New and upcoming border openings announced this week.
Japan plans to increase the number of foreigners permitted to enter the country each day to 1,000 beginning in October. On the 28 September, China will allow foreign nationals holding valid residence permits to enter the country without applying for a new visa. New Travel Passes are emerging as well. Brunei extends the Entry Travel Pass to essential business travel, accepting applications by local sponsoring companies and Singapore is also piloting a new Business Travel Pass to provide an exclusion for Singapore senior executives from the Stay Home Notice upon return from trips with strictly controlled itineraries.
As we see more possibilities to cross borders, we also see more complexity with the arrival and quarantine requirements. These incremental and frequent changes are expected to continue until the pandemic is over. The latest estimates for a widely-available vaccine are 12 months from now at the earliest. Assignees need support navigating these requirements, so we have developed our Pandemic Supplemental Support Programs. These services don’t change the existing benefits package or employer policy, but can be added to guide assignees through the new and unknown arrival and quarantine protocols.
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