Over 47,000 Ukrainian refugees arrive in Poland on Friday

"Yesterday, i.e. 25.02, Border Guard officers serviced a total of 58,300 travellers at crossings on the Polish-Ukrainian border, including 47,500 in the direction towards Poland," the Border Guard wrote on Twitter. Darek Delmanowicz/PAP

More than 47,000 people entered Poland from Ukraine on Friday, the Polish Border Guard (SG) announced on Saturday, adding that pedestrian traffic is being processed at all Polish-Ukrainian road border crossing points.

"Yesterday, i.e. 25.02, Border Guard officers serviced a total of 58,300 travellers at crossings on the Polish-Ukrainian border, including 47,500 in the direction towards Poland," the Border Guard wrote on Twitter.

After Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday, the services of Poland's Ministry of Interior started to carry out an aid plan for refugees, including launching special reception centres by the Polish-Ukrainian border. People crossing the border are exempt from the coronavirus quarantine requirement or the need to possess a negative Covid-19 test result.

According to SG data, on Thursday, 29,000 people entered Poland from Ukraine. Most Ukrainians coming to Poland are heading to family members or friends in the country or in other EU member states.