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The Philippines’ Border Reopening: Implications for Businesses


The Philippines tourism industry is set to benefit from ease in border restrictions as the country is now open to fully vaccinated international travelers.

Thailand Flexible Plus Program: Attracting High-Net-Worth Investors


The program is only open to Thailand Privilege Card members, and offers international investors the ability to convert their privilege entry visa into a non-immigrant (B) visa.

Vietnam’s Border Reopening: Implications for Businesses


Vietnam has reopened its borders to all international visitors as it looks to revitalize its tourism industry.

What are Indonesia’s Latest Guidelines on International Travel?


Indonesia has now allowed vaccinated travelers to enter the country. Quarantine is no longer required for those who are fully vaccinated.

Quarantine Exemption for Vaccinated Travelers in Thailand: What You Need to Know


Fully vaccinated travelers from 63 “low-risk” countries and regions can now enter Thailand without any quarantine requirements.

Thailand Issues New Incentives to Attract Foreign Investors, Professionals, and Retirees


Thailand’s cabinet passed a resolution introducing immigration, tax, and land ownership incentives aimed at foreign investors and skilled professionals.

Quarantine Free Travel Under Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lane Scheme


From September 2021, Singapore has allowed the entry of fully vaccinated visitors without quarantine through its Vaccinated Travel Lane scheme.

Indonesia’s Omnibus Law: Changes to the Immigration Law


Indonesia issued Government Regulation 48 of 2021 (GR 48/2021) in March 2021 which amends the country’s immigration law.

Thailand’s Sandbox Reopening: Implications for Tourism in Southeast Asia


Since July 2021, Thailand has allowed foreign travelers to enter the island of Phuket via the Phuket Sandbox program.

Singapore to Issue Tech Pass Visa in 2021: Key Features


Singapore will issue a new work permit in January 2021, named Tech.Pass, aimed at attracting technology entrepreneurs and experts.

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