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Borders start opening - important information regarding COVID-19 (updated 08/07/2020)

June 3, 2020
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Updated: 08/07/2020

COVID-19 stopped our travel world for quite some time. Quarantine in Lithuania finally ended after three months! Emergency situation regime is valid from 17th of June, so some restrictions still apply. However it is possible to visit Vilnius and we are more than happy to welcome you on our Vilnius city tours again!

Travelling to Lithuania

Planes in Vilnius airport

As of 6th of July Lithuania welcomes citizens of the following countries:  Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland. No self isolations will be required anymore for the citizens of those countries. However if you come from, the Czech Republic or the United Kingdom, self isolations will be strongly recommended!

Unfortunately Lithuania will not let in people from Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania and Sweden until the number of COVID-19 cases will start decreasing. Coming from other countries is allowed only with special permissions. The list of countries will be updated every week depending on the active COVID-19 cases.

If you are the citizen of one of those 26 countries that Lithuania lets to come without required self-isolation and want to have a holiday abroad, you can start looking for flights to Vilnius. The airline companies like AirBaltic, Brussels Airlines, Finnair, Wizzair, Ryanair, LOT Polish AIrlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Lufthansa, SAS are renewing their flights to the capital of Lithuania.  As of 6th of July, you can fly to Vilnius with:

AirBaltic - from Amsterdam, Berlin (TXL), Dublin, Dubrovnik, London(LGW), Oslo (OSL), Paris(CDG), Riga, Tallinn.

Brussels Airlines - from Brussels.

Finnair - from Helsinki.

Wizzair - from Barcelona, Belfast, Billund, Dortmund, Doncaster-Sheffield, Eindhoven, Larnaca, Milan (MXP), Nice, Oslo (TRF), Paris(BVA), Kyiv, Lviv, London (LTN), Tel Aviv.

LOT Polish Airlines - from Warsaw.

Lufthansa - from Frankfurt.

Norwegian Air Shuttle - from Oslo (OSL)

Ryanair - from Barcelona, Chania, Tel Aviv, Liverpool, London (LTN, STN, SEN), Athens, Corfu, Dublin, Miland Bergamo, Paris (BVA), Rome (CIA), Kyiv, Vienna.

SAS - from Copenhagen.

And even more flights from more airlines will be offered very soon! Check the news! Information about the flights from/to Vilnius airport

Some flight to Kaunas were also renewed. You can fly from Bergen, Eindhoven, Alesund, Stavanger and Turku with Wizzair! Ryanair is also planning to renew flights from July (Alicante, Dublin, Milan (MXP), Naples, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Rhodes and Shannnon. Information about the flights from/to Kaunas airport

There is no more border control between Lithuania and Latvia, which makes it easier to visit more places if you want to have a longer holiday. You can check our blog post of how to get to Riga from Vilnius here.

Border between Poland & Lithuania is also opened! Which means you can also reach us by bus from Warsaw or by car if you are coming from somewhere else. An there is no border control anymore!

Do not forget to check the regulations in your country before buying the tickets ;) 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 here

If you come from the countries (even transit) strongly affected by COVID-19, you will have to self-isolate for 14 days! Lithuania made a list of 58 of those countries. Here are some of them: Russia, USA, Belarus, Ukraine, etc. You can find the full list here

What you should know

The quarantine ended, but Lithuanian government still issued guidelines and recommendations of how we should continue fighting the spread of COVID-19:

-> Outdoor and indoor events are allowed, however the numbers are limited;

-> Wearing masks is not obligatory anymore in public indoor places, but it is recommended;

-> Wearing masks is still obligatory in the airports;

-> Bars, clubs, cafes, etc. are open, and opening times are not limited anymore;

-> Most of the hotels/hostels start reopening as well;

-> It is recommended to keep one meter distance in queues, events or other places with more people;

Statistics

As of 7th of July, more than 440000 tests were conducted in Lithuania. 

Confirmed cases: 1844
Active cases: 218
Recovered: 1547
Total deaths: 79

Our tours in Vilnius

We finally had our first free tour on 13th of June after such a long pause. We are excited to welcome you again in Vilnius.

We just started doing our free & paid regular tours as usual from 1st of July. The number of people on the tours will be limited, so pre-booking is required. If no one books the tour until 7 pm of previous evening, the guide will not show up. So please book and  let us know you want to join us!

We will offer:

  • Free Vilnius Old Town & Uzupis tour everyday at 10 am & 12 pm from Vilnius Town Hall (Didžioji g. 31- on the stairs near the entrance to the tourism information centre);

  • Free Vilnius Alternative tour everyday at 3 pm from Hales Market (Pylimo g. 58 - the guide will wait for you near the main entrance from Bazilijonų street);

  • Jewish Vilnius tour (12 EUR/person if you pre-book; 15 EUR/person on the spot) - on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10 am from Vilnius Town Hall (Didžioji g. 31-on the stairs near the entrance to the tourism information centre);

  • Soviet Vilnius Tour (12 EUR/person if you pre-book; 15 EUR/person on the spot) - on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 3 pm from Gediminas monument at the Cathedral square;

  • Ghost Vilnius Tour (12 EUR/person if you pre-book; 15 EUR/person on the spot) - on Fridays & Saturdays at 7 pm from Gaono g. 1 (look for the guide with a yellow bag near the corner of Gaono/Universiteto streets);

  • Vilnius Food Tour (65 EUR/person) - on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 4 pm. 24 hour pre-booking is required! 

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

Last update:  08/07/2020

Sources: 
Korona stop - Official Lithuanian Government website
Vilnius airport
Kaunas airport

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