LRT televizija reports that the Lithuanian Health Ministry has published a list of EU and European Economic Area countries, where in addition to the Baltic travel «bubble» countries of Latvia and Estonia, 22 more are listed as COVID-19 safe places.
In line with the current rules, the ministry publishes a list of ‘safe’ countries every Monday.
Once added to the list, countries may be removed, if COVID-19 infection rate rises above 15 new cases per 100,000 people over the past two weeks.
Currently the list includes Germany, Poland, France, Italy, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland.
People can travel to Lithuania from Malta, Ireland, and Spain, but are still required to self-isolate for two weeks. Meanwhile, travel from Sweden, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and Belgium is still banned.
The rule also applies to citizens and residents of the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the UK travelling from one of the safe countries. Lithuania is yet to decide on people arriving from non-EU countries.