Egyptians with expired passports in Ukraine will be allowed into Poland: Egyptian embassy in Warsaw

Ahram Online , Monday 28 Feb 2022

The Egyptian embassy in Poland announced on Monday that Egyptians coming from Ukraine with expired passports will be allowed to cross the border into the neighbouring country.

Egypt Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The embassy will issue temporary travel documents to facilitate their return to Egypt. 

The Egyptian embassy in Romania has also urged Egyptians coming from Ukraine with expired passports to contact it, as it is working with Romanian authorities to facilitate their entry into Romania.

The embassy also announced that it has allocated buses for Egyptian nationals coming from Ukraine, which will be paid for by the Egyptian government. A flight operated by Romanian airline Tarom will take off for Cairo from Henri Quanda International Airport in Bucharest on Tuesday evening. Tickets will cost 240 euros after a discount obtained by the embassy.

Egypt’s foreign ministry has issued urgent directives to its embassies in Ukraine’s neighboring countries to facilitate border crossings for Egyptians and to provide them with the appropriate aid, including facilitating transportation and housing them in hotels or temporary residences until their return to Egypt.

The ministry said earlier on Monday that the Egyptian embassies in Warsaw and Bucharest have already received Egyptian nationals arriving from Ukraine and have provided them with all the necessary assistance in coordination with Polish and Romanian authorities. 

The ministry has also announced that it has launched a hotline for Egyptians in Ukraine.

On 24 February, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, causing hundreds of thousands to flee the country over the past four days.

In a press conference held early on Sunday, the Ukrainian embassy in Cairo said that it has coordinated with the Egyptian embassy in Kyiv regarding the return of Egyptians currently in Ukraine, and that the Ukrainian authorities have directed the country's border guards to allow Egyptians to leave the country via its borders with Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania.

The hotlines the Egyptian foreign ministry has launched for Egyptians in Ukraine are: (Mobile phone): +201220463333, +201220473333, +201272180431, +201272180576, +201272180466, (landline): +20225772500, +20225744791 and (Fax): +20225761000.

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