Many foreign labor markets have reopened after the Covid-19 epidemic was basically controlled. In which, three key markets, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, announced that they will start accepting Vietnamese workers from November.
According to the Department of Overseas Labor Management (Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs), after many months of "freezing" because of the Covid-19 epidemic, by November 15, there were markets in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Arabia. Saudi Arabia, Singapore reopened… One of the markets most welcomed by workers is Japan.
Japan increases the number of imported workers
Mr. Nguyen Van Hai (from H.Thanh Son, Phu Tho) said that he had scheduled a flight to Japan from April 2020, but due to the epidemic, he has not been able to leave the country so far. For more than a year, Mr. Hai only hoped that the epidemic would end soon so that he could fulfill his dream of studying and working in the land of the rising sun. Mr. Hai shared: "Some of my friends who went to school at the same time as me couldn't wait and gave up. I regret my studies and bank loans to go abroad, so I have to try. In order to have money to cover, I do enough jobs to make a living, from security guards, milk tea shop workers, Grab drivers... When I heard that Japan was taking back Vietnamese workers, I felt like I was relieved of my burden. After many days of waiting, I'm finally about to fly."
Pictures of Vietnamese workers abroad
Pham Quoc Huong, Deputy Director of the Department of Overseas Labor, said that from November 8, Japan has relaxed entry for a number of priority subjects in the government's economic recovery policy. including trainees (TTS) and Vietnamese workers.
The Ministry of Justice of Japan provides preliminary guidance on TTS subjects entering according to the route. In the immediate future, in November, Japan will only accept entry applications for TTS granted residence status from January 1 to June 30, 2020. In December, receiving TTS dossiers for grant of residence status from January 1 to December 31, 2020. January 1, 2022, receive TTS dossiers and are granted residence status from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021. From February 2, 2022, depending on the epidemic control situation, all documents will be accepted.
“Currently, the Japanese government temporarily allows 3,500 people to enter / day. It is expected that by the end of November, it will be considered to increase to 5,000 people / day. In addition, the authorities on your side will continue to issue new instructions for TTS to enter the country in the near future, "said Mr. Huong.
Regarding disease prevention conditions, for workers who have received 2 full doses of vaccines with one of the 3 types approved in Japan (Pfizer, Mordena, AstraZeneca) and have negative RT-PCR test results 72 hours ago Upon entry, the home isolation period was shortened to 3 days. For those who have not been fully vaccinated or vaccinated with other vaccines, in addition to negative RT-PCR test results, they must still be isolated at home for 14 days after entry, can be tested after 10 days of negative results. counted, the quarantine period is over.
After the isolation period, if the test result is negative, they will be moved to the workplace under the supervision of the employer and the management union on the behavior of using public transport and going out. , eating out and working according to a plan that has been registered with the Japanese authorities.
South Korea and Taiwan give priority to people who have been vaccinated
Not only Japan has increased the number of workers back, in the past week, Korea has also announced that it will apply policies to increase the number of foreign workers entering in November. Specifically, South Korea will lift restrictions on the number of daily and weekly entry of workers. Previously, the number of workers allowed to enter was limited to 100 people/day, 600 people/week.
Garment workers are working at the factory
In addition, Korea allows workers from all sending countries to enter the country if they have well implemented measures to prevent the Covid-19 epidemic in the country such as: having been vaccinated against Covid-19 before leaving the country. negative RT-PCR test… The isolation period was also reduced from 14 days to 10 days.
Pham Ngoc Lan, Deputy Director of the Center for Overseas Labor (Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs), said: “In the immediate future, there will be a wave of exits every week, although the number is not much, but it is also a signal. Happy after the Covid-19 epidemic. It is expected that in the next year, it can be up to 5,000 - 6,000 employees/year.
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