The free use of public transport is affected. Payments to Polish households that take in Ukrainian refugees should also no longer be made.
Polish families hosting refugees were entitled to a daily allowance of 40 zloty ($8.72) under a law passed in March. But according to Deputy Interior Minister Paweł Szefernaker, the benefit will no longer be paid out in the future, according to the “Berliner Zeitung” (BZ).
Many Ukrainian refugees are already returning home. However, there will be exceptions, for example for disabled people and pregnant women: their hosts should continue to be supported.
Meanwhile, free public transport for Ukrainian refugees in cities such as Warsaw, Kraków and the metropolitan area around Katowice ended on Thursday. Special regulations for train tickets and the motorway toll are also eliminated, reports “Notes from Poland”.
Poland has shown itself to be particularly generous in accepting Ukrainian refugees – the eXXpress reported. The EU neighbor of the invaded state has taken in more than three million Ukrainians.
It seems like the wind is slowly turning now.