The German government, like many other EU countries, is finding it hard to attract skilled workers to the country as immigration has been largely blocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Germany’s BAMF has brought out the facts behind the significant slowdown in the essential immigration of skilled foreign workers including nurses and other healthcare professionals. They have mostly attributed the situation to COVID-19.
The influx of skilled people arriving on Germany work visa has slumped and picked up at a rate much lesser than what was expected. However, efforts are on and the immigration processes are carried on effectively to overcome the situation.
The major reasons BAMF cited are:
- Travel bans imposed by many countries
- Embassies not working to full capacity
- Retention of skilled labor by countries, especially those in the health sector
4,500 visas were issued in Germany for nurses and other health workers between January 2020 and September 2020. But this number counts too less compared to the results of the skilled worker program running at full capacity.
The demand for these healthcare workers is increasing in Germany. Addressing this challenge is presently the task that Germany is tackling. Skilled foreign nationals, especially in the healthcare sector, who are willing to work abroad and are able to migrate could take this as an opportunity and move to Germany to mutually benefit from this situation.
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