Lithuania to require regular COVID testing for truckers, food service workers, soldiers

  • 2021-07-14
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – The Lithuanian government extended on Wednesday the list of activities subject to mandatory testing for COVID-19 to include, among others, truck and bus drivers, entertainment and food service workers, and soldiers. 

Health Minister Arunas Dulkys told the Cabinet that the list had to be expanded as part of efforts to contain the spread of the Delta coronavirus variant.  

As of July 26, the requirement to undergo regular testing will start to apply to people working in international freight transport, public transport and passenger transport, leisure and entertainment, culture, arts services, food services, the retail sector, and public administration, as well as to professional military service members.

It will also apply to people working with illegal migrants arriving in Lithuania. 

Those on the list will have to get tested every seven to ten 10 days for COVID-19.

The testing requirement does not apply to fully vaccinated workers and those who have recovered from the virus.