Article 54(6) LITP explicitly states that detention is only permissible where less coercive alternatives cannot be applied.
The alternatives to detention are the other measures listed in Article 54(5) LITP for the restriction of applicants’ freedom of movement:
- Prohibition of movement outside the Reception Centre for applicants;
- Prohibition of movement outside a specific area;
- Appearance in person at the Reception Centre for applicants at a specific time;
- Handing over travel documents or tickets for deposit at the Reception Centre for applicants;
In 2018, 6 alternatives to detention were applied based on decisions taken by the Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers or the Asylum Department, all of which ordered reporting obligations and were based on public order grounds. No information is available for 2019.
 Information provided by the Ministry of Interior, 28 January 2019.