There are many different rules and regulations governing how employees return to the physical workplace, following the upheaval of Covid-19, and how to ensure the health and safety of workforces.

Do employees need to provide proof of a double vaccination, a negative test, or recent recovery from COVID-19?  The law is rapidly changing and varies significantly across jurisdictions.  Our global employment team has reviewed the status of COVID Health Passes across 33 jurisdictions and created a tracker looking at how the law differs across each jurisdiction, including; what is required of companies in the private sector; what are the penalties if companies don’t comply, and; what is the impact assessment for employment and data protection laws.

Jurisdictions reviewed include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, UK and USA.

Please email to request a copy of the report.


Herbert Smith Freehills LLP is licensed to operate as a foreign law practice in Singapore. Where advice on Singapore law is required, we will refer the matter to and work with licensed Singapore law practices where necessary.

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