A traffic jam stretching up to 30 miles (50 km) was reported at the Lithuania-Poland border on March 17, as Poland closed all its checkpoints between the two countries except one and began COVID-19 screenings for citizens returning home.
Poland has closed its borders to non-Polish citizens, according to reports, but freight is exempted from the new measures.
Drone footage recorded by Saulius Zaura shows what he describes as “thousands of trucks” at a standstill on the E67 motorway near the Lithuanian town of Barštinė.
On Tuesday, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis announced his intentions to open a second border crossing to ease the transfer of people between the Polish border, according to thefirstnews.com. Credit: Saulius Zaura via Storyful