Helping an Organisation in Making an Informed Decision on a New Assignment with Ongoing COVID Measures in China
A multi-national organisation is planning to assign a family to China amid the continuous COVID impact. International SOS provides the latest information on quarantine requirements and other practical considerations that are specific to the family to factor in the decision-making.
Scott has recently received a new assignment to move to Dalian City in China. As exciting as this new opportunity sounds, Scott was also worried as he and his wife just had a newborn boy. Knowing China is currently under stringent COVID measures, Scott was concerned about this move at this time. He reached out to his company for advice.
The medical team from Scott’s company contacted International SOS for advice. A briefing session was arranged to share the latest quarantine requirements for international travellers. Then, China had just reduced the 14-day quarantine to 7-day centralised quarantine plus 3-day home observation.
After weighing the pros and cons of the transfer at this time and factoring in the possibilities of limited care available and isolation with a baby against the business urgency and needs, a decision was made to delay the transfer until the quarantine period was reduced or removed.
Scott and his family were able to fully briefed on the potential challenges before making a decision. The company was able to make an informed decision based on the insights and practical advice provided by International SOS on the ground. The assignment could be best arranged with the risks of a potential failed mission become manageable.