Freedom of movement


Country Report: Freedom of movement Last updated: 03/06/21


Refugees and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection, like asylum seekers, can freely circulate within the Italian territory, without prejudice to the limits established by Article 6(6) TUI, for the stay in municipalities or localities affecting the military defence of the State. They can also settle in any city if they can provide for themselves.

If accommodated in a government reception centre (see Reception Conditions: Freedom of Movement), they could be requested to return to the structure by a certain time, in the early evening. More generally, in order not to lose their accommodation place, they are not allowed to spend days out of the structures without authorisation.

Once obtained a place in a SAI project, beneficiaries have to accept it even if it implies to be moved to a different city. If they refuse the transfer, they have to leave the reception system definitively.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation