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Lithuania Apply Preventive Measures to Travellers from Red and Grey Zones

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The Republic of Lithuania has updated its requirements for isolation based on the European Union Council’s recommendation. The EU council proposed some preventive measures and the restriction of free movement as a way to curb the spread of the Coronavirus disease.

The traffic light principle has been used to classify countries into four different zones. They are green, orange, red and grey.

The green zones are those countries with the 14-day notification rate lower than 25 cases per 100 000 and with the test positivity rate below 4%. The orange zones are those countries with the 14-day notification rate lower than 50 cases per 100 000 but with the test positivity rate being 4% or higher or with the 14-day notification rate between 25 and 150 cases per 100 000 and with the test positivity rate below 4%.

The red zones are those countries with the 14-day notification rate of 50 cases per 100 000 or higher and the test positivity rate of 4% or higher or with the 14-day notification rate is higher than 150 cases per 100 000. The grey zones are those countries with insufficient information to assess the mentioned criteria or with the 7-day testing rate lower than 300 cases per 100 000.

According to the traffic light principle, Lithuania is in the orange zone. This means only a few cases of the Coronavirus disease were recorded in the past 14 days and there is no surge in the number of those who tested positive to the disease.

To travel to Lithuania, there will be no restrictions for travellers from the green zone. Countries on the orange list will not be required to go through isolation or Coivd-19 test before they will be allowed entry into Lithuania. The EU countries on this list (apart from Lithuania) are Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Norway  

Lithuania will apply the recommended preventive measures to countries who fall to the grey and red zones. Travellers from the grey and red zones will be tested for Covid-19 or go on isolation for 10 days. If the test result conducted within 48 hours prior to entering Lithuania is negative, the traveller won’t have to go on isolation.

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