Fully 5,928 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Friday, while another 6,546 from Ukraine crossed from Romania, the national police headquarters said.
Police issued temporary residence permits valid for thirty days to 502 people, the police website said on Saturday. Holders of such permits must contact a local immigration office near their place of residence within thirty days to apply for permanent documents, it added.
Budapest police received 280 refugees, 66 children among them, by train, according to the municipal police website.
Meanwhile, the municipal government office of Budapest said staff at the BOK sports and events centre serving as a humanitarian transit point had helped 272 refugees on Friday, accommodating 118 of whom stayed overnight.
The BOK centre provides food and drink, medical services, toilets, internet access and help with travel arrangements in cooperation with charity organisations and volunteers. National railways MÁV operates a ticket office at the site, while buses are provided to take people to the main train stations and the airport.
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