Alerts

Capacity Challenges for Household Goods Shipments

Altair Global Alert on Capacity Challenges for Household Goods Shipments
AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: June 15th, 2021 CATEGORY: alert

Published June 15, 2021 While summer months are always the busiest season for household good moves, this season will be significantly different due to a variety of factors stemming from the pandemic. Altair is prepared to work diligently with you to mitigate any issues and provide tips on how best to prepare. Complicating Factors Return […]

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France COVID-19 Lockdown

COVID-19 France Update October 2020 from Altair Global
AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: March 30th, 2021 CATEGORY: alert COVID19

Published on March 22, 2021 Beginning March 19, 2021, at midnight and lasting for the next four weeks, France has implemented new lockdown measures in the fight to lower COVID-19 cases across the country. This implementation of lockdown measures affects the following 16 regions, including the Paris area: Aisne, Alpes-Maritimes, Essonne, Eure, Hauts-de-Seine, Nord, Oise, […]

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COVID Restrictions Loosening Across Europe

Europe COVID Restrictions Loosening in UK and Ireland
AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: February 25th, 2021 CATEGORY: alert COVID19

Published February 25, 2021 With cases falling across the globe, many governments are easing back restrictions and lockdown orders. Most are utilizing a phased approach to ensure safety for citizens while returning schools and/or businesses to a more normal operating schedule. Ireland The Irish government has set forth a COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery plan to […]

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National Insurance Number Update

National Insurance Number Update by Altair Global
AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: January 22nd, 2021 CATEGORY: alert COVID19

Published January 22, 2021 We are pleased to inform you that the National Insurance office in the UK has now reopened following its closure in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Having a UK National Insurance Number (NIN) is vital for all assignees arriving in order to work in the UK, as a NIN […]

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COVID-19 England Update

UK lockdown — Altair Alert: COVID-19 England Update
AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: November 4th, 2020 CATEGORY: alert COVID19

Published on November 4, 2020 New lockdown measures apply in England for the next four weeks up to 2 December to help limit the spread of the Coronavirus. The relevant authorities will have the power to enforce the restrictions through fines and dispersing gatherings. Lockdown Restrictions Under the new UK lockdown guidelines, citizens must not […]

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COVID-19 France Update

COVID-19 France Update October 2020 from Altair Global
AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: October 30th, 2020 CATEGORY: alert COVID19

Published on October 29, 2020 Following President Macron’s announcement on 28th October wherein he called for a ‘collective effort’ to battle COVID-19, France is once again in full national lockdown for a period of four weeks starting Friday, 30th October. Lockdown Restrictions The new lockdown will see the return of sworn declarations to leave home, […]

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COVID-19 France Immigration Update

France COVID-19 Immigration Update from Altair Global
AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: September 7th, 2020 CATEGORY: alert COVID19

Published on September 7, 2020 As the Coronavirus continues to spread, countries are each taking different measures to try to stunt the growth of infection. With health authorities reporting France nearing an all-time high in COVID-19 infections and seeing a rise in hospitalisations, the country has enacted specific measures that affect travel and immigration from […]

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New Belgian Rules on COVID-19

AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: August 21st, 2020 CATEGORY: alert COVID19

Published on August 21, 2020 On August 20, the National Security Council and the Home Office in Brussels, Belgium issued the latest COVID-19 measures. New Rules in Place The following are the rules set in place by the National Security Council and Home Office: Social bubble remains at a maximum of five people Shopping is […]

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Novel Coronavirus

Novel Coronavirus Altair Global Alert
AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: February 4th, 2020 CATEGORY: alert COVID19

Published on February 4, 2020 The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a health emergency of international concern for the novel coronavirus on January 30, 2020. Coronaviruses (CoV) can cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. The current outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was first reported in Wuhan, China, on December 31, […]

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New VAT on Rent in Costa Rica

New VAT on Rent in Costa Rica
AUTHOR: Marketing Communications
DATE: July 1st, 2019 CATEGORY: alert

As of July 1st, Costa Rica’s government is enacting a new policy for a 13% value-added tax (VAT) on rental properties. Passed through Costa Rican law 9635, the current VAT will be extended to include both short and long-term rentals for current and new leases.  What’s Changed? Under the previous law, VAT was only applied […]

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