The restricted area on Poland border with Belarus will remain in place until the start of July, according to a draft decree by Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski which was published on Wednesday.
Due to the migration crisis on its border with Belarus, Poland have declared a state of emergency in September for a 3 kilometer wide (1.86 mile wide) strip along the border, which was originally due to last for three months.
In the framework of of the state of emergency aid workers and journalists have been banned from entering the regionune decision it was met with widespread criticism.
Once the state of the emergency could no longer be extendedKaminsky made use of a new law and ordered similar restrictions on freedom of movement in the border area until March 1.
While aid workers remain locked outjournalists can now apply for a permit to visit the restricted area under strict supervision.
For months, thousands of migrants attempted to cross the EU’s external borders from Belarus to Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.
The European Union accused the Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko of actively help people war torn countries such as Iraq or Afghanistan to get to Belarus, from where they try to enter the EU illegally.