Procedures for travellers arriving/returning from abroad

Important information for foreigners regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Students arriving for traineeships must contact the International Coordinator not later than 2 days before their predicted date of arrival and double-check the conditions and training possibilities.

After arriving to Lithuania, students (arriving from highly affected countries) will be met at the airport or station by the ESN KK mentor and will be brought directly to the self-isolation place with our transportation.

Incoming students must follow the information published here.

Clinics doing the coronavirus COVID-19 tests:

Antėja laboratorija, Kaunas;

Medicina Practica, Kaunas.

If you cannot solve your problems  with mentors, or need more information, please, call International Relations Services +370 37 75 11 44 or email them via incoming@go.kauko.lt.

Incoming students who are planning to live in the dormitory of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences are provided with a place to live from the day of their arrival. Students are given the keys on the day of their arrival.

Students who must self-isolate will have to stay in our dormitory and follow all the self-isolation rules. Students who must self-isolate will be provided with rooms with individual entrance, sanitary equipment and kitchen. Students who arrive on the same day might be self-isolated in the same room.

If student is not willing to self-isolate in our dormitory, this period might be spent in a hotel which provides such services (e. g. Metropolis, Europa Royale). Our institution cannot assure hotels providing self-isolation services will have sufficient places for all the people willing to stay there.

Additional details:

Tap water is safe to drink in Lithuania.

During the self-isolation period, students will be provided with one meal per day free of charge. Please inform you mentor if you have special meal requirements.

There are a lot of apps and websites where you can order supplies:

GROCERIES

RESTAURANTS AND CAFES

PHARMACY

Barbora

Last Mile

Wolt

Bolt Food

Mano vaistinė

 

As of 1 July 2021, Lithuania is entering the state of national emergency. Please follow the schedules and information received by e-mail.

The beginning of the autumn semester for students of all courses is scheduled for 1 September 2021. It is planned to organize the studies in a non-remote manner. If necessary, part of the study sessions will be conducted remotely. Decisions on the organization of studies in a remote or non-remote manner are made by the responsible employees of the departments of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences (KUAS).

In accordance with the study procedure of KUAS, study schedules will be published no later than one week before the beginning of the semester. The information provided in the study schedules does not change – the name of the study subject, students’ academic group, contact work time, duration, place and lecturer will be indicated. Schedules will be published in the “Moodle” virtual learning environment.

More detailed information on the organization of studies in the autumn semester of the 2021–2022 academic year and the requirements for non-remote study process will be provided later. Please follow the information provided on the website and received by e-mail.

Please note that if the epidemiological situation deteriorates and the instructions of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania change, changes in the organization of studies are possible.

Important information about the access to the premises of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences is based on the Order of KUAS Director “On performing access control to KUAS premises” (No. 1-298 of 31/08/ 2021 (as amended)).

KUAS shall control the access of persons to KUAS premises by installing access checkpoints (hereinafter – checkpoints) which are open during the set hours – from 7.30 am to 9 pm. The access to KUAS premises shall be only to those persons who meet one of the following criteria:

1. the person has been vaccinated with one of the following vaccines against COVID-19 (coronavirus infection):

1. 1. one week (but not later than 210 days) after receiving the second dose of “Comirnaty” or “Spikevax vaccine administered under the vaccination schedule, except the cases provided in Sub-paragraph 1.5, the 210-day period does not apply to persons under 18 years of age and to persons who have recovered from COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) and whose diagnosis has been confirmed by a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test;

1. 2. 2 weeks (but not later than 210 days) after the vaccination with “COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen”; The 210-day period does not apply to persons under 18 years of age and to persons who have recovered from COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) and whose diagnosis has been confirmed by a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test;

1. 3. 4 weeks after the first dose of “Vaxzevria” (but not later than 13 weeks), except the cases provided in Sub-paragraph 1.5;

1. 4. after the second dose of “Vaxzevria” vaccine administered under the vaccination schedule (but not later than 210 days), the 210-day period does not apply to persons under 18 years of age and to persons who have recovered from COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) and whose diagnosis has been confirmed by a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test;

1. 5. 2 weeks (but not later than 210 days) after a single dose of “Comirnaty”, “Spikevax” or “Vaxzevria” for a person who has recovered from the COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) confirmed by a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test, the 210-day period does not apply to persons under 18 years of age;

1. 6. one week after the administration of the second dose of “Comirnaty” or “Vaxzevria”(but not later than 210 days), if the first dose of vaccine was “Vaxzevria” and the second dose was “Comirnaty” or vice versa, the 210-day period does not apply to persons under 18 years of age and to persons who have recovered from COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) and whose diagnosis has been confirmed by a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test;

1. 7. after a booster dose of “Comirnaty”, “Spikevax” or “COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen”.

2. the person has recovered from the COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) and:

2. 1. the diagnosis has been confirmed on the basis of a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test or an antigen test, and no more than 210 days have elapsed since the positive result (but not earlier than the end of the isolation period), or

2. 2. the person has received (less than 60 days ago) a positive (with anti-S, anti-S1 or anti-RBD IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2) quantitative or semi-quantitative serological immunological test, unless the serological test, except for serological testing following vaccination with COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) vaccine (effective from 10 January 2022).

3. the person who has taken the COVID-19 test and received a negative result not earlier than 72 hours (from the time of testing) after taking the SARS-CoV-2 PCR test;

4. is KUAS employee (requirements for employees are established by a separate order of the director).

At least one of the following documents must be provided to the staff of the checkpoint in order to establish that the persons meet the above criteria:

1. Vaccination record from the information system for electronic health services and collaboration infrastructure (IS EHSCI), positive laboratory test (SARS-CoV-2 PCR test or antigen test, or quantitative or semi-quantitative serological immunoassay (with anti-S, anti-S1 or anti-RBD IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2)) results (data) protocol (for recovering persons) or a negative laboratory test (SARS-CoV-2 PCR test) results (data) protocol that a person can submit in a printed or digitally stored format, or by directly connecting to the IS EHSCI;

2. a document issued by a personal health care institution confirming that the person has recovered from COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) in accordance with the criteria set out in Paragraph 1 (hereinafter referred to as the Criteria) or that the person’s vaccination against the COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) disease meets the Criteria or a negative laboratory test response (SARS-CoV-2 PCR test) issued by a healthcare institution, which a person may submit in a printed or digital form

3. a digital certificate based on the IS EHSCI data confirming the vaccination, a recovery from the COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) or a negative test result for internal use with a generated QR code that can be submitted in a printed or digitally stored form or by directly connecting to IS EHSCI;

4. an EU digital COVID certificate prepared in accordance with the requirements of the European Commission confirming the fact of vaccination or recovery from the COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) according to the Criteria to facilitate free movement during the COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) pandemic or other non-EU digital certificate confirming the fact of vaccination or recovery from the COVID-19 disease (coronavirus infection) in accordance with the criteria specified in the Resolution;

5. a document issued by a foreign health care institution confirming that the person has relapsed COVID-19 or has been vaccinated with COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) vaccine and meets the criteria established in the legislation of the Republic of Lithuania, a positive test issued by a foreign health care institution when detecting anti-S, anti-S1 or anti-RBD IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the results (data) protocol, or a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR assay according to the specified criteria;

6. a certificate of KUAS employee or a certificate of employment at KUAS.

International Relations Services, International Coordinators and Study Departments consult students only remotely.
Contacts

Mentors communicate remotely with students in self-isolation. Other communication methods can be chosen with students who are not self-isolating. ESN KK organizes free time activities in accordance with government guidelines regarding a national lockdown.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you must call (8 37) 28 08 78 (from 8 am to 4 pm) and provide the following information:

  1. your name and surname;
  2. mobile phone number;
  3. specific study place (faculty, department, study programme, academic group);
  4. indicate the reason for the call (tested positive for COVID-19);
  5. indicate if you currently live in Kaunas University of Applied Sciences dormitory.

Also, you must inform International Coordinator of your faculty (contacts) and International Relations Services (e-mail: incoming@go.kauko.lt).