The invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces has resulted in millions leaving their homes and seeking refuge in the neighbouring countries. Through the Temporary Protection Directive (2001/55/EC) activated by the European Union on 4 March, Malta, together with other EU states is offering temporary humanitarian protection to Ukrainians fleeing the war.
In accordance with the provisions of the Temporary Protection Directive, holders of the status will be entitled to:
• residence permits;
• access to the labour market and accommodation;
• social and welfare assistance;
• medical care (including, minimum essential emergency care and essential treatment of illness); and
• access to education for children and teenagers.
To enrol your child in a Maltese State School you need to fill in this online form or download a copy here. Children’s access to Maltese schools is subject to them being fully vaccinated against diseases according to the current Malta National Schedule of Vaccination applicable to Maltese and Foreign Students attending Maltese Schools. In the absence of a vaccination card, the Maltese Health Authorities will administer all the required vaccines to the Ukrainian Children free of charge. A covid-vaccine is not mandatory. People who apply for Temporary Protection will be referred for medical appointments by the International Protection Agency.