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National Emergency & travel prohibition (14.03.2020)

While the quarantine is in place, Lithuanian citizens, with some exceptions, will be banned from leaving the country, and foreigners will be banned from entering the country with some exceptions. Persons returning to their country of residence shall be allowed to transit through the territory of the Republic of Lithuania without a stopover until 19 March 2020, 00:00.

Start date: 16.03.2020

End date: 30.03.2020

Further information: https://urm.lt/default/en/important-covid19


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Remarks from the International Road Transport Union

09.04.2020

On 16 March, the Lithuanian government announced nationwide quarantine (level 3 of the national plan). This quarantine has now been extended until 27 April.

Restrictions at the borders of Poland and Latvia have been reintroduced. With effect from 14 March, foreign nationals are not permitted to enter the country by any means of transport. Exceptions are in place for persons residing in the Republic of Lithuania, and persons employed within Lithuanian companies, and are either engaged in the international commercial transport of goods, or performing an international commercial transport of goods, by any means of transport.

Persons returning or arriving from foreign countries are required to isolate for 14 days. Please note that this does not apply to crew or crew members working for Lithuanian companies engaged in international commercial transport or performing international commercial transport in any type of vehicle, or to any foreign citizens transiting through the Republic of Lithuania with a mandatory escort (convoy) to the state of their residence, and who do not have symptoms of COVID-19.

For crew or crew members who either work for Lithuanian companies engaged in international commercial transport, or who perform international commercial transport in any type of vehicle, isolation is mandatory from the day of arrival in the Republic of Lithuania until the day of departure from its territory, but not exceeding 14 days. The National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health organise screening at border crossings for symptoms of COVID-19 when returning or arriving from abroad.

Foreign carriers with cargo vehicles transiting through Lithuania are permitted. However, crew or crew members performing international commercial transport in any type of vehicle must travel through the territory of the Republic of Lithuania without stopping unnecessarily.

Upon detection of any COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) symptoms at the border of Lithuania, crew or crew members engaged in international commercial transport in any type of vehicle, transiting through the territory of Lithuania, will not be allowed to enter the country unless they are citizens or legal residents of Lithuania.

The number of border crossing points accessible for entry into Lithuania have been reduced to the following:

Kalvarijos–Budzisko, Saločių–Grenstalės, Būtingės–Rucavos, Smėlynės–Medumės, Medininkų–Kamenyj Logo, Raigardo–Privalkos, Kybartų–Černyševskojės, Panemunės–Sovetsko, Kenos–Gudagojo, Šalčininkų–Benekainių, Mockavos–Trakiškių, Lazdijų–Ogrodnikų, Lavoriškės–Kotlovka, Vilnius, Kaunas, Palanga, Šiauliai international airports, Vilnius railway station and Stasylai railway border crossing points, and Klaipeda seaport.

The entry of persons and/or their passenger cars into the territory of the Republic of Lithuania is allowed only through the following international state border crossing points: Kalvarija–Budziskas and Saločiai–Grenstalė. In exceptional cases, after obtaining the permission of the Head of the State Border Guard Service under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, or a person authorised by him, persons and/or their passenger cars may enter the Republic of Lithuania through other international border crossing points.

Border crossing for commercial and/or international freight transport is additionally carried out through the Stasylai–Benekainiai railway border crossing point and the Pagėgiai–Sovetsk railway border crossing point, and the facilitated transit of persons from the territory of the Russian Federation to the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation, and back to the territory of the Russian Federation, shall additionally pass through the Kena Railroad Border Inspection Post and the Kybartai Railway Border Inspection Post.

It is prohibited to transport passengers and/or transport their passenger cars by passenger ships (ferries) to the Republic of Lithuania, with the exception of the ferry along the Kiel–Klaipėda–Kiel route. In exceptional cases, on the proposal of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the decision on the permit will be made by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. Passenger flights to and from Lithuanian airports are also  prohibited unless authorised by the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration, subject to approval from the ministries for transport and foreign affairs.

Source: LINAVA

                                                                                                                 

03.04.2020

Coming into effect on 16 March, 00:00, the Lithuania Government has announced a two-week nationwide quarantine (third level of the national plan). Currently quarantine has been extended until 13 April.

Lithuania has reintroduced restrictions at the borders of Poland and Latvia. With effect from 14 March, foreign nationals are not permitted to enter the country by any means of transport. Exceptions are in place for persons residing in the Republic of Lithuania, and persons employed within Lithuanian companies, and are either engaged in the international commercial transport of goods, or performing an international commercial transport of goods, by any means of transport.

Persons returning or arriving from foreign countries are required to have 14 days of isolation, except for crew and crew members working in Lithuanian companies engaged in international commercial transport or performing international commercial transport in all types of vehicles, foreign citizens in transit through the Republic of Lithuania with a mandatory escort (convoy) to the state of their residence, and those who do not have any symptoms of COVID-19.

For crew and crew members who work in Lithuanian companies engaged in international commercial transport or perform international commercial transport in all types of vehicles, isolation is mandatory from the day of arrival in the Republic of Lithuania until the day of departure from its territory, but not longer than 14 days. The National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health have organized screening at border crossing for symptoms of COVID-19 when returning or arriving from abroad.

International transport drivers are required to mark the stops that took place during the trip in a free-form document, indicating their purpose and duration.

Foreign carriers with cargo vehicles transiting through Lithuania are permitted.

The number of border crossing points to enter Lithuania have been reduced to the following:

Kalvarijos–Budzisko, Saločių–Grenstalės, Būtingės–Rucavos, Smėlynės–Medumės, Medininkų– Kamenyj Logo, Raigardo–Privalkos, Kybartų–Černyševskojės, Panemunės–Sovetsko, Kenos– Gudagojo, Šalčininkų–Benekainių, Mockavos-Trakiškių, Lazdijų–Ogrodnikų, Vilnius, Kaunas, Palanga, Šiauliai international airports, Vilnius railway station and Stasylai railway border crossing points and Klaipeda seaport.

The entry of persons and/or their passenger cars into the territory of the Republic of Lithuania is allowed only through the following international state border crossing points: Kalvarija – Budziskas, Saločiai – Grenstalė.

Border crossing for commercial and/or international freight transport is additionally carried out through Stasylai-Benekainiai railway border crossing point and Pagėgiai-Sovetsk railway border crossing point. Facilitated transit of persons from the territory of the Russian Federation to the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation and back to the territory of the Russian Federation must additionally pass through the Kena Railroad Border Inspection Post and the Kybartai Railway Border Inspection Post.

As of April 4, 00:00, it is forbidden to transport passengers and their cars to the Republic of Lithuania by passenger ships and ferries, with the exception of the Kiel-Klaipeda-Kiel ferry service or with the permission of the interior minister or his authorised representative.

As of April 4, 00:00 passenger flights to and from Lithuanian airports will also be prohibited unless authorised by the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration, subject to approval from the ministries for transport and foreign affairs.

Source: LINAVA

                                                                                                               

Update on the situation at land borders in Lithuania:

Lithuania has reintroduced restrictions at the borders of Poland and Latvia.  With effect from 14 March, foreign nationals are not permitted to enter the country by any means of transport.  Exceptions are in place for persons residing in the Republic of Lithuania, and persons employed within Lithuanian companies, and are either engaged in the international commercial transport of goods, or performing an international commercial transport of goods, by any means of transport.

Foreign carriers with cargo vehicles transitting through Lithuania are permitted.

Source: LINAVA

Coming into effect on 16 March, 00:00, the Lithuania Government has announced a two-week nationwide quarantine (third level of the national plan).

Lithuania reintroduced control of its borders with Poland and Latvia on 14 March. Foreign nationals will not be allowed to enter the country by any means of transport, unless they work and live permanently in Lithuania (a temporary corridor will be available for Latvian and Estonian citizens to reach their countries). 

Goods transport is still allowed. However, foreigners are banned from entering the country, unless they are making necessary deliveries of goods to Lithuania.

The number of border crossing points to enter Lithuania have been reduced to the following:

Kalvarijos–Budzisko, Saločių–Grenstalės, Būtingės–Rucavos, Smėlynės–Medumės, Medininkų– Kamenyj Logo, Raigardo–Privalkos, Kybartų–Černyševskojės, Panemunės–Sovetsko, Kenos– Gudagojo, Šalčininkų–Benekainių, Mockavos-Trakiškių, Lazdijų–Ogrodnikų, Vilnius, Kaunas, Palanga, Šiauliai international airports, Vilnius railway station and Stasylai railway border crossing points and Klaipeda seaport.

Border crossing for commercial and/or international freight transport is additionally carried out through Stasylai-Benekainiai railway border crossing point and Pagėgiai-Sovetsk railway border crossing point, and facilitated transit of persons from the territory of the Russian Federation to the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation and back to the territory of the Russian Federation shall additionally pass through the Kena Railroad Border Inspection Post and the Kybartai Railway Border Inspection Post.

The number of local passengers on intercity buses and trains is restricted to maintain the necessary distance between passengers.

Source: LINAVA


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