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.
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.
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.