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Lithuania may cancel visas of illegal carriers to Belarus

Feb 9, 2024

Vilnius may revoke visas of illegal drivers who transport passengers to Belarus and from Belarus to Lithuania.

This was reported by LRT.

"We can talk about canceling visas for drivers if we see that the cases are repeated," said Wilmantas Vitkauskas, head of the National Crisis Management Center (NCMC).

He added that illegal carriers are being identified, and there are no plans to reduce inspections.


In turn, the head of the Lithuanian Transport Security Administration, Genius Lukošius, noted that over the past six months, more than 60 buses transporting people to Belarus have been inspected, and "only a few have been without violations."

"Out of 64 inspections, 25 cases were found when buses did not have the necessary travel permits," he said.

Currently, violations of passenger transportation rules in Lithuania are subject to fines ranging from 2.5 thousand euros to 3 3,000 euros, and repeated violations are subject to fines ranging from 3 thousand to 3.5 thousand euros.

Vilnius is going to reduce the number of permits for international passenger transportation with Belarus by about 50% due to the growing number of people crossing the border.

Author - Olena Madiak, 09/02/2024

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