Lithuania reopens to European tourists

Lithuania officially confirms that it is ready to welcome back travellers.


Tourists from the European Union and European Economic Area are only required to prove that they are vaccinated against COVID-19.


Paperwork to prove a traveller has recovered from Covid-19 or has tested negative will also be accepted, a statement said.


Lithuanian officials said it will also no longer be required to present a National Certificate (or another Covid-19-related document) to access indoor public spaces including tourist accommodations, restaurants, museums, sport or cultural event venues.


Only individual security measures, such as wearing masks or respirators indoors and distance-keeping are applied.


Before the pandemic, the tourism sector made up a significant part of the local economy, amounting to over €977 million in total spent every year.


The decision to reopen is in accordance with the recent recommendation of the World Health Organisation to lift or ease travel restrictions because such measures may cause economic and social harm.




Author: Deb Davad



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