Traffic at Lithuania-Belarus border continues as normal, border guard chief says

  • 2020-09-21
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Despite last week's announcement by President Alexander Lukashenko that Belarus was closing its borders with Lithuania and Poland, cross-border traffic at Lithuania's border with Belarus continues as normal, the commander of the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service said on Monday. 

Tailbacks of cars sometimes form at border checkpoints, and trucks are checked more strictly, but there have been no major problems so far, Rustamas Liubajevas told BNS. 

"The situation remains unchanged. Cross-border traffic continues; there were no major problems over the weekend," he said. 

Belarusian border guards stepped up checks on Lithuanian-registered trucks a week ago, subjecting all of them to X-ray inspections, according to Liubajevas.