Ukraine shuts down another 10 checkpoints due to Covid-19 pandemics

Source : 112 Ukraine

Government orders to close checkpoints on the border with Moldova, Poland, Romania
15:42, 15 April 2020

In connection with the epidemic of the coronavirus Covid-19, another 10 border checkpoints will be closed in Ukraine. Denys Shmygal, Ukraine's Prime Minister, reported that during government session, which was broadcast by the 112 Ukraine TV channel.

According to the prime minister, at these checkpoints, the flow of Ukrainian citizens reduced to the uttermost.

"In fact, we close another ten border crossing checkpoint in order to minimize traffic. There, as far as we know, the flow of our citizens has already been reduced to the uttermost, thus these border crossing checkpoints may be closed to enhance security for a period of lockdown," Shmygal said.

According to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, these checkpoints are located on the borders with Moldova, Poland and Romania.

As we reported earlier, Ukraine closed all borders for entry and exit due to Covid-19 epidemic. 

However, the border guards note a significant increase in the number of Ukrainians returning from abroad through the Tysa checkpoint in Zakarpathia. The same situational number of citizens is awaiting in front of the Hungarian Zakhon border crossing point.

To speed up control operations at the Tysa checkpoint, twice as many personnel were hired and additional lanes were equipped.

Besides, every few hours, meetings are held with Hungarian colleagues at which issues regarding the procedure for launching and registering citizens are decided.

The Tysa checkpoint is the only checkpoint with Hungary, which now operates in Ukraine.

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