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IMPACT – HIGH
What is the change? Authorities have stated they have temporarily suspended work permit issuance to residents of China, Germany, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Spain.
What does the change mean? Nationals of these countries and regions will be denied work authorization until further notice.
Additional information: Kazakhstan has mandated the following preventative measures for foreign nationals arriving from affected areas:
Analysis & Comments: The temporary work permit issuance ban and quarantine measures are part of Kazakhstan’s increased efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Employers must be prepared to be flexible with employee schedules and start dates for employees who are affected by the work permit ban. The response to the COVID-19 outbreak continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.
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