According to the European Union (EU), up to four million Ukrainians may attempt to leave the country due to the Russian invasion. Thousands of refugees have sought shelter in neighboring countries in the west, including Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, and Moldova. So far, Poland has taken in approximately 377,000 refugees. The administration says that 50,000 more people enter the country every day. Additionally, the United Nations (UN) says that as of March 1 at 13:00 GMT, these nations had taken in the following number of Ukrainian refugees:

Hungary – 89,561
Moldova – 65,391
Slovakia – 54,304
Romania – 38,461
Belarus – 329

In Poland and other countries bordering Ukraine, refugees who do not have their families or friends with them can stay in refugee shelters where they will be fed and provided medical care. On the other hand, Hungary and Romania are providing cash allowances for food and clothing. Meanwhile, the Czech Republic has begun implementing its Migration Wave Preparedness Plan, which will make it simpler for refugees to apply for a special form of visa and stay in the country if necessary. Documents are not required for refugees to enter neighboring countries, but they should bring their internal or international travel passports, birth certificates for children traveling with them, and medical records. They must be Ukrainian nationals or lawful residents of Ukraine to qualify for refugee status.