Asian labour markets re-open to Vietnamese workers

March, 11/2022 - 08:46

Taiwan (China), Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) have re-opened their labour markets to Vietnamese workers and apprentices, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

 

Illustrative photo. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Taiwan (China), Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) have re-opened their labour markets to Vietnamese workers and apprentices, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

The Japanese Government has officially announced the easing of entry restrictions, permitting foreign labourers, international students and family visa holders to enter the country.

The country will allow a maximum of 5,000 people to enter per day from March instead of just 3,500 like before.

Japan’s authorities also allowed online applications for entry permits through the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System from February 25, 2022.

In the first months of 2022, the Department of Overseas Labour Management said that foreign markets had begun to resume the reception of Vietnamese workers, though requirements for COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control were more stringent.

After entering Japan, the quarantine period for both Japanese and foreigners has been reduced from seven days to three days.

Those vaccinated with three doses of COVID-19 vaccines and from a country considered not to be at high risk of the pandemic will be exempt from quarantine. — VNS