Coronavirus Update for Employers in Lithuania

coronavirus update for employers in LithuaniaAsinta’s Lithuanian Partner, MAI CEE, provided this coronavirus update for employers in Lithuania.

Lithuania has one case of COVID-19 as of March 6, 2020. Health authorities are monitoring over 5,000 people who recently travelled to places hit by the virus outbreak abroad.

Government actions

  • People who travelled to North Italy and China must inform the National Center for Public Health and stay home for 14 days and monitor their health.
  • Body temperature screening occurs at the airport for people arriving from northern Italy and China.
  • Airports, public transport, and public areas are routinely disinfected.
  • All institutions and organizations must have hygiene facilities in place for visitors to wash and disinfect their hands.
  • Hospitals prohibit patient visits or as well as any gifts/parcels from the outside.

Healthcare coverage

  • Pandemic diseases are uninsured.

Advice to employers

  • If possible, have employees work from home if they feel cold or flu symptoms.
  • Employees receive approval for sick leave by calling their primary care physician.

The Lithuanian government has helpful COVID-19 reference information.


This coronavirus update for employers in Lithuania is one of a series dedicated to helping global workforce managers navigate the evolving challenges brought on by COVID-19. Expect regular articles such as this from the Asinta Partnership as the global impact of the coronavirus unfolds.