From 11 May, new updates regarding cross-border and self isolation


2020 05 12


From May 11, travelling between Lithuania and Poland is facilitated – you no longer have to self-isolate for 14 days after the trip, however, the document verification procedures remain. From May 15, similar conditions will come into force when travelling to the Baltic States: Latvia and Estonia. Internal border controls will continue until May 31. 

Travelling to/from Poland

Lithuanian citizens are allowed to leave for Poland for work, business or study, but it is necessary to have a document confirming purpose of the trip – an employment contract, a business certificate, a company document, a certificate from a Polish educational institution about studying there, etc. This proof must be provided to the Polish border guards who will make the final decision on admission to their territory.

It will be possible to return to Lithuania not only through the Kalvarijos – Budzisk border check point (BCP) but also through the Lazdijai – Aradninki BCP. Persons who have visited Poland for work, business or study and are returning to Lithuania will not be subject to 14-day isolation. The same conditions are applied to Polish citizens traveling to Lithuania for work, business or study.

From 18 May Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian citizens will be allowed to cross the border through Kalviai – Meitene BCP.

Travelling to/ from Latvia and Estonia

Lithuanian citizens can travel freely to Latvia and Estonia. It will be possible to do this through three border check points (BCP) on the border with Latvia: Būtingė – Rucava BCP, Saločiai – Grenctale BCP and Smėlynė – Medumi BCP.

From 15 May, it will also be possible to return to Lithuania through the above-mentioned BCPs, and Lithuanian citizens arriving from Latvia and Estonia will not be subject to 14-day isolation. Latvian and Estonian citizens can enter Lithuania under the same conditions.

Travelling to/from Russia and Belarus

No additional benefits are provided for travels to Russia and Belarus which does not grant entry to foreigners. It is possible to leave for these countries but return to Lithuania is prohibited.

Please note that control of the internal borders of the European Union will not be abolished until May 31; when travelling abroad, do not forget to be in possession of a valid travel document – a citizen's passport or identity card.

Please note that a person may not be granted exit from Lithuania or a foreigner may not be granted entry to Lithuania in case when at least one symptom of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection is detected during the examination performed by the staff of the National Public Health Centre.

When travelling be sure to be in possession of personal hygiene products and disinfectant, to wear a protective mask in public places, to avoid unnecessary contacts, please act responsibly and stay healthy!