Six out of ten Lithuanians are in favor of tightening the entry of Belarusian citizens into the country, according to the latest Baltijos Tyrimai survey published by the public broadcaster LRT on Wednesday.
It found that 60.61 percent of respondents believed that Lithuania should impose stricter entry conditions for Belarusians and 26 percent thought that it should not.
The remaining 14 percent of those polled did not answer the question or said they had no opinion on the matter.
Baltijos Tyrimai polled 1,023 people in Lithuania between September 22 and October 7. The results of the representative survey, commissioned by LRT, have an error margin of up to 3.1 percent.
The parliament earlier this year passed a law on restrictive measures for Russian and Belarusian citizens, but the latter are subject to fewer restrictions.
The law imposed temporary restrictions for Russians and Belarusians to obtain Lithuanian visas and e-resident status, and bans them from bringing Ukrainian hryvnias into Lithuania. The measures are in place from May 2 this year to May 3, 2024.
However, Russian citizens face additional restrictions on entry to Lithuania and acquisition of real estate in the country. Lithuania also temporarily refuses to accept their residence permit applications
The parliament finally adopted the law in late April, overriding a veto from President Gitanas Nauseda, who proposed to impose the same restrictions on Russian and Belarusian citizens.
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