Free movement between Poland and the Baltic states will be resumed next week, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis announced on Friday.
The prime minister posted on Facebook. "I talked to my counterpart Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki today. There are two important and good news. First, we agreed that free movement between the Baltic states and Poland will be resumed next week. It will be coordinated by the states' responsible ministries as a matter of urgency."
He also wrote a similar message on Twitter.
Wish to thank PM @MorawieckiM— Saulius Skvernelis (@Skvernelis_S) June 5, 2020--
for the excellent discussion today. We will seek to open borders between our countries next week. Also, full solidarity on synchronization and the need to have political agreement between three Baltic states on electricity trade with third countries pic.twitter.com/HtPRb3WMDk
As Lithuania is part of the travel bubble with Estonia and Latvia this means freedom of movement will be restored between all four countries.
On Monday, the foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were not able to achieve an agreement with Poland on the opening of that country's borders.
Poland's Foreign Minister, Jacek Czaputowicz said at the press conference after the private meeting between the ministers: "For Poland, the way that the Baltic countries have opened their borders for their citizens is inspiring but the scale of our problems is different."
Poland is on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' no quarantine list which means citizens and residents who visit Estonia from Poland do not need to undergo a 14 day quarantine period.
Residents of the Baltic states do not need to undergo a quarantine period in Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania.
Editor: Helen Wright