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Important information for Lithuanian citizens in Russia and Belarus

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania advises Lithuanian citizens against all travel to Russia due to a lack of available flight options and those in Russia should depart.

The Foreign Ministry notes that the airspace of the European Union is closed to Russian airplanes, and EU companies’ aircraft is not allowed to enter Russia. Thus, it is only possible to leave Russia by air via non-EU member countries. You can also leave Russia using available land transportation options.

Please note that Lithuanian citizens are not allowed to travel from Russia to Belarus and all travel to regions bordering with Ukraine should be avoided.

The Foreign Ministry has also advised against all travel to Belarus and urged Lithuanian citizens to leave the country.

The EU airspace is closed for Belarusian airplanes, but you can leave Belarus by air via other countries.

Relevant information on flights from Minsk can be found here: https://bit.ly/3JYZvk8.

You must have a valid travel document for your trip.

Remain vigilant and avoid mass events in light of the dynamically changing situation. Constantly follow information published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, the Embassy of Lithuania in Moscow, Russia, and the Embassy of Lithuania in Minsk, Belarus.

The Embassy of Lithuania in Moscow, the Consulate General in St. Petersburg, the Consulate General in Kaliningrad, the Consulate in Sovetsk, and the Embassy of Lithuania in Minsk continue to perform their main functions.

You can also call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs around the clock by phone at +370 5 236 2444 or contact us via e-mail at pilieciai@urm.lt.

Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry recommends downloading the “Travel Safely” (“Keliauk saugiai”) app to receive relevant consular information and notifications from the Ministry in the event of a crisis in a foreign country. iOS: https://goo.gl/dOxeli ; Android: https://goo.gl/rPwrfx, or http://onelink.to/epmjp5.

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