The Malta Independent 26 September 2021, Sunday

Lithuania adds Malta to travel red list; arrivals will have to quarantine unless vaccinated

Monday, 19 July 2021, 12:12 Last update: about 3 months ago

Lithuania has become the first country to re-impose quarantine restrictions on people entering the country from Malta, only hours after the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) classified the country in its red-list for number of infections.

The news came on Monday, where Lithuania announced updates to its weekly travel list, adding Malta, Denmark and the Netherlands to its red list.

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Arrivals to Lithuania from all countries already had to present a negative Covid-19 test, unless they can prove they have immunity: have been fully vaccinated (at least two weeks before the arrival) or recovered from the disease.

Those recovered from Covid-19 are considered immune for 180 days after the diagnosis.

However the new restrictions will mean that anyone arriving in Lithuania from a red or grey list country will have to self-isolate for 10 days, besides having to test negative for Covid-19 no more than 48 hours (if a rapid test) or 72 hours (if a PCR test) before arrival.

The Lithuanian Health Ministry however said that those who are fully vaccinated or are considered as recovered from Covid-19 will not have to self-isolate.

A number of countries and regions are on Lithuania’s red or grey list. These are: Denmark, Greece’s Crete, Spain (including Tenerife, Gran Canaria, and Mallorca), Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal (except Madeira), French Guiana, Martinique and Réunion, as well as all non-EU and non-EEA countries.

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