aA
Lithuania is lifting coronavirus travel restrictions for foreign students and investors, and people from Belarus seeking entry "for special humanitarian purposes".
Belarusians allowed unrestricted entry to Belarusians 'for humanitarian purposes'
© AFP / Scanpix

The Interior Ministry proposed to include Belarusians to the list of foreign nationals not subject to the existing coronavirus-related bans "in light of the current developments in the neighboring country", Interior Minister Rita Tamasuniene told the Cabinet on Wednesday.

The ministry suggested including "an additional category of foreigners" into the government's resolution, Tamasuniene said.

"These are foreigners coming to Lithuania for special humanitarian purposes," she added.

The bans will not apply to foreigners who have registered partnerships with Lithuanian citizens abroad either.

The Cabinet increased the maximum number of attendees at indoor events from 500 to 600 as of August 16. The current plan calls for removing the attendance limit as of September 1, with certain mandatory safety requirements to be put in place.

The government also extended temporary internal border controls at international airports and the seaport of Klaipeda until August 14.

"This is the maximum period under the Schengen Borders Code," Tamasuniene said.

The Education, Science and Sport Ministry has said it has been receiving "a lot of inquiries on students' arrival" in the run-up to the new academic year, adding that EU recommendations also provide for a freer movement of this group of people.

The Economy and Innovation Ministry has said the country must facilitate entry for investors who "usually don't make investment decisions without visiting the country".

Exceptions will also apply to sports medicine specialists.

The Cabinet did not discuss Environment Minister Kestutis Mazeika's proposal to allow unrestricted entry to builders, too. Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said the proposal was yet to be discussed by the COVID-19 crisis management committee.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Justice minister to push for regulation of sex change procedures

Lithuanian Justice Minister Evelina Dobrovolska is planning to submit a bill to regulate gender...

R. van Voren. Trump, and his curious Russian support

Now that Trump has settled in his opulent “palace” on the Florida coast and, consequently, the...

Lithuanian researchers propose a combination of methods to improve the efficiency of anticancer medication

Application of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound in combination with microbubbles might enhance the...

Paluckas resigns as chairman of Lithuanian Social Democratic Party

MP Gintautas Paluckas is resigning as chairman of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party (LSDP), the...

Dulkys: lockdown could be extended until early March

Lockdown in Lithuania could be extended until early March and the relaxation of restrictions will...

Top news

Justice minister to push for regulation of sex change procedures

Lithuanian Justice Minister Evelina Dobrovolska is planning to submit a bill to regulate gender...

Randy Thanthong-Knight | D+

Thailand sold itself as a paradise Covid retreat. No one came

It’s hard to imagine a more luxurious place to spend two weeks of quarantine than the Anantara...

Lobbyist seeks EUR 228,000 from state over law-enforcement actions

Andrius Romanovskis, president of the Lithuanian Business Confederation (LBC), has filed a lawsuit...

R. van Voren. Trump, and his curious Russian support

Now that Trump has settled in his opulent “palace” on the Florida coast and, consequently, the...

Dulkys: lockdown could be extended until early March

Lockdown in Lithuania could be extended until early March and the relaxation of restrictions will...