Global Immigration update for China, Italy and Kuwait
The National Health Commission in China issued a revised quarantine protocol. The quarantine time for inbound travellers will be reduced to seven days and subsequent at home health monitoring has been reduced to three days.
Initial information available indicates that the new policy will be adopted in Shanghai, whole Guangdong Province and Tianjin. Further information is expected on the implementation of the new guidance in other locations within China and on any potential updates to vaccination requirements for travelers.
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Debra Jane Beynon, Regional Immigration Manager (APAC).
The Italian government decided to shorten the time for work permit issuance. Work permit will be now issued within 30 days of receiving the application instead of 60 days. This doesn’t apply to applications for Intra-company transferees (ICT) permit, Blue Card permits or other permits for special categories of workers. With this new decision, it is expected for foreigners to start work earlier because of the shortened adjudication times for Italian Work permits.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from Gazzetta Ufficiale (available in Italian).
The Government of Kuwait will no longer issue visit visas for family members or tourists until further notice. Previously issued visit visas remain valid and can be used to enter the country. Commercial visit visas remain unaffected by the visit visa suspension.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Government of Kuwait (available in Arabic).
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Laxmi Vikraman, Regional Immigration Manager (EMEA).
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