2023-02-06

Health care

The Ministry of Health informs that while in Lithuania, all foreigners infected with Covid-19 can access free health care services against the coronavirus disease

VIRUS SYMPTOMS
AND PREVENTION

ISOLATION

VACCINATION

MENTAL HEALTH

TREATMENT DURING
THE QUARANTINE

OPPORTUNITY
PASSPORT

SYMPTOMS

TESTING

CONTACT

Did you develop
coronavirus-like symptoms?

Did you develop less
common coronavirus symptoms?

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Would you like to register for a test in a mobile unit?

Testing types

Preventive testing of the employees

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Symptoms

Helplines

Sudden loss of smell and taste

Sore throat

Heavy breathing

Temperature of 37,3°C and above

Cough

Helplines

FAMILY
DOCTOR

CORONAVIRUS
HOTLINE

122

Contact your family doctor. Given the need, the doctor will issue a referral to a fever clinic. 

Contact coronavirus hotlineinfo place by phone 1808 or register for a test in a mobile unit by filling in a form on www.1808.lt

If you feel in need of a more urgent medical help, call the emergency at - 112 

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Symptoms

Helplines

Headache and muscle pain

Chills

Fatigue

Vomiting

Diarrhoea

Helplines

FAMILY
DOCTOR

CORONAVIRUS
HOTLINE

122

Contact your family doctor. Given the need, the doctor will issue a referral to a fever clinic. 

Contact coronavirus hotlineinfo place by phone 1808 or register for a test in a mobile unit by filling in a form on www.1808.lt

If you feel in need of a more urgent medical help, call the emergency at - 112 

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Call

Call the coronavirus hotline at 
1808

Fill in a form

Fill in a form on the website of
www.1808.lt

MOBILE UNIT TESTING AVAILABILITY

Regularly updated information can be followed: here

Labs that perform paid testing for Covid-19

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PCR test

Antigen test

Serological
antibody test

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In Lithuanian language marked by abbreviation PGR

Samples are collected from a nasopharyngeal swab

Results are announced within 1-3 days

The test indicates whether you are currently infected with Covid-19

Recognized

During the air or sea port check-up procedures

When shortening mandatory isolation term

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Also marked by abbreviations AG or RAT (Rapid antigen test)

Samples are collected from a nasopharyngeal swab

Results can be announced in 10-20 min, but it might take up to a few hours until they are registered to the system

The test indicates whether you are currently infected with Covid-19

Recognized

During the air or sea port check-up procedures

When proving right to isolation exceptionsbilenkoks tekstas

Not recognized

When shortening mandatory isolation term

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Also marked by abbreviations IgG or IgM

Samples test the blood

Results can be announced in 10-20 min, but it might take up to a few hours until they are registered to the system

The test indicates whether you were previously infected with Covid-19

Recognized

On the basis of individual cases - when choosing the strategy of isolating individuals who had a high-risk contact or who wish to shorten their isolation term

Not recognized

During the air or sea port check-up procedures

When shortening mandatory isolation term

When proving right to isolation exceptionsbilenkoks tekstas

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Mandatory span

If you wish to work, you have to:

  • periodically (every 7-10 days) check if you are not infected with Covid-19
  • provide the employer with relevant documents that prove negative Covid-19 test result

Access you test results at: www.esveikata.lt

Person health care

Education

Culture, art, leisure, and entertainment

Pharmacies

Public catering service delivery

Retail and production

Social services, public administration, professional military service, and management of large-scale foreign arrivals

International freight, public and passengers' transportation

Voluntary span

You can test preventively if:

  • you belong to any of the workers' groups listed in order No. V-1336 of the Minister of Health

Access your test results at: www.esveikata.lt

Workers are not tested preventively if they:

+ - Recovered from Covid-19
Testing is not mandatory to workers:

  • who got infected with coronavirus no earlier than 210 days ago and the diagnosis was confirmed by a PCR or rapid antigen test
  • who tested positively on te basis of serological test that was taken no earlier than 60 days ago – except cases when serological test was taken after vaccination
+ - Got vaccinated against Covid-19
Testing is not mandatory:

  • 1 week after receiving second dose of "Comirnaty" or "Spikevax" vaccine – except cases when worker who has recovered from Covid-19 is to receive only one vaccine
  • 2 weeks after receiving dose of "Janssen" vaccine
  • From 4 to 13 weeks after receiving first dose of of "Vaxzevria" vaccine – except cases when worker who has recovered from Covid-19 is to receive only one vaccine
  • ​​​after second dose of "Vaxzevria" vaccine
  • 2 weeks after first dose of "Comirnaty", "Spikevax", "Janssen", or "Vaxzevria" vaccine provided a worker has recovered from Covid-19 and the diagnosis was confirmed by positive PCR test

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Were you in contact with a person who is (potentially) infected with coronavirus?

Were you traveling abroad
within the last 14 days?

You were in contact with an infected person if you had a social interaction:

3 days before or 10 days after that person developed symptoms

3 days before or 10 days after that person tested for coronavirus infection (given the person did not develop any symptoms)

Without safety measures you and an infected person:

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had a social interaction that lasted over 15 minutes
with less than a 2 meter distance maintained

>

had a direct physical interaction
(eg. during a hand shake)

>

had a direct interaction through
body liquids (eg. saliva, blood)

>

during an interaction none
of these conditions applied

Low or high-risk contact?

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X

you had a high-risk contact

you had a low-risk contact

What should you do now?

+ - Isolate
You should enter a 14-day isolation since the day of your last contact with a person infected with Covid-19.

More useful information about isolation can be accessed: here
+ - Fill in a NVSC form
Fill in a ''Questionnaire for people who had contact with an infected person'' and wait until you are contacted by the consultant of the National Public Health Center (NVSC). The consultant will confirm the status of your contact, exact term of mandatory isolation and date of the Covid-19 test.
+ - Inform your employer
Inform your employer of the duration of your isolation.

If possible, arrange remote work possibility.
+ - Apply for the incapacity for work certificate
If there is no possibility to work remotely and you are in need of the incapacity for work certificate, contact your family doctor.

Please provide information about your incapacity for work status when filling in the ,,Questionnaire for people who had contact with an infected person‘‘.
+ - Monitor your symptoms and condition
More information about coronavirus symptoms and relevant helplines can be accessed: here

National Public Health Center reminds that a person who was in contact with another person who had contact with an infected person (''contact of the contact'') is not considered to pose high risks.

Monitor your symptoms and condition.

More information about coronavirus symptoms and relevant helplines can be accessed: here

National Public Health Center reminds that a person who was in contact with another person who had contact with an infected person (''contact of the contact'') is not considered to pose high risks.

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Detailed information about travel procedures can be accessed: here

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Did you return or arrive from
virus-affected country?

Did you have a high-risk contact with
a person infected by Covid-19?

Who is not subject to
isolation requirements?

Who and when can leave
the place of self-isolation?

Arriving from countries
unaffected by virus

Arriving from virus affected countries that ECDC map attributes to red or grey zones

Arriving from virus affected countries that ECDC map attributes to yellow and green zones

Enhanced control measures subject travelers who arrive from countries:

  • that registered the spread of new coronavirus mutations
  • in which the 14-day morbidity rate equals (or exceeds) 500 cases per 100 000 habitants

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MANDATORY REGISTRATION AND COVID-19 TEST

  • Test must be taken before the arrival.

More information about travel requirements and exceptions: here (valid November 22-28, 2021)

MANDATORY REGISTRATION, COVID-19 TEST AND 10-DAY ISOLATION

  • Outdoor walks are only allowed when a person maintains the radius of 1 km from the place of self-isolation. It is also mandatory to wear protective equipment that covers nose and mouth. No visits to gathering points are allowed.
  • It is allowed to self-isolate in a separate room of an apartment or house that is also inhabited by family members who have not traveled together. Given the case, they are not required to self-isolate.
  • Only certain conditions (see here) allow to leave the place of self-isolation.
  • Test must be taken before the arrival.

More information about travel requirements and exceptions: here (valid November 22-28, 2021)

MANDATORY REGISTRATION AND TWO COVID-19 TESTS

  • First, taken before the arrival.
  • Second, taken 3 to 5 days after the arrival.

More information about travel requirements and exceptions: here (valid November 22-28, 2021)

No data.

Lithuania’s list of coronavirus affected countries is published every Friday and comes into force the following Monday.

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As of July 5, 2021, all world states have been included into Lithuania’s list of virus affected countries.

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Do I have to self-isolate?

Yes

Isolation term

10 days since the arrival to Lithuania

Isolation conditions:

Outdoor walks are only allowed if you maintain the radius of 1 km from your place of isolation.

It is also mandatory to wear protective equipment that covers nose and mouth. No visits to gathering points allowed.

You can self-isolate in a separate room of an apartment or house that is also inhabited by family members who have not traveled together. 

Given the case, they are not required to self-isolate.

 

Only certain conditions (see here) allow to leave the place of self-isolation.

Do not forget to fill in the form of permit to change the place of isolation

Can I shorten my isolation term?

Yes, if on its 7th day you test repeatedly (at a mobile point or at your own expenses) and the PCR (coronavirus) test confirms negative result.

Isolation exemptions

Current isolation exemptions have been outlined: here

 

These requirements and exceptions apply to November 22-28, 2021

Lithuania’s list of coronavirus affected countries is published every Friday and comes into force the following Monday.

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Do I have to self-isolate?

No

Isolation exemptions

Current isolation exemptions have been outlined: here

These requirements and exceptions apply to November 22-28, 2021

Lithuania’s list of coronavirus affected countries is published every Friday and comes into force the following Monday.

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Do I have to self-isolate?

Yes

Isolation term

14 days since your last contact with an infected person

Can I shorten my isolation term?

Yes. Isolation term can be shortened to 10 days if on its 7th day you test repeatedly (at your own expenses) and the PCR (coronavirus) test confirms negative result.

Isolation exemptions

Current isolation exemptions have been outlined: here

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Travel-related requirements and exceptions have been outlined on November 22-28, 2021 list of virus affected countries

More information can be accessed on National Public Health Center website column
''Everything you need to know about isolation''

Travelers who qualify for self-isolation exceptions will have to provide this information while filling in an online National Public Health Center registration form and preserve documents that prove access to such right – given the need, they might be demanded.

Travelers who have recovered from Covid-19 will not be required to present documents that prove history of infection, if the disease was diagnosed in Lithuania and the related data has been registered to the information system.

People who previously healed from coronavirus or have been vaccinated against Covid-19 are not subjected to mandatory isolation as long as they can present:

Health care facility certificate svg vieta

The document (translated to Lithuanian, English or Russian languages) should confirm experience of coronavirus infection, registered no sooner than 180 days before the arrival

Vaccination certificatesvg vieta

The document (translated to Lithuanian, English or Russian language) should confirm the procedure of vaccination that has been completed at least 14 days prior to arrival

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The right to leave the place of self-isolation has been set by: Order No V-352 of the Minister for Health of the Republic of Lithuania

Do not forget to fill in the application that grants permit to such right.

More information can be accessed on National Public Health Center website column
''Everything you need to know about isolation''

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COVID-19 VACCINES IN LITHUANIA CAN BE ACCESSED BY:

  • Foreigners who have a permanent residence permit
  • Foreigners insured with compulsory health insurance (privalomasis sveikatos draudimas or PSD)
  • EU citizens who have declared Lithuania as their place of residence and on the basis of S1 form registered to a local health care facility 

In May, 2021 the Lithuanian Government extended this permission to:

  • Lithuanian citizens who live abroad, but stay in the country at least 183 days per year
  • Citizens (and their family members) of the EU or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, who have acquired the right to reside in Lithuania and spend here at least three out of six months
  • Citizens of foreign countries or stateless persons who have a document that grants right to reside in Lithuania and who came here to live 
Regularly updated information related to residents' vaccination: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/vaccination

Register for your vaccine: here

The Ministry of Health informs that while in Lithuania, all foreigners infected with Covid-19
can access free health care services against the coronavirus disease.

Emotional support
for residents

Psychological help for migrants

By phone at 1809

By email

On the internet

On the website

Seven days a week the helpline operates on the basis of volunteers from organizations:

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Seven days a week the helpline operates on the basis of volunteers from organizations:

On Mondays and Fridays
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Wednesdays and Thursdays
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Daily
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

On workdays and Saturdays
from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 

On workdays
from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

More information can be accessed: here

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More information can be accessed on the website of:

 

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Free help in Lithuanian,
Russian and English languages.

 

Free help in Lithuanian and Russian languages.

 

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Services provided on a contact basis

Visiting patients

Odontology

Prenatal care, baby delivery
and newborns

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Disease prevention

Psychology and psychotherapy

Preventive check-up SvgInformation

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Currently, patient visitation in the health care facilities is only allowed for relatives who have already recovered from coronavirus or have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 SvgInformation

Exceptions apply for people who were granted permission by the
chief of a health care facility and intend to visit:

TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS

WOMEN IN DELIVERY

PATIENTS UNDER 14 YEARS OLD

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Beginning May 24, 2021 Lithuania introduced its Opportunity Passport -

individual QR code that allows to temporarily benefit from exceptions under the quarantine rules

Opportunity passports will be issued to residents:

+ - Who have been vaccinated against Covid-19
The Opportunity Passport would take effect:

  • one week after getting the second dose of “Comirnaty” or “Spikevax” vaccine
  • two weeks after the dose of “Janssen” vaccine
  • four, but no longer than thirteen weeks after the first dose of “Vaxzevria” vaccine
  • after the second dose of “Vaxzevria” vaccine
  • two weeks after the dose of “Comirnaty”, “Spikevax”, “Janssen” or “Vaxzevria” vaccine provided a person has already recovered from Covid-19 (diagnosis must be confirmed by positive PCR test result)
+ - Who have recovered from Covid-19
The Opportunity Passport would take effect if:

  • the diagnosis was confirmed by a positive result of PCR or antigen test
  • there has been no more than 210 days from the date of receiving positive test result
  • a person has completed an assigned term of self-isolation
+ - Who have negative Covid-19 test result
The Opportunity Passport would be valid for:

  • 48 hours from the moment of giving a sample for PCR test
  • 60 days since taking serological antibody test (provided that it confirmed the necessary concentration of antibodies)
IMPORTANT: as of August 16, 2021, PCR tests are no longer free of charge and can only be taken privately. Exceptions apply and free tests at a mobile point can still be taken by pregnant women (provided they have a pregnant woman card) and people who are allergic to vaccines (provided that a family doctor or an allergist confirmed it on www.esveikata.lt).
+ - Who are under 16 years old
Along with the Opportunity Passport you will be demanded to provide your ID.

Please register for your Opportunity passport on the website of: www.gpasas.lt

1. Visit the website

2. Identify yourself through the gateway of e-government

3. Print your QR code or save it on your smartphone

Additional conditions

  • Opportunity passports are issued to residents who are covered by the compulsory health insurance (PSD) and hold an account in electronic Lithuanian health care registry: www.esveikata.lt
  • Foreign nationals who reside in Lithuania and have a personal identification code issued by the Migration Department can also apply for the Opportunity passport as long as their data is registered to: www.esveikata.lt
  • Once issued, your Opportunity passport must be updated every 60 days on the website of www.gpasas.lt, unless it was subject to factual changes - you took a second dose of your vaccine or your PCR test has expired due to current 48 hours limit

Opportunity passports grant right to exceptions in various activity areas restricted by measures against the pandemic:

Indoor events

Events can be attended by an unlimited number of participants. No requirements related to observing the event from seated places. 

Outdoor events

Events can be attended by an unlimited number of participants. No requirements related to observing the event from seated places. 

Informal children education

Activities can be attended by an unlimited number of participants.

Visitation

It is allowed to visit patients, sentenced, or detained individuals. 

As of June 7, 2021 Lithuania also issues digital European Union COVID certificates -

the documents grant right to facilitated travel procedures within the states of the EU and the Schengen area

From February 1, 2022, an updated procedure for issuing digital COVID certificates has entered into force throughout the European Union. Currently, the certificates are valid for a maximum of 270 days, unless issued for the EU residents who have already taken a booster shot of vaccine against COVID-19.

IMPORTANT: the period of validity of the digital EU COVID certificates for domestic contact activities continues to depend on national rules.

European Union COVID certificates will be issued to residents:

+ - Who have been vaccinated against Covid-19
In Lithuania, EU COVID certificate can be issued:

  • 2 weeks, but no more than 210 days after complete vaccination with "Comirnaty", "Spikevax", "Vaxzevria", or "Janssen" vaccines
  • 2 weeks, but no more than 210 days after taking the second dose of vaccine – under mixed vaccination scheme
  • 2 weeks, but no more than 210 days after taking at least one vaccine dose if a person has already recovered from COVID-19 (diagnosis must be confirmed by a positive PCR test result)
  • right after taking the booster shot of vaccine against COVID-19 – in this case, certificates are issued for an indefinite period
+ - Who have recovered from Covid-19
In Lithuania, EU COVID certificate can be issued:

  • 11 days after the diagnosis was confirmed by positive result of the PCR test
  • there has been no more than 180 days from the moment of taking the test
+ - Who have negative Covid-19 test result
In Lithuania, EU COVID certificate can be issued:

  • right after negative COVID-19 test result is registered to the system
  • 72 hours after the moment of taking negative sample of the PCR test or 48 hours after taking negative sample of the rapid antigen test

Download digital COVID certificate from your personal account on: www.esveikata.lt

You can either save the document on your mobile device or print it on paper.

More information can be accessed: here

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