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National Emergency & travel prohibition (14.03.2020)

While the quarantine is in place, Lithuanian citizens, with some exceptions, will be banned from leaving the country, and foreigners will be banned from entering the country with some exceptions. Persons returning to their country of residence shall be allowed to transit through the territory of the Republic of Lithuania without a stopover until 19 March 2020, 00:00.

Start date: 16.03.2020

End date: 30.03.2020

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Remarks from the International Road Transport Union

Update on the situation at land borders in Lithuania:

Lithuania has reintroduced restrictions at the borders of Poland and Latvia.  With effect from 14 March, foreign nationals are not permitted to enter the country by any means of transport.  Exceptions are in place for persons residing in the Republic of Lithuania, and persons employed within Lithuanian companies, and are either engaged in the international commercial transport of goods, or performing an international commercial transport of goods, by any means of transport.

Foreign carriers with cargo vehicles transitting through Lithuania are permitted.

Source: LINAVA

Coming into effect on 16 March, 00:00, the Lithuania Government has announced a two-week nationwide quarantine (third level of the national plan).

Lithuania reintroduced control of its borders with Poland and Latvia on 14 March. Foreign nationals will not be allowed to enter the country by any means of transport, unless they work and live permanently in Lithuania (a temporary corridor will be available for Latvian and Estonian citizens to reach their countries). 

Goods transport is still allowed. However, foreigners are banned from entering the country, unless they are making necessary deliveries of goods to Lithuania.

The number of border crossing points to enter Lithuania have been reduced to the following:

Kalvarijos–Budzisko, Saločių–Grenstalės, Būtingės–Rucavos, Smėlynės–Medumės, Medininkų– Kamenyj Logo, Raigardo–Privalkos, Kybartų–Černyševskojės, Panemunės–Sovetsko, Kenos– Gudagojo, Šalčininkų–Benekainių, Mockavos-Trakiškių, Lazdijų–Ogrodnikų, Vilnius, Kaunas, Palanga, Šiauliai international airports, Vilnius railway station and Stasylai railway border crossing points and Klaipeda seaport.

Border crossing for commercial and/or international freight transport is additionally carried out through Stasylai-Benekainiai railway border crossing point and Pagėgiai-Sovetsk railway border crossing point, and facilitated transit of persons from the territory of the Russian Federation to the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation and back to the territory of the Russian Federation shall additionally pass through the Kena Railroad Border Inspection Post and the Kybartai Railway Border Inspection Post.

The number of local passengers on intercity buses and trains is restricted to maintain the necessary distance between passengers.

Source: LINAVA

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