Foreign travel advice


Important COVID-19 Travel

Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must stay at home. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays. Check the rules in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Do not travel unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. In England, you must complete a declaration form for international travel (except for travel to Ireland).

Check our advice for all the countries you will visit or transit through. Some countries have closed borders, and any country may further restrict travel or bring in new rules with little warning.

To enter or return to the UK from abroad (except from Ireland), you must follow all the rules for entering the UK. These include providing your journey and contact details, and evidence of a negative COVID-19 test before you travel. When you arrive, you must quarantine and take additional COVID-19 tests. This will take place in a managed quarantine hotel if you enter England from a red list travel ban country, or enter Scotland.


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.

If you are returning to the UK from Lithuania, you will need to self-isolate on your return (unless you are exempt). Check the latest guidance for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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 or antigen test result taken no earlier than 48 hours before arrival in Lithuania, or register for a PCR or antigen test within 24 hours of arrival. From 12:01 on 10 March, you must take the PCR or antigen test prior to your arrival in Lithuania.
  • You must remain in isolation regardless of the test result. You may shorten your isolation period by having an additional PCR test, taken no earlier than day 7 of isolation. 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:

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.

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