Czech Republic has set up a new programme meant to encourage migrants from to leave the country and not return.
A local newspaper, Remix, reports that anyone who voluntarily leaves the country and promises not to return not only to the central European country, but to the European Union will be eligible for the money.
The programme, tagged Returns, is designed to help them fund transportation costs and integration in their countries of origin, including accommodation, household equipment or domestic animal expenses.
The Interior Minister, Jan Hamáček, announced that the programme will be appropriate for all categories of foreigners; those who are legal, illegals and asylum seekers in the country.
The allocation for the programme is 60 million Czech Koruna(€2.3m). Seventy five percent of of the fund will be covered from the European Asylum, Migration and Integration fund.
Each individual will get funds ranging from 40,000 Czech Koruna(€1564) and 100,000 Czech Koruna(€3909)
The first funded returns will be processed in the third quarter of 2019, the report stated.
Similar programmes have already commenced in some other European countries and they aim to encourage migrants who are unwanted in the respective countries and would not be granted asylum to leave.
The minister explained that the detention of illegals is extremely costly, which goes hand-in-hand with administrative procedures and healthcare expenses.