War in Ukraine: Poland says no visa required for Indians crossing border

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
New Delhi, India Updated: Feb 27, 2022, 04:43 PM(IST)

Poland envoy to India Adam Burakowski with WION's correspondent Sidhant Sibal Photograph:( WION )

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Around 15000 Indian nationals mostly medical students are in Ukraine

In a significant move, Poland has announced that no visa will be required for Indian nationals crossing into the country from war-torn Ukraine. In a tweet, Polish envoy Adam Burakowski said, "Poland is allowing to enter without any visa all Indian students who escape from Russian aggression in Ukraine.".

A number of Indian nationals have reached the Poland-Ukraine border and have been advised by the Indian mission in Warsaw to make for the Shehyni Medyka border crossing.

The Polish government is allowing people to cross that border on foot. The Krakowiec border crossing is for persons travelling in their own vehicles.

Also read | Poland's envoy Burakowski assures full support to India on evacuation plans

In an exclusive conversation with Wion on Saturday, Envoy Adam said, " I can assure you that Polish authorities are fully cooperating with India", explaining, "Poland and other countries which border Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania are providing help."

Around 15000 Indian nationals mostly medical students are in Ukraine. Indian governent has launched operation Ganga for the evacuation of Indian nationals. The Ministry of external affairs has sent teams to border areas of Romania, Poland, and Hungary for evacuation of Indian nationals crossing over from Ukraine.

 

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