- RSS Information on preventing ESTA or US Visa overstay Added2020.03.25 Consular news »
- The Government has extended the quarantine and the transit period for foreign nationals until April 13 Added2020.03.25 Consular news »
- Important information regarding the COVID-19: situation and traveling in Lithuania Added2020.03.25 Consular news »
- The Government has extended the transit period for foreign nationals until March 26 Added2020.03.22 Consular news »
- UPDATED! Persons returning to their country of residence shall be allowed to transit through the territory of the Republic of #Lithuania without a stopover until 23 March 2020, 00:00 (Extended) Added2020.03.18 Consular news »
- Foreign nationals won't be allowed to enter Lithuania starting from midnight on March 16 until midnight on March 31 Added2020.03.15 Consular news »
Only urgent consular assistance will be provided at the Embassy starting from March 13
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Following the announcement by the World Health Organization that the outbreak of coronavirus is a pandemic, and taking into consideration that Washington DC declared the state of emergency, the Embassy of Lithuania will provide only urgent consular assistance starting from March 13. You won't be able to submit documents until a further notice. All consular inquiries might be submitted via email: [email protected]
RSS L. Linkevičius: Crisis-struck Europe needs solidarity-based solution in transport sphere
On 7 April, the Council of the European Union adopted a long-negotiated reform of the EU road transport sector, known as the Mobility Package, by means of a written procedure.
L. Linkevičius: Europe must strengthen medical industry
News of the Ministry » Speeches, Statements »
On 3 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius took part in the second video conference of the European Union's Foreign Affairs Ministers to discuss international aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular focus on consular coordination and repatriation, strengthening international cooperation and assistance.
NATO Foreign Ministers discuss Alliance’s response to coronavirus pandemic
On 2 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius took part in a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers by secure videoconference for the first time in the Alliance’s history. The meeting discussed the Alliance’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, NATO’s role in the Middle East and North Africa region. NATO Ministers also exchanged their views on Russia, arms control, and relations with partners.
Principles of the rule of law have to be upheld even in time of crisis, says Minister L.Linkevičius
All European Union Member States and institutions do their utmost to address COVID-19 challenges. However, these efforts must not undermine the rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights.
Plane with Lithuanian citizens from Vietnam and Thailand lands in Kaunas
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On 31 March, an aircraft of Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways landed at Kaunas airport with 111 citizens returning to Lithuania from Vietnam and Thailand thanks to the efforts of Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of Lithuania in China, and the Honorary Consul of Lithuania in Vietnam Nguyen The Kien.
L. Linkevičius: EU needs to join efforts to repatriate EU citizens from third countries
Multilateral Relations » European Union »
On 23 March, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in a video conference of the EU Foreign Affairs Ministers, who exchanged views on the international response to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) with a particular focus on the repatriation of EU travelers stranded abroad. Foreign Ministers also discussed how to step up international cooperation in order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joint statement on so-called “presidential elections” in Abkhazia
Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States of America do not recognize the legitimacy of the so-called “presidential elections” held in Georgia’s Abkhazia region on March 22, 2020.
Joint Statement of Nordic-Baltic Foreign Ministers meeting on 16 March 2020
Multilateral Relations » News of the Ministry » Speeches, Statements »
The Foreign Ministers of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and the State Secretary of Norway discussed over the video conference today the response to the situation caused by the spread of COVID-19 corona virus.
Minister Linkevičius and the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State discussed bilateral cooperation
Bilateral Relations » Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs » News of the Ministry »
On 11 March Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, had a meeting with Philip Thomas Reeker, the United States of America Assistant Secretary of State, where they discussed relevant issues of transatlantic cooperation and regional security including partner efforts in countering disinformation and attempts to rewrite history.
Vilnius hosted the Bucharest Nine meeting of ministers of foreign affairs
Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs » News of the Ministry »
On 10 March, on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Restoration of the Independence of Lithuania, Vilnius held the Bucharest Nine (B9) meeting of the foreign ministers of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary. Delegates from the United States of America and NATO attended the meeting as guests. Gitanas Nausėda, President of the Republic of Lithuania, greeted the participants in the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.