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As Baltics reopen, thousands cross borders daily

Monday, May 18, 2020

Travel across the Lithuanian–Latvian border jumped significantly over the weekend as people made use of free movement within the ‘Baltic bubble’. “The flows of those leaving and arriving [in Lithuania from Latvia] rose up to 20 times,” Lithuanian Interior Minister Rita Tamašunienė said in a statement. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania opened their borders to Baltic residents and citizens and Friday, becoming the first free travel ‘bubble’ within the EU since…

Dentists, gyms, indoor bars and cafes reopen in Lithuania

Monday, May 18, 2020

Lithuania is further easing restrictions on Monday, allowing indoor bars and restaurants to reopen, as well as kindergartens and gyms under strict operating rules. Restaurants, cafes, bars, nightclubs and other entertainment venues are allowed to operate indoors from 08:00 until 22:00, but will have to ensure a space of five square metres per person. Casinos and other gaming establishments are also allowed to operate within these hours. The government is…

Lithuanian PM hints at allowing indoor restaurants to reopen next week

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Indoor cafes and restaurants may be allowed to reopen on May 18, if they can meet coronavirus safety requirements, Lithuania’s prime minister has suggested. “If an agreement is reached with businesses on how to ensure safety in cafes, it may happen from [May] 18,” Saulius Skvernelis told reporters on Tuesday. So far, bars, cafes and restaurants in Lithuania have been allowed to serve customers outdoors. On Wednesday, Lithuania’s cabinet will…

Lithuania’s schools may reopen for two weeks

Friday, May 8, 2020

Lithuanian school students may be allowed to return to classrooms for at least two weeks before the end of the academic year, Education Minister Algirdas Monkevičius has suggested. Since the start of the coronavirus quarantine in mid-March, all schools in Lithuania have moved teaching online. “We are looking at allowing primary school grades to return [to classrooms] from May 25, and secondary education students, from June 1,” Monkevičius told a…

EU’s internal borders may reopen in mid-May

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic waning, the European Union (EU) is considering to reopen internal borders in mid-May, Lithuania’s Interior Minister Rita Tamašunienė says. “We are holding discussions in the European Commission and there was a meeting of the Council of Ministers [where] we are discussing that May 15 might be the latest date for reopening Europe’s internal borders,” she told LRT RADIO on Tuesday. However, it would be left for…

Lithuania moves to reopen some shops and businesses

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Lithuanian government has allowed reopening of some businesses, including non-food retailers and small repair services with direct access from the street. Shops in large shopping centres will have to remain closed. The government decided on Wednesday to allow business to open that can guarantee access from the street. However, the government has so far only published operating guidelines, and it remains unclear which businesses will be able to open.…