The Impact of COVID-19 on Ukrainian Labour Migrants in Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Italy


The policy brief prepared by EWB experts for Prague Process Migration Observatory scrutinises the main effects of the coronavirus pandemic on Ukrainian labour migrants who form the largest group of foreign workers in the European Union (EU). The four EU member states featuring the most significant number of Ukrainian workers are in the focus, i.e., Poland, Italy, Czechia, and Hungary. The challenges that migrants encounter nowadays include unemployment and the loss of their livelihood because of the crisis, overstays, and difficulties with return when countries impose travel bans for foreigners. Meanwhile, the host country economies suffer from the lack of migrant farmworkers who are essential for the food supply chains.

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