Migrant Influx to Greece Reduced by Almost 75% in 2020

Credit: Greek Government

The refugee and migration influx to Greece dropped 74% in the first ten months of 2020, compared to the numbers registered during the same period in 2019, according to a report released on Thursday by Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.

Some 17,000 crossings into Greece were recorded between January and October of 2020,  the agency revealed.

Most of the 1,050 crossings recorded in October of 2020 occurred over land as opposed to sea crossings.

In these ten months in 2020 the migration influx increased in the central Mediterranean region and in the western Balkans, as opposed to the reduced influx in the eastern and western Mediterranean regions; this contributed to an overall reduction of migration flows into Europe by 21%, according to Frontex.