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Top Workforce Trends in the Global Life Sciences Industry in 2021

It has been quite a year for the entire world, but it has been a defining year for life sciences companies. Under incredible pressure and a global microscope, the industry has come out more resilient and stronger than ever, thanks in large part to incredible talent. We see six trends that show how the immense […]

New Digital Platform: Working in Belgium

A digital platform, “Working in Belgium,” intended to facilitate the filing and processing of applications, will be launched soon after a test phase. The Brexit Trade and Cooperation Agreement has an impact on UK business visitors: some activities are work permit-exempt. Finally, this article summarizes the main changes to the Flanders work/single permit legislation that […]

CANADA: New COVID-19 Travel Rules

There are new pandemic-related rules for travel across the land border and by air. Travel Across the Land Border Non-essential travelers (such as returning “snowbirds”) must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no longer than 72 hours earlier. In addition to the pre-departure COVID test, another COVID test will be administered at the […]

Global Update: Belgium

A change in legislation, published in the Belgian Official Journal on January 26, 2020, and effective January 27, 2021, is having substantial consequences for EU/Schengen travel to Belgium. Between January 27, 2021, and March 1, 2021, all non-essential travel was forbidden for all those whose main place of residence is located abroad. The Belgian State […]

United Kingdom: Issues for EU Citizens to Consider in Light of Brexit

This blog post provides an update on issues for European Union citizens to consider in light of Brexit. European Union (EU) (and European Economic Area and Swiss) citizens who have already been resident in the United Kingdom (UK) are expecting no major issues after the Brexit transition period ended on December 31, 2020. So long […]

Italy: Residence Permit Updates and Travel Restrictions on UK Citizens Entering Italy

Residence Permit Validity Extended By Law Decree no. 2 of December 14, 2020, the validity of residence permits has been extended to April 30, 2021. The decree also extends the validity of Nulla Osta (police entry clearances for family reasons, work permits) for the same period and the terms for conversion of study permits into […]

Russia: Air Travel Resumes, Extension of Covid-19 Measures, and Family Members of Select Work-Permit Individuals Now Admitted

Air Travel Resumes As of January 27, 2021, air traffic to Russia has resumed with Finland, Vietnam, India, and Qatar. At the moment, in addition, air traffic is open between Russia and Abkhazia, Belarus, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Republic of Korea, Republic of South Ossetia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, […]

Belgium: All Non-Essential Travel Forbidden for Persons with Main Place of Residence Located Abroad

A change in legislation is consequential for European Union (EU)/Schengen travel to Belgium. A change in legislation, published in the Belgian Official Journal on January 26, 2020, and effective January 27, 2021, will have substantial consequences for EU/Schengen travel to Belgium. Between January 27, 2021, and March 1, 2021, all non-essential travel is forbidden for […]

Italy: Self-Employment and Immigration: An Overview

The type and number of self-employment (Lavoro Autonomo) authorizations available to non-European Union (EU) nationals in Italy are set by a quota decree (decreto-flussi). Not all self-employment categories are available each year. To qualify, the self-employed person must: Have suitable accommodation in Italy; Have financial resources exceeding the minimum level set by the law for […]

Russia: Measles Vaccinations Now Required for all Foreign Employees and Updates on Unified e-Visas

This article provides information about required measles vaccinations for all foreign employees, entry points and other information for unified e-visa holders, and new notification forms being implemented for the employment of foreign workers. Measles Vaccinations Required Employers are required to ensure that all foreign employees are immunized against measles. A foreign citizen can confirm that […]

The Netherlands Bans International Travel from COVID-19 “High-Risk” Countries, including the UK, Starting Jan. 23

In hopes of decreasing the chance of bringing new variants of the coronavirus into the country, the government of the Netherlands is enacting a ban on flights from the United Kingdom, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela, effective Saturday, January 23rd. […]

UK Immigration: 2021 Outlook

It’s official: Brexit has now taken effect as of 11pm on 31 December 2020. It is no secret that this will have a major impact on almost every area of life in the UK. Perhaps one of the most significant changes will be the UK’s immigration system – the shift from free movement to applying […]