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All actual information about COVID-19 (prevention, statistics, symptoms and more) you can find on WHO website and in Google feed.

2019 divided the history of most countries into «before» and «after». We are talking about a pandemic that has swept the whole world. The SARS-CoV-2 virus was first identified among residents of Hubei province (China). In just a few months, a disease called Covid-19 has spread to the inhabitants of the entire planet. Bulgaria and Lithuania were not an exception.

Why is covid so dangerous? Regardless of the level of development of a particular state, medical care and other factors, millions of people have become victims of the coronavirus. According to the latest data, this figure is 183 742 033 people, among the total — 3 976 335 deaths. The main symptoms of the disease are: shortness of breath, high fever, dry cough, loss of taste and smell. The world’s leading countries have developed or are working on the production of their own vaccines that protect against COVID-19. Naturally, vaccination is not a 100% guarantee of protection against coronavirus, however, when infected, the disease is transferred much easier.

According to current data (statistics for Monday, 5 July 2021), the number of cases in Lithuania is 278 906 people, total deaths are 4391, and 6557 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of Lithuania to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter Lithuania from Bulgaria?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Lithuania:

  • Open to citizens: Yes
  • Open to s: Yes
  • Open to foreigners and tourists: Partially
  • Quarantine (lockdown) in Lithuania: Yes

During the most «acute» periods of the pandemic, the following restrictions are applied in Lithuania:

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of Lithuania only if absolutely necessary: study in Lithuania, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the government: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/LTU
  2. Availability of the test: PCR test is required for some travellers.

All countries are divided into 3 main categories by the Ministry of Health:

  • «Green» (low rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Orange» (average rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Red» (high rate of spread of coronavirus)

In this regard, the government acts in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Association. The distribution of states into separate categories is updated regularly. At the moment, Bulgaria ranks among the states of the «Green» category.

The main reasons for the introduction of new restrictions are coronavirus mutations, an increase in the number of cases, and insufficient vaccination rates.

Rules for entering Lithuania from Bulgaria in 2021

At the moment, Lithuania is partially opened to foreigners, including s. Quarantine measures are applied to tourism and trade.

Before travelling to Lithuania, s must pass the PCR test no earlier than 72 hours in advance and submit a written document of an international standard (in English). Also, at the time of arrival, there should be no signs of SARS (fever, chills, runny nose, cough, etc.).

Is it necessary to comply with quarantine and take a PCR test when entering Lithuania?

PCR test is required for some travellers.

Self-isolation for 10 days required for some countries.

For which countries are the borders with Lithuania open?

Today (Monday, 5 July 2021) the borders of Lithuania are fully open for 21/ 38 countries, partially open for 30/ 38 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Estonia are partially or completely open:

In Lithuania, bars and restaurants work only for takeout and delivery, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:

As of 14 June, all third countries are classified as «grey» countries and listed as risk areas nvsc.lrv.lt/en/information-on-covid-19/for-arrivals-from-abroadTravellers from third countries must present one of the following:-a certificate of vaccination. The certificate is valid 14 days after taking the second dose of the vaccine (or the single dose, for vaccines with 1 dose only). Accepted vaccines: Janssen, Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech), Moderna and Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)-a certificate of recovery from COVID-19, confirmed by a positive PCR test, valid for 180 days since the date of the positive test-a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test Accepted tests: PCR taken within 72 hours prior to arrival or RAT (rapid antigen test) taken within 48 hours prior to arrival. Travellers under 16 years old are exempted from the testing requirement.Travellers arriving from third countries, unless they can provide proof of full vaccination or recent recovery from COVID-19, are also subject to mandatory self-isolation for 10 days from the day of arrival. The isolation period may be shortened after a second negative PCR test performed no earlier than on day 7 of self-isolation (the test is carried out at own expenses).Children under 7 years old are exempted from the isolation requirement. Children from 7 to 15 years old are also exempted upon presentation of a negative result to a PCR or RAT test.A quarantine is imposed on all travellers (including vaccinated, recovered and children) arriving from areas where stricter measures are applied. Persons arriving from such countries must obtain the NPHC permission before leaving the place of isolation. A notification must also be sent 24 hours before leaving Lithuania and returning to the country of residence or work, if this takes place before the end of the self-isolation period.Every traveller arriving in Lithuania will have to fill in a form on the website of the National Public Health Centre (https://keleiviams.nvsc.lt/en/form) within 48 hours before entering Lithuania and present the confirmation received, the QR code, at the time of boarding or at at the border control.

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entering the territory of Lithuania. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

For which countries are the borders with Bulgaria open?

Today (Monday, 5 July 2021) Bulgaria’s borders are fully open to 34/ 38 countries, partially open — to 17/ 38 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Bulgaria are partially or completely open:

In Bulgaria, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:



At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entry into Bulgaria. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

The cheapest flights to Lithuania from Bulgaria

The resumption of full-fledged air communication is gradual. At the moment, direct flights to Lithuania are limited, so it is possible to get to Lithuania with transfers. We offer the best air fares from Bulgaria to Lithuania. Today you have the opportunity to book tickets at an affordable price. A pandemic is not a barrier to business and travel.

We constantly monitor the situation with the spread of coronavirus and are always ready to provide you with up-to-date information.

Actual data of COVID-19 in Lithuania

Current coronavirus statistics in Lithuania:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 278 906
  • Sick right now: 6557
  • Number of deaths: 4391
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Lithuania:

Shops are allowed to open under certain conditions (e.g. having a direct access to outside) and with reduced capacity. The retailer must provide 20 square meters of space per customer.Restaurants, bars and cafés are closed, except for take away or delivery. Catering can still be provided in certain circumstances such as for staff of enterprises, or in educational institutions, social care, and health care.A distance of 2 metres between people must be ensured (except for members of the same family). The safety distance may be less if there is a professional partition, or when personal protective equipment is worn. Distances in queues should be at least 1 metre.
Source:https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/LTU

Actual data of COVID-19 in Russia

Current statistics on coronavirus in Russia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 422 053
  • Sick right now: 8588
  • Number of deaths: 18 084
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Russia:

With regard to the introduced anti-epidemic measures on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria:Order № RD-01−375 of 27.05.2021 for introduction of temporary anti-epidemic measures on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria1. Conducting face-to-face group classes in language centers, educational centers and other training centers and schools, organized by legal entities and individuals is allowed with a physical distance of at least 1.5 m, wearing face masks, hand hygiene, regular airing every hour and disinfection.2. Visits to children’s centers, clubs and others providing organized group services for children are allowed when using no more than 50% of the room capacity and wearing protective masks for staff.3. Conducting congress-conference events, seminars, competitions, trainings, teambuildings, exhibitions and other public events in person is allowed when using no more than 50% of the capacity of the room in which they are held, subject to physical distance from the most -a little 1.5 m. and wearing face masks by all participants.4. The holding of cultural and entertainment events (festivals, cinemas, theaters, circus performances, stage events, concerts, museums, galleries, libraries, classes in dance, creative and musical arts) is allowed when using no more than 50% of the capacity of the premises, observance of a physical distance of at least 1.5 m., wearing protective face masks and use only on seats (for concerts, festivals, theaters, circus performances and other stage events).5. Conducting sports competitions with an audience is allowed when occupying no more than 50% of the seats, observing a physical distance of at least 1.5 m and wearing protective face masks.6. Visits to fitness centers, gyms and clubs, swimming pools and complexes, balneotherapy (medical SPA) centers, SPA centers, wellness centers and thalassotherapy centers are allowed when using no more than 50% of their capacity and observing physical distance from the most -a little 1.5 m.7. Visits to restaurants and entertainment within the meaning of Art. 124 of the Tourism Act, gaming halls and casinos are allowed when using no more than 50% of their capacity and wearing protective masks for a person by the staff. 8. All natural and legal persons who own or manage commercial, administrative or other sites that provide services to citizens, create an organization to control the number of customers in the site, not allowing more than 1 person per 8 square meters.9. In all markets, bazaars and bazaars, an organization is created for one-way traffic and providing a distance of at least 1.5 m between visitors. Workers and visitors are required to wear a face mask.10. Employers and recruitment bodies to organize the work process of employees in remote form (teleworking / home work), where possible, allowing the present work of a maximum of 50% of the staff.11. Visits to outsiders / visits to hospital facilities are prohibited, except for visits to patients in the terminal stage. The prohibition does not apply to the control bodies in carrying out their control activity.12. In the specialized institutions for providing social services and those for residential-type social services for children and adults, visits to outsiders are allowed exceptionally and at the discretion of the director of the institution in compliance with the introduced anti-epidemic measures and submission of a declaration by the visitor that no is in contact with infectious patients, has no signs of acute respiratory disease and will comply with the anti-epidemic measures introduced on the territory of the institution. The restriction does not apply to the control bodies in carrying out their control activity.
Source:https://coronavirus.bg/bg/merki/ogranichitelni-merki

Thus, the restrictions associated with the coronavirus dictate living conditions in 2021. Each state has developed its own border crossing rules and entry rules. It all depends on the general situation with the spread of COVID-19.

However, even in a pandemic, you can leave Bulgaria for Lithuania with the necessary permits:

PCR test is required for some travellers.

Self-isolation for 10 days required for some countries.

When will Lithuania open its borders to Bulgaria and  during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021?