Fully 4,003 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Wednesday, while another 4,966 from Ukraine crossed from Romania, the national police headquarters said.
Police issued temporary residence permits valid for 30 days to 1,558 people, the police website said on Thursday. Holders of such permits must contact a local immigration office near their place of residence within 30 days to apply for permanent documents, it added.
Budapest police received 1,195 refugees, 464 children among them, by train, according to the municipal police website.
Refugees arriving on special train services at Kőbánya felső railway station, in eastern Budapest, were taken by bus to the BOK sports and events centre serving as a humanitarian transit point.
The authorities transported 31 people, including 11 children, to accommodation in the capital and outlying areas.
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