2020.09.30 15:31

Lithuania scraps Covid-19 test requirement for all arrivals

BNS2020.09.30 15:31

Lithuania has eased travel restrictions by scrapping the requirement to present a negative Covid-19 test when arriving in the country. 

On Wednesday, the Cabinet also eased the procedure for highly-qualified workers, including teachers and researchers, to enter the country.

The applications for temporary residence permits will now be processed remotely. Once a positive decision is made, the foreign nationals would only need to submit their biometric ID data when arriving in Lithuania.

Lithuanian Interior Minister Rita Tamašunienė underlined that such changes were proposed in response to a lack of certain highly-qualified specialists in the country and requests from businesses.

The Interior Ministry also said the changes were especially important for people fleeing Belarus or moving their businesses from the neighbouring country, as it is difficult to have such a test done in Belarus “due to long queues”, Tamašunienė said on Wednesday.

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