Lithuanians must remember carrying ID when traveling to Latvia or Estonia - minister

  • 2020-05-09
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – With the Baltic States gearing up to lift restrictions on movement between the three countries on May 15, Lithuania’s citizens who plan to travel to Latvia or Estonia should remember carrying an ID document and should take care to find out about the lockdown rules in effect in those countries, Interior Minister Rita Tamasuniene said on Friday.

“I would like to emphasize that internal border controls have not been lifted hence it is necessary to remember that an ID document is mandatory as border guards may check you each time [you cross the border],” she told BNS.

The Interior Ministry would publish information about the lockdown rules in force in Latvia and Estonia on its website, the minister said.

Tamasuniene discussed the issues pertaining to border controls after the reopening of free movement between the Baltic countries with her Latvian and Estonian counterparts on Friday.

Starting from May 15, Latvia’s and Estonia’s citizens will be free to arrive to Lithuania without having to justify the purpose of their visit and without being subject to a 14-day self-isolation requirement.

The same will be applied to Lithuania’s citizens travelling to Latvia and Estonia.

Internal border controls will remain in place until the midnight of May 31.