Lithuania has granted permissions to 262 Belarusian nationals to come to the country on humanitarian grounds, according to the Interior Ministry. So far, 69 of them have arrived in the country.
Another 18 people from Belarus have applied for asylum in Lithuania.
While travel from Belarus to Lithuania is restricted due to the coronavirus, Belarusians can seek entry “on special humanitarian grounds” since mid-August, after the Belarusian government unleashed a brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters.
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the leading opposition candidate, arrived in Lithuania immediately after the presidential election.
Belarusian nationals seeking to come to Lithuania on humanitarian grounds have to apply at the Lithuanian embassy for a Schengen visa and provide necessary information.