The Commission has proposed a package of
measures to ease transit between Russia and the Russian enclave
of Kaliningrad after the EU enlarges to Lithuania and Poland.
Measures include a special transit document for Kaliningrad,
non-stop high-speed trains for visa-free travel and opening
discussion on a long-term goal of visa-free travel between
Russia and the EU.
The Commission proposes the following measures to ease the
direct transit of people and goods between Kaliningrad and
the rest of Russia once the enlargement of the EU has taken
- a “facilitated transit document” issued to those
Russian citizens who need to travel frequently to and
- assessing the feasibility of non-stop high-speed
trains passing through Lithuania and Belarus that could
provide sufficient security for visa-free travel;
- opening discussion on Russia’s proposal for a
long-term goal of visa-free travel between Russia and the
- making full use of international conventions for
simplified transit of goods.