In November 2021, the Philippines Economic Zone Authority introduced a new work visa for foreigners who are sponsored to work in the Philippines by companies registered with PEZA.
Indonesia has increased the average minimum wage of each province by 1.09 percent for 2022. The figure was obtained through the new guidelines on minimum wage under Government Regulation 36 of 2021 (GR 36/2021).
Cambodia has extended the deadline for the foreign employee quota application to January 31, 2022, two months after the original deadline.
Fully vaccinated travelers from 63 “low-risk” countries and regions can now enter Thailand without any quarantine requirements.
Singapore’s government has amended the Central Provident Fund Act and the Retirement and Re-Employment Act.
Cambodia has made several amendments to the Labor Law. These include new mechanisms to settle individual labor disputes and new provisions on work shifts.
Thailand’s cabinet passed a resolution introducing immigration, tax, and land ownership incentives aimed at foreign investors and skilled professionals.
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how medical workers from the Philippines are working, both at home and abroad.
From September 2021, Singapore has allowed the entry of fully vaccinated visitors without quarantine through its Vaccinated Travel Lane scheme.
Cambodia will increase the minimum wage for the garment, textile, and footwear industries for 2022.