Lithuania sets seven-month deadline for its Covid opportunity pass

Unless a person is both vaccinated and has recovered from Covid-19, his or her Covid-19 certificate – opportunity pass – in Lithuania will be valid for seven months since full vaccination or a positive PCR test, Lithuanian public broadcaster LRT reports.
The changes to Lithuania’s national opportunity pass, which is required to receive different services in the Baltic country, will come into force from December 28.
people will be required to get a booster vaccine shot seven months after their full vaccination to continue to be eligible for the pass. The certificate will also no longer be accessible to those who have tested positive for the coronavirus more than seven months prior.
Children above the age of 12 years and two months will also be required to have a Covid pass to access certain services. Children aged 12–16 will acquire the pass after getting fully vaccinated or recovering from the coronavirus. The certificates will also be valid for seven months.
Children will also be eligible after undergoing a serological antibody test after which the certificate will be valid for 60 days. It will then be extended by undergoing regular testing at school or doing a PCR test at a mobile testing site every seven days. The testing will be paid for by the state.
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For adults, the Opportunity Pass will be extended for 60 days after getting a positive serological antibody test result. A negative PCR test will be valid for three days.
The first serological antibody test for adults will be covered by the state, all subsequent ones will have to be paid for by the individual.
The certificate will not have an expiry date under the following conditions:
if a person, who has recovered from Covid-19 (with the infection confirmed by a PCR test) and has been fully vaccinated;
if a fully vaccinated person later got infected and recovered from Covid-19;
if a person who has received one shot of the vaccine, then got infected with the coronavirus, later received the second jab.
The article originally appeared on LRT English: