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Factsheet for measure RO-2022-11/2356 – measures in Romania

Medical assistance for people from Ukraine

Asistență medicală pentru cetațenii străini sau apatrizi care privin din zona conflictului armat din Ucraina

Country Romania , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 08 March 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Access to healthcare
Author Victoria Stoiciu, Nicoleta Voicu (Association Center for Public Innovation) and Eurofound
Measure added 20 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)

Background information

Ordinance Nr. 20 from 7 March 2022 amended and supplemented certain legislative acts and establishing certain support measures and humanitarian assistance for Ukrainian citizens and war-affected stateless persons. The ordinance ensure that Ukrainian citizens and war-affected stateless persons have the right to receive free medical care and appropriate treatment through the national system of emergency medical care and qualified first aid system.

Content of measure

Medical services are provided in temporary camps for accommodation and humanitarian assistance or in accommodation facilities established by emergency committees. Ukrainian refugees are included in the national public health programs to receive medicines and appropriate medical care. Access to the basic health care package is simplified, these services are provided without the need to present a referral ticket, under certain conditions.

Romania provides health care services to citizens of Ukraine entering the territory of Romania under the following conditions:

  • Free medical assistance and care services similar to those provided to Romanian citizens, for a period of 90 days, if the entry into Romania meets the legal conditions.
  • Ukrainian citizens who are not beneficiaries of a form of international protection, but have a legal right of residence, will benefit from the above-mentioned services upon payment of health contributions for income from work or from the date, they submit a declaration for payment of social security contributions.
  • Primary health care and treatment, emergency hospital care, as well as medical care and treatment, free of charge, in cases of acute or chronic life-threatening diseases, for citizens applying for asylum in Romania.
  • Free medical assistance and care similar to that provided to Romanian citizens for Ukrainian citizens who are beneficiaries of a form of international protection and who become insured under the social health insurance system.

Use of measure

No information to date.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Migrants or refugees

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement as case not in social partner domain
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


There is no publicly available information about the social partners' involvement in designing, implementing and monitoring the measure.

Views and reactions

There is no publicly available information about the social partners' views or reaction on the measure.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      Q - Human Health And Social Work Activities Q86 Human health activities

This case is not occupation-specific.



Eurofound (2022), Medical assistance for people from Ukraine , measure RO-2022-11/2356 (measures in Romania), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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