Border guards noted a significant increase in the number of Ukrainians returning from abroad through the Tysa checkpoint in Zakarpattia region, western Ukraine. The same situational number of citizens is awaiting in front of the Hungarian border crossing point Zahony, the Western Regional Department of the State Border Guard reports on Facebook.
"This is due to the epidemiological situation, because of which our compatriots prefer to return home - and the upcoming Easter holidays," the report said.
To speed up control operations at the Tysa checkpoint, twice as many personnel were involved and additional lanes were equipped.
"Transportation of travelers across the border by 12 buses was organized by the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration on contractual terms with private carriers," it was reported.
Border guards added that every few hours, meetings are held with Hungarian colleagues at which issues regarding the procedure for launching and registering citizens are decided.
Tysa is the only checkpoint with Hungary, which now operates in Ukraine.