Lithuania has introduced a new rule requiring cars with Russian license plates that arrived in the country before September 11, 2023, to leave the country and the entire European Union within six months of their entry. This was reported by Deutsche Welle.
It is noted that this decision was introduced by Lithuanian customs.
There is also an exception for cars registered in the Russian Federation, in which Russian citizens travel through Lithuania to the Kaliningrad region in transit. However, this requires the presentation of an FTD transit document.
The Customs warns potential buyers or importers of cars to be careful when purchasing vehicles previously registered in Russia or of Russian origin. In case of violation of this legislation, fines and/or confiscation of vehicles may be applied.