Laura Sharman 09 May 2022

Free bus travel for Ukrainian refugees in Wales

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Refugees fleeing from Ukraine will receive free travel on local bus services, under plans announced by the Welsh Government.

The new Welcome Ticket will provide refugees and people from Ukraine with unlimited free bus travel across the majority of bus services for six months. This includes local bus services operating in England where the journey starts or finishes in Wales.

Deputy minister for climate change, Lee Waters, said: 'This free bus scheme – called Welcome Ticket – will be available to all refugees who are already here or are arriving in Wales and will allow unlimited free travel on the majority of local bus services across Wales and those operating to England, if they start or finish in Wales.

'This is a major step forward in ensuring refugees and people from Ukraine can travel freely across Wales – it will help them to integrate into Wales and make a positive contribution to our nation.'

Refugees, asylum seekers or people from Ukraine will also be offered free individual or family entry to all Cadw site across Wales.

'This offer will be in place until 25 October, ensuring all those who come to Wales seeking sanctuary will have the opportunity to view and visit Welsh cultural and heritage sites across the country free of charge,' explained deputy minister for arts and sport Dawn Bowden.

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