NEWS | SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS VISA RISKS FOR EXPATS DUE TO COVID-19
The survey gives a sense of how the lockdown is impacting expat workers and new assignees who were due to enter SA. More than 150 JSE-listed and large multinational companies operating across Africa participated in the survey. According to the survey, 37% of the participants have new assignees that were due to enter the country during the first quarter of 2020. They are waiting for the lockdown regulations to be lifted in order to enter SA.
These expats will then need to obtain work visas from 34 different SA embassies around the world. Top of the list of countries from where the assignees will be coming from is Germany, Zimbabwe, China, India and Spain. Embassies that will also be kept busy include Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Serbia, New Zealand and the US.