1,546 of them had their journeys halted at the Lithuanian border with Belarus, 557 on the Russian border, 51 at airports and 37 at the seaside stretch of the border.
Most of the barred individuals were nationals of Belarus and Russia – 1,065 and 790, respectively.
Other people who were not allowed to enter Lithuania include 113 citizens of Georgia, 54 citizens of Ukraine, 32 citizens of Moldova, 25 citizens of Kazakhstan, 19 citizens of Armenia, and 16 citizens of Kyrgyzstan.
Among the barred individuals are also nationals of England, Azerbaijan, China, Ecuador, India, Israel, Kongo, Mali, Nigeria, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. Six people had no citizenship at all.
According to the press release, the most common reason for prevented entry was absence of a valid visa.