Lithuania (Europe & Russia)Advice for All Destinations Immunisations Malaria Alerts News
Before making travel plans you should check all of the following:
- check the GOV.UK website for self-isolation (quarantine) rules for when you return to the UK
- read the information on the COVID-19: Health Considerations for Travel page
Advice for All Destinations
- your destination
- how long you'll stay
- what you’ll be doing
- your general health
Make sure you know how to access healthcare at your destination:
- A list of doctors and medical facilities worldwide can be accessed on the FCDO website.
- Courses or boosters usually advised: Tetanus.
- Other vaccines to consider: Diphtheria; Rabies; Tick-borne Encephalitis.
- Selectively advised vaccines - only for those individuals at highest risk: Hepatitis A; Hepatitis B.
No yellow fever vaccination certificate required for this country.
Notes on the diseases mentioned above
- Diphtheria:  spread person to person through respiratory droplets. Risk is higher if mixing with locals in poor, overcrowded living conditions.
spread through consuming contaminated food and water or person to person through the faecal-oral route.
Risk is higher where personal hygiene and sanitation is poor.
spread through infected blood and blood products, contaminated needles and medical instruments and sexual intercourse.
- Rabies:  spread through the saliva of an infected animal, usually through a bite, scratch or lick on broken skin. Particularly dogs and related species, and also cats and bats. Risk is higher for those going to remote areas (who may not be able to promptly access appropriate treatment in the event of a bite), long stays, those at higher risk of contact with animals and bats, and children.All travellers should avoid contact with animals (both wild and domestic) particularly dogs and cats. Even when pre-exposure vaccine has been received, urgent medical advice should be sought after any animal or bat bite.
- Tick-borne Encephalitis:  spread mainly through tick bites. Risk is higher during the warmer months between spring to autumn. Spending long periods of time outdoors in forests or rural areas whilst undertaking outdoor activities such as camping, rambling or mountain biking increases your risk.
- Malaria not normally present unless the illness was contracted abroad.
There is a high risk of exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19) in this country and local healthcare capacity may be severely impacted. You should consider:
- Is your journey really necessary?
- Are you at an increased risk of severe COVID-19? Will you be able to access to medical facilities at your destination?
- To find out if you are at increased risk of severe COVID-19, see the FAQ’s
- 31 May 2021 - Country Specific Risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Update 35)
- 13 May 2021 - Traffic Light System for Return to International Travel
- 30 Apr 2021 - Country Specific Risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Update 34)
- 26 Apr 2021 - COVID-19: Arrivals into the UK from Red List (Acute Risk) Countries - Update 1