Discover the latest global mobility resources and news updates from Envoy Global.

  • The EU Blue Card and Other Global Work Authorizations

    The EU Blue Card and Other Global Work Authorizations

    Learn about the EU Blue Card and other popular global work authorization options for employers sending talent abroad to the European Union and other countries.

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  • Russia: Medical Examinations for Foreign Nationals

    Russia: Medical Examinations for Foreign Nationals

    Beginning 31 Oct 2021, the government of Russia started to require foreign nationals to pass a mandatory medical exam before a new work permit or permit renewal could be approved.

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  • Andorra: Enhanced Movement in the UK for Andorran Passport Holders

    Andorran passport holders who frequently travel to the UK will be required to register with the Registered Travel Service for easier entrance into the UK.

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  • Portugal: Visa Validity Extension

    Portugal: Visa Validity Extension

    The government of Portugal announced that certain documents, including Citizen Cards and visas related to temporary stay in Portugal that expired after 24 Feb 2020 will remain valid until 31 Dec 2021.

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  • Thailand: Extension of State of Emergency

    Thailand: Extension of State of Emergency

    Thailand has extended the Declaration of an Emergency Situation in the country until 31 Jan 2022 and a 60-day extension will be added to the current COVID-19 visa extension scheme.

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  • UK: Additional Visa Routes for High-Skilled Workers in Spring 2022

    UK: Additional Visa Routes for High-Skilled Workers in Spring 2022

    The government of the United Kingdom announced that it will launch additional visa routes in the spring of 2022.

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  • Global Travel Restrictions Due to COVID-19 Omicron Variant

    Global Travel Restrictions Due to COVID-19 Omicron Variant

    On 26 Nov. 2021, the WHO named the new B.1.1.529 variant Omicron. In response to this new variant, a number of countries have reintroduced travel restrictions and entry requirements.

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  • New Zealand: New Entry Rules for Travelers Arriving From Australia

    New Zealand: New Entry Rules for Travelers Arriving From Australia

    The government of New Zealand released plans to gradually allow vaccinated travelers to avoid MIQ beginning in Jan. 2022.

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  • UAE: Updated Procedures for Land Border Entry

    UAE: Updated Procedures for Land Border Entry

    The government of the UAE released updates for entry procedures through land borders for citizens of neighboring countries that went into place on 23 Nov. 2021.

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  • Austria: Temporary Lockdown Measures

    Austria: Temporary Lockdown Measures

    The government of Austria announced that a temporary nationwide lockdown will be enforced as of 22 Nov. 2021.

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  • New Zealand: Business Requirements for Vaccinated Workforce and Customers 

    New Zealand: Business Requirements for Vaccinated Workforce and Customers 

    The government of New Zealand announced the My Vaccine Pass that will be required in order to enter some businesses beginning 3 Dec. 2021.

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  • Luxembourg: Updates on Temporary Immigration Restrictions 

    Luxembourg: Updates on Temporary Immigration Restrictions 

    The government of Luxembourg updated its entrance restrictions in accordance with EU Council recommendations.

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  • UK: International Travel Updates

    UK: International Travel Updates

    The government of the UK has introduced changes to its international travel policy, including expanding accepted vaccination certificates and easing travel requirements for travelers from the U.S.

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  • Chile: Protected Borders Plan and Lifting of Restrictions 

    Chile: Protected Borders Plan and Lifting of Restrictions 

    On 15 Nov. 2021, the government of Chile announced additional modifications to its Protected Borders Plan that will go into effect 1 Dec. 2021.

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  • New Zealand: Government Introduces the COVID-19 Traffic Light System

    New Zealand: Government Introduces the COVID-19 Traffic Light System

    New Zealand will replace its current alert system level with a traffic light system as a result of high vaccination rates in the country and in accordance with the COVID-19 Protective Framework.

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  • Australia: Eligible Fully Vaccinated Visa Holders Permitted Entrance

    Australia: Eligible Fully Vaccinated Visa Holders Permitted Entrance

    The government of Australia will allow eligible fully vaccinated visa holders to enter Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption beginning 1 Dec. 2021.

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  • Australia: Entrance Updates for Travelers from Japan and Republic of Korea  

    Australia: Entrance Updates for Travelers from Japan and Republic of Korea  

    The government of Australia will allow fully vaccinated citizens from Japan and the Republic of Korea, who hold a valid Australian visa, to enter the country beginning 1 Dec. 2021.

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  • UAE: Licensing Fee Exemption for Small and Medium Enterprises

    UAE: Licensing Fee Exemption for Small and Medium Enterprises

    The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will extend the previous five-year exemption to operating licensing fees for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by two more years in Dubai.

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  • UAE: Law on Regulation of Labor Relations

    UAE: Law on Regulation of Labor Relations

    The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) issued a new law regulating labor relations in the private sector that will be effective 2 Feb. 2022.

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  •    Germany: Update to COVID-19 Measures

    Germany: Update to COVID-19 Measures

    On 19 Nov. 2021, the German government announced new health measures related to COVID-19.

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