20 May 2022 11:28

Nearly 28,000 Ukrainians arrive in Belarus since Feb 24

MINSK. May 20 (Interfax) - Nearly 28,000 Ukrainian citizens have arrived in Belarus since February 24, the Belarusian State Border Committee said on Friday.

"Between 6 a.m. on February 24 and 6 a.m. on May 20, a total of 27,868 Ukrainian citizens arrived in Belarus, including 15,793 who crossed the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, 10,563 by transit through Poland, 1,305 through Lithuania, and 207 through Latvia," the committee said.

In the past 24 hours, 154 Ukrainian citizens arrived in Belarus, including 120 via Poland, 32 via Lithuania, and 2 via Latvia, it said.

Foreigners arriving in Belarus due to the sociopolitical situation in Ukraine since April 3, including those traveling through territories of third countries, no longer need a negative PCR test for Covid-19 (certificate). Belarusian border checkpoints are operating normally, the committee said.