Information Sheet: Measures in Response to the Arrival of Displaced People Fleeing the War in Ukraine

European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)

In response to requests for information, ECRE has compiled a non-exhaustive document of measures taken by European countries to address the arrival of people fleeing the war in Ukraine (UA). The document provides country-by-country information regarding two main areas of policy and legal developments in response to arrivals from UA: the first part identifies measures adopted on entry/stay requirements, reception-related arrangements, as well as asylum procedures; the second part provides information on national measures implementing the Council implementing decision of the Temporary Protection Directive, or establishing other special statuses for persons fleeing Ukraine.

The document was created on the basis of open-source information and unofficial translation tools. Some of the information is based on official statements announcing UA-specific policy changes and information regarding the implementation of the Temporary Protection Directive, or other special statuses. ECRE has reached out to the ELENA lawyers, the AIDA network and ECRE Members to understand the level of practical implementation of the announced measures and will continue updating the document as needed.

In case of doubt, ECRE encourages contact with ELENA network and ECRE members, as well as ECRE’s Legal Support and Litigation Team (you can find all contact-related information here).