Importing foreign workers

Tourism enterprises will be able to hire workers from third countries outside the European Union, in order to cover the large gaps observed in the sector in recent years.

On Tuesday, a ministerial decision was published in the Government Gazette which officially includes tourism for the first time among the sectors that can accept third-country nationals for work, and now, according to reliable information, a new decision is expected, which will determine the terms and conditions for the initiation of the procedure.

Time is running out and the chance to import third-country workers could be lost entirely in 2023 due to the particular bureaucratic hurdles that exist. The second joint ministerial decision will clearly define both the total permitted number of migrant workers, from countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria and Egypt, as well as the occupations they...

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