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  • The Ukraine Crisis: Information and Relocation Updates for Employers0:00

    The Ukraine Crisis: Information and Relocation Updates for Employers

    In response to the crisis in Ukraine, Envoy Global is hosting a webinar for employers seeking guidance and resources for employees and their families.

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  • Relocation Options for Employees in Ukraine

    Relocation Options for Employees in Ukraine

    This article highlights a selection of immigration options for Ukrainian nationals. Additional information will be available as soon as possible.

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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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  • United Arab Emirates: Online Service for Labor Self-Guidance Requirements

    United Arab Emirates: Online Service for Labor Self-Guidance Requirements

    The government of the United Arab Emirates introduced a new online service for employees to complete and view the labor self-guidance requirements.

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  • Austria: Amendments to the Red-White-Red Card

    Austria: Amendments to the Red-White-Red Card

    Austria will introduce amendments to the Red-White-Red card effective 1 October 2022. Under these changes, the government intends to create faster processing times and procedures.

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  • Canada: Removal of All COVID-19 Entry Requirements

    Canada: Removal of All COVID-19 Entry Requirements

    Canada will lift all COVID-19 entry requirements for travelers on 1 October 2022, including the requirement to present proof of vaccination and on-arrival testing.

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  • Russia: Information Concerning Partial Mobilization Efforts 

    Russia: Information Concerning Partial Mobilization Efforts 

    On 21 September 2022, the government of Russia introduced an executive order that aims to partially mobilize citizens of the Russian Federation.

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  • Japan: Reopening of Borders for International Travelers in October 2022

    Japan: Reopening of Borders for International Travelers in October 2022

    The government of Japan plans to reopen its borders to all foreign national travelers and resume visa-exempt entry for eligible travelers effective 11 October 2022.

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  • Qatar: Entry Temporarily Suspended for Select Foreign Nationals During FIFA World Cup

    Qatar: Entry Temporarily Suspended for Select Foreign Nationals During FIFA World Cup

    The government of Qatar announced that it will temporarily suspend the entry of select foreign nationals into the country who are not attending the FIFA World Cup.

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  • Hong Kong: New COVID-19 Quarantine Requirements

    Hong Kong: New COVID-19 Quarantine Requirements

    The authorities of Hong Kong announced that the jurisdiction will lift the requirement to undergo a hotel quarantine upon arrival effective 26 September 2022.

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  • Malaysia: New Remote Work Visa Announced

    Malaysia: New Remote Work Visa Announced

    Malaysia will introduce a new remote work visa on 1 October 2022. The new visa, known as the DE Rantau programme pass, will provide travelers with a professional visit pass.

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  • Taiwan: Visa-Exempt Entry to Resume for Eligible Travelers

    Taiwan: Visa-Exempt Entry to Resume for Eligible Travelers

    The authorities of Taiwan announced that visa-exempt entry will be reintroduced for all eligible travelers effective 29 September 2022.

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  • Portugal: Remote Work Visa Plans Announced

    Portugal: Remote Work Visa Plans Announced

    The government of Portugal introduced plans for a short-term remote work visa option for foreign nationals employed by a company based outside of the country.

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  • Spain: New COVID-19 Related Entry Measures 

    Spain: New COVID-19 Related Entry Measures 

    On 20 September 2022, the government of Spain announced that it will remove the requirement for travelers to complete a health control form when entering the country.

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  • Hong Kong: New Identity Cards Introduced

    Hong Kong: New Identity Cards Introduced

    Hong Kong introduced new “smart cards” for nationals of Hong Kong, permanent residents, and non-permanent residents who are employed within the jurisdiction.

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  • Taiwan: Reduced COVID-19 Quarantine Measures & New Arrival Cap

    Taiwan: Reduced COVID-19 Quarantine Measures & New Arrival Cap

    Taiwan plans to reduce its quarantine requirements effective 13 October 2022 and introduce a new weekly entry arrival cap on 29 September 2022 .

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  • EU: New Rules for Minimum Wage Levels

    EU: New Rules for Minimum Wage Levels

    The European Parliament adopted new rules for minimum wage requirements for member states throughout the European Union (EU).

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  • Mozambique: Short-Term Visa-Exempt Entry Planned

    The government of Mozambique introduced a law that will create visa-exempt entry options for select foreign nationals.

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  • United Arab Emirates: Reduced Medical Examination Requirements for Certain Applicants

    United Arab Emirates: Reduced Medical Examination Requirements for Certain Applicants

    The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has relaxed medical examination requirements for foreign nationals seeking residency.

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  • EU: New Guidelines for Implementing Visa Restrictions for Russian Nationals

    EU: New Guidelines for Implementing Visa Restrictions for Russian Nationals

    The European Commission introduced guidelines to assist EU member states in implementing new changes for the handling of short-term visa applications from Russian nationals.

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