Lithuanian police set up roadblocks to stem travel during Christmas holidays

On Wednesday, the Lithuanian police have begun setting up roadblocks across the country to enforce a ban on non-essential travel between municipalities.

The checkpoints will be in place from 13:00 on Wednesday to 21:00 on December 27.

Meanwhile, the government will consider allowing travel between cities and surrounding municipalities, a proposal that police say would help prevent traffic jams and decrease the workload on police officers.

The cabinet will also discuss a proposal to limit the number of people travelling in a car to two, unless they are members of the same household.

In a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the government banned non-essential travel between municipalities from December 16 to January 3 to deter people from visiting their relatives and friends during the Christmas and New Year holidays.People are only allowed to travel for essential reasons, such as to seek healthcare, take care of someone in need, or leave or enter the country. They are advised to have supporting documents to prove their purpose of travel.


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