A large portion of Lithuania’s economy existed before to the pandemic, with more than €977.8 million in total expenditures made each year in the tourist industry. In the year 2019, the nation received about 2 million visitors.
Lithuania is finally ready to welcome travelers back, as starting on February 5, visitors from the EU and EEA will only require a single certificate indicating that a person has either been fully vaccinated, has recovered from COVID within 180 days, or has recently tested negative for COVID, according to the Lithuanian Ministry of Health and Welfare. It is anticipated that less restrictions on travel would help the country’s tourist industry recover more quickly..
People in Lithuania will no longer be needed to provide a National Certificate (or similar Covid-related document) in order to enter indoor public areas such as tourist lodgings, restaurants, museums, sports or cultural event venues and other facilities, as of coming Saturday (June 30). Individual security measures, such as the use of masks or respirators inside and maintaining a safe distance, are used only in this situation.
The Lithuanian government made its decision in response to the World Health Organization’s recent suggestion that travel restrictions be lifted or eased since such measures may inflict economic and social hardship.
Today, Lithuania is one of the most accessible countries in Europe for foreign travel; recent legislative improvements have made it the ideal hassle-free destination, particularly for those who have obtained all of their vaccinations and booster shots on time.
“These are significant measures toward restoring normalcy to the tourist industry. Statistics reveal that people’s desire to travel continues to be quite strong all around the globe, regardless of where they live. ‘We are pleased that Lithuania has relaxed its restrictions to make the country more welcoming to foreign visitors because, particularly this year, there is so much to see and do in Lithuania and its major cities,’ said Olga Gončarova of Lithuania Travel, the country’s national tourism development agency.
Aside from lush countryside and historical landmarks, Lithuania will have a lot to offer for city breakers this year, with Kaunas being designated as the European Capital of Culture and activities in the capital Vilnius commemorating the country’s 700th anniversary.
The fact that the majority of Lithuania’s tourist sites are now open means that tourists may easily explore the nation with just a few restrictions, such as the wearing of medical masks in indoor public places while FFP2 grade respirators are necessary during indoor events.