2020 03 13

Safety precautions in Kaunas, Lithuania: March 13–27

Photo: A. Aleksandravičius.

As many other countries around the world, Lithuania is taking necessary steps to avoid the spread of COVID-19. From March 13 to March 27, universities, schools and kindergartens are to remain closed in the country, and public events, including theatre performances, sports matches, concerts, exhibition openings etc. are either cancelled or postponed.

Museums in Kaunas, including Kaunas City Museum and its departments, Vytautas the Great War Museum, M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum and its departments, Ninth Fort museum, Lithuanian Aviation Museum etc. will remain closed for visitors for the period mentioned above. Galleries including Kaunas Photography Gallery and Meno parkas will close their doors on March 15/16.

All cinemas are closed, as well as sports clubs and night clubs.  Theatres are now working on rescheduling their repertoire and will announce more news later. Kaunas State Philharmonic has either cancelled or rescheduled concerts for the two-week period.

Cafes and restaurants are free to operate as long as they can guarantee safety for the customers. Grocery stores and pharmacies are to operate normally.

Free Kaunas Tours, typically held every Saturday, are canceled for the aforementioned period.

Kaunas IN Tourism information centre in the Town Hall will be closed from March 14th. However, we are ready to answer your questions and help (9 am – 6 pm Mon-Fri, 10 am – 4 pm Sat, 10 am – 3 pm Sun)

Please contact us at info@kaunasin.lt, phone number +370 616 23828 or +370 616 50991 or via Facebook.

It is advised against unnecessary travel to countries including Italy, France, Germany, Spain, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan and South Korea.

We invite you to stay safe and healthy, and to use the extra free time for broadening your knowledge and improving your immune system. Why not take a long walk in a park or explore the forest life? Let’s stay positive and follow the official recommendations, which will help all of us to get back to normal routine sooner than later.

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