Hungary, Romania offer visa-free access to Nigerians fleeing Ukraine

Nigerians: Many are stranded in Ukraine

Nigerians: Many are stranded in Ukraine

By Lizzy Okoji

The Governments of Hungary and Romania have approved visa-free access to all Nigerians fleeing Ukraine, the Federal Government has said.

According to the Nigerian Mission in Hungary, arrangements are underway for the transportation of Nigerians to enable them leave Ukraine as soon as possible.

Affected Nigerians are advised to approach the borders with their valid documents and cooperate with immigration officials to ease the process.

“The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Budapest, Hungary wishes to inform nationals arriving from Ukraine, that the Government of Hungary has enacted Decree 56/2022 (24. II).

“Which permits third-country nationals with valid Ukrainian resident permits to enter Hungary temporarily, without a Schengen visa.

“As such, Nigerians arriving at the Hungary-Ukraine border can enter Hungary, either on transit to Nigeria, or temporarily reside in the country.

“Affected Nigerians are hereby advised to send their names, phone numbers, email addresses, and copy of their passports biodata page to the Embassy’s Consular email; [email protected]

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“To enable the facilitation of the aforementioned arrangements. For information on consular assistance, please contact the following persons who will be on the ground to coordinate;

“Mr Stanley Okpara (Consular Officer) – +36308202903 and Mr Ayotunde Adigun +36308639203,” the Hungarian Mission Stated.

Similarly, the Romanian Mission in a statement urged affected Nigerians to contact its consular officer on +40747309174 and the Head of Chancery on +40786091964 for assistance.

“The following persons are deployed to the four entry points and maybe reached accordingly; Siret, Suceava County- Mr Dayo Adeoye on +407493359685 and Mr Suleiman Ahmed on +40754859685.

“Sighetul Marmatiel, Maramures County, Mr P.O Akanmode +40752482924. At Isaccea, Tulcea County, David Abraham, +40764505900 and at Halmeu, Satu Mare County, Mohammed Liman, +40749828499.

“Affected Nigerian nationals are advised to ensure they arrive at the entry points with valid travel documents and cooperate with Romanian Immigration Officers at the borders,” the Romanian Mission stated.


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