Poland’s Interior Minister Mariusz Kamiński announced that Poland will ban entry for passenger cars registered in Russia, APA reports citing TVP World.
The new regulations will come into force at midnight on Sunday.
At the press conference held at the border crossing with Belarus in Terespol, Minister Kamiński said: “Due to the publication of the European Commission guidelines regarding the ban on the entry of Russia-registered cars into the EU, this ban on the Polish border will apply from tomorrow and will enter into force today at midnight.”
Kamiński explained that the introduction of the ban means that no passenger car registered in Russia will be able to enter the territory of Poland.
“Russian trucks are already covered by a similar ban. Now we are tightening it. No Russian car will enter Poland,” he emphasized.
“This applies to all passenger cars, both those used commercially and also to private cars, regardless of whether the owner of the car is a citizen of Russia or a citizen of another country. The rule is - a car registered in Russia has no right to enter Poland,” Kamiński said.
He pointed out that the new regulation is another element of the sanctions imposed on Russia and its citizens in relation to the war with Ukraine.
A ban on Russian trucks was introduced in Poland in July following another sanctions package approved by the European Commission. In response, Russia banned Polish trucks which was quickly followed by a similar ban for trucks from all EU countries, Great Britain, Norway, and Ukraine.