Polish tourism board has banned sex tourism in the country after several cases of sexual assault, but the country’s government says it is “not against” tourism.

The Polski Tourism Board (PTB) has announced it is to start a policy banning the “perversion of sex and its consequences” in Poland, the Polish daily Wrocław reported on Friday.

“We have been informed by our authorities that this is not against the Polish law, but there are certain conditions which we have to comply with,” the PTB said in a statement.

Poland’s tourism ministry has said that while tourism has been going up, “the prevalence of sexual abuse and sexual violence has not increased”.

“We will not accept sexual tourism, regardless of the conditions, we will not let it continue,” said the ministry, adding that it had “no intention of introducing new restrictions” or any “punishment for those who engage in these crimes”.

Poland has been hit by an influx of foreigners in recent years, which has led to the rise in crime, and the country has seen a significant increase in sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Polish President Andrzej Duda has vowed to stamp out sex tourism as a “crime of the 21st century”.

The Polska Todolowe Jasnaalie (PTJ) party, which is part of the ruling Civic Platform (PO), has called for the establishment of a “polish police force” to fight “sexual exploitation”.

Polish Interior Minister Joanna Orlovna told the Polish news agency Wroczaw that “the PTB should make it clear that there are no sex tourism bans in Poland”.

“They should inform the public, and then they should be able to enforce these bans,” she said.

In November, the PTAB ordered the closure of a number of Polish resorts in response to complaints from women about harassment.

A number of local authorities have also been criticised for failing to protect women in the resort industry.

Last year, Polsko Polskiy, the countrys largest resort, was fined €4.5m (£3.9m) by the PTPB for failing its “moral responsibility” to its staff.