Fully 5,582 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Saturday, while another 8,165 from Ukraine crossed from Romania, the national police headquarters said.
Police issued temporary residence permits valid for thirty days to 584 people, the police website said on Sunday. 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 881 refugees, 260 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 702 refugees on Saturday, accommodating 349 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 MAV 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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