May 21st, 2020
The government has decided to close down its transit zones on the Hungarian-Serbian border, the head of the Prime Minister's Office said on Thursday, adding that asylum seekers will now only get to submit their applications at Hungary's foreign missions. The process of shutting down the transit zones is already under way, Gergely Gulyas told an online press briefing. Currently, four migrants are being held in detention and 280 will be taken to a refugee reception centre, he said. The interior, foreign and justice ministries are taking the necessary steps in the matter, Gulyas added. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) last week ruled that keeping asylum seekers in the transit zone constitutes "detention".