AP — Border closures are causing problems across Europe.
In Lithuania, the cargo truck line on the border to enter Poland stretched 60 kilometers (37 miles) long after Poland closed its border to foreigners due to the new coronavirus.
On the Polish-German border, hundreds of vehicles have been stranded because they are not allowed to transit through Poland to go back home but don´t want to return to Germany.
German police helped stranded citizens from Baltic states get back home by ferry after Poland closed its border.
Police in the northeastern city of Stralsund on the Baltic coast said they escorted 30 cars Tuesdsay with citizens from Lithuania and Estonia via a bridge to the German island of Ruegen’s ferry port, the German news agency dpa reported. The cars needed an escort because access to the island has been mostly limited to residents. From Mukran, the stranded Baltic citizens were hoping to catch a ferry to Lithuania.
A Lithuanian military plane flew 31 people stranded in Germany back to Lithuania.