Ukrainian citizens are being tested for COVID-19 upon arrival in Athens. February 28, 2022 | Photo: EPA/George Vitsaras
Ukrainian citizens are being tested for COVID-19 upon arrival in Athens. February 28, 2022 | Photo: EPA/George Vitsaras

Greece has begun offering Ukrainian refugees temporary protection at the country's regional asylum offices in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras and Crete. The move is part of measures to assist over 16,000 Ukrainian refugees who have arrived in the country.

Greece on Monday officially began offering Ukrainian refugees temporary protection at the country's regional asylum offices in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras and on the island of Crete. The move is part of Greece's measures to assist over 16,000 displaced Ukrainian refugees who have arrived in the country after joining millions of others in fleeing their country due to Russia's ongoing invasion.

Appointments can be made online

According to the Greek Ministry of Immigration and Asylum, those who are eligible should make an appointment online through the digital platform. In order to do this, you will need to provide an email address.

The procedure is being run by staff of the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum's Service with extended hours, and with the assistance of the European Union Agency for Asylum.

A link to the application form and information for displaced people from Ukraine who are seeking temporary protection in Greece can be found here.

More than 16,431 Ukrainian refugees, of which 5,036 are minors, have arrived in Greece since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24, the Greek Citizen Protection Ministry said on Saturday.


 

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