Poland to automatically extend foreigners’ work permits during coronavirus outbreak

Poland’s anti-crisis package, a bill proposed by the government to mitigate the threat to the Polish economy posed by the global coronavirus outbreak, will include a provision to automatically extend the work permits of all foreigners currently working in Poland.

The announcement was made by the Minister of Development, Jadwiga Emilewicz, who emphasized that the measure is necessary to stabilise the Polish labour market.

According to the new proposed law, expiring work permits of foreigners employed in Poland will be automatically extended for the duration of the epidemic and up to two months after it ceases.

The Polish parliament will gather tomorrow to vote on a change of procedure, allowing MPs to vote remotely on the anti-crisis package and other future law proposals during the coronavirus pandemic.