Poland remains safe destination, tourism chief assures agents

The Polish Tourism Organisation in the UK insists the country continues to welcome all visitors and remains a safe destination for travellers as it takes in Ukrainian refugees.

The message came as the Polish government announced plans to set up an 8bn zloty (£1.34 billion) fund for those affected by the war in its neighbouring country.

The PTO said: “Following the invasion of Ukraine thousands of refugees have been welcomed to Poland and also across Europe. All visitors are encouraged to remember that as a member of both the EU and NATO, Poland’s safety is secured.

“Poland is inviting overseas travellers to continue supporting the vital tourism industry which helps support the economy.

“Tourist attractions remain open and visitors can book hotels and accommodation as usual.”

Tourism organisation director Dorota Wojciechowska said: ”I would like to assure travel agents and individuals that the country remains safe.

“The Polish government is doing everything it can to provide security for both the nation and the tourists.

“We are hoping that the ongoing horrible situation in Ukraine will not discourage British tourists from visiting Poland this year.”

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