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Migration and Home Affairs


A refugee who is temporarily admitted in the territory of a State under the condition that they are resettled elsewhere.


UNHCR International Thesaurus of Refugee Terminology


  • BG: no translation
  • CS: refugee in transit (no translation)
  • DE: refugee in transit (no usual translation)
  • EL: πρόσφυγας σε ζώνη διέλευσης
  • EN: refugee in transit
  • ES: refugiado en tránsito
  • ET: transiidipagulane (no usual translation)
  • FI: kauttakulkupakolainen
  • FR: réfugié en transit
  • GA: dídeanaí idirthurais
  • HU: no usual translation
  • IT: rifugiato in transito
  • LT: tranzitinis pabėgėlis
  • LV: tranzītbēglis
  • MT: Rifuġjat(a) fi tranżitu
  • NL: vluchteling in transit
  • PL: uchodźca w tranzycie
  • PT: refugiado em trânsito
  • RO: refugiat în tranzit / refugiat aflat în tranzit
  • SK: utečenec v tranzite / tranzitujúci utečenec
  • SL: begunec v tranzitu
  • SV: transitflykting
  • NO: flyktning i transitt
  • KA: ტრანზიტული ლტოლვილი 
  • UK: транзитний біженець 

Related Term(s)


1. This term is currently little used in the EU.
2. The term should not be confused with refugees who stay in the transit area of an airport.