Internal restructuring
Lietuva; Alytaus apskritis;
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
55.10 - Hotels and similar accommodation

111 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 June 2022
Employment effect (start)
3 June 2022
Foreseen end date


The sanatorium Belorus, which is owned by the Belarusian state, is to dismiss 51 employees in Druskininkai. The company has already handed out layoff notices to 51 employees and informed the Public Employment Service about the dismissals. Among the workers who have been warned of redundancies are cleaners, nurses, teachers and physiotherapists. The main cause of dismissals is the European Union’s sanctions on Belarus. In December 2020, the European Union imposed sanctions on Belarus, resulting in the freezing of the company's Swedbank accounts in Lithuania. Belorus took the bank to court in the hope that the bank's actions would be declared illegal, but in early November 2021, the Vilnius Regional Court rejected the sanatorium's complaint and closed the case.

The Belorus sanatorium was established in Lithuania in 1997. Its activities include the treatment, rehabilitation and education of children with severe disabilities and the treatment and rehabilitation of adults. Currently, the sanatorium employs 298 employees in Druskininkai.

Updated, 27/10/2022:On 17 October 2022, the sanatorium Belorus announced plans to lay off an additional 60 employees. The main reason for the layoffs is a decrease in the flow of clients from Belarus. According to the management, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania does not agree to mediate in granting visas for entry into Lithuania for treatment and rehabilitation of children from Belarus.



Eurofound (2022), Belorus, Internal restructuring in Lithuania, factsheet number 106919, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106919.