Posted Feb 25, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
The following message has been shared countless times on social media over the last 24 hours:
I heard on social media that there is fake news being spread (most likely by Russia-backed trolls) that the Polish border is closed.
It’s a lie.
If you seek asylum – go towards the Polish border. We are ready for your arrival. We have reception points ready at the border where you can find shelter, food, medical and legal aid.
The Polish government launched a dedicated site to help you: ua.gov.pl
Please share this information if you know anyone seeking help right now.
EDIT: YOU DON’T NEED A VISA TO PASS THROUGH THE POLISH BORDER. ALL YOU NEED IS A PASSPORT. VISAS ARE SUSPENDED! YOU DON’T NEED THEM FOR THE TIME BEING!!!!!!
EDIT2: as proof that you no longer need a visa:
• in Ukrainian https://www.gov.pl/web/udsc/ukraina—ua • in English https://www.gov.pl/web/udsc/ukraina-en