The Dutch government will provide an expense allowance for Ukrainian citizens feeling to the Netherlands, a spokesperson from the Ministry of Justice and Security confirmed to NU.nl. The exact amount and the way it will be calculated are not yet clear.
The spokesperson also denied an earlier claim by State Secretary for Migration Eric van der Burg that the government would also grant an allowance to host families willing to take in Ukrainian refugees.
The Ministry of Justice and Security explained afterward that there had been some confusion in communications because the two matters regard different departments.
Van der Burg also clarified in a supplementary letter to the House of Representatives that Ukrainian guests can make agreements with their hosts about sharing expenses, as reported by NU.nl and reflected by the Groningen Municipality website.
The idea of an expense allowance for hosts could come from the United Kingdom, which already made the decision to grant about 415 euro per month per Ukrainian refugees, as reported by the BBC.