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Russian Invasion: Nigerians In Ukraine Now Have Visa-Free Entry Into Romania And Hungary

Russian Invasion: Nigerians In Ukraine Now Have Visa-Free Entry Into Romania And Hungary 

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hungary and Romania have approved visa-free entry for all Nigerians.

By Omotayo Olutekunbi

Nigerians travelling from Ukraine via the Romanian and Hungarian borders would be granted free visas, according to the Federal Government.

In a statement made on Sunday, February 27, 2022, Gabriel Aduda, permanent secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, revealed this.

For now, movement to the Hungarian Zahony border and Romanian Suceava, Tulcea, Satu Mare County, and Maramures borders is advised, as they have approved visa free access to all Nigerians coming from Ukraine,” part of the statement by read.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is fully abreast of all the challenges Nigerians crossing into countries bordering Ukraine, especially the Polish border, are facing and we are taking adequate measures to assuage these challenges.

The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs has spoken with his counterpart, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine on these unsavoury developments and both are working on alleviating the suffering of Nigerians including deploying the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to the border to ensure easier access to all Nigerians and other nationals,” the statement read.

It’s been four days since Russia’s invasion, which has shocked the globe, and battle raged in Ukraine on Sunday.

Near the Belarusian border, Russia and Ukraine are scheduled to begin unconditional talks soon.

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