The number of migrants has decreased by one-fifth due to quarantine restrictions around the world.
In the first half of 2020, the number of illegal crossings of the external borders of the European Union has significantly decreased. This is reported by the EU border agency Frontex on Twitter on Tuesday, July 14.
вЂњIn the first half of this year, the number of illegal border crossings at the external borders of European countries decreased by almost one-fifth compared to last year вЂ” to 36,400,вЂќ the publication said.
This was mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Agency explained.
Earlier, the UN said that the number of migrants and refugees has fallen due to the pandemic. Experts predict a small increase in the number of migrants in 2020 due to quarantine restrictions around the world.
It was also reported that the influx of migrants to Britain broke the record. Another 270,000 arrivals from third countries stayed in the UK for a year or more, while the flow from the EU is getting smaller.