Czech Republic

Over the last few years, the Czech Republic has experienced net immigration of foreign nationals. The country is mainly a destination for temporary legal and irregular labour migrants from post-communist countries (Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine) as well as from Vietnam and China. Irregular migrant activities have recently become important features of the Czech economy and society, an environment that is highly tolerant to undeclared work.

Short Information

CLANDESTINO Policy Brief (July 2009)



Background information

Capital: Prague
Total population (2006): 10 251 079
Foreign nationals (2006): 258 360
Foreign nationals as % of total: 2.5%
EU member since: 2004