Trucks waiting 30 hours at Polish-Ukrainian border - border guard

"In the last day over 3,200 people were processed," she said. "Of that number, only around 420 passed into the country." Darek Delmanowicz/PAP

At Korczowa, the only open border crossing point in the southeastern Podkarpackie province, trucks are waiting for 30 hours to enter Ukraine, while the flow of passenger cars is minimal, the Polish Border Guard has informed PAP.

Major Elzbieta Pikor, the local Border Guard's press officer, told PAP on Sunday that waiting times on the Ukrainian side of the border were similar. In this regard, the border situation is stable and has remained unchanged for several days.

Major Pikor explained that goods traffic, which usually crosses at several crossing points, is now restricted to only one. In her view, therefore, the truck queues will not shorten in the coming days.

"In the last day over 3,200 people were processed," she said. "Of that number, only around 420 passed into the country."

Those people leaving Poland included over 1,100 passengers of two special trains from the eastern town of Przemysl, who were Ukrainian citizens returning home (via the Medyka border crossing). In addition, almost 800 Ukrainians crossed the border by bus.

Last Sunday at midnight, restrictions were put in place on foreigners entering Poland due to the coronavirus pandemic.