Lithuania has announced that it is now ready to welcome travellers back.

Tourists from the European Union and the European Economic Area will just need to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination from now on.

Paperwork demonstrating a traveller’s recovery from Covid-19 or a negative test will also be allowed, according to a statement.

Lithuanian officials also stated that a National Certificate (or another Covid-19-related document) will no longer be required to gain entry to indoor public areas such as tourist hotels, restaurants, museums, sports or cultural event venues.

Individual security precautions are still applied, such as wearing masks or respirators indoors and keeping a safe distance.

Prior to the epidemic, the tourism industry was a key element of the local economy, with annual spending totaling over €977 million.

Nearly two million tourists visited the country in 2019.

The decision to reopen came after the World Health Organization recently recommended that travel restrictions be lifted or eased because they may create economic and social hardship.

“These are big steps back to normality in the tourism sector. Statistics show that people’s desire to travel remains at a very high level all over the world,” said General manager of Lithuania Travel, the national tourism development organisation, Olga Gonarova.

“We are happy that Lithuania eases restrictions to be more open to foreign visitors because, especially this year, there is so much to see and experience in Lithuania and its biggest cities.”

– India’s new age travel digital media


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