Covid19

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS

Lithuanian authorities have announced additional precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the country from 16 to 30 March.

Important restrictions:

  1. Foreign nationals will not be allowed to come to Lithuania.

o If you are a foreign citizen planning to return to your home country during the quarantine, we strongly advise contacting your embassy immediately.

o People must self-isolate for two weeks after returning from any foreign country.

o More information can be found here www.urm.lt

  1. The number of border checkpoints to enter Lithuania has been reduced.
  2. Lithuanian citizens will not be allowed to leave the country, unless they reside or work in another    The State Border Guard Service has the right to grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
  3. SPA centres, beauty salons, shops and shopping centres are closed.
  4. Museums, theatres, cinemas, schools and universities are closed, as are the city’s Tourist Information Centre’s.
  5. Restaurants and bars are closed, except for food deliveries.

o Grocery stores, markets and pharmacies will continue operating.

  1. All public events, including conferences and other performances, are cancelled.
  2. The municipality has suspended non-essential services.
  3. Visiting patients in medical treatments facilities is prohibited, so is visiting prisoners in incarceration facilities.
  4. Planned elective medical procedures have been postponed, with the exception of emergency medical assistance. Rehabilitation and dental services are also suspended, as well as planned vaccinations.
  5. The number of passengers on intercity buses and trains is restricted to maintain the necessary distances between passengers.
  6. Public transport will run as usual but tickets can no longer be purchased on the bus directly from the driver.
  7. Public and private sectors workers are recommended to work from home.

You can follow the latest news in English about the situation in Lithuania on the LRT website at https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english

What to do if you suspect you have a virus:

  1. If symptoms occur within two weeks of having travelled to one the affected areas (http://sam.lrv.lt/lt/naujienos/koronavirusas) or you have been in contact with anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 case, you should immediately call the Emergency Help Centre line 112 or 1808 and report the circumstances of the illness and follow medical advice.
  2. IMPORTANT: please do not go to the hospital by yourself.
  3. Avoid any contact. Self-insulate until the ambulance arrives. An ambulance crew will take you to the hospital.
  4. Laboratory diagnostics will be performed at the hospital. Hospital staff will inform you of further steps.

Coronavirus Symptoms:

Signs and symptoms of coronavirus infection may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure and can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • All the latest information can be found on the websites of the Lithuanian Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization.
  • Psychological help (list of institutions, text in LT)
  • COVID-19 Hotline in Lithuania: 1808 (free of charge)

 

We encourage you to follow these guidelines:

  1. Wash your hands;
  2. Use a tissue for coughs;
  3. Avoid touching your face;
  4. Avoid close contact with another persons;
  5. Use vit. C (1 g per day) and vit. D (4000 TV per day)