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National Certificate

The National Certificate is proof that a person either:

  • has a COVID-19 test that is negative;

  • has been vaccinated against COVID-19;

  • or has recovered from COVID-19.

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Instruction for getting your National Certificate.

Instruction for checking the National Certificate.

Privacy policy of the National Certificate.

  

The National Certificate is for people who have been vaccinated against coronavirus, who have had COVID-19 or who have a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test or a rapid antigen test).

Individuals  who have been vaccinated would have access to the National Certificate 1 week after the second dose of the Comirnaty or COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna vaccine; 2 weeks after vaccination with the COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen vaccine; 4 weeks after the first dose of the Vaxzevria vaccine but for no longer than the period of 13 weeks; after a second dose of the Vaxzevria vaccine.

For individuals who have had coronavirus and who wish to have the National Certificate the coronavirus diagnosis will have to be confirmed on the basis of a positive PCR test or antigen test. No more than 210 days should elapse after this positive result. The result will be valid after the isolation period granted to the person comes to an end. If a person has had coronavirus but has not contacted a family doctor, and the fact of illness is not fixed in his medical history, he will not be able to obtain the National Certificate.

Access the National Certificate is available to all people who have a personal identification number in Lithuania and whose data (on vaccination, testing and coronavirus disease) is entered to the Lithuanian health electronic system. The National Certificate will be linked to this system; data for the National Certificate is generated on the basis of this system. Foreigners who come to Lithuania and have a residence permit and who are registered with the Migration Service, receive a Lithuanian personal identification number. It is planned that fully vaccinated foreign citizens will also be able to benefit from the National Certificate activities after the launch of the EU Digital Green Certificate.  

 

During this transition period, instead of the National Certificate, foreign tourists will be able to produce printed vaccination documents issued by other countries.  

Foreigners with a negative coronavirus test carried out in Lithuania will also be able to get more services; yet, they will have to do the testing at their own expense. 

The test will be valid for 72 hours from the time of taking the sample after the PCR test or 48 hours from the time of taking the sample after the antigen test. 

The National Certificate is a QR code for individuals who have been vaccinated against coronavirus, have had a coronavirus infection or have a negative COVID-19 test result. This code will also be available for printing.

The National Certificate will be linked to the ehealth system. It will only contain data needed to identify an individual. After reading the QR code received, the individual’s identity will be checked with an identity document.

People who do not use modern technologies will be able to have a paper version of the National Certificate, which will allow them to take part in various events and visit catering establishments.

The paper version of the National Certificate will be available for printing. People will be able to present this paper version of the National Certificate when visiting an event or a catering establishment.

Also, those who use no electronic banking or have no online access will be able to obtain a paper version of the National Certificate in the territorial subdivisions of the Centre of Registers.

With the National Certificate, I will be able to go inside restaurants, cafes, casinos, bars and nightclubs.

With the National Certificate I will be able to participate in indoor events with up to 2000 spectators and outdoor events with unlimited number of spectators. During the indoor events, organisers will have to ensure that the spectators occupy no more than 75 percent of the seats.

The National Certificate will allow various leisure activities both outdoors (e.g. pleasure boats) and indoors (e.g. billiards or bowling). People will have to present their National Certificate before visiting an event or a catering facility. The requirements for safe activities will be established by a decision of the Operations Manual.

At the moment, with no National Certificate, you can only visit indoors events with a maximum of 250 participants and outdoors events with unlimited number of participants. They may fill up to 50 per cent of all seating positions when indoors. Besides, you can visit catering establishments, but only sit at outdoor tables of restaurants, cafes and bars. For the time being, no more than 10 individuals can sit at one table, except for members of two familys or two households.

With the National Certificate, employees will be able to return to their jobs. In state and municipal institutions, agencies, state and municipal enterprises and the private sector, it will be possible to perform work functions at the workplace when they are performed by individuals who have the National Certificate.

With the National Certificate you can participate in larger events both indoors and outdoors. Indoors, you can play billiards, bowling, visit theatres and cinemas, performances, concerts, etc. Outdoors, you can watch sports events, participate in concerts and other events. 

With the National Certificate you can celebrate personal celebrations with an unlimited number of participants. In these personal celebrations, the conditions for managing the flows of individuals, keeping a safe distance and public health safety and hygiene as well as for providing persons with the necessary personal protective equipment will have to be ensured.

Event organisers will be able to choose whether to organise an event with up to 2000 people without the National Certificate, or with unlimited number of participants with the National Certificate. 

The National Certificate may not be required if in an indoor event participate only performers, in high-profile sports competitions – athletes, highly-skilled sports and physical activity specialists, high-profile sports and physical activity instructors, judges, anti-doping officers, organisers and service staff.

Individuals providing services are responsible that all guests who participate in a celebration have the National Certificate. The police will also have the possibility to check whether the National Certificate is valid.

According to the requirements currently in force people who return from foreign countries to Lithuania are subject to isolation if they have not been vaccinated. They will only be able to use the National Certificate after their isolation period is over. Fully vaccinated people who return to Lithuania from foreign countries are not subject to self-isolation.

From 24 May 2021, the National Certificate will come into force in Lithuania but will not be valid in other foreign countries.

Children under 16 do not need to be tested and to have the National Certificate. They only need an identity document. The National Certificate is applied to individuals who are 16 and over.

Carrying out the COVID-19 test will be possible at mobile stations of municipalities or other sites set by municipalities, like special designated sites or elsewhere. Antigen tests carried out there will be free of charge. Residents will also be able to do tests (PCR test or a rapid antigen test) in private healthcare facilities at their own expense.

So far, no limits are planned on the number of tests per individual. Antigen testing at mobile stations will be compensated by the Government. Testing carried out in private health care institutions will have to be paid for by tested individuals.

The National Certificate is planned to be integrated into the digital immunity certificate of the European Union (EU), the EU-wide validation of which has been proposed by the European Commission. This way, this document would be valid throughout the EU.

The EU Digital green certificate is designed to ensure safe cross-border travel while the National Certificate is intended to enable activities in Lithuania.

The verifier of the National Certificate will be able to scan the QR code produced by an individual to make sure that his/her National Certificate is valid and contact activities are allowed for that particular individual. The verifier will see in the display the same National Certificate as the National Certificate holder, containing the QR code and personal information (name, surname, the date of birth).

The verifier may: a) trust the National Certificate produced by a particular individual and let him/her in; (b) scan the QR code and make sure that the National Certificate is not false; (c) ask the particular individual to additionally produce an identity document to make sure that the National Certificate belongs to that particular  individual.

Individuals who have no access to e-Government Gates (identify themselves through e-banking or e-signature) will be able to come to the nearest customer service point of the Centre of Registers and after producing a personal ID number get a paper National Certificate by submitting their personal number.

NB:  the Lithuanian National Certificate may be only available where the data about vaccination, coronavirus disease or test result exist in eHealth, i.e. the data was entered by Lithuanian health professionals.

No. Along with the National Certificate it may be required to produce an identity document; no other additional documents are needed. Medical extracts are not considered the National Certificate. The National Certificate contains the data present in medical extracts, but people do not need to have such extracts with them. 

No; representatives of establishments where contact activities with the National Certificate are allowed will be able, in a specific platform using a mobile device’s web browser, to scan the QR code produced by an individual and see if the contact activity is allowed, i.e. if the National Certificate is valid or not. No additional registrations or logins are required. 

Last updated: 17-06-2021