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Lithuania is of next week raising the threshold at which countries are considered affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to 25 cases per 100,000 people over the past 14 days, from 16 cases currently, Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga said on Friday.
Lithuania raises self-isolation threshold for travelers
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"We'll be applying the rate as of Monday, meaning that the updated list to be released today will look (...) at countries with 14-day rates above 25 per 100,000 inhabitants," he told a news conference.

Estonia has also taken the decision, and talks with Latvia are still ongoing, according to Veryga.

Currently, Lithuania requires travelers to self-isolate for two weeks if they come from countries with 14-day infection rates above 16 cases per 100,000 people.

The requirement for arriving people to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test or to get tested upon arrival remains in place, according to Veryga.

The European Commission has suggested applying the threshold for mandatory self-isolation across the EU.

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