Important COVID-19 Travel
Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must stay at home. You must not travel, including abroad, unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays and other leisure purposes.
If you intend to travel to the UK from abroad, including UK nationals returning home, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to 3 days before departure. If you do not comply (and you do not have a valid exemption) your airline or carrier may refuse you boarding and/or you may be fined on arrival.
When you enter England from abroad (except Ireland), you must follow the new requirements for quarantining and taking additional COVID-19 tests. For those travelling from a country on the banned travel list you will be required to quarantine in a hotel. Different rules apply for arrivals into England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
If you are legally permitted to travel abroad, check our advice on your country of destination. Some other countries have closed borders, and may further restrict movement or bring in new rules including testing requirements with little warning.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all non-essential travel to:
- Lithuania, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks in the country.
Travel may be subject to entry restrictions
- British nationals travelling to Lithuania from the UK are required to self-isolate for 10 days. In addition you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, taken no earlier than 48 hours before arrival in Lithuania, or register for a PCR test within 24 hours of arrival. You must remain in isolation for the full 10 day period, regardless of the PCR test result. You may shorten your isolation period, subject to the approval of public health officials and a second PCR test, taken no earlier than day 7 of isolation. Please see the Entry requirements page for more information
- Failure to comply with isolation requirements could result in a fine of between 60 and 1,500 Euros.
- British nationals travelling to Lithuania must register in advance with the Lithuanian government.
- British nationals may leave Lithuania before the end of their isolation period in order to return to the UK/their country of residence, but must register travel plans with the Lithuanian government, at least 24 hours before departure.
- On 16 December 2020, Lithuania entered a nationwide lockdown. Movement within Lithuania is restricted.
See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.
Preparing for your return journey to the UK
If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:
- provide your journey and contact details before you travel
- provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to 3 days before departure
- check if you need to self-isolate on your return
If your return journey to the UK transits another country, you should check whether it is subject to a travel ban or any other additional requirements. If so, contact your travel provider.
Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.
If you’re planning travel to Lithuania, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.
For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.
There are rules about taking food and drink into the EU. See Taking food and drink into the EU for further information.
There is a general threat from terrorism. There may be increased security in place over the festive period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds. You should remain vigilant and follow the advice of the local authorities.
Most visits to Lithuania are trouble free.
Terrorist attacks in Lithuania can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
Petty crime is common. See Crime
If you’re living in or moving to Lithuania, visit our Living in Lithuania guide in addition to this travel advice.
Call 112 if you need to contact the emergency services.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.