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Migration and Home Affairs


In the EU context , a worker who is employed in the frontier zone of an EU Member State but who returns each day or at least once a week to the frontier zone of a neighbouring country in which they reside and of which they are nationals.


Council Resolution of 20 June 1994 on limitation on admission of third-country nationals to the territory of the Member States for employment


  • BG: пограничен работник
  • CS: přeshraniční pracovník
  • DE: Grenzarbeitnehmer
  • EL: διασυνοριακός εργαζόμενος / μεθοριακός εργαζόμενος
  • EN: frontier worker
  • ES: trabajador transfronterizo
  • ET: piiriala töötaja
  • FI: rajatyöntekijä
  • FR: travailleur frontalier
  • GA: oibrí trasteorann
  • HU: határmenti ingázó (munkavállaló)
  • IT: lavoratore straniero frontaliero
  • LT: pasienio darbuotojas
  • LV: pārrobežu darba ņēmējs
  • MT: Ħaddiem ta’ mal-fruntiera
  • NL: grensarbeider
  • PL: pracownik przygraniczny
  • PT: trabalhador fronteiriço
  • RO: lucrător transfrontalier
  • SK: pracovník z prihraničnej oblasti
  • SL: obmejni delavec
  • SV: gränsarbetare
  • NO: arbeidstaker som grensependler (b); arbeidstakar som grensependlar (n)

Related Term(s)


1. The definition covers in particular third-country nationals entering the European Union from the neighbouring third-country in which they reside.
2. Contrary to 'cross-border workers', frontier workers work in the frontier zone of the neighbouring country.