The Lithuanian authorities have announced that following the updated list of Coronavirus-affected areas, starting from today, July 19, several European Economic Area (EEA) and third countries will be placed in the red and grey category.
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As such, in line with the newly made modifications, the following EEA countries and areas are now part of the red and grey category:
Greece (without including Corfu, Kefalonia, Thasos, Zakynthos, Rhodes, and Santorini)
Spain (including Tenerife, Gran Canaria, and Mallorca)
Portugal (excluding Madeira)
French regions: Martinique, French Guiana, and Réunion
Except for the EEA countries/areas mentioned above, the Lithuanian authorities also have placed on the red/grey category all the epidemiologically safe third countries, against which the EU Commission previously advised to gradually lift the restrictions for non-essential travel purposes.
Such a decision means that besides filling an arrival form 48 hours before entering Lithuania’s territory, all arrivals from the red/grey category must present a negative COVID-19 test result.
In addition, everyone is required to stay self-isolated for ten days, with the possibility to shorten the self-isolation period after the seventh day, provided that a second negative Coronavirus test result is presented.
However, through a press release issued by the Ministry of Health of Lithuania, it has been emphasised that the testing and self-isolation requirements do not apply to those who have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from the disease, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
“People with a history of COVID-19 or who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to bring a negative COVID-19 test or isolate themselves, regardless of their country of origin,” the Ministry noted.
Modifications on entry requirements were also made for arrivals from the following countries/regions that are currently placed on Lithuania’s yellow category:
Regions of Greece: Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, Rhodes, and Santorini
Region of Portugal: Madeira
All persons arriving from territories mentioned above are exempted from the quarantine requirement. Nonetheless, they still are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result before entry and undergo a second testing three to five days after arrival in the Baltic .
“Those arriving from the countries belonging to the yellow zone are not isolated, but these persons need to bring a negative test result and perform a second PCR test on 3-5 days of arrival in Lithuania,” the Ministry’s statement reads.
In contrast, those arriving from countries placed in Lithuania’s green category only need to present a single Coronavirus test result. This category includes Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Czechia, Italy, Iceland, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, and Germany. ■