Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure CZ-2022-13/2195 – measures in Czechia
|Czechia , applies nationwide
|Temporary, 22 March 2022 – 22 March 2023
|War in Ukraine
|Legislations or other statutory regulations
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Protection of vulnerable groups (beyond employment support)
|Soňa Veverková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs) and Eurofound
|26 April 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)
Since 22 March 2022, Ukrainian refugees have been able to apply for temporary protection visa, which enables, among others, free entry to the Czech labour market.
This type of visa, based on the Act No. 65/2022 Coll., on certain measures in connection with the armed conflict on the territory of Ukraine caused by the invasion of the Russian Federation troops (called Lex Ukraine), replaced visa for a stay over 90 days for leave to remain in the territory (special long-term visa for citizens of Ukraine).
This kind of visa is provided especially to the following persons:
Ukrainian refugees granted temporary protection visa, are covered by public health insurance for up to 30 days retroactively and are free to entry Czech labour market without any other permits.
According to Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic , as of 23 April 2022, 305,890 of temporary protection visas were published.
|Does not apply to workers
|Does not apply to businesses
Migrants or refugees
EU (Council, EC, EP)
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative
|Direct consultation outside a formal body
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No information available.
Supportive, however, trade unions also apply for an immediate termination of economic migration projects which have been realised since 2015 and should have brought foreign workers to the Czech Republic. Trade unions believe that the increasing number of potential employees can negatively affect the rate of unemployment and wage level.
Eurofound (2022), Temporary protection visas for Ukrainian refugees, measure CZ-2022-13/2195 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/CZ-2022-13_2195.html
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