Lithuania allows returnees from abroad to move within 1 km from place of self-isolation

  • 2020-06-01
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - People who are required to self-isolate after returning to Lithuania from abroad will be allowed to move within a kilometer from their place of isolation, the National Public Health Center (NPHC) said on Monday. 

"Individuals who must self-isolate when they return from abroad (...) will be able to leave their place of isolation to go for a walk, for example, and walk a certain distance, but not more than one kilometer," Rolanda Lingiene, the head of the NPHC Vilnius Department, told a news conference.  

"However, they are forbidden to go to crowded places such stores, restaurants and cafes, etc.," she added. 

Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said later that this would apply to all people in self-isolation.

Lingiene also said that returnees from abroad would no longer be tested for COVID-19 on a mandatory basis and would be able to go to their place of isolation using any means of transport. 

Until recently, all returnees were tested for the coronavirus and had to use transport provided by municipalities. 

The Health Ministry earlier on Monday published a list of 27 countries whose citizens and other foreign travelers are allowed to enter Lithuania. Arrivals from 24 of these countries will not be required to self-isolate for two weeks.