ASEAN Briefing outlines Singapore’s official public holidays in 2021. Businesses should take note of the official holiday schedule and plan accordingly.
From November 22, 2020, the Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble will come into effect, allowing short-term visitors to travel between both countries.
Singapore will issue a new work permit in January 2021, named Tech.Pass, aimed at attracting technology entrepreneurs and experts.
Businesses in Cambodia have until November 30, 2020 to submit their annual foreign employee quota applications for 2021.
Singapore began allowing short-term visitors from mainland China on November 6, 2020, through its Air Travel Pass (ATP) program.
Indonesia and Singapore established a ‘green lane’ on October 12, 2020, to facilitate business and official travel between the two countries. Applications were open from October 26.
On October 1, 2020, Indonesia issued Reg 26/2020, which relaxes certain criteria for foreign visitors to be able to enter Indonesia.
COVID-19 will increase demand for professional services firms in ASEAN, who can tailor solutions to the regions’ commercial systems and consumer markets.
Thailand has issued special tourist visas (STV), which will allow international visitors to stay in the country for more than 200 days.
Government Regulation 49 of 2020 (GR 49/2020) provides reductions in and postponement of the social security payments made by businesses.