Lithuania closes borders for 15 days due to COVID-192020 03 16
Lithuania announced a nation-wide quarantine from March 16 to March 30. During this time period, foreign citizens, except those having a residence or work permit, won't be allowed entry. The time period may be reassessed during or after the announced quarantine. So far, fourteen cases of COVID-19 have been identified; all of them are people having returned from abroad.
Terms of the quarantine:
foreign citizens cannot enter the country from March 16 00:00 (exempt from the ruling are those that have a valid residence permit, as well as truck drivers, diplomats, NATO enlisted and support personnel as well as their family members);
transit of people returning to their country via Lithuanian territory is possible until March 19, 00:00;
Lithuanian citizens are barred from exiting the country, except citizens returning to their country of residence or work;
all mass events are banned;
movement of goods is unrestricted;
inter-city buses are instructed to limit the number of passengers;
all public institutions will provide services only remotely;
all cafes, bars and restaurants to provide takeaway services only;
all non-essential goods retail stores to provide shipping services only;
Full list of measures under the quarantine can be accessed here.
If you are a foreign citizen planning to return to your home country during the quarantine, we strongly advise contacting your embassy immediately. Here's a list of Lithuania-based embassies and consulates.