In Lithuania the quarantine regime continues to be relaxed gradually. We have prepared an overview of the most recent changes to quarantine restrictions.
Trade, services and events
- Activities of all shops, markets and other public trading places are now permitted, provided that each buyer occupies at least 10 m2 of retail space or no more than one buyer is served at a time.
- Organising practical and theoretical training for all types of vehicles is now permitted.
- From 18 May 2020 it is no longer mandatory for state and municipal authorities or state and municipal enterprises to work and service clients remotely.
- From 18 May 2020 organising small events in open areas is permitted if not more than 30 participants attend, each separated by at least 5 m2 area with at least 2 m distance ensured among all of them.
- Restrictions on beauty services will no longer be in force from 18 May 2020.
- Pre-primary and non-formal education of children is renewed from 18 May 2020.
- From 18 May 2020 gradual renewal of planned dental care services is permitted.
- From 18 May 2020 venues, including restaurants, cafes, bars, nightclubs and entertainment centres, will be allowed to open between 08:00 and 22:00 (restrictions on opening hours do not apply when food is sold for take away or delivered to customers and when catering is organized in open spaces).
- From 18 May 2020 casinos slot machine parlours will be allowed to open between 08:00 and 22:00.
- Educational activities are further renewed from 25 May 2020. Permitted activities are:
- primary education;
- educational assistance to pupils in pre-primary and primary education;
- organising consultations for secondary school students in preparation for maturity exams in schools and providing them with educational assistance;
- educating pupils in special schools for pupils with special educational needs;
- educating pupils in special classes of general education schools;
- general education schools can provide individual and group counselling at schools and educational assistance to pupils lacking suitable conditions for distance learning;
- resuming higher education courses that cannot be held remotely;
- resuming vocational training which cannot be held remotely or when it’s carried out during individual meetings.
- From 30 May 2020 activities by health centres providing recreational and SPA services are no longer prohibited.
- From 30 May 2020 it is permitted to organise high-mastery sports competitions in open and closed spaces without the spectators.
- The prohibition on Lithuanian citizens leaving the country is revoked and some flights have been resumed.
- From 15 May 2020 residents and citizens of Poland coming to Lithuania for work, business or studies will be able to enter Lithuania, provided they did not travel outside Poland in the previous 14 days.
- From 15 May 2020 residents and citizens of Estonia and Latvia will be able to enter Lithuania, provided they did not travel outside the Baltic States in the previous 14 days.
- From 15 May 2020, 14 days isolation is no longer compulsory for:
- Estonian, Latvian and Polish citizens and residents arriving in Lithuania when they only travelled in their respective country (Estonia, Latvia or Poland);
- Lithuanian citizens returning from Estonia, Latvia, Poland when they only travelled in that respective country (Estonia, Latvia or Poland).
From 18 May 2020 prohibition of sports activities does not apply to high-mastery exercises for athletes, as well as to physical exercises when led by a sports instructor or physical training specialist and when no more than 10 persons participate in the exercise (excluding close relatives) and ensuring at least 5 m2 area per person and a distance of at least 2 m between persons or groups of persons is maintained.