Differential treatment of specific nationalities in reception


Country Report: Differential treatment of specific nationalities in reception Last updated: 10/07/24


Once in reception, there are no recorded differences among asylum seekers based on their nationalities. However, problems have been reported as regards the possibility to access the asylum procedure and the reception system for specific nationalities (see Registration).

However, after the takeover by the Taliban in Afghanistan of August 2021 and the war in Ukraine, the Government has provided specific accommodation measures for Afghans, first of all for those evacuated, and later for people escaping from Ukraine.

Accommodation measure for Afghans

To meet the reception needs of asylum seekers from Afghanistan the DL no. 139 of 8 October 2021, provided for the activation of a further 3,000 places in SAI[1] and Article 1 (390) L 234/2021 provided additional 2,000 places.

These were reserved places, which were then extended to those who fled Ukraine by Article 5 quarter (5) and (6) DL 14/2022 converted into L 28/2022.

According to L. 50/2023, Afghan citizens applying for international protection who reach Italy in implementation of the evacuation operations carried out by the Italian authorities can be accommodated in the Sai system (art. 5-ter, (4) DL 20/2023 converted by L. 50/2023.

Accommodation for people escaping from the Ukrainian conflict

See Annex on Temporary Protection.




[1] Article 7 (1) DL 139/2021, converted into L 205/2021 and later modified by Article 5 quarter (5) DL 14/2022 converted into L 28/2022.

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