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.
Singapore and Japan established a travel corridor on September 18 to facilitate essential business and official travel between the two countries.
For foreign workers and their employers in Indonesia, understanding the process to obtain an employment permit is essential.
As a middle-income country in ASEAN, Malaysia is an attractive location for expatriate workers, as such understanding the employment permit regime is key.
On September 1, 2020, Singapore and Brunei established a green lane for short-term business and official trips between the two countries.
Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower issued Reg 14/2020, which provides wage subsidies for employees in the private sector.