UNHCR: 5,400 Venezuelans enter Peru in single day

Venezuelan migrants rest while another group stands in line to enter am immigration office in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. Venezuelan citizens

Venezuelan migrants rest while another group stands in line to enter am immigration office in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. Venezuelan citizens

Venezuelan migrants walk on the Pan-American Highway, after crossing the border Peru - Ecuador border, in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. Venezue

Venezuelan migrants walk on the Pan-American Highway, after crossing the border Peru - Ecuador border, in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. Venezue

Venezuelan migrants rest while another group stands in line to enter am immigration office in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. Venezuelan citizens

Venezuelan migrants rest while another group stands in line to enter am immigration office in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. Venezuelan citizens

Venezuelan migrant children sleep while waiting with their parents to pass migration controls before the deadline on new regulations that demand passp

Venezuelan migrant children sleep while waiting with their parents to pass migration controls before the deadline on new regulations that demand passp

Venezuelan migrants wait in line to pass migration controls before the deadline on new regulations that demand passports from migrants, in Tumbes, Per

Venezuelan migrants wait in line to pass migration controls before the deadline on new regulations that demand passports from migrants, in Tumbes, Per

Venezuelan migrants wait another group of migrants to continue their travel to Lima  in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. Venezuelan citizens are r

Venezuelan migrants wait another group of migrants to continue their travel to Lima in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. Venezuelan citizens are r

A couple of Venezuelan migrants arrive to migration controls in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. Venezuelan citizens are rushing to enter Peru bef

A couple of Venezuelan migrants arrive to migration controls in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. Venezuelan citizens are rushing to enter Peru bef

A Venezuelan migrants migrants rest near the border checkpoint as they wait to pass migration controls before the deadline on new regulations, in Tumb

A Venezuelan migrants migrants rest near the border checkpoint as they wait to pass migration controls before the deadline on new regulations, in Tumb

Venezuelan migrants walk on the Pan-American Highway, after crossing the border Peru - Ecuador border, in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. Venezue

Venezuelan migrants walk on the Pan-American Highway, after crossing the border Peru - Ecuador border, in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. Venezue

A Venezuelan migrants migrants wait to pass migration controls before the deadline on new regulations, in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. Venezue

A Venezuelan migrants migrants wait to pass migration controls before the deadline on new regulations, in Tumbes, Peru, Friday, June 14, 2019. Venezue

Venezuelan migrant Mary Ortega carries her son as she walks on the Pan-American Highway, after crossing the border Peru - Ecuador border, in Tumbes, P

Venezuelan migrant Mary Ortega carries her son as she walks on the Pan-American Highway, after crossing the border Peru - Ecuador border, in Tumbes, P

AGUAS VERDES, Peru (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency says that a record number of Venezuelan migrants have crossed into Peru.

UNHCR Information Officer Regina de la Portilla said that 5,400 Venezuelans poured into the Andean country on Thursday before new entry requirements are imposed on migrants fleeing the crisis-wracked South American nation.

She said the agency was "supporting and complementing the efforts of Peruvian authorities as we face the largest number of Venezuelan people coming to Peru so far."

Early on Friday, lines of people stood outside a border crossing in northern Peru or tried to sleep until their ID cards were checked by officers.

Starting Saturday, Peru will demand passports and visas from Venezuelan migrants — requirements that many will not be able to meet.

Peru is already home to 770,000 Venezuelans.