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Updated travel information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Lithuania will not be placing travel restrictions on those arriving from Estonia this week

21. September 2020 - 11:28

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hereby informs travellers that in accordance with a regulation issued by the Lithuanian Minister of Health, the Republic of Lithuania will not be implementing travel restriction requirements in regard to travellers from Estonia this week, with the current situation remaining in force. Lithuania reviews its travel restrictions on a weekly basis.

As a result of the decision made by the Lithuanian government on 18 September, travellers from Estonia will not have to self-isolate upon entering Lithuania this week. Although the COVID-19 infection rate in Estonia currently exceeds 25 cases per 100,000 residents, Lithuania has made an exception for Estonia and did not add it to the list of high-risk countries confirmed by the Lithuanian Ministry of Health on Friday, arrivals from which are having to self-isolate starting from 21 September.

The current situation will also remain unchanged when entering Finland this week, i.e. the requirement to self-isolate will not be imposed on arrivals from Estonia.

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against any non-essential international travel.

In cases where travelling is essential, the Foreign Ministry advises keeping the following in mind:

  • before planning your trip, please consult the Foreign Ministry website for the infection rate inyour planned country of destination;
  • stay up to date with possible travel restrictions in your destination – please consult the Reisi Targalt website, the ReOpen portal of the European Union, and, if necessary, contact the foreign mission of the country of destination for details;
  • register your trip at the Foreign Ministry’s Reisi Targalt website to allow us to notify you of possible travel restrictions;
  • follow the recommendations of the Estonian Health Board for a safe flight to protect your health and that of others – if you show symptoms, please postpone your trip and contact your GP;
  • take out travel insurance and carefully read the conditions of your insurance (including for travel interruptions caused by COVID-19);
  • at your destination, follow the instructions of local authorities and keep up to date with possible new restrictions;
  • on your return, follow the rules introduced in Estonia, monitor your health, and if you suspect you have been infected with the virus, contact your GP.

We would like to highlight that countries can change their conditions for entry and stay at short notice. We recommend contacting the representation or the relevant authorities of your destination country for more detailed information about the conditions that apply there.

Information about the coronavirus and restrictions on the freedom of movement is available on the Kriis.ee website https://kkk.kriis.ee/en or by calling the national helpline 1247 (+372 600 1247 when calling from abroad).

Further information:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Communication Department
press@mfa.ee

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