must be quarantined upon arrival from Monday, November 1, as countries have been added to the red box .
However, the entry requirement does not apply to arrivals from the Spanish regions of Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Gran Canarias, as they remain in the green category in addition to Mallorca, which has been added to the yellow list.
According to the press release issued by the Lithuanian government, more restrictive measures will apply to arrivals from the French Republic to Reunion, the region having moved from the green zone to the yellow zone, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
Fully vaccinated travelers and those previously infected with COVID-19 are exempt from entry restrictions, especially holders of the EU COVID-19 digital certificate and other similar medical documents.
“The isolation and testing requirements for travelers COVID-19 for travelers will not change next week. Unvaccinated and non-sick people arriving from the red zone remain subject to compulsory tests before travel and ten days of isolation upon arrival ”, explains the press release.
The Lithuanian authorities are also reminding travelers of all categories to present the NVSC profile or a passenger locator form, which must be completed 48 hours before entering the country.
Arrivals from red category countries are required to follow these rules:
- Present a PCR test carried out 72 hours before arriving in Lithuania or an antigen test carried out 48 hours before arrival
- Isolate yourself for ten days upon arrival
“The isolation time can be reduced no earlier than the seventh day of isolation by performing a COVID-19 test (PCR) at a mobile point or at your expense and obtaining a negative result,” he added. . the press release reads further.
The red list of countries (including Iceland, Lichtenstein and Spain) which will be valid from 1 to 7 November, includes all EU member states except the following areas, which remain on the yellow list :
- Greek regions of Crete, Rhodes and Santorini
- Portugal except Madeira
The gray list, whose arrivals must follow the same rules as the red category, includes the remaining countries like Andorra, San Marino, Vatican City, United States, Singapore, United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa and Australia.
In addition, unvaccinated yellow category travelers are required to present a pre-departure test and repeat it three to five days after arrival in order to be released from the quarantine requirement.
Travelers arriving from the green zone are only required to complete the NVSC form (those arriving from the red and yellow zones) and complete the COVID-19 test before travel.
Travelers in the green categories must present a COVID-19 test carried out before reaching Lithuania. Countries on Lithuania’s green list currently include Malta, Madeira and the French region of Mayotte.
According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), 399,532 positive cases have been recorded in Lithuania since the pandemic outbreak in 2020, with 3,485 reported in the last 24 hours. Likewise, 46 deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported, bringing the death toll in Lithuania to 5,766.
As revealed by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), 3,551,435 doses of vaccine were distributed in Lithuania, while 3,296,166 were administered to the population. Thus, at present, 78.8% of the adult population in Lithuania is partially vaccinated against the coronavirus, while 72% is fully immune.