More than 77,000 foreigners were not allowed to cross the border to Poland during the 2018 year. Most of those people were the citizens of Ukraine. The Polish Border Guard spokeswoman Agnieszka Golias said as Polskie radio reported.
“According to the Main Commandant's Office of the Border Guard, last year, the Polish border guards have issued 77,200 bans on entering Poland. Most of them were the citizens of Ukraine (46, 700), Russia (20, 200) and Belarus (5,500)," the report said.
The main reasons for issuing bans on crossing the border were a lack of a valid visa, the special residence permit, all necessary documents proving the purposes of entering the country and lack of necessary funds.
Last year the Polish border guards also detained 285 persons, crossing the border illegally, on the so-called “Green Border.”
“1,173 attempts of the illegal crossing were recorded at the crossing points for cars with Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine, 404 were recorded at the airdromes. Mostly, those people had fake visas. Fake documents for crossing the Polish border or for staying in the country were mostly used by Ukrainians (1,138), Russians (145), Belarusians (52), Syrians (47), Iranians (40), Vietnamese (22), and Chinese (2),” said the spokeswoman of the Border Guard Service of Poland.
Besides, it appeared that more than 12,000 of foreigners were employed violating the rules, as a result of checks of employment legality. Among those, who violated the rules the most, were the citizen of Ukraine (19,600), Moldova (400), Belarus (370), and Georgia (246).
The State Border Service of Poland checked in total 52.3 million people at the borders over 2018, 36 million people were foreigners. Over 21.6 million checks took place at the border with Ukraine.