Filter for Lithuania Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-24 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
mandatory 14-day isolation upon return for specified countries
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2020-07-24 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
mandatory isolation for Lithuanian citizens returning from Spain
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2020-07-17 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Two weeks of isolation will be mandatory for foreigners arriving from third countries
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2020-07-17 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
mandatory isolation for travellers arriving from Croatia, recommended for those from Spain and Iceland
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2020-07-17 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
mandatory 14-day isolation upon return for specified countries
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2020-07-13 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Updated list of countries for the allowed and forbidden entries
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2020-07-09 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Self-isolation requirements for arrivals from another seven countries
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2020-07-07 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Self-isolation required for arrivals from 58 worst hit countries
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2020-06-29 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
arrivals from listed countries (28)--now including the UK--which will not fall subject to any restrictions, i.e. they will not be required to self-isolate.
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2020-06-29 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Self-isolation required for arrivals from 50 worst-hit countries
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2020-06-25 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
arrivals from listed countries (28) which will not fall subject to any restrictions, i.e. they will not be required to self-isolate.
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2020-06-17 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Isolation is optional yet recommended for those returning or arriving from 45 countries on the list of the countries most affected by COVID-19
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2020-06-17 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Temporary internal border control and checks for persons entering and leaving the Republic of Lithuania at the internal border of the European Union have been extended from 17 June 2020 to 16 July 2020.
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2020-06-16 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
The quarantine regime has been lifted as of 16 June 24:00.
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2020-06-16 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
The national state of emergency and the tertiary (absolute preparedness) level of the civil protection system will stay in place until further decision.
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2020-06-16 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Lithuania is still closed for arrivals from Portugal, UK and Sweden
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2020-06-12 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
free movement between the Baltic States and Poland opens
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2020-06-10 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
allow resumption of regular flights to Lithuania from Ireland, Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia, and Cyprus.
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2020-06-08 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Lithuania has published a list (effective 8-14 June) of countries from which arrivals will be allowed given the mandatory self-isolation. It has also been decided that, due to the high incidence rate, foreigners arriving from Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Portugal will not as yet be permitted entry. Foreigners from Belgium and Ireland will be required to stay in isolation for 14 days. Lithuanian citizens can return home from all the countries but those arriving from the above-mentioned countries will fall subject to 14-day isolation.
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2020-06-05 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
borders between Lithuania and Poland will open
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Plans to gradually increase the allowed number of participants in cultural events
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Catering facilities, restaurants, cafés, bars, nightclubs, other entertainment venues, gambling houses (casinos) and amusement arcades, bingo halls will be allowed to stay open from 8:00 to 23:00 hrs. as of 1 June.
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2020-06-01 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Lithuania lifts self-isolation rule for travellers from 24 countries
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2020-05-31 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Indoor events of under 30 people. Organisers must ensure a space of 10 square metres per person and at least 2-metre distances between people.
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2020-05-30 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Health centres providing recreational services will reopen.
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2020-05-30 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Basic and secondary education will be allowed to resume under strict regulations
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2020-05-30 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Events up to 30 people not also allowed indoors, and not just outdoors as before
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2020-05-30 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Outdoor and indoor high-performance athletic competitions will be allowed without the participation of spectators
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2020-05-27 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Government has decided today to continue under the lockdown until 16 June 2020
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2020-05-27 Out Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Easing lockdown rules on visas
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2020-05-27 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Face masks, respirators or other protective equipment must be worn indoors, also outdoors
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2020-05-27 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Pre-school, pre-primary and non-formal education of children can be carried out in schools, provided that health requirements are met.
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2020-05-27 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Easing lockdown rules on borders
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2020-05-27 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
resumption of flights to more German airports and to the Netherlands
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2020-05-25 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Government has approved the Foreign Ministry’s proposal to resume scheduled flights to Norway as of 25 May.
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2020-05-25 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Primary schools to reopen under strict regulations
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2020-05-25 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Colleges, universities and vocational education establishments allowed to reopen, if they are not able to offer studies remotely
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Restrictions will relax for sailing on small, recreational, sports, private and conventional vessels and other floating equipment; though only in groups of maximum 5 and with trying to keep 1m distance
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Casinos and arcades are allowed to reopen under strict hygiene regulations
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2020-05-18 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
the entry of persons and/or their private passenger cars into the territory of the Republic of Lithuania shall be allowed only at designated international state border crossing points
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Kindergartens and other pre-school education establishments are allowed to reopen.
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2020-05-15 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Baltic states agreed to open internal borders between the three countries
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2020-05-15 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Citizens from the neighbouring Baltic states and Poland do not need to undergo 14 day quarantine upon arrival anymore
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2020-05-15 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Reminder that every person carries an individual responsibility
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2020-05-15 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Unscheduled flights of more than 10 persons allowed at the case-by-case decision of the Ministry of Transport
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2020-05-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
tourism promotion measures which are part of the Government’s plan aimed to promote the economy and reduce the effects of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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2020-05-14 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
prevent the entry of foreigners into the Republic of Lithuania, with outlined exceptions for ciritzens and residents of Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and more
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2020-05-13 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Seating limitations on public transport to limit the proximity of travelers
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2020-05-13 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Max. 5 persons meeting each other in open public places (before it was only 2 persons)
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2020-05-13 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Restaurants, Cafes, etc. will also be allowed to open their indoor facilities under strict hygiene measures
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2020-05-13 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Requirement to wear face masks in public lifted, only mandatory anymore in closed public spaces
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2020-05-13 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
The quarantine regime shall be effective until 31 May 2020, 24:00.
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2020-05-13 In Public health measures: General recommendations
With the lifting of the requirement to wear face masks, they are recommended to be worn still in all public spaces
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Extended until 31st May: border closure, except for Baltic states and additional exemptions for the border with Poland
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2020-05-12 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Enterprises with up to nine employees will be able to receive subsidies; with EUR 100 million allocated for this package
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2020-05-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
‘Subsidies for Micro-Enterprises’
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2020-05-11 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
All dental services are allowed to be uptaken again
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2020-05-11 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Hospital visits with doctor’s permission. Partners are allowed to be present during childbirth.
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2020-05-11 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
People are allowed to enter Lithuania for work or education from within EU (though still with 14 day quarantine applying)
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Outdoor events of under 30 people. Organisers must ensure 2-metre distances between people and 10-square-metre space per participant.
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Private gym training in groups of no more than 10 people; Professional athlete training in indoor facilities with 2-metre distance requirement.
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Driving lessons and examinations in cars and other vehicles; Foreign language examination is allowed for students who need language proficiency certificates for university applications, under hygiene restrictions
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All beauty services, including tattoo and piercing parlors, tanning salons.
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2020-05-10 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
The Lithuanian government has allowed regular Vilnius-Frankfurt flights to resume; other flights to be added gradually
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2020-05-07 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Additional outdoor activites are allowed, e.g. boating with more than two people
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2020-05-07 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Allocation of at least EUR 100 000 for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine to international efforts through CEPI
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Extension: requirement to wear face masks in public (though children under 6 now exempted), previous exemptions remain in place (during eating or drinking or sports)
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2020-05-04 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Lithuanian citizens are not banned anymore from leaving the country
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2020-04-30 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Various outdoor leisure activities are again allowed as long as they take place in open air and in groups of no more than two or in families, while avoiding gatherings of people, e.g. training of dogs, making photographs in open spaces, riding, orienteering sports
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2020-04-30 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Training for Olpymic and Paralymic athletes allowed
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2020-04-30 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Service providers will be able to provide services both indoor and outdoor longer than 20 minutes on the condition that flow of visitors is limited
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2020-04-30 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Healthcare providers may gradually uptake their normal processes, they are required to produce a plan for a phased resumption and provision of inpatient and outpatient health care services.
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2020-04-30 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Drones are being used to monitor people’s movement and compliance with quarantine rules
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2020-04-30 In Movement restrictions: Checkpoints within the country
Checkpoints installed to ensure compliance with quarantine measures during extended weekend
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2020-04-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Government agreed for Lithuania to host a new regional strategic stockpile for medicines
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Outdoor cafes, restaurants and bars will be allowed to reopen
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2020-04-27 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Driving and aviation exams will also be able to take place
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Sports and enternainment facilities to reopen, as long as they can ensure 10 square metres per client, or 10-metre distance between people
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Museums and libraries to reopen, as long as they can ensure 10 square metres per client, or serve only one person at a time.; Also reopening of parks, zoos, observational platforms, as long as there’s a two-metre distance between people.
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2020-04-27 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Catholic churches in Lithuania will resume public services, except on Sundays
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2020-04-24 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Extended until 14th May
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2020-04-24 Out Public health measures: Testing policy
Suspension of efforts to test all health professionals every 7 days, due to not being feasible and including persons with little exposure and risk; only health professionals at risk tested
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2020-04-24 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Extended until 14th May
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2020-04-24 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Sealed off town is reopened
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Extension until 11th May: mandatory face mask wearing in all public spaces
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2020-04-17 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
ViLTe implemented - an automated conversation robot providing official COVID-19-related information
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
All residents of the town are being tested
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2020-04-15 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Movement into and out of the town suspended, as it is a corona hotspot; travel in the town by car is not restricted
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2020-04-15 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Extension: major public events to be continued to be banned without date of opening set yet
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2020-04-15 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Stores, apart from food stores, allowed to reopen, if they have a separate direct entrance from the outside and are able to regulate the flow of customers and other visitors; Operation of non-food stores in entertainment centres and supermarkets remains prohibited.
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2020-04-15 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Stationary service provision settings (supermarkets), such as cleaning services, key making, repair services, etc. generally allowed to reopen, even if they don’t have separate entrance and can control flow of persons; however maximum contact with customers set at 20 minutes (thus beauty salons and sports clubs remains prohibited)
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2020-04-09 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Vilnius city decided to test all health care professionals
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
People’s travel to cities and towns outside the municipality of their residence will be restricted for Eastern from 10 April 8:00 p.m. until 13 April 8:00 p.m.
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2020-04-08 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Extension: of non-essential customer businesses ban until 27th April
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Previously recommendation now mandatory to wear face mask; fines of up to 1000 EUR for individuals
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2020-04-08 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Extension: school closure until 27th April
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2020-04-08 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Immediate family members are now allowed to enter the country (before only permanent residents, diplomats and freight was allowed)
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
New law allows Lithuanian government to regulate prices
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2020-04-08 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The government decided to allow selling plants, seeds and fertilizers in open-air markets.
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Payrise for medical health professionals decided
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2020-04-07 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
App launched to monitor self-isolation and check symptoms + give advice
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2020-04-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Lithuania borrows €1.5bn + €2bn to stimulate economy
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2020-04-05 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Direct support to self-employed persons, with a monthly grant of 257 euros
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2020-04-04 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All passenger air and ferry travel suspended
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2020-04-03 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Lithuania closes border to cars from Russia and Belarus (exemptions on freight)
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
At international border crossing points, everyone will be screened by the National Public Health Center for symptoms of coronavirus infection.
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2020-04-02 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Small creational boats continue to be allowed, though at a max of 2 persons except for immediate family members
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2020-04-02 In Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
Export to third countries of personal protective equipment, such as goggles, shields and masks, as well as protective clothing, disposable gloves will be prohibited because of the growing demand in the country.
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Allocation of 4.5 million euros to support the country’s cultural workers
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2020-04-01 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Coordination with 140 Lithuanian companies to produce the necessary medical and protective equipment against Covid-19
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Vilnius Municipality will open two so-called fever clinics reserved for patients who are possibly infected with Covid-19
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2020-03-31 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Hotels in three specific town banned from housing tourists to avoid spread
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2020-03-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The government is doubling the financial support to maintain business liquidity from 500 million to more than 1 billion euros.
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Of people with symptoms: Immediate testing of risk group (elderly of 60+, chronic diseases) and not at-risk group tested based on GP referral; entire health workforce will be tested
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Hotline with professional mental health support established for both health professionals and the general public
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Supermarkets are required to implement cautionary measures, including disinfection of baskets and minimum distances
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All people arriving at airport to be mandatory quarantined, some foreigners (e.g. transit) may be exempted; fines implemented and increased on 01.04.2020 to max 6000 EUR
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Purchasing of additional 2mio respirators and 6mio masks from China
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2020-03-16 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic plan, including loans, deferral of payments and taxes
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Cruises can’t enter ports.
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: General recommendations
The citizens of the Republic of Lithuania are adviced against leaving the country
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Capacity freed and non-essential health services to be postponed
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2020-03-16 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
People returning from abroad should home-quaratine for 14 days, exception of drivers and alike
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Bars, restaurants, hotels and alike to be closed
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Attending all inpatient social service establishments, foster families, group and community homes shall be prohibited.
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
In-door and out-door events prohibited
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Visits, except for lawyers prohibited
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
For two weeks initially
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Foreign nationals banned from entering the country; execeptions of freight, diplomatic persons, and their family members
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
In country travels limitations and 1 meter distance between people.
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Lithuanian government has decided to use 1.2 million euros from the state reserve for coronavirus prevention.
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2020-03-11 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Inside events for the Independence day canceled
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2020-02-26 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
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2020-02-24 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All travellers from the Italian regions of Veneto, Lombardy, Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna will still be checked onboard the plane, their contact details will be collected so that the operators of the National Health Center can contact them for the next two weeks and monitor their health.
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2020-01-27 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Health monitoring of people arriving at borders or sea port; focus on obtaining information from people arriving from China
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