According to the spokeswoman for the Border Guard, Second Lieutenant Anna Michalska, the first applications for a special permit to enter the border area under the state of emergency began to arrive at the Border Guard. She added that they are currently being analyzed.
A state of emergency came into force on Thursday in the border zone with Belarus, i.e. in part of the Podlaskie and Lubelskie provinces. It covers 183 towns. It was introduced on September 2 for 30 days under the Presidential Ordinance issued at the request of the Council of Ministers.
Who is not subject to a ban on entry into the area of the state of emergency?
According to the regulation non-residents are not allowed to be in the area of the state of emergency 24 hours a day.
The exception is people: – providing services to public administration offices and their organizational units – staying in these units to settle administrative matters – working for profit in entities conducting business activity in this area – permanently conducting business activity in this area – providing postal, courier, delivery and delivery services supply – having real estate in this area.
The ban also does not apply to farmers working on farms, students and their guardians while studying, guardians of children up to 3 years of age, people participating in religious worship, baptisms, weddings, weddings and funerals.
The ban does not apply to emergency services, medical services and people on their way to health care facilities, as well as people going directly to the border crossing or from it to the center of the country.
Applications for permission to enter the zone are filed
As emphasized at the conference on Thursday, the deputy head of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, Maciej Wąsik, in other situations “always the locally competent commander of the Border Guard post will be able to issue a permit to enter the area where the state of emergency will apply”.
According to the information released on Friday by the spokeswoman for the Border Guard, Sec. Anna Michalska, the first applications for such a permit began to flow to the Border Guard. – They are currently being analyzed – emphasized Michalska.
She added that Border Guard officers received many phone calls from people who asked, inter alia, about “whether they can go to church or after-party”, which take place in the area under the state of emergency. – They also ask about things that are specified in the ordinance, but they make sure – said 2nd Lt. Michalska.
A state of emergency in part of two voivodeships
President Andrzej Duda supported the request of the Council of Ministers Fr. issuing a regulation on the introduction of a state of emergency in some of the Podlaskie and Lubelskie voivodships in connection with the situation on the border with Belarus. On the same day, the regulation was left published in the Journal of Laws and entered into force.
The state of emergency is to last 30 days. It covers 183 towns: 115 in Podlasie and 68 in the Lublin region. On Monday, the presidential ordinance is to be dealt with by deputies.
Late on Thursday evening the Journal of Laws was published two additional regulationsone of them is the regulation of the Council of Ministers on limitations of freedoms and rights in connection with the introduction of the state of emergency.
The draft regulation was accompanied, inter alia, by the justification of the request of the Council of Ministers to the president.
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