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Lithuania has introduced passenger checks at the borders with EU countries: what is known and what is the reason for the tightening of entry rules

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Lithuania has introduced passenger checks at the borders with EU countries: what is known and what is the reason for the tightening of entry rules

There are queues at the Lithuanian borders as border guards thoroughly check each person at checkpoints. Find out why Lithuania is tightening its borders and what you need to do to pass the check

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Over the next 6 days, border controls at the entrance to Lithuania are expected to be temporarily tightened. Border guards will check all persons crossing the country's border. Read more about the reasons for the increased checks in the article below. 


Controls on entry to Lithuania: details 


The Lithuanian Ministry of Internal Affairs notes that the checks started on July 7 at 08:00 and will continue until 8 am on July 13. Temporary innovations are related to the NATO summit in Vilnius on July 11-12. 


Checks are expected at the border with Latvia and Poland, at seaports and airports in Palanga, Vilnius and Kaunas. 

Each passenger will be asked to present vehicle and travel documents. 




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What documents are required to cross the Lithuanian border?


It is noted that EU citizens need only present a passport and an identity card, while persons who are citizens of countries outside the European Union need to show a passport, visa or other documents confirming the legality of entry into the Schengen area. 


Each Schengen country has been authorized to re-establish internal border controls if necessary to prevent internal security breaches within the country. 


However, the authorities guarantee that travelers will not experience any inconvenience due to temporary checks. However, due to the increased checks, passengers should be prepared for a long wait. 


"Depending on the situation and possible threats, checks will be carried out selectively based on risk analysis at any time of the day," the authorities said. 


We remind you! Recent months in Europe have been characterized by a large number of protests among transport workers. We told you how this affects the functioning of transport and where to expect flight cancelations in July here.




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