Optimally informed - travel restrictions and national measures for work assignments by Corona
On a special page, the Medical Technology Working Group in the VDMA provides an overview of the development of production capacities for infection protection equipment in Germany and Europe.
The VDMA has compiled advice and experience from various companies in the mechanical and plant engineering sector on how to maintain production despite a pandemic.
Several federal states already make the granting of compensation dependent on the vaccination status of the employee. Now a uniform practice of the authorities has been agreed upon.
Since the beginning of the year, the People's Republic of China has tightened the entry requirements for foreign specialist staff to such an extent that it is hardly possible for SMEs to comply. As a result, many machines and systems cannot be installed or maintained. The VDMA is calling for pragmatic solutions.
In Scotland, a COVID-19 test is required on entry.
Entry into Russia is becoming possible for more and more EU citizens.
Persons with a mini-job are not entitled to continued payment of wages in the event of official plant closures due to the pandemic
The VDMA offers information events on current foreign trade topics, on the web and live on site.
There is no quarantine for travellers from Germany.
The entry ban for all foreigners not residing in Chile was lifted on October 1, 2021.
Due to the improved infection situation, Brazil is no longer classified as a high-risk area as of 19.09.2021. However, EU-wide entry restrictions still apply when entering Germany from Brazil.
No quarantine for vaccinated travellers (as of July 22, 2021)
Entry without quarantine possible.
Fully vaccinated travel without quarantine
Entry is currently only possible with special flights or special ferries (Status October5, 2021)
Visa requirement extended until December 31, 2021. Procedure simplified.
Missions in China require high effort.
Commission President von der Leyen set out her vision for the coming year 2022 in her State of the Union address to the European Parliament on 15 September 2021.
Business travel from Germany to the United States remains challenging, as travelers may enter only with a waiver granted by the U.S. Department of State.
The VDMA Legal Department has updated its notes on the factual and legal situation in connection with COVID 19. The fifth edition of the leaflet, dated 13.01.2021, is now available.
The US government is planning to lift entry restrictions in the USA for travellers from Schengen countries. The VDMA has been calling for this measure for some time and has repeatedly pressed for it in political talks. It is good that there is now movement in the matter.
As of August 15 Israel is classified as high-risk-area. (As of September 21, 2021)
Only in a few sectors will there be an obligation for employees to inform their employers about their vaccination status. However, as long as there is no obligation to provide information, companies will be deprived of an important prerequisite for effectively reducing the risk of infection in the workplace.
Coronavirus (Covid 19) advice for Japan
Federal government introduces general obligation to provide proof when entering Germany. As of 1 August, there are only two categories of risk areas.
Several states want to make the award of compensation during a quarantine conditional on the worker's vaccination status.
The Federal Cabinet approved 15.September 2021 the Fourth Ordinance Amending the Short-Time Workers' Allowance Ordinance.
The Corona pandemic continues to cause considerable uncertainty in both the personal and professional spheres.
With the amendment of the SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Regulations on 1 September 2021, the employer's duty to offer Corona testing remains in place.
Optimal and virus-free indoor air quality has been in the public discussion since the Corona pandemic. In the latest episode of the VDMA podcast, we discuss the technologies and devices that are out there in the field for good indoor air climate.
At its meeting on 01/09/2021, the Federal Cabinet approved the amendment of the SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance.
Since the beginning of June, entry into Ukraine is generally possible again. All entrants require an appropriate negative test or proof of vaccination.
Recognition of the EU digital COVID certificate
Optimum and virus-free indoor air quality has been the subject of public discussion since the Corona pandemic. At the workplace in the office or on the shop floor, optimum air exchange is essential for people. In the podcast we discuss which technologies and devices are in use for a good indoor air climate.
Employers and employees must do everything to reduce the risk of infection in companies to zero. This includes at least an obligation to inform employees whether they have been vaccinated or not.
The tenth Corona Flash Survey on the economic impact of the Corona pandemic ran at the end of March/beginning of April. You can see the aggregated feedback of 726 member companies according to the six German VDMA regional associations and for the second time also the special evaluation for Austria.
The many and varied regulations require companies to take great care and always be well informed.
New customers discovered export credit guarantees in 2020, with Russia and Turkey leading the way in Hermes cover.
The EU should quickly agree on a single European vaccination passport and introduce the Digital Green Certificate across Europe. This would greatly facilitate the posting of workers within the EU.
Globally reduced travel activities cover problem of acceptance of vaccination policies.
Bilateral agreement in force since January 2021. Additional testing upon arrival remains mandatory.
The question repeatedly arises as to how § 616 BGB is to be applied in the case of compensation for loss of earnings pursuant to § 56 IfSG as a result of quarantines ordered by the authorities.
Entry for distribution and assembly also possible without quarantine.
The successes in the fight against the pandemic are being recklessly put at risk in Europe when full football stadiums convey the image that Corona has been defeated. People's health and economic recovery are put at risk for the sake of the game.
Millions of people use elevators every day - but how safe is it in times of a pandemic? The latest episode of the VDMA's industry podcast is about infection-free use of lifts during the Corona pandemic. Even simple measures can make elevators safer for people.
Air travel to Colombia is slowly resuming (as of 16.06.2021).
Short-time work is declining, employment is rising, the economy has picked up speed. Time to reconsider lump-sum state Corona aid for companies and employees.
Those who are in corona-related quarantine during their vacation do not get their vacation back without further ado.
Home office is now in principle not a milder means in comparison to a notice of termination due to a change in the employment relationship
A quarantine ordered in the Corona pandemic does not preclude continued payment of wages by the employer in the event of illness.
The legislator has not extended the special regulation on home office, which is valid until 30 June 2021.
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