Roughly 7,000 Attempts to Illegally Enter Greece Thwarted since Early Wednesday

March 5, 2020

KASTANIES, Greece – Approximately 7,000 attempts to illegal enter Greece were thwarted in the region of Evros over the last 24 hours, while 24 persons of main Afghan or Pakistani origin were arrested, government sources said on Thursday.

In total, there were 6,955 instances of people prevented from entering the country.

Since last Saturday, February 29 and until 06:00 on Thursday, Greek authorities prevented 34,778 attempted illegal entries while 244 individuals have been arrested.

On Wednesday, government spokesperson Stelios Petsas made clear that, in accordance with decisions taken by the Government Council for National Security, the migrants and refugees that enter Greece after Sunday will be treated differently, they will not be recorded and will not be able to apply for asylum.


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