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Coronavirus: Humanitarian Corridor towards Romania Guaranteed

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.03.19.

Hungary will leave open a humanitarian corridor towards Romania for Romanian and Bulgarian citizens looking to return home from western Europe as long as Romania promises to let them in, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said on Thursday.

Romanian and Bulgarian migrant workers waiting to enter Hungary at the Hegyeshalom border station are being let in between 9pm and 5am so that they can pass through the country in a convoy, Gergely Gulyás told a press briefing.

He added that the government has not ruled out opening the humanitarian corridor during the day as well, if necessary.

Coronavirus: Ukrainians Allowed to Enter Hungary at Hegyeshalom between 9pm-5am

On Monday, Hungary has closed its borders for all passenger transport. Only Hungarian citizens and their family members can enter the country and Liszt Ferenc International Airport remains open as well.

Featured photo by István Filep/MTI