Donetsk, Sep 21 - DAN. Three hundred and sixty-seven people used the Yelenovka humanitarian corridor to enter the Donetsk People’s Republic on September 20, the DPR Emergencies Ministry press service reported on Tuesday.

Overall, 367 people and 80 vehicles arrived in the DPR and 252 people and 49 cars went to Ukraine-held areas, the report said.

Residence registration in Ukraine is required to exit the DPR; to enter the Republic, visitors have to obtain a permit from the DPR COVID-19 crisis headquarters. They have to fill out a form stating their consent for a test at an in-patient hospital, or take a COVID-19 rapid test right at the crossing point. Self-isolation at home is allowed in case of negative test.​ ​

Residence permit is not required for persons who enter the Republic under the humanitarian programme for Donbass people reunificaiton and support of the Russian-speaking population of Ukraine, or if they have humanitarian or compelling circumstances. As before, persons registered in the DPR and holders of permanent residency or address certificates can enter the DPR via Yelenovka. The lists of these groups of citizens are also subject to approval by the DPR crisis headquarters.

There are four crossing points on the contact line between the DPR and Ukraine-held territory but only one of them operates at present due to the spread of the coronavirus infection. The Yelenovka-Novotroitskoye humanitarian corridor opens twice a week, on Monday and Friday. Earlier reports said that the crossing point would not operate on September 24 due to technical reasons. *jk