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Since 20 August, foreign drivers who cross the territory of Lithuania must undergo mandatory self-isolation, the local health service reports. Previously, the truckers who stayed in Lithuania for less than 72 hours were exempted from this obligation.

According to information published by the Lithuanian Ministry of Health, truck drivers staying in Lithuania are forbidden to leave places related to the performance of the assignment, i.e. delivery of cargo. In addition, they must keep contact with outsiders to a minimum and constantly monitor their health. Self-isolation lasts from the date of entry into the territory of Lithuania until the date of departure. Previously, the isolation did not have to be observed by those who left the country within 3 days.

Moreover, drivers staying in Lithuania for more than three days must contact a competent institution and perform a coronavirus test. This should be done no later than 24 hours after the end of the three-day period.

The decision of the Lithuanian authorities is aimed at ensuring that foreigners working in the cargo delivery sector, even if they come to Lithuania only for a few days, “will not walk around the city and infect other people unnecessarily”. 

Laboratories running paid COVID-19 tests in Lithuania

Photo: pasienis.lt

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