Government decision to grant temporary protection to more categories of displaced persons in Sweden

Published: 23 November 2022 at 16.34

Updated: 23 November 2022 at 16.34

The Government has informed the Riksdag by means of a written communication that is has amended the Aliens Ordinance. The amendment means that certain individuals who entered Sweden prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, will also be entitled to temporary protection in Sweden in accordance with the rules set out in the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive. It applies to certain foreigners who travelled to Sweden during the period 30 October 2021 to 23 February 2022 and who have remained in the country since their arrival.

The Riksdag filed the Government’s communication, that is, it closed the matter.